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September-December 2016| Vol 10| Issue 3

Original Article

Licorice versus ketamine gargle for postoperative sore throat due to insertion of a double-lumen endobronchial tube

Background Postoperative sore throat (POST) is common after tracheal intubation, especially with double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT). Licorice has many uses such as dental hygiene and in sore...

Original Article

The role of dexmedetomidine in fast-track extubation for closed congenital heart surgery in children: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial

Background The definition of early extubation is not well-established; some authors extended its time to 24 h postoperatively. In our study, we tried to extubate the patients by the end o...

Case Report

Intraoperative ventilation strategy in a patient with empyema thoracis complicated by bronchopleural fistula

Bronchopleural fistulae (BPF) are communications between the bronchioles of the respiratory tract and pleural space. No consensus has been established for the management of BPF due to varied presentat...

Case Report

Pulmonary endarterectomy under intermittent deep hypothermic circulatory arrest

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension occurs in very few patients after acute embolism, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is the main and curative treatment. Here we have a patient with a ch...

Case Report

Role of transesophageal echocardiography for intraoperative decision-making in double-chamber right ventricle with ventricular septal defect and absent pulmonary valve

Absent pulmonary valve is a variant of tetralogy of Fallot, characterized by small or rudimentary, stenotic or regurgitant pulmonary valve with dilated pulmonary artery. It is uncommonly associated wi...

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