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SARAS Graduate Farewell Poetry Corner New Publications
Photography Corner Where on Campus is That?

   Dr. Karim Shuaib will do an Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian in 2022-23. Congratulations!

   Dr. Ursula Landman was elected Secretary Treasurer at the annual American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (AOCA) Vital Anesthesia Practice Optimization Review (VAPOR) meeting. Congratulations!
STARS: STaff Appreciation and Recognition

   Dr. Ramon Abola was awarded a Stony Brook Star Card! Quality Management Practitioner Amanda Groveman, BSN, RN nominated him for "reviewing the SB Safe file for SICU so quickly and providing excellent feedback".

   The Ventricular Assist Device Program at the Stony Brook Heart Institute again earned Joint Commission's Gold Start Recertification. The announcement cited the contributions of Anesthesiologists Drs. TJ Gan, Kenneth Rosenfeld, Jeremy Poppers and Salim Zaidi as among the "unsung heroes who manage our VAD patients throughout their intra/post and admissions to the hospital".
ASA Meeting 2021

   The 2021 Annual Meeting is being held in San Diego (with the option of a Virtual Track) October 8-12, 2021. Here are the contributions from members of our department.

   If you attend the meeting, please take photos of our presenters! We can use them in SleepTalker, on our webpages, and in the faculty recruitment video that is being produced (special request from Dr. Joy Schabel).

Jin Z, Daksla N, Schabel JE, Gan TJ. Efficacy Of Nk-1 And 5-ht 3 Antagonist Combination For Ponv Prophylaxis, A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis
• Freedenberg A, Pan C-H, Hearing J, Romeiser J, Bennett-Guerrero E. Comparison of Neutralizing Capacity of Plaque Reduction Assay to Novel Pseudovirus Assay for SARS-CoV-2
Nada E, Rajpal G, Chan AW, Kadiyala M, Emmerick I, Maxfie M. Comparison Of Ultrasound Guided Versus Thoracoscopic Guided Intercostal Nerve Block With Liposomal Bupivacaine For Minimally Inv
Nada E, Chepanoske M, Mallari O, Alper E, Heard SO. Association Between Previous Cervical Spine Fusion And Failed First Attempt Of Intubation: A Retrospective Chart Review

Medically Challenging Cases
Mena S, Oleszak S. Airway Management with an Arteriovenous Malformation
Mena S, Ma S, Kaushal A. Persistent Hiccups after a Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Mena S, Desai A . Pain Management in a Parturient on Suboxone with a Complex Right Hip Fracture
Mena S, Gruttadauria M, Factor M, Delemos M. Spinal Anesthesia in Suspected Brugada Syndrome
Mathew A, Christophides AH, Balaguer JM, Izrailtyan I. Bilateral Abnormal Ultrasound Allen Test: A Management Dilemma
Mathew A, Scott BH. Nutcracker Syndrome: A Case Report
Mathew A, Christophides AH, Basishvili G, McLarty AJ, Gross ER, Fischl AM. Anesthetic Management Of Patient With Anterior Mediastinal Mass
Kang RS, Bracero LA, Figueroa C, Shuaib K, Watson E, Xiao A, Gidicsin C, Romeiser J, Costa AC, Bennett-Guerrero, E. AIRWAY: Improving Preparation For Floor Intubations
Kang RS, Nguyen CP, Bennici LA. Perioperative Management Of Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1
Kang RS, Taft A, Wu D, Gupta AK. Airway Management Of A Patient With Zonisamide Induced Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Kang RS, Kim Y, Tateosian V. Perioperative Management of a Patient with Heterotaxy Syndrome
Shafai A, Kozlowski P, Kang RS, Oleszak SP. Development of Subglottic Stenosis Following Tracheostomy for COVID-19
Watson E, Usama S, Moore R. Coordinated Tumor Manipulation and Ventilation in a Pediatric Endobronchial Lesion with Intermittent Airway Occlusion 
Watson E, Costa A. Considerations for Endotracheal Intubation Management in COVID-19 Patients with Permissive Hypoxemia. 
Shafai A, Desai A. To decrease or continue high dose buprenorphine periop
Scorsese G, Poppers J. Native Valve Infective Endocarditis Causing Intraoperative Acute Limb Ischemia
Seiter C, Kim B, Zabirowicz E, Poppers J. Anesthetic Considerations And Alternatives For A Patient With Severe Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Presenting For Orthopedic Surgery
Figueroa C, Bracero L, Jacob Z. Quick Recognition And Management of Tension Pneumothorax In A Neonate With Trisomy 18 Under General Anesthesia

Snap Talks
Richman D. Preoperative Optimization: Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference: Advanced Directives
Richman D. New problems in Perioperative Medicine: Leadless pacemakers
Richman D. New problems in Perioperative Medicine: Wireless pulmonary artery hemodynamic monitors

Gan TJ. 2020 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: What's New?

Recent Meeting Presentations

   Dr. Eman Nada delivered a virtual lecture about Anesthetic Considerations of Complex Spine Surgery in the Annual Meeting of The Alexandria Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care - Egypt.

   Dr. Deborah Richman presented two lectures at the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists meeting in Newport Beach, CA. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery, and Pre-Op Lab Testing for Office Based Anesthesia and a Review of New Anticoagulants.

SARAS Graduate

   An article in the Stony Brook University News featured Ethan Ertel ’22, an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student who is a member of the University Scholars Program. When he was in high school, Ethan attended the SARAS (Science and Research Awareness Series) program, organized by Dr. Srinivas Pentyala. This was a pivotal moment in Ethan's future. “They talked to us about what they do, simply to expose us to the different fields that health science has to offer,” Read the full article here.

Farewell ShellyAnn!

We must say farewell to ShellyAnn Noriega, the Department's Administrative Assistant/Receptionist for the past four years. Her family is moving to Connecticut due to her husband's promotion and relocation. Best wishes!!

Poetry Corner


Shayla Mena, MD

The last implore:
“Take good care of me”
And a symphony of tears,
I’d later wipe from your eyes
When the ventilator is breathing for you.

I’ve seen you
Lost within the rabbit hole
“Alice?” I’d call,
As if those eyes would open.

If you only knew,
How gentle I’m being
Gently peeling the dressing
Off your forehead,
And ever so slowly
Removing the probe
That is sitting in your esophagus.

I inspect my colleague
Beyond the drape
The handiwork, an imminent finale at hand.
Here is the time,
When we must get ready.
But, the insecurity of it all;

Will you have pain?
Will you buck or flail?
All those hours upon hours,
Did I stop the pumps in time?

I’m afraid to give anything.
I’m afraid to not give you more.
We never know Alice,
What you may perchance to dream.

New Publications

Figure from Anugu et al 2021
  • Jie Z, Ko CJ, Wang H, Xie X, Li Y, Gu M, Zhu L, Yang JY, Gao T, Ru W, Tang SJ, Cheng X, Sun SC. Microglia promote autoimmune inflammation via the noncanonical NF-κB pathway. Sci Adv. 2021 Sep 3;7(36)
  • Jin Z, Zhu M, Gupta A, Page C, Gan TJ, Bergese SD. Evaluating oliceridine as a treatment option for moderate to severe acute post-operative pain in adults. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2021 Sep 17
  • Lee S, Guthrie DB, Epstein RH. Kawasaki Disease and General Anesthesia for Dental Treatment: A Case Report. Anesth Prog. 2021 Oct 1;68(3):146-153
  • Anugu A, Monastero R, Pentyala S, Mustahsan VM, Cai Y, Rosenfeld J, Komatsu DE, Penna J, Hurst L, Pentyala SN. Clinical Validation of Rapid Gout Detection Method and Kit. Methods Protoc. 2021, 4(4), 69
Photography Corner

James P Dilger, PhD

The unveiling of Mt. Rainier
Where on Campus is That?

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., MHS, FRCA, MBA, Chairman
Editorial Board: James P. Dilger, Ph.D.; Stephen A. Vitkun, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D.; Marisa Barone-Citrano, M.A.; Ramanjot S. Kang, M.D.