Angela Rajek

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We measured afterdrop and peripheral tissue temperature distribution in eight patients cooled to approximately 17°C during cardiopulmonary bypass and subsequently rewarmed to 36.5°C. A nasopharyngeal probe evaluated trunk and head temperature and heat content. Peripheral tissue temperature (arm and leg temperature) and heat content were estimated using(More)
UNLABELLED Electromyographic (EMG) activity can contaminate electroencephalographic signals. Paralysis may therefore reduce the Bispectral Index (BIS) by alleviating artifact from muscles lying near the electrodes. Paralysis may also reduce signals from muscle stretch receptors that normally contribute to arousal. We therefore tested the hypothesis that(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium is a calcium and an NMDA-receptor antagonist and can modify important mechanisms of nociception. We evaluated the co-analgesic effect of magnesium in the postoperative setting after on-pump cardiac surgery. METHODS Forty patients randomly received either magnesium gluconate as an i.v. bolus of 0.21 mmol kg(-1) (86.5 mg kg(-1))(More)
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