W Petricek

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Ferromagnetic equipment and equipment driven by alternate current cannot be used close to patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging. Therefore, we tested a ventilator (Siemens Servo 900-D) that was placed more than 7 m away from the patient (outside the magnetic influence of 1.5 teslas) using tubing measuring 9 m in length. Tubing for children above(More)
This is the first report on a controlled study comparing the therapeutic and non-therapeutic (side) effects of electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) and isoflurane narcotherapy (ISONAR; deep anesthesias with the inhalation of anesthetic isoflurane) in drug-refractory, severely depressed women, who had been randomly allocated either to ECT (n = 10) or ISONAR (n(More)
The hemodynamic effects of a propofol infusion adjusted to achieve and maintain a burst-suppression pattern [episodes of depressed background activity (electrical silence) more than 4 s alternating with a high-voltage slow activity], were studied in 10 patients without cardiorespiratory disease undergoing elective neurosurgical interventions. Propofol(More)
Coordination of respiratory care with protection of the brain is critical in neurosurgical intensive care. Therefore, in addition to hyperventilation, adequate sedation and muscle relaxation are applied to mitigate the difficulties with control of intracranial pressure (ICP) during routine tracheobronchial suctioning (TBS). Although hypnotics have been(More)
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