Ralph Gertler

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OBJECTIVES In vitro and experimental studies in animals have established the anti-inflammatory effects of moxifloxacin. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) leads to an inflammatory response. The aim of this study was to assess whether the inflammatory cytokine response to CPB is reduced with a perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis, either moxifloxacin or cefuroxime(More)
The liver extracts aminosteroidal neuromuscular blocking drugs. We hypothesized that the duration of action of these drugs might provide a pharmacodynamic probe for assessing graft function during orthotopic liver transplantation. The pharmacokinetics of rapacuronium and its active metabolite, ORG 9488, were prospectively studied in 11 patients.(More)
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