Peter Tassani

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BACKGROUND Our aim was to investigate postoperative complications and mortality after administration of aprotinin compared to tranexamic acid in an unselected, consecutive cohort. METHODS Perioperative data from consecutive cardiac surgery patients were prospectively collected between September 2005 and June 2006 in a university-affiliated clinic (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE Intraoperative awareness, and especially the perception of auditory stimuli occur occasionally under general anaesthesia with high-dose opioids. Mid-latency auditory evoked potentials (MLAEP) reflect the primary cortical processing of auditory stimuli. Hence, we studied the effects of fentanyl on MLAEP. METHODS Institutional approval and(More)
Since an increase in the right atrial pressure (RAP) above the left atrial pressure (LAP) may then lead to paradoxical air embolism, the efficacy of pneumatic antishock garments (PASGs) and ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in preventing increases in the RAP above the LAP was investigated during neurosurgical procedures. We examined(More)
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