Tranexamic Acid for all !
Antifibrinolytics had been tried for decades to lower surgical blood loss for cardiac and non cardiac surgery patients. Some were hailed for sometime then demonized and were removed, Aprotinin is a classic example. What about Tranexamic acid? what about using it in off-pump coronary bypass grafting ? Do we know all we need to know to use it routinely ?
18 Aug 2012
ACLS or may be not!
Resuscitation of patients while under anesthesia for surgical procedures may not be your everyday ACLS. While ACLS may fit a wide range of providers and out of hospital Circulatory arrest, the skill set presented by the anesthesiologist, the etiology of arrest and availability of unique technologies call for deviation from the rigid ACLS algorithms.
3 Dec 2012
Air in/air out, Ventilating normal lung?
Does protective lung ventilation apply to patients with normal lungs?Should use high PEEP, Low tidal volume ? How does mechanical ventilation affect lung injury and and systemic inflammatory response ?If you like to know, tune in!
20 Jul 2012
Fluids, More or Less for sepsis?
Volume resuscitation is a pivotal element in sepsis management. Guidelines point out to goal directed fluid therapy according to CVP and restoration of intravascular volume. However, there are no guidelines to define upper limits if any exists!
13 Mar 2013
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Statins for all and Succinylcholine too !
Should patients on Statins also have succinylcholine like everyone else ? Interesting finding and even more interesting editorial !!
15 Aug 2011
Long long time ago, Anesthesia originates!
Anesthesia crystalizes into a profession and Surgery transformation begins. Its is great to recognized how Anesthesia propelled surgery and continue to do so to this day. A trip into memory lane from the 1800s where a new science is born and a profession that grew and continue to grow since then.
19 Dec 2012
Anesthesiologist age and litigation, More Than Just Taking the Keys Away . . !
Does the anesthesiologist age increase litigation potential? At what age should the anesthesiologist retire? What makes some older anesthesiologists safer than others?Join me in the next 20 min to explore a new look at a taboo topic finally being opened ...
9 Mar 2012
Statistics 101, episode 4
Raj continues his statistics class with episode 3. In this series, you will find a step by step understanding of statistics used in research and publication. In this episode, we discuss Hypothesis testing and p value.
10 Oct 2011
Block or not to block for C-section?
Is Transversus Abdominis block after spinal anesthesia with intrathecal narcotics helpful?
7 Nov 2012
Addiction, Not me !
Nahel and Raj discuss a review article about addition and the anesthesiologist. What we know and what we don’t. How to deal with the issue on multiple levels from trainee, colleagues, co-workers to hospital administration and licensing boards.
30 Oct 2011