Thomas Fuchs-Buder

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We have estimated the effect of omitting antagonism of neuromuscular block on postoperative nausea and vomiting. A systematic search (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Biological Abstracts, Cochrane library, reference lists and hand searching; no language restriction, up to March 1998) was performed for relevant randomized controlled trials. In eight studies (1134(More)
Increasing evidence suggests a neuroprotective potential of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4). Only limited information about the passage of MgSO4 to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is available in neurosurgical patients. However, with regard to the clinical relevance of magnesium's neuroprotective properties, quantitative data about its CSF passage are needed. The(More)
BACKGROUND Although neuromuscular blocking agents do not cross the blood-brain barrier, they may penetrate the central nervous system under particular circumstances and eventually cause neurotoxic consequences. METHODS The effects of neuromuscular blocking agents on excitatory and inhibitory transmission in area CA1 of rat hippocampal slices were(More)
The first part of this article presents an update of the basic considerations of neuromuscular monitoring. It emphasises the need to assure supramaximal stimulation, to place the stimulating electrodes correctly and to use appropriate sites for nerve stimulation as well as appropriate stimulation patterns. The second part focuses on current developments and(More)
SUGAMMADEX IS BELONGING TO A NEW CLASS OF DRUGS the selective relaxant binding agents. Sugammadex can reverse residual paralysis by encapsulating free circulating non depolarizing muscle relaxants. The mains advantages of sugammadex when compared with conventional anticholinesterase agents are a much faster recovery time and the unique ability, for the(More)
BACKGROUND Curaremimetic nondepolarizing muscle relaxants are widely used in clinical practice to prevent muscle contraction either during surgery or during intensive care. Although primarily acting at the neuromuscular junction, these compounds can cause adverse effects, including modification of cardiac rhythm, arterial blood pressure, and in the worst(More)
BACKGROUND Notification of sugammadex has been supplemented with a section on hemostasis, including a longer clotting time in the first minutes following injection, without any documented clinical consequences. The objective of this observational study was to analyze the effects of sugammadex administration on routine coagulation tests and bleeding in the(More)
We have assessed the effect of the choice of i.v. induction agent on intubation conditions, 60 s after administration of rocuronium 0.6 mg kg-1. We studied 60 adult patients, allocated randomly to one of two groups. Anaesthesia was induced with alfentanil 10 micrograms kg-1 followed by thiopental 5 mg kg-1 (AT-R group; n = 30) or etomidate 0.3 mg kg-1 (AE-R(More)
Public hospitals are typically run by diagnosis-related groups (DRG) as income. There is, however, a major problem in that medical reimbursement per patient is dropping and at the same time the surgery-related costs have increased remarkably in recent years. It is therefore necessary to optimize income as well as reduce expenses as much as possible. The(More)