Reversal of General Anesthesia With Methylphenidate
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The aim of this study is to investigate whether methylphenidate (Ritalin) can actively induce emergence from general anesthesia in patients having a pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure), a pancreatectomy, or a prostatectomy.
Condition or disease
Post Operative Cognitive DysfunctionEmergence From Anesthesia
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Age 18-75 years
American Society of Anesthesiologists classification 1 or 2
Scheduled to undergo a pancreaticoduodenectomy or distal pancreatectomy at Massachusetts General Hospital
American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification of 3 or beyond.