When are patients at risk for hypoxia in the PACU? The answer can help ascertain when an anesthesiologist should staff the area. Dr. Richard H. Epstein, Department of Anesthesiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and colleagues from the Division of Management Consulting, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, […]
Can exposure to anesthesia help improve the outcome of neonates who also suffer hypoxia and ischemia?
An intense area of anesthesia research today is whether general anesthetics are potentially harmful to the developing brain. Despite the intense focus on the risk of anesthetics, it is likely that hypoxia poses a much greater risk. We don’t yet know if there is a risk in children from exposure to anesthetics at a young […]