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“[These results] provide further support of a favorable risk/benefit ratio for the addition of fentanyl to labor epidurals.”
“What dose of intrathecal bupivacaine is necessary to optimize the probability of external cephalic version success?”
“[T]he primary challenge for clinicians is to take data generated in groups of patients and determine how to best apply the information in the single patient…”
THE American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Excellence in Research Award is the most prestigious research award in our specialty. First awarded in 1986, recipients of the Excellence in Research Award include names that can be found in every textbook of anesthesiology, including John Severinghaus (1986), Raymond Fink (1987), Francis Foldes (1988), and Edmond (Ted) I. Eger II (1989). In accordance with the philosophy that science knows no borders, the ASA wisely stipulated that the Excellence in Research Award may be awarded to any researcher whose research had a major impact on the specialty of anesthesiology. The nomin...
WHEN I was informed that Chad Brummett would receive the 2017 American Society of Anesthesiologists Presidential Scholar Award, I was very pleased and proud but not surprised. Chad was a graduate of Indiana University (undergraduate and medical school) who chose to venture north to Michigan for residency. Chad was exceptional from the very start. Not simply by being a great resident clinically (he was elected chief resident in his senior year), but because he had a burning passion for scientific inquiry from the beginning. I would step out of my office at any time day or evening to find Chad on the phone or at the computer...
Conclusions Labor epidural solutions containing fentanyl concentrations as high as 2 μg/ml do not appear to influence breastfeeding rates at 6 weeks postpartum.
Conclusions A dose of intrathecal bupivacaine greater than 2.5 mg does not lead to an additional increase in external cephalic procedural success or a reduction in cesarean delivery.
Conclusions Although postoperative opioid use was reduced, perioperative administration of gabapentin did not result in a reduction of postoperative delirium or hospital length of stay.
Conclusions Slow-wave activity saturation during surgical anesthesia implies that large variability in dosing is required to achieve a targeted potential loss of perception in individual patients. A signature for neural inertia in humans is the maintenance of slow-wave activity even in the presence of very-low hypnotic concentrations during emergence from anesthesia.