|Volume 30 Number 4||Stony Brook, NY||< October 2018 >|
|Alumni Reception||Dr. Kaushal||October Calendar||STARS|
|Kudos||New Anesthesia Techs||ASA Presentations||Anesthesia Interest Groups|
|New on Internet||Global Medical Brigades||SAM Meeting||New Publications|
|Where is That?||Photography Corner|
Alumni Cocktail Reception at PGA 2018
Wed. October 3. Dr. TJ Gan will chair the Faculty Meeting at 7:00 am in Lecture Hall 5, Level 3.
Wed. October 10. Residents will present their ASA Meeting Medically Challenging Cases at 7:00 am in Lecture Hall 5, Level 3.
Tue. October 16. Dr. David Komatsu from the Department of Orthopaedics will present his research at 4:00 pm in the Family, Population & Preventive Medicine Large Conference Room (L3-067).
Thurs. October 18. Journal Club will be held at 6:00 pm in the HSC Level 3 Galleria.
Wed. October 24. Dr. Justina Lekhraj will present her Senior Grand Rounds at 7:00 am in Lecture Hall 5, Level 3.
Wed. October 31. Dr. Rishimani Adsumelli will chair the the QA meeting at 7:00 am in Lecture Hall 5, Level 3.
The NYS Department of Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II has invited Dr. Ellen Steinberg to serve on the New York State Maternal Mortality Review Board. The goal of this Board is to confirm the causes of pregnancy-related mortalities in NYS and identify actionable strategies for prevention. Congratulations!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the NYS Department of Health has awarded Dr. Jun Lin a Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Grant. This grant, one of only 7 such awards this year, amounts to $360,000 and will be used to support Dr. Lin's project "Effects of Anesthetics on Lung Metastasis in Mouse Models of Breast Cancer". Congratulations!
Dr. Michelino Puopolo has been awarded a grant from the Department of Defense for his project "SCI-Induced Hyperexcitability of Nociceptors and Development of Chronic Neuropathic Pain". Support is $500,000 in direct costs for three years. Congratulations!
Department members will be making presentations and moderating sessions at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The meeting will be held in San Francisco from October 13-17.
Please visit our Presenters while you are at the ASA meeting. And, don't forget to take photos of department members standing in front of posters! We can use these in November's issue of SleepTalker, on our website and in the library display case.
Medically Challenging Cases
• Al Bizri E, Lekhraj JS, Oleszak SP. Complex Airway Management And Lung Isolation In A Patient With Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis And Bilateral Neck DissectionPoster Presentations
• Al Bizri E, Sanchez CA, Andraous WF. Complex Airway Management During Transoral Resection Of Cervical Spine Chordoma
• Lee MH, McInerney H, Saunders TA, Adsumelli RS. Symptomatic Intrathecal Hematoma Following An Uneventful Epidural Blood Patch For An Obstetric Patient With Post-dural Puncture Headache
• Escobar DP, Richman DC, Wang M. Airway Management of Lower Paratracheal Mass
• Khalili M, Tsai K, Andraous WF. Awake Tracheostomy In A Dyspneic Patient With Airway Obstruction Caused By A Supraglottic Tumor
• Mouch CM, Oleszak SP. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After Anesthesia And The Approach To A Patient With A Difficult Airway Refusing Awake Intubation
• Yau G, Oleszak SP. Airway Management Of Patient With Goiter & Anterior Mediastinal Mass Undergoing Lower Extremity Surgery
• Yau G, Azim SA, Steinberg ES. Atypical Postpartum Headache: PDPH Or Preeclampsia?
• Khalili M, Tsai K. Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Associated With Blind Insertion Of Nasogastric Feeding Tube
• Al Bizri E, Landman UN. Anesthesia Management Of Parturient With Pseudotumor Cerebri And Lumboperitoneal Shunt For Cesarean Section Utilizing Combined Spinal Epidural Technique
• Vojdani R, Khalili M, Adsumelli RS, Azim SA. Coronary Vasospasm: Implications For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrest During Anesthesia
• Izrailtyan I, Poppers JS, Kowal RA, Zabirowicz E, Nie L, Romeiser JL, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guerrero E. Perioperative TEE Continuous Quality Improvement ProgramOral Presentations
• Gupta R, Romeiser J, Denoya P, Setaro J, Page CR, Kitterle S, Gan TJ. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program Shortens Hospital Length of Stay and Reduced Opioid Consumption in Colorectal Surgical Patients
• Gupta R, Rizwan S, Romeiser J. Survey of ERAS Provider Practices Across North America and Europe
• Smith J, Probst S, Calandra C, Davis R, Sugimoto K, Nie L, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guerrero E. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Fusion
• Gupta R, Romeiser J, Gan TJ. Survey Related to the Fasting Experience Prior to and after Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Pathway
• Abola RE, Lian X, Zhang J, Adsumelli RS, Romeiser J, Blaber J, Griffin T, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guerrero E. Prospective Assessment of A Preoperative Carbohydrate Beverage as Part of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program for Gynecological Surgery
• Abola RE, Romeiser J, Rizwa S, Gupta R, Bennett-Guerrero E. Randomized Controlled Trial of Sugammadex versus Neostigmine for Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade: Impact on Measures of Early Postoperative StrengthWorkshops
• Abola RE, Lian X, Zhang J, Adsumelli RS, Romeiser J, Blaber J, Griffin T, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guerrero E. Evaluation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
• Stellaccio FS. Workshop on Management of the Difficult Airway Including SimulationPanel
• Gan TJ. Developing an ERAS Protocol that Works for your Institution: Tips for SuccessRefresher Course
• Gan TJ. Enhanced Recovery Strategy – Principles and PracticePBLD at Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (ASA Subspecialty Meeting)
• Tateosian V, Khmara K. Bronchoscopy and Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery on infant with Pierre Robin and Tetralogy of Fallot: Averting Airway Compromise and Heart Failure
What's New on the Internet
James P. Dilger, PhD
For those of you who do not surf Stony Brook Anesthesiology's web pages on a daily basis, I thought I'd point out a few recent updates and some new pages. Dr. Joy Schabel spent time over the summer to update the Residency Program Page. The "all-day education days" is a novel feature of our program and we have highlighted it. We have included testimonials from past residents (some of whom are currently attendings in the department). Resident wellness, a topic of great interest to prospective residents, is also emphasized. Please let Joy know if you have any ideas about how to improve the presentation or content.
Speaking of resident wellness ... Dr. Tracie Saunders was asked by Dr. TJ Gan to create a site that describes the department's activities that promote the wellness of everyone in the department. "Oh, and the site should have a catchy acronym", he said! After consulting some Millennials (including her daughter), Tracie settled on 🔥 IT'S LIT 🔥. The expression has a checkered history but it currently signifies intense fun and excitement! (Does "wellness" convey excitement? Not so much!) The department's aim is to strike work-life balance, fitness, health, and coping skills for all members of our department. With the help of Dr. Neera Tewari, we completed the acronym:
Please visit the 🔥 IT'S LIT 🔥 page and let us know what you think!
Do you know of an anesthesiologist looking for a faculty position? If so, direct him or her to our new Physician Career Opportunities page. A link to it is in the top menu of all the department's pages. With a picture of the new buildings, the page describes the upcoming needs of the department and links to the descriptions of the currently available positions (three of them, currently). Please pass this site along to anyone you think might be interested.
Schedules. This isn't new at all, but I often wonder whether people are aware that OnCall, Rotation and Conference schedules are available in a mini-portal format that works well with mobile screens. In fact, when it comes to the OnCall schedule, it is updated in real time when Ms. Christine Fogarty makes entries. This means you don't have to wait until the full schedule is compiled and sent by email. Give it a try if you get a chance.
Finally, its a work in progress, but the CRNAs have their own staff page. The structure is there; we just need to post photos for the 50+ CRNAs in the department!
Society for Airway Management Meeting
Francis Stellaccio, MD, FASA
September is not only the end of summer, the beginning of fall, but the month in which the Society for Airway Management (SAM) has its annual meeting. The largest meeting of leading airway experts from all over the world. This year's meeting was held in Chicago, Home of the Cubs, the Bears, deep pan pizza, al Capone, great architecture, and the headquarters of SAM.
The venue for the meeting was the Palmer House, considered the longest continuously operating hotel in America and, according to one legend, the birthplace of the "chocolate brownie" -- a dessert suitable for ladies attending the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.
There were lectures by not only anesthesiologists, but also by emergency room physicians, pulmonologists, ENT surgeons, critical care physicians, CRNA's, and paramedics. The topics ranged from pediatric versus adult airway management, prehospital airway management, airway management in the emergency department, airway management in the ICU , FONA - Front of neck airway, eFONA - emergency Front of neck airway, video versus direct laryngoscopy, ultrasound and the airway, the "most challenging" airway cases, etc. There were pro con debates, poster presentations and award ceremonies.
Of course, there were lectures on the most important paper written on airway management so far it this century: 4th National Audit Project (NAP – 4) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society concerning major complications of airway management in the UK March 2011.
The social event of conference was a dinner dance boat ride and architectural tour of Chicago. A truly wonderful event and one which I highly recommend when visiting Chicago. My personal event highlight was seeing the Broadway show Hamilton – incredible.
I hope to see everyone at next year's combined SAM and Difficult Airway Society 's meeting: the World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) in Amsterdam November 13-16 , 2019, affectionately dubbed the "WAMMSTERDAM" meeting.
Where on Campus is That?James P. Dilger, PhD
James P. Dilger, PhD
SleepTalker, the Stony Brook Anesthesiology Newsletter is published by the Department of Anesthesiology
Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Tong Joo Gan, M.D., M.H.S., F.R.C.A., M.B.A., Chairman
Editorial Board: James P. Dilger, Ph.D.; Stephen A. Vitkun, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D.; Marisa Barone-Citrano, M.A.; Richard Tenure, M.D.