Pavel Illner

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between cerebral oxygen saturation and neuropsychological dysfunction after cardiac surgery. DESIGN Prospective and observational study. SETTING Operating room and cardiac floor of a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS One hundred one patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (More)
The effects of a sudden but sustained exposure to cold (1 to 6C) on serum TSH, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) (all measured by radioimmunoassay), pituitary TSH concentration, pituitary TSH secretory responsiveness to hypothalamic extract or synthetic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in vitro as well as in vivo, and the changes of the(More)
(U)Prostaglandins E-1, E2,F-1alpha or F-2 alpha significantly increased the release of GH, with a parallel increase in intracellular cAMP concentrations, while they only protentiated HE-stimulated TSH release. (2) None of the prostaglandins examined consistently effected either the basal or HE-altered release of LH,FSH or prolactin. (3) The prostaglandin(More)
Forty patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting were studied, of whom 24 had depressed global left ventricular (LV) function at preoperative catheterization, to evaluate the effects of midazolam on LV pump performance and contractility. Transesophageal echocardiography and simultaneous hemodynamic measurements were used to assess LV preload,(More)
Daily measurement of serum luteinizing hormone, estradiol-17beta, and progesterone were made during the menstrual cycle in nine pigtail macaques (Macaca nemestrina). All data were normalized to the day of the luteinizing hormone peak. Serum estradiol-17beta increased from approximately 100 pg/ml during the early follicular phase to 442 +/- 156 pg/ml during(More)