Ralph Gertler

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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)
In order to evaluate the sensitivity of different muscle types to neuromuscular blocking drugs, a system using mouse muscles in vitro was developed and applied to detect changes in drug sensitivity in relation to age. The effect of pancuronium and tubocurarine on initial twitch and on the ratio of fourth twitch to first twitch (T4/T1) of a train-of-four at(More)
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