Charles S. Reilly

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The performance of a fuzzy controller for atracurium-induced neuromuscular block was assessed. Ten ASA I or II patients undergoing surgery anticipated to last at least 120 min were studied. A Datex Relaxograph was used to monitor neuromuscular block. Initially the T1 set point was set at 10% of baseline for at least 30 min (phase I). The T1 set point was(More)
Self-learning fuzzy logic control has the important property of accommodating uncertain, nonlinear, and time-varying process characteristics. This intelligent control scheme starts with no fuzzy control rules and learns how to control each process presented to it in real time without the need for detailed process modeling. In this study we utilize temporal(More)
Microvascular inflammation occurs during sepsis and the endogenous opioid-like peptide nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) is known to regulate inflammation. This study aimed to determine the inflammatory role of N/OFQ and its receptor NOP (ORL1) within the microcirculation, along with anti-inflammatory effects of the NOP antagonist UFP-101 (University of(More)
Neuromuscular block and postoperative recovery of grip strength and peak expiratory flow (PEF) were compared in patients receiving atracurium or vecuronium administered by continuous infusion or intermittent bolus doses. The same total dose of atracurium (0.92-0.98 mg kg-1) or vecuronium (0.16-0.18 mg kg-1) was given by both methods. A similar degree of(More)
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