Jonathan S Goldberg

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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of iv nicardipine with sodium nitroprusside in the treatment of postoperative hypertension after both cardiac and noncardiac surgery. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective, randomized, open-label study. SETTING Six tertiary referral medical centers (recovery rooms and surgical ICUs). PATIENTS A total of 139(More)
The therapy of postoperative hypertension (POH) after head and neck surgery was evaluated in a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial. Nicardipine hydrochloride, a Ca channel-blocker for iv use, was compared with placebo. Patients were initially randomized to receive nicardipine infusion or placebo. Those not responding to placebo were given(More)
We evaluated a colorimetric end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) detector (FEF end-tidal carbon dioxide detector, Fenem, New York, N.Y.) during 62 intubations in anesthetized patients who were hemodynamically stable. The intubations were performed during a drill that simulates difficult tracheal intubation and therefore is associated with an increased risk of(More)
Fentanyl, unlike morphine, is highly lipophilic and rapidly diffuses out of the epidural space. Respiratory depression is, therefore, unlikely when fentanyl is given epidurally. However, much of fentanyl's analgesic effect is mediated by systemic rather than spinal receptor binding. To test this hypothesis, we performed a prospective, double-blind,(More)
This investigation evaluated the risks of a simulation drill designed to improve the skill of anesthesia personnel in dealing with an unexpected difficult intubation. In a controlled prospective study, 40 patients with normal airways scheduled to undergo noncardiothoracic surgery were randomized into two groups of 20 patients. In the control group,(More)
In a multicenter study, the efficacy and safety of intravenous (IV) labetalol for the control of elevated blood pressure were studied in the intensive care unit (ICU) in 65 patients within 4 hours following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Patients with pre-existing ventricular dysfunction, bradycardia, bronchospastic disease, or postoperative(More)