Affiliation: Medical University
- Thermoregulatory management for mild therapeutic hypothermiaOliver Kimberger
Department of Anaesthesiology, General Intensive Core and Pain Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 22:729-44. 2008..This review article explores the numerous possibilities and methods for the induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia, reviews thermoregulatory management during maintenance and discusses associated risks and complications...
- Accuracy and precision of a novel non-invasive core thermometerO Kimberger
Department of Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Gurtel 18 20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Br J Anaesth 103:226-31. 2009..We thus evaluated the accuracy of the double-sensor thermometer compared with a distal oesophageal thermometer to determine if the double-sensor thermometer is a suitable substitute...
- Goal-directed colloid administration improves the microcirculation of healthy and perianastomotic colonOliver Kimberger
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Anesthesiology 110:496-504. 2009....
- Resistive polymer versus forced-air warming: comparable heat transfer and core rewarming rates in volunteersOliver Kimberger
Department of Anesthesiology, General Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Anesth Analg 107:1621-6. 2008..Recently, a polymer-based resistive patient warming system has been developed. We compared the efficacy of a standard forced-air warming system with the resistive polymer system in volunteers...
- Temporal artery versus bladder thermometry during perioperative and intensive care unit monitoringOliver Kimberger
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical University, Vienna, Austria
Anesth Analg 105:1042-7, table of contents. 2007..In this study, we sought to determine if this new thermometer is an acceptable substitute for invasive bladder temperature measurement...
- Supplemental oxygen, but not supplemental crystalloid fluid, increases tissue oxygen tension in healthy and anastomotic colon in pigsOliver Kimberger
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Bern, Switzerland
Anesth Analg 105:773-9. 2007..We tested whether supplemental fluid and supplemental oxygen can increase tissue oxygen tension in healthy and injured, perianastomotic, and anastomotic colon in an acutely instrumented pig model of anastomosis surgery...
- The effect of skin surface warming on pre-operative anxiety in neurosurgery patientsO Kimberger
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Anaesthesia 62:140-5. 2007..11) or Spielberger state anxiety (p=0.19). The results of our study indicate that pre-operative warming can be recommended solely to improve thermal comfort, not to replace anxiolytic premedication regimens...
- Lower flange modification improves performance of the Macintosh, but not the Miller laryngoscope bladeOliver Kimberger
Department of Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care, University of Vienna Medical School, A 1090 Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, Austria
Can J Anaesth 53:595-601. 2006..Modified versions of both laryngoscope blades with a lowered heel (Callander modification) at the proximal end of the blade were compared to standard blades...
- Meperidine and skin surface warming additively reduce the shivering threshold: a volunteer studyOliver Kimberger
Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Crit Care 11:R29. 2007..We tested whether a combination of skin warming and a medium dose of meperidine additively would reduce the shivering threshold to below 34 degrees C without producing significant sedation or respiratory depression...
- Evaluation of airway management associated hands-off time during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a randomised manikin follow-up studyChristina Gruber
Department of General Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 21:10. 2013..For the EMTs supraglottic devices might serve as alternatives...
- Resistive-polymer versus forced-air warming: comparable efficacy in orthopedic patientsSebastian Brandt
University Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy, Bern University Hospital, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Anesth Analg 110:834-8. 2010..Recently, a polymer-based resistive patient warming system was developed. We compared the efficacy of a widely distributed FA system with the resistive-polymer (RP) system in a prospective, randomized clinical study...
- Degrees of reality: airway anatomy of high-fidelity human patient simulators and airway trainersKarl Schebesta
Medical Simulation and Emergency Management Research Group, Department of Anesthesia, General Intensive Care and Pain Management, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Anesthesiology 116:1204-9. 2012..The volume of the pharyngeal airspace was the primary outcome parameter...
- Hypotension during fluid-restricted abdominal surgery: effects of norepinephrine treatment on regional and microcirculatory blood flow in the intestinal tractLuzius B Hiltebrand
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Regional Hospital Emmental and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Anesthesiology 114:557-64. 2011..This animal study was designed to investigate the effects of treating perioperative hypotension with norepinephrine during laparotomy with low fluid volume replacement...
- Tissue oxygenation in obese and non-obese patients during laparoscopyEdith Fleischmann
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical University Vienna, Austria
Obes Surg 15:813-9. 2005..Wound infection risk is inversely related to subcutaneous tissue oxygenation, which is reduced in obese patients and may be reduced even more during laparoscopic procedures...
- The Impact of Monitoring on the Initiation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Children: Friend or Foe?Elisabeth Hörner
From the Medical Simulation and Emergency Management Research Group, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria and Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Anesth Analg 122:490-6. 2016..In this study, we assessed the speed of initiation and quality of BLS in simulated monitored and nonmonitored pediatric cardiac arrest...
- A comparison of paediatric airway anatomy with the SimBaby high-fidelity patient simulatorKarl Schebesta
Department of Anaesthesia, General Intensive Care and Pain Management, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Resuscitation 82:468-72. 2011..Furthermore this simulator is frequently used for the evaluation of different airway devices and techniques. However, the anatomic structures of the SimBaby have not been compared to actual patients' anatomy...
- Impact of different-sized laminar air flow versus no laminar air flow on bacterial counts in the operating room during orthopedic surgeryMagda Diab-Elschahawi
Clinical Institute of Hospital Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Am J Infect Control 39:e25-9. 2011..This study investigated the influence of the size of unidirectional ceiling distribution systems on counts of viable microorganisms recovered at defined sites in operating room (ORs) and on instrument tables during orthopedic surgery...
- Hands-off time during insertion of six airway devices during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a randomised manikin trialKurt Ruetzler
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Resuscitation 82:1060-3. 2011..e., non-compression) time compromises tissue perfusion. 2010 European Resuscitation Council guidelines suggest that chest compressions should be paused less than 10 s during airway device insertion...
- Topical lidocaine reduces the risk of perioperative airway complications in children with upper respiratory tract infectionsKarl Schebesta
Department of Anaesthesia, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Can J Anaesth 57:745-50. 2010....
- Bioimpedance spectroscopy for assessment of volume status in patients before and after general anaesthesiaMatthäus Ernstbrunner
Medical University of Vienna, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Vienna, Austria
PLoS ONE 9:e111139. 2014..We therefore tested a recently developed whole-body bioimpedance spectroscopy device to determine pre- to postoperative fluid distribution...
- The accuracy of a disposable noninvasive core thermometerOliver Kimberger
Department of Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Can J Anaesth 60:1190-6. 2013..Furthermore, we compared the accuracy of the thermometer between regional and general anesthesia, since forehead microcirculation might differ between the two types of anesthesia...
- Intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure at various frequencies of supraglottic jet ventilation in a model of dynamic upper airway obstructionGerald C Ihra
Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, Medical University Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, AKH 9i, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
Anesth Analg 111:703-6. 2010..We designed this study to investigate intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP(i)) during jet ventilation via a distant injector in a model of dynamic upper airway obstruction...