Research Articles (Anaesthesiology and Critical Care)


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  • Lipid emulsion therapy : non-nutritive uses of lipid emulsions in anaesthesia and intensive care 

    Buysa, M.; Scheepers, P. A.; Levin, A. I. (Medpharm Publications, 2015)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Lipid emulsions were introduced into clinical practice more than five decades ago as a calorically dense, non-glucose-based energy source for parenteral nutrition. Recently, intravenous lipid emulsions ...

  • Potassium maldistribution revisited 

    Pietersen, Justine Mari; Levin, Andrew I. (MedPharm, 2014-11)
    Background: This study investigated maldistribution of concentrated 15% potassium chloride after injection into one-liter, flexible, Ringer’s lactate bags. Methods: Twenty milliliters of concentrated 15% potassium chloride ...

  • Successful resuscitation in severe accidental hypothermia : a case report 

    De Roubaix, J. A. M. (HMPG, 1980-03)
    Accidental hypothermia has a mortality rate of 30-80% and should always be borne in mind with comatose, hypotensive patients. It is a preventable condition when adequate safety measures are ensured. One should act in the ...

  • A modified latex armoured endotracheal tube for distal tracheal resection 

    De Roubaix, J. A. M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1982-01)
    [No abstract available]

  • Epidural versus intramuscular pethidine in postoperative pain relief 

    Payne, K. A. (1983)
    Twenty-one patients received epidural pethidine 0,75 mg/kg in 10 ml normal saline for postoperative analgesia. A control group of 20 patients received intramuscular pethidine 1,5 mg/kg. Respiratory and cardiovascular ...

  • Epidural and intramuscular pethidine - a pharmacokinetic study 

    Payne, K. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1983-02)
    Epidural preservative-free pethidine hydrochloride 0,75 mg/kg is rapidly absorbed into the blood. At 1,5 mg/kg the plasma levels reached are similar to those achieved by intramuscular preservative-free pethidine hydrochloride, ...

  • Methylprednisolone and the adult respiratory distress syndrome 

    Du Toit, H. J.; Erasmus, F. R.; MacFarlane, C. M.; Taljaard, J. J. F.; King, J. B.; De Klerk, A. J.; Elk, E. (Open access journalHMPG, 1984-06)
    Total hip replacement was carried out on 22 patients under general anaesthesia. Of these, 10 were pretreated with methylprednisolone (30 mg/kg); 1 of these developed the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and had ...

  • Anaesthetic management of cerebral artery aneurysms at Tygerberg Hospital, 1980-1982 

    Erasmus, F. R.; Du Toit, H. J.; Rose-Innes, A. P. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1984-05)
    Forty-seven patients were operated on for intracranial artery aneurysms at Tygerberg Hospital, Parowvallei, CP, between January 1980 and December 1982. Problems related to anaesthesia which are peculiar to this condition ...

  • Anaesthesia for congenital lobar emphysema resection : a case report 

    Payne, K.; Van Zyl, W.; Richardson, M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1984-09)
    [No abstract available]

  • Anaesthesia and the diabetic patient 

    Roelofse, J. A.; Erasmus, F. R. (HMPG, 1985)
    Since it is estimated that 1 out of every 2 diabetic patients will require surgery at some point in his lifetime, it is imperative that the anaesthetist should understand the disease process as well as the anaesthetic ...

  • Administration of depolarizing muscle relaxants after non-depolarizer reversal: when is it safe? 

    De Roubaix, J. A. M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1982-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the light of studies on the duration of action and pharmacokinetics of intravenous neostigmine, it is recommended that, depending upon the dosage administered, at least 1 hour should elapse before a ...

  • Anaesthesia in connective tissue disorders 

    Roelofse, J. A.; Shipton, E. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1985-03)
    Patients with the more common connective tissue disorders require surgical operations more frequently than has been realized. They may present the anaesthetist with many potential problems. A few minutes of careful questioning ...

  • Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular instability during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section 

    Dyer, R. A.; Rout, C. C.; Kruger, A. M.; Van der Vyver, M.; Lamacraft, G.; James, M. F. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2004)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Spinal anaesthesia is the method of choice for caesarean section. There is however a significant associated morbidity and mortality in South Africa, particularly in inexperienced hands. This review provides ...