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Prior reports suggest that dreaming during anaesthesia is dependent on recovery time. Dreaming during sedation may impact patient satisfaction. The current study explores the incidence and content of dreaming during short-term sedation with sevoflurane or propofol and investigates whether dreaming is affected by recovery time. A total of 200 women(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipose tissue expressed endogenous cystathionine gamma lyase (CSE)/hydrogen sulfide (H2S) system. H2S precursor inhibited catecholamine stimulated lipolysis. Thus, we hypothesized that CSE/H2S system regulates lipolysis which contributed to the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. METHODS We treated rat adipocyte with DL-propargylglycine (PAG, a(More)
BACKGROUND Local anesthetics, such as bupivacaine, have been reported to block calcium currents in primary sensory neurons and to interfere with the release of neurotransmitters in central nervous system neurons. However, it is unknown whether local anesthetics affect the calcium current activity of central nervous system neurons. METHODS Using a(More)
We used a whole cell patch clamp technique to study the effects of ropivacaine on rat dorsal horn neurons. Under voltage clamp, ropivacaine (10-400 microM) produced a dose-dependent inhibition of sodium current. From a holding potential (V(h)) of -80 mV, sodium currents evoked by test pulses to 0 mV were inhibited by ropivacaine with a mean drug(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cellular mechanisms of adipocyte lipolytic response to a high concentration of glucose, which liberates free fatty acids (FFA) efflux from adipose cells to plasma. METHODS Adipocytes were isolated from epididymal fat pads of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, and were incubated in the presence or absence of excess glucose (25 mmol/L).(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect and basis of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) on the lipid droplet associating protein adipose differentiation-related protein(ADRP) in rat differentiated adipocytes. METHODS Differentiated rat adipocytes derived from epididymal fat pads of Sprague-Dawley rats were incubated in the presence or absence of(More)
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