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BACKGROUND In an attempt to decrease haemodynamic instability and early postoperative complications such as nausea, vomiting, and pain, esmolol was added to the routine alfentanil infusion of patients with treated hypertension undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS Forty consecutive ASA class II patients with controlled hypertension about to(More)
Two personal memories haunted me as I was reading through the three books covered in this essay. The early one was from about three decades ago, while I was a young parliamentary adviser in the Knesset at a time when one of its members was Rabbi Meir Kahane, the lone representative of the far-right Kach party. He was totally isolated and roamed the(More)
Midazolam is known to cause a dose-dependent increase and decrease in the contractile force of the myocardium. Whether flumazenil can reverse these effects of midazolam remains unclear. In this study, we determined the cardiac effects of midazolam and the counter effect of flumazenil on midazolam-induced myocardial depression in isolated rabbit hearts.(More)
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