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January-April 2020| Vol 14| Issue 1


Editorial on the role of anesthetists in minimally invasive mitral surgery

This review highlights the anesthetic considerations and management of minimally invasive mitral surgery, which is a field gaining popularity in some centers, hence the importance of the review. Clear...

Review Article

From a surgeon’s view: the role of anesthetists in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MI-MVS) has been gaining momentum since its introduction in the mid-1990s. It is a complex procedure that requires collaboration and teamwork. The anesthetis...

Original Article

Effect of chronic preoperative tramadol abuse on paravertebral block following thoracotomy

Purpose The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of tramadol abuse on postoperative pain control in patients undergoing paravertebral block following thoracotomy. Patients and meth...

Original Article

Dexmedetomidine-ketamine sedation among pediatric patients with Fallot tetralogy undergoing cardiac multislice spiral computed tomography

Background The combination of dexmedetomidine and ketamine is feasible for pediatric procedural sedation, particularly in radiologic imaging studies. Objective The aim of the study wa...

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