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YOUSSEF G COMAIR

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Neurosurgery
AddressBCM Faculty Center
1709 Dryden, Suite 750
Houston TX 77030
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    1. Abou-Abbass H, Bahmad H, Abou-El-Hassan H, Zhu R, Zhou S, Dong X, Hamade E, Mallah K, Zebian A, Ramadan N, Mondello S, Fares J, Comair Y, Atweh S, Darwish H, Zibara K, Mechref Y, Kobeissy F. Deciphering glycomics and neuroproteomic alterations in experimental traumatic brain injury: Comparative analysis of aspirin and clopidogrel treatment. Electrophoresis. 2016 Jun; 37(11):1562-76. PMID: 27249377.
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    2. Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, McClendon J, Comair YG, Bendok BR. A biological approach to treating brain arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery. 2014 Apr; 74(4):N15-7. PMID: 24642990.
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    3. Mikati MA, Ataya N, El-Ferezli J, Shamseddine A, Rahi A, Herlopian A, Kurdi R, Bhar S, Hani A, Comair YG. Epilepsy surgery in a developing country (Lebanon): ten years experience and predictors of outcome. Epileptic Disord. 2012 Sep; 14(3):267-74. PMID: 22951375.
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    4. Kishida KT, Sandberg SG, Lohrenz T, Comair YG, Sáez I, Phillips PE, Montague PR. Sub-second dopamine detection in human striatum. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e23291. PMID: 21829726; PMCID: PMC3150430.
    5. Chern JJ, Patel AJ, Jea A, Curry DJ, Comair YG. Surgical outcome for focal cortical dysplasia: an analysis of recent surgical series. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Nov; 6(5):452-8. PMID: 21039168.
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    6. Mikati MA, Ataya N, Ferzli J, Kurdi R, El-Banna D, Rahi A, Shamseddine A, Sinno D, Comair Y. Quality of life after surgery for intractable partial epilepsy in children: a cohort study with controls. Epilepsy Res. 2010 Aug; 90(3):207-13. PMID: 20627662.
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    7. Mikati MA, Ataya NF, El-Ferezli JC, Baghdadi TS, Turkmani AH, Comair YG, Kansagra S, Najjar MW. Quality of life after vagal nerve stimulator insertion. Epileptic Disord. 2009 Mar; 11(1):67-74. PMID: 19286494.
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    8. Mikati MA, Naasan G, Tarabay H, El Yamen S, Baydoun A, Comair YG. Intracarotid propofol testing: a comparative study with amobarbital. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Mar; 14(3):503-7. PMID: 19162226.
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    9. Mikati MA, Yehya A, Darwish H, Karam P, Comair Y. Deep brain stimulation as a mode of treatment of early onset pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2009 Jan; 13(1):61-4. PMID: 18462962.
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    10. Tawil A, Comair Y, Nasser H, Hourani R, Rebeiz J, Chamoun R. Periosteal osteoblastoma of the calvaria mimicking a meningioma. Pathol Res Pract. 2008; 204(6):413-22. PMID: 18359169.
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    11. Mikati MA, Rahi AC, Shamseddine A, Mroueh S, Shoeib H, Comair Y. Marked benefits in physical activity and well-being, but not in functioning domains, 2 years after successful epilepsy surgery in children. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Jan; 12(1):145-9. PMID: 17950673.
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    12. Chamoun RB, Mikati MA, Comair YG. Functional recovery following resection of an epileptogenic focus in the motor hand area. Epilepsy Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(3):384-8. PMID: 17709300.
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    13. Sinno D, Al-Amin H, Amin HE, Comair Y, Mikati MA. Exacerbation of vocal tics after temporal lobectomy. Epilepsy Behav. 2006 Aug; 9(1):211-3. PMID: 16766232.
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    14. Jeha LE, Najm IM, Bingaman WE, Khandwala F, Widdess-Walsh P, Morris HH, Dinner DS, Nair D, Foldvary-Schaeffer N, Prayson RA, Comair Y, O'Brien R, Bulacio J, Gupta A, Lüders HO. Predictors of outcome after temporal lobectomy for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Neurology. 2006 Jun 27; 66(12):1938-40. PMID: 16801667.
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    15. Mikati MA, Comair YG, Rahi A. Normalization of quality of life three years after temporal lobectomy: a controlled study. Epilepsia. 2006 May; 47(5):928-33. PMID: 16686659.
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    16. Mikati MA, Comair YG, Shamseddine AN. Pattern-induced partial seizures with repetitive affectionate kissing: an unusual manifestation of right temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2005 May; 6(3):447-51. PMID: 15820359.
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    17. Alaraj AM, Chamoun RB, Dahdaleh NS, Haddad GF, Comair YG. Spontaneous subdural haematoma in anabolic steroids dependent weight lifters: reports of two cases and review of literature. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2005 Jan; 147(1):85-7; discussion 87-8. PMID: 15565482.
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    18. Kanafani ZA, Comair Y, Kanj SS. Pseudallescheria boydii cranial osteomyelitis and subdural empyema successfully treated with voriconazole: a case report and literature review. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Nov; 23(11):836-40. PMID: 15558341.
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    19. Mikati MA, Comair Y, Ismail R, Faour R, Rahi AC. Effects of epilepsy surgery on quality of life: a controlled study in a Middle Eastern population. Epilepsy Behav. 2004 Feb; 5(1):72-80. PMID: 14751210.
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    20. Carreño M, Wyllie E, Bingaman W, Kotagal P, Comair Y, Ruggieri P. Seizure outcome after functional hemispherectomy for malformations of cortical development. Neurology. 2001 Jul 24; 57(2):331-3. PMID: 11468323.
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    21. Edwards JC, Wyllie E, Ruggeri PM, Bingaman W, Lüders H, Kotagal P, Dinner DS, Morris HH, Prayson RA, Comair YG. Seizure outcome after surgery for epilepsy due to malformation of cortical development. Neurology. 2000 Oct 24; 55(8):1110-4. PMID: 11071487.
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    22. Szabó CA, Wyllie E, Dolske M, Stanford LD, Kotagal P, Comair YG. Epilepsy surgery in children with pervasive developmental disorder. Pediatr Neurol. 1999 May; 20(5):349-53. PMID: 10371379.
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    23. Khajavi K, Comair YG, Wyllie E, Palmer J, Morris HH, Hahn JF. Surgical management of pediatric tumor-associated epilepsy. J Child Neurol. 1999 Jan; 14(1):15-25. PMID: 10025536.
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    24. Wyllie E, Comair YG, Kotagal P, Bulacio J, Bingaman W, Ruggieri P. Seizure outcome after epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents. Ann Neurol. 1998 Nov; 44(5):740-8. PMID: 9818929.
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    25. Szabó CA, Wyllie E, Stanford LD, Geckler C, Kotagal P, Comair YG, Thornton AE. Neuropsychological effect of temporal lobe resection in preadolescent children with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 1998 Aug; 39(8):814-9. PMID: 9701370.
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    26. Rosenow F, Lüders HO, Dinner DS, Prayson RA, Mascha E, Wolgamuth BR, Comair YG, Bennett G. Histopathological correlates of epileptogenicity as expressed by electrocorticographic spiking and seizure frequency. Epilepsia. 1998 Aug; 39(8):850-6. PMID: 9701375.
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    27. Ying Z, Babb TL, Comair YG, Bushey M, Touhalisky K. Increased densities of AMPA GluR1 subunit proteins and presynaptic mossy fiber sprouting in the fascia dentata of human hippocampal epilepsy. Brain Res. 1998 Jul 6; 798(1-2):239-46. PMID: 9666139.
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    28. Najm IM, Wang Y, Shedid D, Lüders HO, Ng TC, Comair YG. MRS metabolic markers of seizures and seizure-induced neuronal damage. Epilepsia. 1998 Mar; 39(3):244-50. PMID: 9578040.
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    29. Morris HH, Matkovic Z, Estes ML, Prayson RA, Comair YG, Turnbull J, Najm I, Kotagal P, Wyllie E. Ganglioglioma and intractable epilepsy: clinical and neurophysiologic features and predictors of outcome after surgery. Epilepsia. 1998 Mar; 39(3):307-13. PMID: 9578050.
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    30. Ying Z, Babb TL, Comair YG, Bingaman W, Bushey M, Touhalisky K. Induced expression of NMDAR2 proteins and differential expression of NMDAR1 splice variants in dysplastic neurons of human epileptic neocortex. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1998 Jan; 57(1):47-62. PMID: 9600197.
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    31. Hamano T, Lüders HO, Ikeda A, Collura TF, Comair YG, Shibasaki H. The cortical generators of the contingent negative variation in humans: a study with subdural electrodes. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1997 May; 104(3):257-68. PMID: 9186240.
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    32. Gilliam F, Wyllie E, Kashden J, Faught E, Kotagal P, Bebin M, Wise M, Comair Y, Morawetz R, Kuzniecky R. Epilepsy surgery outcome: comprehensive assessment in children. Neurology. 1997 May; 48(5):1368-74. PMID: 9153475.
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    33. Lüders HO, Comair YG, Bleasel AF, Holthausen H. Recovery of function following lesions of eloquent brain areas. Adv Neurol. 1997; 73:335-46. PMID: 8959224.
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    34. Najm IM, Wang Y, Hong SC, Lüders HO, Ng TC, Comair YG. Temporal changes in proton MRS metabolites after kainic acid-induced seizures in rat brain. Epilepsia. 1997 Jan; 38(1):87-94. PMID: 9024189.
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    35. Rhoten RL, Comair YG, Shedid D, Chyatte D, Simonson MS. Specific repression of the preproendothelin-1 gene in intracranial arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg. 1997 Jan; 86(1):101-8. PMID: 8988087.
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    36. Wang Y, Majors A, Najm I, Xue M, Comair Y, Modic M, Ng TC. Postictal alteration of sodium content and apparent diffusion coefficient in epileptic rat brain induced by kainic acid. Epilepsia. 1996 Oct; 37(10):1000-6. PMID: 8822700.
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    37. Wyllie E, Comair YG, Kotagal P, Raja S, Ruggieri P. Epilepsy surgery in infants. Epilepsia. 1996 Jul; 37(7):625-37. PMID: 8681894.
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    38. Ikeda A, Terada K, Mikuni N, Burgess RC, Comair Y, Taki W, Hamano T, Kimura J, Lüders HO, Shibasaki H. Subdural recording of ictal DC shifts in neocortical seizures in humans. Epilepsia. 1996 Jul; 37(7):662-74. PMID: 8681899.
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    39. Wyllie E, Comair Y, Ruggieri P, Raja S, Prayson R. Epilepsy surgery in the setting of periventricular leukomalacia and focal cortical dysplasia. Neurology. 1996 Mar; 46(3):839-41. PMID: 8618698.
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    40. Comair YG, Hong SC, Bleasel AF. Invasive investigation and surgery of the supplementary motor area. The Cleveland Clinic experience. Adv Neurol. 1996; 70:369-78. PMID: 8615218.
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    41. Bleasel A, Comair Y, Lüders HO. Surgical ablations of the mesial frontal lobe in humans. Adv Neurol. 1996; 70:217-35. PMID: 8615204.
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    42. Prayson RA, Morris HH, Estes ML, Comair YG. Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 11 tumors including MIB1 immunoreactivity. Clin Neuropathol. 1996 Jan-Feb; 15(1):47-53. PMID: 8998857.
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    43. Prayson RA, Khajavi K, Comair YG. Cortical architectural abnormalities and MIB1 immunoreactivity in gangliogliomas: a study of 60 patients with intracranial tumors. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1995 Jul; 54(4):513-20. PMID: 7541447.
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    44. Bass N, Wyllie E, Comair Y, Kotagal P, Ruggieri P, Holthausen H. Supplementary sensorimotor area seizures in children and adolescents. J Pediatr. 1995 Apr; 126(4):537-44. PMID: 7699530.
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    45. DeVos KJ, Wyllie E, Geckler C, Kotagal P, Comair Y. Language dominance in patients with early childhood tumors near left hemisphere language areas. Neurology. 1995 Feb; 45(2):349-56. PMID: 7854538.
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    46. Lüders HO, Dinner DS, Morris HH, Wyllie E, Comair YG. Cortical electrical stimulation in humans. The negative motor areas. Adv Neurol. 1995; 67:115-29. PMID: 8848964.
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    47. Khajavi K, Comair YG, Prayson RA, Wyllie E, Palmer J, Estes ML, Hahn JF. Childhood ganglioglioma and medically intractable epilepsy. A clinicopathological study of 15 patients and a review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1995; 22(4):181-8. PMID: 7619718.
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    48. Benbadis S, Comair Y. [Temporal lobectomy: indications and role in the surgery of epilepsy]. Rev Med Interne. 1995; 16(8):626-35. PMID: 7569437.
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    49. Ng TC, Comair YG, Xue M, So N, Majors A, Kolem H, Luders H, Modic M. Temporal lobe epilepsy: presurgical localization with proton chemical shift imaging. Radiology. 1994 Nov; 193(2):465-72. PMID: 7972764.
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    50. Wyllie E, Chee M, Granström ML, DelGiudice E, Estes M, Comair Y, Pizzi M, Kotagal P, Bourgeois B, Lüders H. Temporal lobe epilepsy in early childhood. Epilepsia. 1993 Sep-Oct; 34(5):859-68. PMID: 8404738.
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    51. Chugani HT, Shewmon DA, Shields WD, Sankar R, Comair Y, Vinters HV, Peacock WJ. Surgery for intractable infantile spasms: neuroimaging perspectives. Epilepsia. 1993 Jul-Aug; 34(4):764-71. PMID: 8330590.
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    52. Comair YG, Schipper HM, Brem S. The prevention of oxyhemoglobin-induced endothelial and smooth muscle cytoskeletal injury by deferoxamine. Neurosurgery. 1993 Jan; 32(1):58-64; discussion 64-5. PMID: 8421558.
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    53. Gorman DG, Shields WD, Shewmon DA, Chugani HT, Finkel R, Comair YG, Peacock WJ. Neurosurgical treatment of refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 1992 May-Jun; 33(3):546-9. PMID: 1592035.
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    54. Vinters HV, Fisher RS, Cornford ME, Mah V, Secor DL, De Rosa MJ, Comair YG, Peacock WJ, Shields WD. Morphological substrates of infantile spasms: studies based on surgically resected cerebral tissue. Childs Nerv Syst. 1992 Feb; 8(1):8-17. PMID: 1315619.
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    55. Farrell MA, DeRosa MJ, Curran JG, Secor DL, Cornford ME, Comair YG, Peacock WJ, Shields WD, Vinters HV. Neuropathologic findings in cortical resections (including hemispherectomies) performed for the treatment of intractable childhood epilepsy. Acta Neuropathol. 1992; 83(3):246-59. PMID: 1557956.
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    56. Caplan R, Comair Y, Shewmon DA, Jackson L, Chugani HT, Peacock WJ. Intractable seizures, compulsions, and coprolalia: a pediatric case study. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1992; 4(3):315-9. PMID: 1498584.
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    57. Adelson PD, Peacock WJ, Chugani HT, Comair YG, Vinters HV, Shields WD, Shewmon DA. Temporal and extended temporal resections for the treatment of intractable seizures in early childhood. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1992; 18(4):169-78. PMID: 1472429.
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    58. Leblanc R, Levesque M, Comair Y, Ethier R. Magnetic resonance imaging of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery. 1987 Jul; 21(1):15-20. PMID: 3614598.
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    59. Elisevich KV, Colohan AR, Brem S, Comair Y. A rapid and modifiable technique for regional exposure in cerebral surgery. Technical note. J Neurosurg. 1987 Jul; 67(1):140-2. PMID: 3598665.
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    60. Farmer JP, Colohan AR, Comair Y, Jane JA. Less than severe head injury--an overview. Acta Anaesthesiol Belg. 1987; 38(4):427-34. PMID: 3327346.
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    61. Sasaki T, Kassell NF, Turner DM, Comair YG, Yamashita M, Fujiwara S. Pharmacological action of FPL 55712 on canine cerebral arterial segments. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1985; 74(1-2):81-3. PMID: 3856380.
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    62. Turner DM, Kassell NF, Sasaki T, Comair YG, Boarini DJ. Effects of naloxone during high dose barbiturate anesthesia. Neurosurgery. 1984 Oct; 15(4):509-13. PMID: 6493459.
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    63. Turner DM, Kassell NF, Sasaki T, Comair YG, Beck DO, Boarini DJ. High dose naloxone produces cerebral vasodilation. Neurosurgery. 1984 Aug; 15(2):192-7. PMID: 6483137.
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    64. Ghostine SY, Comair YG, Turner DM, Kassell NF, Azar CG. Phenoxybenzamine in the treatment of causalgia. Report of 40 cases. J Neurosurg. 1984 Jun; 60(6):1263-8. PMID: 6726371.
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    65. Turner DM, Kassell NF, Sasaki T, Comair YG, Boarini DJ, Beck DO. Effects of naloxone on cerebral blood flow and metabolism in isoflurane/nitrous oxide-anesthetized dogs. Neurosurgery. 1984 Jun; 14(6):688-96. PMID: 6462403.
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    66. Turner DM, Kassell NF, Sasaki T, Comair YG, Beck DO, Klein SL. Cerebral and systemic vascular effects of naloxone in pentobarbital-anesthetized normal dogs. Neurosurgery. 1984 Mar; 14(3):276-82. PMID: 6709151.
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    67. Turner DM, Kassell NF, Sasaki T, Comair YG, Boarini DJ, Beck DO. Time-dependent changes in cerebral and cardiovascular parameters in isoflurane-nitrous oxide-anesthetized dogs. Neurosurgery. 1984 Feb; 14(2):135-41. PMID: 6709135.
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