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 [1]. Current research often focuses on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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November 30, 2020

The Effect of Vitamin Levels on Surgery Outcomes

The importance of vitamins for overall health has long been recognized [1]. Recent studies have found that optimization of vitamin levels ...
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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 [1]. Although ...
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Illustration of some microbes that form the human microbiome
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 ...
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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 ...
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Hospital room with mechanical ventilator system
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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