Nicholas Bircher

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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)
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)
  • Novant Health, Winston Salem, Nc, Barnes-Jewish Hosptial, St Louis, Jewish Barnes +21 others
  • 2012
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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