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Targeted Genotyping Identifies Susceptibility Locus in Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene for Chronic Postsurgical Pain: Erratum

In the article beginning on page 587 in the March 2018 issue, additional clarification is needed in the abstract and discussion sections.
Source: Anesthesiology

By |May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yellow Journalism Highlights Postanesthetic Complications: Pulitzer versus Hearst

In 1898 in the second issue of the magazine Vim, artist Leon Barritt (1851 to 1938) published his cartoon “The Big Type War of the Yellow Kids.” He depicted newspaper magnates Joseph J. Pulitzer (1847 to 1911, left) and William Randolph Hearst (1863 to 1951, right) fighting over stacked toy blocks spelling out “WAR.” (Both […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Takayasu Arteritis and Complete Aortic Arch Branch Vessel Occlusions

TAKAYASU arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis of the aorta and its primary branches.1 Severe cases may involve complete occlusion of aortic arch branch vessels as noted in the computerized tomography from this 28-yr-old woman. Three-dimensional (A) and coronal (B) images from a contrast-enhanced computerized tomography demonstrate irregular severe stenosis of the right common carotid […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Month in Anesthesiology

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Dr. C. H. Cannon’s Armamentarium: “Local Anaesthetics…Gas or Either”

From the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection, dentist Charles H. Cannon (c. 1847–1909) had problems managing the printer of his trade card (above). First, his printer misspelled Cannon’s anesthetic armamentarium as “local Anaesthetics, also with Gas or Either.” Then the advertising was printed downhill on the card. Because dentist Cannon was listed in the […]

By |April 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monkeying Outside Central Park Zoo: Hasbrouck Advertises His Nitrous Oxide

At the Arsenal building near the southeast corner of Central Park, New York’s Central Park Zoo was less than a two-mile walk north of the dental offices of Dr. Ferdinand Hasbrouck. Perhaps monkeys at the zoo inspired Hasbrouck to advertise with this trade card titled, “Tickle me under the Chin.” Having earned his dental doctorate […]

By |April 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intraoperative Phototherapy for Hyperbilirubinemia

HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA or jaundice when severe and if untreated has disastrous yet preventable neurotoxic effects, specifically, bilirubin-induced encephalopathy or kernicterus.1,2 Intraoperative phototherapy using an underbody bili blanket (red arrows) can minimize treatment interruptions, which is preferential during light therapy. Although dual-source (anterior and posterior) light therapy is preferred, this may not allow for operative access to […]

By |April 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Then It Was Dark and Cold

It was a sunny, warm, clear day until brute celestial geometry choked off standard photon dissemination. Then it was dark and cold.
Source: Anesthesiology

By |March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Relaxation before Debriefing during High-fidelity Simulation Improves Memory Retention of Residents at Three Months A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study

Background High-fidelity simulation is known to improve participant learning and behavioral performance. Simulation scenarios generate stress that affects memory retention and may impact future performance. The authors hypothesized that more participants would recall three or more critical key messages at three months when a relaxation break was performed before debriefing of critical event […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Artificial Intelligence for Everyone

“…machine learning to model the interaction of remifentanil and propofol on processed electroencephalogram…. Is this the end of clinical pharmacology?”
Source: Anesthesiology

By |March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments