Tomi Tapio Niemi

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BACKGROUND There is continuing concern about the effect of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions on blood coagulation. Rapidly degradable HES solutions with more favorable effects on clot strength have(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The surgical site for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula at the lateral aspect of the distal forearm may be faster and more effectively blocked with the(More)
BACKGROUND The epidural stimulation test to confirm epidural catheter position has been described as being simple, fast, and reliable. We evaluated the feasibility of the epidural stimulation test(More)
A study was conducted to assess the effect of intraoperatively administered inotropic agents on blood flow in the recipient and donor vessels, during breast reconstruction with a muscle sparing free(More)
General anesthesia in the prone position is associated with hypotension. We studied stroke volume (SV)-directed administration of hydroxyethyl starch (HES 130 kDa/0.4) and Ringer’s acetate (RAC) in(More)