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Fentanyl reduces the cortical cerebral blood flow and metabolic rate for oxygen in rats, though seizure activity occurs in some animals at high doses. However, the effects of fentanyl on blood flow and metabolism in subcortical structures have not been clearly delineated. The present study examines the effects of intravenous fentanyl (100 or 400 micrograms(More)
Because venous air embolism (VAE) has been considered to be a major deterrent to use of the sitting position, records of 255 patients undergoing neurosurgery in the sitting position from 1975 to 1982 were reviewed to determine the nature of morbidity and mortality in relation to the surgical procedure as well as to the occurrence of VAE. Complications were(More)
Sufentanil, a narcotic five to ten times more potent than fentanyl, reduces cortical cerebral blood flow and oxygen consumption in rats, with seizure activity occurring in some animals. However, the effects of sufentanil on blood flow and metabolism in subcortical structures have not been defined clearly. The present study examines the effects of(More)
The issue of whether human perception of speech and song recruits integrated or dissociated neural systems is contentious. This issue is difficult to address directly since these stimulus classes differ in their physical attributes. We therefore used a compelling illusion (Deutsch et al. 2011) in which acoustically identical auditory stimuli are perceived(More)
The necessity of using a test battery approach in the diagnosis of the MS patient is described. The objective and subjective audiologic test procedures complement each other by implicating different CNS sites influenced by the demyelinating process. Since two or more central lesions must be demonstrated to confirm a diagnosis of MS, different audiometric(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which localized hypothermia of a monitored extremity alters the assessment of recovery from vecuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade. Bilateral integrated evoked electromyographic (IEMG) responses were measured in the ulner distribution of 14 anaesthetized patients who had differing upper extremity(More)
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