Esther Encinas

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid commonly used as an anesthetic and also increasingly popular as a sedative agent in neonates. Initial dosage regimens in this population are often empirically derived from adults on a body weight basis. However, ontogenic maturation processes related to drug disposition are not necessarily always body(More)
A simple Ge-on-glass metal-oxide-semiconductor solar cell has been demonstrated by wafer bonding and smart-cut. Since single crystalline Ge is directly bonded on glass, the crystalline substrate is not necessary. The metal-oxide-semiconductor structure can be easily fabricated without n and p dopant diffusion or implantation. The reason for low efficiency(More)
Between 1986 and 1995, 24 newborn and young infants underwent to surgical repair of 32 renal units affected by congenital hydronephrosis in spite of their levels of renal function and dilation. 22 renal units were pelviureteral junction obstruction and 10 were vesico-ureteral obstruction. Isotopic studies were made pre- and post-operatively, resulting in a(More)
In this study, a selective and sensitive high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) method requiring low sample volume (≤100 μL) was developed and validated for the quantitative determination of the opioid drug fentanyl in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A protein precipitation extraction with acetonitrile was used(More)
BACKGROUND Fentanyl is widely used off-label in NICU. Our aim was to investigate its cerebral, cardiovascular and pulmonary effects as well as pharmacokinetics in an experimental model for neonates. METHODS Fentanyl (5 µg/kg bolus immediately followed by a 90 minute infusion of 3 µg/kg/h) was administered to six mechanically ventilated newborn piglets.(More)
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