Gijs van Santen

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the time course of action, dose requirement, reversibility, and pharmacokinetics of rocuronium (Org 9426) under 3 anesthetic techniques (nitrous oxide-fentanyl supplemented with propofol, halothane, or isoflurane). DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Operating suite at a university hospital. PATIENTS 36 ASA(More)
Rapid vasodilation in response to a brief tetanic muscle contraction.—To test the hypothesis that vasodila-tion occurs because of the release of a vasoactive substance after a brief muscle contraction and to determine whether acetylcholine spillover from the motor nerve is involved in contraction-induced hyperemia, tetanic muscle contractions were produced(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether the response to a single twitch (ST) stimulus or the first response (T1) to a train-of-four (TOF; 4 stimuli at 2 Hz) stimulus following a stimulus interval of 10 s (i.e., the time between two consecutive ST or TOF stimuli) is influenced by the preceding stimulus in the presence of a stable 50% neuromuscular block. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the twitch force of the adductor pollicis remains stable when 0.1 Hz single twitch stimulation is started after stabilization of the thumb preload at a constant degree of thumb abduction; also to study any possible increase in twitch force before the onset of and after the recovery from neuromuscular block. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of maintaining a constant preload and of maintaining a constant degree of thumb abduction on the isometric twitch force during mechanomyography of the thumb, we monitored neuromuscular function in patients anaesthetized without the use of a neuromuscular blocking agent. In addition, we studied the relationship between(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to study the stabilization time, the increase in twitch force during stabilization and the maintenance of stability during mechanomyography of the adductor pollicis muscle, neuromuscular function was monitored in 20 patients anaesthetized without the use of a neuromuscular blocking agent. The effect of the type of stimulation (single(More)
Whole-exome sequencing of a patient with intellectual disability and without recognisable phenotype yielded a mutation in the intron20 splice donor site of CREBBP. Mutations at different positions within the same intron20 splice donor site were observed in three patients clinically suspected as having Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS). All mutations were de(More)
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