From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University Hospital Maastricht (M.E.D.), Maastricht, The Netherlands; Department of Anesthesiology, University of Heidelberg (M.W.H.), Heidelberg, Germany; and Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia (C.A.D.), Charlottesville, Virginia.
M.W.H. is supported in part by the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, and by a grant of the German Research Society (DFG HO 2199/1-1), Bonn, Germany. Supported in part by the 2000 Ben Covino Research Award, sponsored by AstraZeneca Pain Control, S[ouml] dertalje, Sweden; National Institutes of Health grant no. GMS 52387, Bethesda, MD; and an American Heart Association grant (Mid-Atlantic Affiliation) VHA 9920345U, Baltimore, MD.
Accepted for publication April 16, 2001.
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