ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017

As an estimated 15,000 attendees from around the world descended upon the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to attend this year’s ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017, several physicians and residents from Integrated Anesthesia Associates prepared to present their case studies and research to fellow Anesthesiologists.
Poster Presentations included:

1. “State of the Art Cerebral Monitoring: Surgical Carotid Endarterectomy”
Presented by Sagar Sutaria, D.O. and Thomas C. Mort, M.D.
1Anesthesiology, UCONN Hlth School of Med-Dept of Anes, Farmington, CT, USA, 2Anesthesiology, UCONN Hlth School of Med-Dept of Anes, Hartford Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Hartford, CT,USA.
This case study focuses on the use of awake cerebral monitoring in combination with regional anesthesia block.

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2. “NT-pro-BNP as a diagnostic marker for Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO) in the Postoperative ICU Patient”
Presented by: Syed Rizvi MD1, Dhamodaran Palaniappan MD1,2 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT1; Department of Anesthesiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT2

This case study focuses on how NT-pro BNP levels can be useful in the diagnosis of transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) and management of disease progression or regression.

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3. “Is it time to abandon routine blind insertion of the Double Lumen Tube?”
Presented by: Amruta Desai DO, MPH, MBA1, HyunSuk Lee MD1,2, Dhamodaran Palaniappan MD1,2 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT1; Department of Anesthesiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT2

This study looks at the rare but serious complication, potential risk factors, airway management and after treatment associated with Tracheobronchial injury during DLT placement.

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4.Intravenous Cosyntropin in the Management of a Post-Dural Puncture Headache”
Presented by: Ann-Marie Surette, MD1, Robert Herreria, MD2, Laura Morello, MD2 University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 2St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT

This study examines whether ACTH can be routinely recommended as a pharmacologic treatment of PDPH.

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