Philippe Juvin

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UNLABELLED Recovery from anesthesia might be compromised in obese patients. Because of its pharmacological properties, desflurane might allow rapid postoperative recovery for these patients. We compared postoperative recovery for 36 obese patients randomized to receive either desflurane, propofol, or isoflurane to maintain anesthesia during laparoscopic(More)
Since increased tyrosine phosphorylation has been observed in response to brain ischemia, we investigated whether riluzole (an inhibitor of glutamate neurotransmission with neuroprotective properties) affects tyrosine phosphorylation stimulated by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) in rat hippocampal slices. Riluzole produced an extremely potent(More)
UNLABELLED Changes in intracellular pH (pHi) of alveolar type II (ATII) cells have been involved in the pathophysiology of pulmonary edema. ATII cells have evolved several ions transporters to regulate their pHi, including a Na+H+ antiporter. Because halothane alters the activity of ion transporters in various cells types, it may also affect the activity of(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of ICU admission for elderly patients remains controversial. This report highlights the methodology, the feasibility of and the ethical and logistical constraints in designing and conducting a cluster-randomized trial of intensive care unit (ICU) admission for critically ill elderly patients. METHODS We designed an interventional(More)
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