V. Draxler

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Non-invasive measurements of oxygen saturation are attractive because continuous information is provided, which may result in improved patient care. We evaluated a new finger pulsoximeter as a measure of arterial oxygen saturation during fiberoptic intubation. Secondly, we studied the kinetics of oxygen-haemoglobin desaturation during the procedure. In 15(More)
The effects of a 1.8 % dextrane-Ringer's-lactate solution were tested on 16 critically ill patients in an Intensive Care Unit. The following variables were evaluated: Plasma expansion, circulatory effects, intravascular retention time of the colloid component and haemodilution as well as the impact of the solution on electrolyte balance, acid-base(More)
During endolaryngeal microsurgery, an attempt was made to quantify laryngeal muscle relaxation by electromyographic recording of evoked responses from the vocal cord musculature in 5 patients. Both mechanographic and electromyographic recordings from the adductor pollicis were obtained simultaneously. Following a bolus dose of vecuronium (60 micrograms/kg,(More)
To objectivate the clinical impression of different neuromuscular depression in the larynx- and limb-musculature, an attempt was made in 5 patients to quantify laryngeal muscle relaxation by electromyographic recordings of evoked responses from the vocalis muscle during endolaryngeal microsurgery. Mechanographic and evoked electromyographic recordings of(More)
To evaluate the accuracy of the method, sequential measurements (n = 159) of extravascular lung water (EVLW) using the thermo-dye double-indicator dilution technique were performed in 22 critically surgical ill patients. Radiographic grading of lung water content served as clinical standard. Normal mean EVLW defined radiographically without evidence of(More)
Changes in hemodynamics, plasma catecholamines, and PRA in response to controlled hypotension induced with ISDN (n = 10, mean dose 15.5 micrograms kg-1 min-1) and NTG (n = 7, mean dose 5.5 micrograms kg-1 min-1) were studied during neuroleptanesthesia in patients undergoing facial and neck surgery. Before the commencement of vasodilator infusion the(More)
A case is reported in which unconsciousness and apnoea extending into the postoperative period were noted as a central anticholinergic syndrome caused by chlorprothixene. This compound was employed for preanaesthetic medication in usual clinical dosage. Physostigmine salicylate was effective in reversing the toxic side effects of chlorprothixene - an(More)
The effects of intravenous isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN: 3, 6, 9, and 12 mg/h) on systemic and pulmonary vasculature, gas exchange, and dynamic lung compliance were investigated in 7 controlled ventilated patients suffering from ARDS after trauma or in sepsis. Parameters were recorded before and after 20 min. ISDN infusion with 30 min interruption between the(More)