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In off-pump cardiac surgery, neuromuscular monitoring should be mandatory and immediate extubation is feasible

  • J. F. Olivier (a1) and T. M. Hemmerling (a1)

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Correspondence to: Thomas Hemmerling, Department of Anesthesiology, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Hôtel-Dieu, Université de Montréal, 3840, rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, Que. H2W 1T8, Canada. E-mail: thomashemmerling@hotmail.com; Tel: +1 514 890 8000 14570; Fax: +1 514 412 7222

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In off-pump cardiac surgery, neuromuscular monitoring should be mandatory and immediate extubation is feasible

  • J. F. Olivier (a1) and T. M. Hemmerling (a1)

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