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Pharmacokinetic Model-Driven Remifentanil Administration in the Morbidly Obese

The ‘Critical Weight’ and the ‘Fictitious Height’, a Possible Solution to an Unsolved Problem?

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These data and simulations have been presented in part at the First World Congress of Total Intravenous Anaesthesia — TCI, 27–29 September 2007, Venice, Italy. Support was provided solely from institutional/departmental sources. The authors have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this manuscript.

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La Colla, L., Albertin, A. & La Colla, G. Pharmacokinetic Model-Driven Remifentanil Administration in the Morbidly Obese. Clin Pharmacokinet 48, 397–398 (2009).

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  • Obese Patient
  • Pharmacokinetic Parameter
  • Remifentanil
  • Lean Body Mass
  • Pharmacokinetic Model