Heinz Guggenberger

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become an essential tool for studying human brain function. Here we describe the application of this technique to anesthetized monkeys. We present spatially resolved functional images of the monkey cortex based on blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) contrast. Checkerboard patterns or pictures of primates(More)
"Patient safety" and "errors in medicine" are issues gaining more and more prominence in the eyes of the public. According to newer studies, errors in medicine are among the ten major causes of death in association with the whole area of health care. A new era has begun incorporating attention to a "systems" approach to deal with errors and their causes in(More)
The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of routine pulse oximetry and capnometry for detection of oesophageal tube misplacement. Patients undergoing ENT interventions at our hospital are routinely monitored by ECG, arterial blood pressure by cuff, capnography, and pulse oximetry. Beat-to-beat values of Sao2 and CO2 waveform were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE High-dose opioid anaesthesia contributes to decreasing metabolic and hormonal stress responses in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, the increase in context-sensitive half-life of opioids given as a high-dose regimen can affect postoperative respiratory recovery. In contrast, remifentanil can be given in high doses(More)
UNLABELLED Postoperative vomiting (POV) after strabismus surgery in children results in discomfort and prolonged hospital stays. Opioids increase the incidence of POV. Remifentanil has a context-sensitive half-life of 3 to 4 min, and how this short half-life influences POV in those patients is unknown. We conducted a prospective, double-blinded study in 81(More)
Retrograde und fiberoptische Intubationstechniken werden für schwierig zu intubierende Patienten empfohlen, weisen aber jeweils methodenspezifische Limitationen auf. Gute Erfolge wurden mit einer Kombination beider Techniken, d.h. der retrograden Passage eines Führungsdrahts durch die Membrana cricothyreoidea und nachfolgenden Führung des Fiberbronchoskops(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) can cause nosocomial meningitis in the presence of prosthetic devices. Vancomycin is the treatment of choice, but its penetration into the cerebrospinal fluid is poor, especially in cases without severe meningeal inflammation. We successfully used linezolid to treat a case of posttraumatic MRSE(More)