George B Bikhazi

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We have compared rapacuronium 2.5 mg kg-1 (n = 20) with succinylcholine 1.5 mg kg-1 (n = 22) in a multicentre, blinded, randomized study in full-term parturients undergoing elective Caesarean section under general anaesthesia. Thiopental 5 mg kg-1 was given i.v. followed by the neuromuscular blocking agent. Sixty seconds later intubation was performed.(More)
PURPOSE To use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to investigate visual system development in children being treated for retinoblastoma. METHODS Informed consent was obtained for all participants (N = 42) in this institutional review board-approved study. Participants were imaged with a 1.5-T scanner while(More)
Relatively high concentrations of verapamil or EGTA [ethylene glycol-bis (beta-aminoethyl ether) N, N, N',N'-tetra acetic acid] inhibit contraction (P) of the rat phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparation elicited by direct or indirect stimulation. The inhibitory effect of verapamil is greater (P less than 0.002) with direct (I50 = 26.3 +/- 1.7 microM) than(More)
UNLABELLED Midazolam is widely used as a preanesthetic medication for children. Prior studies have used extemporaneous formulations to disguise the bitter taste of IV midazolam and to improve patient acceptance, but with unknown bioavailability. In this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study we examined the efficacy, safety, and taste acceptability(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence of anesthesia-related complications in children undergoing radiotherapy and the associated risk factors. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively investigated the incidence and types of anesthesia-related complications and examined their association with age, weight, oncology diagnosis, type of anesthetic (propofol vs.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic activity of 2 doses of parecoxib sodium, ketorolac, and morphine with placebo after gynecologic surgery that requires laparotomy. STUDY DESIGN In a randomized, controlled, double-blind, parallel-group study, 208 patients, after surgical hysterectomy, received single-dose intravenous placebo,(More)
The interaction of d-tubocurarine, pancuronium, or succinylcholine with neomycin, streptomycin, or polymyxin B was investigated using a rat phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparation. All neuromuscular blocking agents (relaxants) mutually potentiated the neuromuscular blocking action of one another; combinations of ineffective concentrations of relaxants and(More)
The purpose of this multicenter, randomized, assessorblind placebo-controlled study was to determine which of five doses of the new, rapid-onset neuromuscular relaxant, ORG 9487, provided both good to excellent tracheal intubating conditions 60 s after administration and a clinical duration of action < 20 min in 120 younger (aged 18-64 yr) and 61 elderly(More)