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Modulation of Portal Graft Inflow: A Necessity in Adult Living-Donor Liver Transplantation?
ObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical significance of modulating the recipient portal inflow (rPVF) through perioperative ligation of the splenic artery in adult living-donor liver transplantationExpand
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Postoperative Residual Paralysis in Outpatients Versus Inpatients
Postoperative residual paralysis is an important complication of the use of neuromuscular blocking drugs. In this prospective study, the incidence of residual paralysis detected as a train-of-fourExpand
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Effective Reversal of Moderate Rocuronium- or Vecuronium-induced Neuromuscular Block with Sugammadex, a Selective Relaxant Binding Agent
Background:Sugammadex rapidly reverses rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block. This study explored the dose–response relation of sugammadex given as a reversal agent at reappearance of the secondExpand
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Tight perioperative glucose control is associated with a reduction in renal impairment and renal failure in non-diabetic cardiac surgical patients
IntroductionAcute renal failure after cardiac surgery increases in-hospital mortality. We evaluated the effect of intra- and postoperative tight control of blood glucose levels on renal functionExpand
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Postoperative residual curarization with cisatracurium and rocuronium infusions.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Monitoring of neuromuscular blockade still often relies on clinical judgement. Moreover, there are substantial national differences in the use of agents to 'reverse' theirExpand
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Safety and tolerability of single intravenous doses of sugammadex administered simultaneously with rocuronium or vecuronium in healthy volunteers.
BACKGROUND Sugammadex rapidly reverses rocuronium- and vecuronium-induced neuromuscular block. To investigate the effect of combination of sugammadex and rocuronium or vecuronium on QT interval, itExpand
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Initial experience with an endoscopic radial artery harvesting technique.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to investigate the feasibility of an endoscopic radial artery harvesting technique to improve esthetic results and possibly reduce the incidence of neurologicExpand
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Repeat dosing of rocuronium 1.2 mg kg-1 after reversal of neuromuscular block by sugammadex 4.0 mg kg-1 in anaesthetized healthy volunteers: a modelling-based pilot study.
BACKGROUND Re-intubation and re-operation may occasionally be required after neuromuscular block (NMB) reversal. This study evaluated block onset times of a second dose of rocuronium (1.2 mg kg(-1))Expand
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Endoscopic cardiac tumor resection.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to report our 9 years' experience with endoscopic cardiac tumor resection using the port access approach. METHODS From March 1997 to December 2005, 27Expand
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A Paravenous Approach for the Saphenous Nerve Block
Background and Objectives This study assesses a paravenous approach for saphenous nerve block at approximately the level of the tibial tuberosity, and compares it with the conventional technique ofExpand
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