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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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 ...
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November 6, 2019

Patient and System Factors Affecting Anesthesiologist First Case Start Performance

The performance of anesthesiologists, surgical teams, and perioperative systems is commonly measured by the percent of first case on time ...
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November 4, 2019

An Overview of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Peripheral nerve blocks involve the injection of local anesthetic near a nerve - or bundle of nerves - to numb ...
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