2008 Clinical Scholar Research Award

Rene Schmidt, MD

During Award Period

Department of Anesthesiology
University Medical Center Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany

Current position

Director of Anesthesiology
Marienhospital Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Schmidt’s Research

Organ Protection by Hepatic Heme Oxygenase-1 Up-Regulation Through Volatile Anesthetics in Humans

Related Publications

Hepatic organ protection: From basic science to clinical practice.
Schmidt, R.

Hepatic ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury during liver surgery is still the main cause of postoperative liver failure and the subsequent rise of mortality in these patients. During the last few years, a multitude of underlying mechanisms have been extensively characterized and many different protective approaches have been evaluated…

Hepatic steatosis prevents heme oxygenase-1 induction by isoflurane in the rat liver.
Stoll P, Schwer CI, Goebel U, Buerkle H, Hoetzel A, Schmidt R.

To characterize the inductive effects of isoflurane (ISO) on hepatic heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in an animal model of hepatic steatosis. Lean (LEAN) and obese (FAT) Zucker rats were randomized into 4 groups: 1: LEAN + pentobarbital sodium (PEN); 2: LEAN + ISO; 3: FAT + PEN; 4: FAT + ISO…

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