*Institute of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
†Department of Anesthesiology
‡Department of Anesthesiology
C.K. Hofer has received lecturing fees and research grants from the following companies: Edwards Lifesciences Irvine CA, USA and Pulsion Medical Systems, Munich Germany. The other authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
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