Bong Jae Lee

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BACKGROUND The sites where anesthetics produce unconsciousness are not well understood. Likely sites include the cerebral cortex, thalamus, and reticular formation. We examined the effects of propofol and etomidate on neuronal function in the cortex, thalamus, and reticular formation in intact animals. METHODS Five cats had a recording well and(More)
BACKGROUND During neurosurgical procedures, patients are often exposed to hypoxic and ischemic brain damage. Cerebral ischemia leads to neuronal cell death and eventually causes neurological impairments. Remifentanil is a new ultra-short acting phenylpiperidine opioid analgesic. In this study, we evaluated remifentanil to determine if it exerts an(More)
iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my wholehearted appreciation to my advisor, Dr. Zhuomin Zhang, for his endless support, encouragement, and guidance during my Ph.D. study. His invaluable advice and constructive suggestions have motivated me to further improve myself and excel in my research. I would also like to thank Dr. Benjamin Tsai (my(More)
Penetrating neck injuries can be a fatal event and they are difficult to manage for both surgeons and anesthesiologists. So, adequate preoperative evaluation is important to improve the patients' outcomes, but this can not be done for hemodynamically unstable or uncooperative patient. Here we present our clinical experience with a patient with a penetrating(More)
Huntington's chorea is a rare hereditary disorder of the nervous system. It is inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder and is characterized by progressive chorea, dementia and psychiatric disturbances. The best anesthetic technique is yet to be established for these patients with increased risk of aspiration due to involvement of pharyngeal muscles and(More)
iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First, I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Zhuomin Zhang, for taking me on as a graduate research assistant and for providing valuable support and help throughout the course of my research. I thank him for his commitment and for always expecting my best. and support during my stay at Georgia Tech Lorraine. I also appreciate his(More)
Acupuncture appears to be a clinically effective treatment for acute and chronic pain. A considerable amount of research has been conducted to evaluate the role that acupuncture plays in pain suppression; however, few studies have been conducted to evaluate the side effects of the acupuncture procedure. This case report describes a suspected postdural(More)
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