January 25, 2021
Current Research on COVID-19 Antibodies
Since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the body of scientific literature on COVID-19 has rapidly expanded . Current research often focuses on ...
January 10, 2021
Classification of A Nonroutine Surgical Event
Despite efforts to improve perioperative patient safety over the past two decades, medical errors remain a significant cause of morbidity ...
December 28, 2020
Retrospective vs. Prospective Cohort Studies
Cohort design is a type of research design where investigators follow subjects over time, tracking their development through a set of health-related metrics ...
December 14, 2020
Managing Spinal Anesthesia-Induced Hypotension in Obstetrics
Prevention and management of spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension is essential for preventing complications in the perioperative/peripartum period. In 2018, an international ...
November 30, 2020
The Effect of Vitamin Levels on Surgery Outcomes
The importance of vitamins for overall health has long been recognized . Recent studies have found that optimization of vitamin levels ...
November 16, 2020
Effects of Obesity on Health: From Anesthesia to Vaccines
40% of Americans have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, suggesting that they are obese . Although ...
October 27, 2020
The Microbiome in Human Health
The human microbiome consists of all the microbes – bacteria, archaea, fungi, and even viruses – that live in and on human bodies and interact ...
October 12, 2020
Considerations for Anesthesia in Low-Resource Settings
There is a significant need for cost-effective, suitable equipment for anesthesia providers in low-resource areas.2 Low-resource settings are mostly found ...
September 28, 2020
Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist for Weaning Patients from Mechanical Ventilation
A mechanical ventilator is a device that supports breathing by moving air into or out of a patient’s lungs. Mechanical ventilation is one ...
September 14, 2020
Legislation to Protect Patients
Over the past three decades, concerns about protecting patients’ rights have led to the passage of legislation meant to ensure ...
August 31, 2020
Intrathecal Morphine vs. Intrathecal Hydromorphone for Post-Cesarean Analgesia
Anesthesia for cesarean section commonly involves a single-shot spinal injection of local anesthetic with opioid included to cover postoperative ...
August 17, 2020
Dexmedetomidine: Physiology, Applications, and Efficacy
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is an α2 adrenoceptor agonist that is commonly administered before general anesthesia as a short-term sedative ...