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Matthias Behrends, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Matthias Behrends graduated from the University of Gottingen School of Medicine in 1996. He trained in anesthesiology at the department of anesthesiology at the University of Essen. He is board certified in anesthesiology and spent three years as a post-doctoral scholar in the department of pathophysiology at the University of Essen, investigating myocardial hibernation and ischemic preconditioning.

Behrends joined the department of anesthesiology and perioperative care at UCSF in 2004. His research interests are optimizing treatment strategies in regional anesthesia.

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Additional Languages

German
Spanish

Education

University of Gottingen Medical School 1996

Residencies

University of Essen, Anesthesiology 2003

Fellowships

University of Essen, Pathophysiology 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Behrends M, DePalma G, Sands L, Leung J. Association between intraoperative blood transfusions and early postoperative delirium in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Mar; 61(3):365-70.
  2. Behrends M, Niemann CU, Larson MD. Infrared pupillometry to detect the light reflex during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a case series. Resuscitation. 2012 Oct; 83(10):1223-8.
  3. Vincenti M, Behrends M, Dang K, Park YH, Hirose R, Blasi-Ibanez A, Liu T, Serkova NJ, Niemann CU. Induction of intestinal ischemia reperfusion injury by portal vein outflow occlusion in rats. J Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov; 45(11):1103-10.
  4. Niemann CU, Xu F, Choi S, Behrends M, Park Y, Hirose R, Maher JJ. Short passive cooling protects rats during hepatectomy by inducing heat shock proteins and limiting the induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines. J Surg Res. 2010 Jan; 158(1):43-52.
  5. Behrends M, Martinez-Palli G, Niemann CU, Cohen S, Ramachandran R, Hirose R. Acute hyperglycemia worsens hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Mar; 14(3):528-35.
  6. Hirose R, Xu F, Dang K, Liu T, Behrends M, Brakeman PR, Wiener-Kronish J, Niemann CU. Transient hyperglycemia affects the extent of ischemia-reperfusion-induced renal injury in rats. Anesthesiology. 2008 Mar; 108(3):402-14.
  7. Park Y, Hirose R, Dang K, Xu F, Behrends M, Tan V, Roberts JP, Niemann CU. Increased severity of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury with venous clamping compared to arterial clamping in a rat model. Surgery. 2008 Feb; 143(2):243-51.
  8. Brendt P, Behrends M, Peters J. Myocardial stunning following no flow ischaemia is diminished by levosimendan or cariporide, without benefits of combined administration. Resuscitation. 2008 Jan; 76(1):95-102.
  9. Behrends M, Hirose R, Park YH, Tan V, Dang K, Xu F, Park SH, Niemann CU. Remote renal injury following partial hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Mar; 12(3):490-5.
  10. Niemann CU, Feiner J, Behrends M, Eilers H, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Central venous pressure monitoring during living right donor hepatectomy. Liver Transpl. 2007 Feb; 13(2):266-71.
  11. Park Y, Hirose R, Coatney JL, Ferrell L, Behrends M, Roberts JP, Serkova NJ, Niemann CU. Ischemia-reperfusion injury is more severe in older versus young rat livers. J Surg Res. 2007 Jan; 137(1):96-102.
  12. Behrends M, Hirose R, Serkova NJ, Coatney JL, Bedolli M, Yardi J, Park YH, Niemann CU. Mild hypothermia reduces the inflammatory response and hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. Liver Int. 2006 Aug; 26(6):734-41.
  13. Niemann CU, Choi S, Behrends M, Hirose R, Noh J, Coatney JL, Roberts JP, Serkova NJ, Maher JJ. Mild hypothermia protects obese rats from fulminant hepatic necrosis induced by ischemia-reperfusion. Surgery. 2006 Sep; 140(3):404-12.
  14. Niemann CU, Behrends M, Quan D, Eilers H, Gropper MA, Roberts JP, Hirose R. Recombinant factor VIIa reduces transfusion requirements in liver transplant patients with high MELD scores. Transfus Med. 2006 Apr; 16(2):93-100.
  15. Noh J, Behrends M, Choi S, Bedolli MA, Yardi J, Hirose R, Niemann CU. Glutamine does not protect against hepatic warm ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Feb; 10(2):234-9.
  16. Niemann CU, Hirose R, Liu T, Behrends M, Brown JL, Kominsky DF, Roberts JP, Serkova N. Ischemic preconditioning improves energy state and transplantation survival in obese Zucker rat livers. Anesth Analg. 2005 Dec; 101(6):1577-83.
  17. Behrends M, Beiderlinden M, Peters J. Acute lung injury after peppermint oil injection. Anesth Analg. 2005 Oct; 101(4):1160-2.
  18. Behrends M, Beiderlinden M, Peters J. Combination of sildenafil and bosentan for nitric oxide withdrawal. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2005 Feb; 22(2):155-7.
  19. Behrends M, Peters J. The calcium sensitizer levosimendan attenuates endotoxin-evoked myocardial dysfunction in isolated guinea pig hearts. Intensive Care Med. 2003 Oct; 29(10):1802-7.
  20. Schulz R, Cohen MV, Behrends M, Downey JM, Heusch G. Signal transduction of ischemic preconditioning. Cardiovasc Res. 2001 Nov; 52(2):181-98.

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