Nicholas Bircher

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In past studies, cerebral outcome after normothermic cardiac arrest of 10 or 12.5 minutes in dogs was improved but not normalized by resuscitative (postarrest) treatment with either mild hypothermia or hypertension plus hemodilution. We hypothesized that a multifaceted combination treatment would achieve complete cerebral recovery. (More)
Hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and dyslipidemia are risk factors that characterize metabolic syndrome (MetS), which increases the risk for stroke by 40%. In a preliminary study, our aim was to evaluate cerebrovascular reactivity and oxygen metabolism in subjects free of vascular disease but with one or more of these risk factors. Volunteers (n=15) 59±15(More)
This study was designed to determine whether the wearing of colored goggles, commonly used during laser surgery, increased the time needed to perform simple tasks or the likelihood of medication errors. The Stromberg Dexterity Test and the Medication Sorting Task (MST), a test of our own design, were used to measure the speed and accuracy of identifying(More)
The safety of contemporary volatile anesthetic agents with respect to kidney function is well established, and growing evidence suggests that volatile anesthetics even protect against ischemic nephropathy. However, studies examining effects of volatile anesthetics on kidney function frequently demonstrate transient proteinuria and glycosuria following(More)
Glycemic Control. The remaining authors have not disclosed any potential conflicts of interest. Listen to the iCritical Care podcasts for an in-depth interview on this article. Visit www.sccm. org/iCriticalCare or search " SCCM " at iTunes. (ACCM), which honors individuals for their achievements and contributions to multidisciplinary critical care medicine(More)
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