January 29, 2020

Antibiotics in Anesthesiology

Antibiotics are powerful medications that fight bacterial infections by either killing bacteria or keeping them from reproducing.1 Some well-known bacterial ...
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January 14, 2020

Anesthetic Implications of Cigarette Smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide.1 Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year ...
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January 6, 2020

Respiratory Physiology in Morbidly Obese Perioperative Patients

Obese patients are becoming more commonplace in the operating room with each passing year. By the year 2030, an estimated ...
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January 3, 2020

Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP)

Complex surgical procedures, innovative anesthetic techniques and the need to protect a patient’s airways contribute to the requirement for mechanical ...
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December 30, 2019

Pediatric Anesthesia for Pain Management

Among health professionals, it is common knowledge that children are “not just little adults.”1 Children have anxieties,2 anatomies3 and pathologies4 ...
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December 24, 2019

Anesthetic Implications of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a general term for a group of heterogenous disorders affecting kidney structure and function.1 CKD ...
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December 13, 2019

Anesthetic Emergence: What is Neural Inertia?

Achieving a smooth and rapid emergence from general anesthesia is a primary goal in all surgical cases. Previously, it was ...
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December 10, 2019

Anesthetic Modulation of Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

A growing body of evidence suggests that neuroinflammation plays a role in the development of neurodegeneration in patients with Alzheimer’s ...
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December 6, 2019

Free Medical Education May Change Physician Workforce

The implementation of new debt-free scholarship programs in four top-tier medical schools could have a tremendous impact on the future ...
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November 27, 2019

Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Neurological Complications

Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) after peripheral nerve block (PNB) is usually temporary, lasting a few days to weeks.1 According to ...
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November 25, 2019

Local Anesthetic Toxicity and Its Management

Local anesthetics are frequently used in the practice of anesthesia and many other areas of medicine as a method to ...
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November 20, 2019

Anesthetic Complications in Plastic Surgery

Anesthetic complications in plastic surgery are generally rare, but potentially catastrophic. Thus, maintaining patient safety in the operating room is ...
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