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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
November 12, 2019
Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Biochemical and Biophysical Mechanisms
Studies on the mechanism of peripheral nerve block focus on the interaction of local anesthetics with voltage-gated sodium channels.1 Part ...