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Also available on YouTube. Type A aortic dissection immediately after open replacement of the thoracoabdominal aorta is a rare and potentially lethal complication that has only been reported twice previously. Dr. Abraham Sonny, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and colleagues describe a 74-year-old man with a history of expanding Crawford Type I […]
Also available on YouTube. Dr. Steven Shafer, editor-in-chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia: Recent news reports have highlighted the risks of nosocomial infection. Fourteen articles in this issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia document how anesthesiologists make a difference in perioperative infection. Research papers identify the reservoirs of bacterial contamination in the operating room, our role in hospital-acquired […]
Also available on YouTube. Systemic lidocaine has several useful effects including the relief of chronic pain, and anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic actions. These diverse properties strongly suggest that mechanisms other than sodium channel blockade may be implicated in mediating the beneficial effects of lidocaine. Extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a neurotransmitter acting through the ATP receptors […]
We’ve gone to the IARS meeting. Posts will continue after the meeting. Anyone know the location of this image? To see it, go to the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden, near Hilo: on the Ocean Front trail, the twin rocks, based on legend, are where two young lovers were turned to stone as they protected their village […]
Also available on YouTube. Regional anesthesia (RA) uses contrasting technologies. The latest ultrasound technology is used to guide the correct placement of the block, but simple subjective responses to stimuli such as cold and pinprick are used to assess the effectiveness of the sensory denervation. Surely there must be a better method of measuring the […]