Bjoern Kochs

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BACKGROUND Patients with traumatic brain injuries and raised intracranial pressure (ICP) display biphasic response with faster gastric emptying during the early stage followed by a prolonged gastric transit time later. While duodenal contractile activity plays a pivotal role in transpyloric transit we investigated the effects of raised intracranial pressure(More)
In order to investigate the effects of a single dose of ketamine on duodenal motility, the present study focused on the electric impedance technique. Five pigs (32 to 40 kg, CVC group) were instrumented with a central venous catheter 1 d before measurements. The next day, general anesthesia was started and maintained via central venous catheter by propofol(More)
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