Depth of anesthesia monitors have been controversial in the United States. Do they help titrate inhaled anesthetics? Do they help titrate intravenous propofol? Can they be used in the intensive care unit? Do they measure brain function, and/or do they measure drug effect? And (most controversially) do they help prevent intraoperative awareness? Several investigators from […]
Can labor pain, need for local analgesics during labor, and time to epidural analgesia request for labor be predicted?
Labor is the process of childbirth, from the start of uterine contractions to the delivery of the fetus and placenta. Labor hurts, of course, and the intensity of labor pain increases over the course of labor. Nevertheless, women experience pain differently. Can we understand this variability? Dr. Brendan Carvalho, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School […]