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Cardiac tamponade – Dx

Clinical findings consistent with cardiac tamponade include tachycardia, dyspnea, chest pain, diaphoresis, decreased arterial pulsation, muffled heart sounds, elevated jugular venous pressure and pulsus paradoxus. Classically Beck’s triad is used to characterize three signs of cardiac tamponade: hypotension, jugular venous distention and muffled heart sounds.

Article of the Month – February 2015

Mark Nunnally

Incidence and Risk Factors for Perioperative Cardiac Arrest Observed in the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry

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February 2015: Tim Brennan

Hyperalgesia, IV diclofenac, IV lidocaine, Cancer recurrence

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TEE of the Month – March 2015

Aortic stenosis

ASK THE EXPERT – January 2015

Srinivasa Raja

Acute pain, Chronic post-surgical pain, Neuropathic pain

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Postoperative SIRS/sepsis: Dx

Sepsis is an infection-induced syndrome defined as the presence of two or more manifestations of a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).

Article of the Month – January 2015

Charles Hogue

Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position Is Associated with Diminished Cerebral Autoregulation But No Differences In Postoperative Cognition Or Brain Injury Biomarker Levels Compared With Supine Positioning

TEE of the month – February 2015

LVAD placement

ASK THE EXPERT – December 2014

Avery Tung

Research in critical care, Colloids and crystaloids, Quality

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Epidural local anes: GI effect

Postoperative ileus is almost universal following major abdominal surgery. Nearly 100 years ago, Cannon and Murphy demonstrated that opening the peritoneal cavity and manipulating the intestines resulted in significant inhibition of GI tract contractile function in dogs. It has been suggested that epidural analgesia can shorten the duration of postoperative ileus and thereby decrease morbidity, length of hospital stay, and annual expense on ileus (approximately $750 million per year).

Article of the Month – December 2014

Richard Epstein

Anesthesiologist Staffing Considerations Consequent to the Temporal Distribution of Hypoxemic Episodes in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit

TEE of the Month – March 2015

Intracardiac leiomyomatosis