Paul J. Poppers

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The electroencephalograms of seven elderly (70-85 years) and seven younger patients (23-31 years) anesthetized with a concentration of isoflurane sufficient to produce burst suppression were studied. Anesthesia in these unpremedicated subjects was induced by inhalation of nitrous oxide, isoflurane, and oxygen. Tracheal intubation was facilitated with(More)
EMLA cream is an acronym for eutectic mixture of local anesthetics. It contains lidocaine and prilocaine creams. A eutectic preparation, applied topically, penetrates into the dermis after an application period of 1 to 2 hours. This case report describes the successful treatment with EMLA cream of post-herpetic neuralgia, which was resistant to other modes(More)
Our desire to elicit a more complete medical history from our patients ledto the implementation of a preoperative computerized interview. We previouslydemonstrated the effectiveness of the interview by computing its meancompletion time for the overall patient population (n= 120), andfurther examined the effects of age, gender, and educational level. In(More)
The enzymatic hydroxylation of 3,4-benzpyrene was not detected in human placentas obtained after childbirth from nonsmokers, whereas this enzyme activity was present in placentas obtained from individuals who smoked cigarettes. The degree of induction of benzpyrene hydroxylase caused by cigarette smoking varied in different individuals. Treatment of(More)
Addition of 10(-4) M 7,8-benzoflavone to homogenates of human liver samples obtained by autopsy or surgical biopsy increased the rate of benzo[a]pyrene hydroxylation up to 11-fold. 7,8-Benzoflavone also increased the rates of hydroxylation of zoxazolamine and antipyrine at 10(-4) M but inhibited these reactions at 10(-6) M. The effects of 7,8-benzoflavone(More)