Journal Club 2020-2021

Faculty: Eric Zabirowicz, MD; Ursula Landman, DO
Updated: 06-07-21


09-15-20 Three Large Studies: Heart Valves, Shoulders and Intubation
Drs. Lucas Bracero, Ramanjot Kang, Saamia Alam and Eric Zabirowicz
6:00 PM @ Microsoft Teams
• Makkar RR et al. Five-Year Outcomes of Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement. N Engl J Med. 2020 [PubMed]
• Joffe AM et al. Management of Difficult Tracheal Intubation: A Closed Claims Analysis. Anesthesiology. 2019 Oct;131(4):818-829 [PubMed]
• Kang RA et al. Superior Trunk Block Provides Noninferior Analgesia Compared with Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2019 Dec;131(6):1316-1326 [PubMed]
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Drs. Figueroa, Mathew and Kim
6:00 PM @ Microsoft Teams
• Khanna AK et al. Prediction of Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression on Inpatient Wards Using Continuous Capnography and Oximetry: An International Prospective, Observational Trial. Anesth Analg. 2020 Oct;131(4):1012-1024. [PubMed]
• Schwenk ES et al. Mepivacaine versus Bupivacaine Spinal Anesthesia for Early Postoperative Ambulation. Anesthesiology. 2020 Oct 1;133(4):801-811. [PubMed]
• Jang Y-E et al. Subcutaneous Nitroglycerin for Radial Arterial Catheterization in Pediatric Patients. Anesthesiology. 2020 Jul;133(1):53-63. [PubMed]
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02-23-21 Two recent RCTs
Drs. Shuaib, Watson, Zabirowicz
6:00 PM @ Teams
• Li et al. Intravenous versus Volatile Anesthetic Effects on Postoperative Cognition in Elderly Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery. Anesthesiology . 2021 Mar 1;134(3):381-394 [PubMed]
• Karaaslan et al. A comparison of laryngeal mask airway- supreme and endotracheal tube use with respect to airway protection in patients undergoing septoplasty: a randomized, single-blind, controlled clinical trial. BMC Anesthesiol. 2021 Jan 7;21(1):5 [PubMed]
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03-23-21 Two RCTs Looking at Opioids
Drs. Kant, Xiao
6:00 PM @ Teams
• Carella et al. Influence of Levobupivacaine Regional Scalp Block on Hemodynamic Stability, Intra- and Postoperative Opioid Consumption in Supratentorial Craniotomies: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesth Analg. 2021 Feb 1;132(2):500-511.PubMed
• Murphy et al. Clinical Effectiveness and Safety of Intraoperative Methadone in Patients Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Trial. Anesthesiology. 2017 May;126(5):822-833. PubMed
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05-25-21 Looking at the Airway
Drs. Sarah Lee and Grace Lin
6:00 PM @ Teams
• Bridwell et al. Diagnosis and management of Ludwig's angina: An evidence-based review. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Mar;41:1-5. [PubMed]
• Tong & Tung. A Randomized Trial Comparing the Effect of Fiberoptic Selection and Guidance Versus Random Selection, Blind Insertion, and Direct Laryngoscopy, on the Incidence and Severity of Epistaxis After Nasotracheal Intubation. Anesth Analg. 2018 Aug;127(2):485-489. [PubMed]
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