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Anesthesia Research & Development — Hartford Division

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Publications

Research Posters & Publications — Hartford Division

Study Posters

Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Reduces Racial and Ethnic Disparities Following Coronary Artery Bypass
Trevor S. Sutton, MD, MBA1, Raymond G. McKay, MD, Jeff Mather, John Eschert, Edmund Takata1, Tara McLaughlin, PhD, Marcus Cox, MD, Analise Douglas, MD, Ambika Natarajan, Deborah Loya, RN, Roger Mennett, MS, Marbelia G. Cech, MD, Joseph Hinchey, MD, PhD, Aseel Walker, MD, Jonathan Hammond, MD5, Sabet Hashim, MD
Presented at the Society of Cardiac Anesthesia Annual Meeting (SCA) in Palm Springs, CA
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Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Reduces Duration of Ventilation and Likelihood of Re-Intubation Following Urgent and Emergency Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
Trevor Sutton, Raymond G McKay, Jeff Mather, Edmund T Takata, John Escher, Analise Douglas, Marcus Cox, Tara McLaughlin, Roger A Mennett, Deborah Loya, Marbelia Cech, Joseph Hinchey, Aseel Walker, Jonathan Hammond, Sabet Hashim. Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
Presented at the International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting 2022 March 17-20. Abstract #: 1260 (virtual)
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Method of Anesthesia In Knee Arthroplasty: Measuring A Retrospective Cohort.
Motupally, S., Poulin, D., Walker, A., Takata, E., Maffeo-Mitchell, C., Sposito, J., Mitchell, M., Finkel, K.. Presented at the 75th Anniversary of the Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), New York City December 10-13, 2021.
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Continuous Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block In Hip Fragility Fracture Patients.
Bevilacqua, M., Kasner, K., Walker, A., Takata, E., Mitchell, M., Maffeo-Mitchell, C., Kainkaryam, Alassal, S, Finkel, K.. Presented at the 75th Anniversary of the Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), New York City December 10-13, 2021.
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Antithrombotic Use And Bleeding Risk In Retrobulbar Anesthesia.
Antithrombotic Use And Bleeding Risk In Retrobulbar Anesthesia. Eschert, J., Mani, N. Takata, E., Aseel Walker, Lei, L., Staff, I., Maffeo-Mitchell, C., Emmel, D., Finkel, K.. Presented at the 75th Anniversary of the Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), New York City December 10-13, 2021
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Case Report Posters

Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block for Treatment of Refractory Cerebral Vasospasm. Derek Poulin, DO, Param Patel, BS, Kevin Finkel, MD, Pranjali Kainkaryam, MD, Carla Maffeo-Mitchell, MD.
Presented at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 31-April 2, 2022. 
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Multifidus Cervicis Plane Block For Posterior Approach To Cervical Spine Fusion: A Case Study.
Nicholas Uva MD, MPH, Pranjali Kainkaryam MD, Kevin Finkel MD.
Presented at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 31-April 2, 2022. 
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Epidural Spread of Local Anesthetic Following Lumbar Erector Spinae Block.
Navin Mani, DO1; Justin Sehn1; Kevin Finkel, MD1; Heeren Makanji, MD2.
Presented at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 31-April 2, 2022. 
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Continuous Rectus Sheath Block And Opioid Sparing Anesthesia For Aortobifemoral Bypass Grafting: A Case Report.
Kevin Kasner MD, Kevin Finkel MD, Pranjali Kainkaryam MD.
Presented at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 31-April 2, 2022.
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Perioperative Management of Pheochromocytoma in The Setting of Prior Takotsubo and Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
Mike Antonell, MD; Thomas Martin, MD; Dhamodaran Palaniappan, MD. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Integrated Anesthesia Associates, LLC, Hartford, CT, USA. Presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, USA, 10/2021. 
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Postoperative Paraplegia After Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery.
Daniel Friedlander, MD; Edan Bashkin, DO; William Perillo, DO; Dhamodaran Palaniappan, MD. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Hartford Hospital, Farmington, CT, USA. Presented at the annual conference of American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, USA, 10/2021
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Stellate Ganglion Block in a Patient With Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation.
Tom Gedulig, DO; Jason Altman, DO. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Hartford Hospital, Farmington, CT, USA. Presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, USA, 10/2021.
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Dural Puncture Epidural Anesthesia for Cesarean Section in a Patient with PreEclampsia complicated by Gerbode Defect and Pulmonary Hypertension.
Joseph Scannell, DO; Connor Benjamin Milone, William T. Stuart. Anesthesiology, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Medical School, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA. Presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, USA, 10/2021. 
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Unicuspid Aortic Valve Replacement In A Patient With Profound Developmental Delay.
Matthew DeMatteo, DO; Joseph Hinchey, MD. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Hartford Hospital, Farmington, CT, USA. Presented at the annual conference of American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, USA, 10/2021. 
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TEE Guided Removal of Renal Cell Carcinoma IVC Thrombus Extending Into The Right Atrium.
Jordan Scolaro, DO; Jason Altman, DO. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Hartford Hospital, Farmington, CT, USA. Presented at the annual conference of American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, USA, 10/2021. 
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Aortic Dissection in Geno Negative Marfan Syndrome Patient With COVID-19.
Manila Singh, MD; Jason Altman, DO. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Hartford Hospital, Farmington, CT, USA. Presented at the annual conference of American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego, USA, 10/2021 
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Resection of a Dopamine-Secreting Paraganglioma Overlying The Left Main Coronary Artery. George Bekheet, Student, Jacqueline S. Lagoy, M.D. Anesthesia, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Anesthesia, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA. Presented at American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Diego CA. October 8-12, 2021.
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Diabetic Ketoacidosis In Emergent Cardiac Surgery
Alexander Stangle, D.O., Jason M. Altman, D.O. University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA, Integrated Anesthesia Associates, East Hartford, CT, USA. An abstract was accepted by the American Society of Anesthesiology, it was not presented at the annual meeting, San Diego CA. October 8-12, 2021 due to COVID-19.
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Publications

Utility of the Transversus Abdominis Plane and Rectus Sheath Blocks in Patients Undergoing Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusions
Sean M. Esmende, MD1, Matthew J. Solomito, PhD2, Jesse Eisler, MD3, Kevin J. Finkel, MD4, Pranjali P. Kainkaryam,MD4, and Carla L. Maffeo-Mitchell, MD4
1. Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, Hartford, CT,USA; 2. Research Department, The Bone and Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT,USA; 3. Connecticut Back Center, Storrs, CT,USA; 4. Integrated Anesthesia Associates, Hartford, CT,USA. 
Accepted for publication in The Spine Journal (2022)
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Tracheal Bronchus With Difficult Lung Isolation: A Case Report. Friedlander DA, Panigrahi R, Palaniappan D. Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. First Published March 28, 2022. doi/10.1177/10892532211069243
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is Associated with Improved Outcomes and Reduced Racial and Ethnic Disparities Following Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis with Propensity Score Matching.
Trevor S. Sutton, MD, MBA; Raymond G. McKay, MD; Jeff Mather, MS; Edmund Takata, MS; John Eschert; Marcus Cox, MD; Analise Douglas, MD; Tara McLaughlin, PhD; Deborah Loya, RN; Roger Mennett, MS; Marbelia G. Cech, MD; Joseph Hinchey, MD, PhD; Aseel Walker, MD; Jonathan Hammond, MD; Sabet Hashim, MD; Published at the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: February 24, 2022. 
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No Rank in the OR: A Guide to Improving Communication. Thomas R. Gedulig; Published in ASA Monitor, Sept 2021; 85:42.
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Innovation and Collaboration During a Pandemic: Thinking Outside the Box in Times of Need. Christopher T. Wiles; Published in ASA Monitor, June 2021; 85:42.
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The Supraglottic Airway Device: Its Role as an Intubating Conduit. Thomas Mort, MD & Eileen Kodack, DO; Published in Anesthesiology News, July 2021.
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Airway Management Procedure Note Writing: A Primer. Thomas Mort, MD & Eileen Kodack, DO.; Published in Anesthesiology News, July 2021.
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Multidisciplinary Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain: An Evidence-Base Approach. Thomas R. Gedulig, DO., Hannah Hultine, DPT, and Joseph Walker III, MD Vol. 37, No. 3; Published in Topics in Pain Management, October 2021.
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IAA Hartford Division Research Team

If you would like to learn more about IAA Hartford Division Research, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Mailing Address
Department of Anesthesia Research and Development / Department of Anesthesiology
Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, JB321, Hartford, CT 06102

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
Director of Research, Hartford Division
Anesthesia Research & Development Department, Hartford Division
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Aseel Walker, MD
Senior Project Management Specialist
Anesthesia Research & Development Department, Hartford Division
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Edmund (Tamas) Takata, MS
Medical Writer | Research & Quality Coordinator
Anesthesia Research & Development Department, Hartford Division
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Med students, residents, fellows, and others are encouraged to contact:

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
Director of Clinical Research,
Hartford Division

Tel: (860) 972-2117
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Aseel Walker, MD
Senior Project Management Specialist
Hartford Hospital
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Edmund (Tamas) Takata, MS
Medical Writer | Research & Quality Coordinator
Hartford Hospital
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