- I.V. and perineural dexamethasone are equivalent in increasing the analgesic duration of a single-shot interscalene block with ropivacaine for shoulder surgery: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled studyM Desmet
Department of Anesthesiology, AZ Groeninge, Loofstraat 43, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Br J Anaesth 111:445-52. 2013..However, systemic glucocorticoids also improve postoperative analgesia. The hypothesis was tested that perineural and i.v. dexamethasone would have an equivalent effect on prolonging analgesic duration of an ISB...
- Multiple organ failure and granulomatous hepatitis following intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin instillationM Desmet
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium
Acta Clin Belg 67:367-9. 2012..A liver biopsy revealed granulomatous hepatitis. After the initiation of methylprednisolone the overall condition of the patient improved and serum bilirubin levels returned to normal...