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To determine if thiopental reduces the incidence of neurologic sequelae after coronary artery surgery, we prospectively studied 300 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Patients who had no history of neurologic or psychiatric illness were randomly assigned to receive either a thiopental infusion or a saline placebo infusion beginning with(More)
Pentamorphone is a new, highly potent opioid reported to have minimal cardiovascular effects in humans and a high therapeutic index in animals. Pentamorphone was injected intravenously (IV) as the sole anesthetic in 10 patients with left ventricular ejection fractions greater than 0.35 who were undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).(More)
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