Anesthesia Research - IAA Hartford County Division

Research Posters & Publications

IAA’s cutting-edge anesthesia research is changing the face of regional anesthesia and pain management. Our novel ideas and bold approaches help create a unique practice and learning opportunity for you. 

Study Posters

POSSEBLiTY: A Single-Site Retrospective Study of POSt-Operative Serratus Anterior Plane Block or Erector Spinae Plane Block Catheters in Patients that Underwent Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Carla Maffeo-Mitchell, MD1; Kevin Finkel, MD1; Matthew Mitchell, MD1; Katherine Davis, BS1; Sarah Vincze, MPH1; Ya-Huei Li, PhD2; Ilene Staff, PhD2, Aseel Walker, MD1; Edmund Takata, MS1; 1Integrated Anesthesia Associates, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 2Department of Research, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Presented at the 2023 PGA77 at the Marriot Marquis, NY, NY, December 8-10, 2023
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Bystander Treatment and Outcomes for Witnessed Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Connecticut
Trevor Sutton, MD, MBA, David l. Bailey,BS, Asad Rizvi, MD, Rabab Al-Araji, MPH, Qayyoom Kasliwala, MD5, Thomas Nero, MD, Megan Scalzo, BS, Gregory Panza, PhD, Jeff F. Mather, MS, Rocco Orlando, MD, Sabet Hashim, MD, Raymond G. McKay, MD
Presented at the SCA (Society of Cardiac Anesthesia)at the Convention Center in Portland Oregon, May 5-7, 2023.
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Liposomal Bupivacaine has Superior Pain Control to Bupivacaine with Adjuncts In Interscalene Blocks for Total Shoulder Replacement
Kevin J Finkel, MD, FASA; Aseel Walker, MD; Carla L Maffeo-Mitchell, MD; Pranjali P Kainkaryam, MD; Jennifer Sposito, MD; Olga Salianski, MD; Megan Amedee; Emily Shearier, PhD; Ilene Staff, PhD; Theodore Blaine, MD; Durgesh Nagarkatti, MD.
Presented by Dr. Salianski at the 21 Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, Orlando, Florida. November 17-19, 2022
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Medical Students’ Assessment of Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research
Medical Students’ Assessment of Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research
John Eschert, EdmundTakata, MS, Ilene Staff, PhD, Aseel Walker, MD, Andrew Alejo, Lucas Luong, DO, Cameron O’Connor, Ryan Saffer, Marianna Shaikhly, Kerri Stafford, Angela Yu, Saagar Motupally, Kevin Finkel, MD, FASA
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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

Labor Analgesia Considerations in a Patient with Mitochondrial Disease: A Case Report Lukas Zibaitis1 DO, David Friedman1 MD, Vasilije Mijovic2 MD, Alan Chai BS2 1University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 2Integrated Anesthesia Associates, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT Presented at the 2023 PGA77 at the Marriot Marquis, NY, NY, December 8-10, 2023 Download the PDF
Management of Labor Analgesia in a Patient with Myotonia Congenita Using an Epidural Block: A Case Report Lisa Townsend, MD,1 Vasilije Mijovic, MD,2 Sam Alkawaz MD,2 1. University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 2. Integrated Anesthesia Associates, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT Presented at the 2023 PGA77 at the Marriot Marquis, NY, NY, December 8-10, 2023 Download the PDF

Pheochromocytoma in a Patient with Severe Prosthetic Valve Aortic Stenosis, HFrEF, and Turner Syndrome
Devesh Patel, DO; Mathew DeMatteo, DO; Jacqueline Lagoy, MD; Rabi Panigrahi, MD. Department of Anesthesiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT Department of Anesthesiology, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT. Presented at the SCA (Society of Cardiac Anesthesia) at the Convention Center in Portland Oregon, May 5-7, 2023.
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Mechanical Circulatory Support in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy for Cesarian Delivery and Bridge to Transplant 
Lucas Luong DO, Alexander Stangle, DO, Douglas
MacLean, MS, Adam Sachs, MD, Thomas May,
DO. University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Integrated Anesthesia Associates,
Hartford, CT. Presented at the SCA (Society of Cardiac Anesthesia) at the Convention Center in Portland Oregon, May 5-7, 2023.
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Subarachnoid or Intradural Spread of Local Anesthetic Along the Optic Nerve Following an Infraorbital Retrobulbar Block 
Michael Antonell, MD; Robert Petrillo, DO; Kirsten Calica, MD; Olga Salianski, MD; Anja Hergrueter, MD; Kevin Finkel, MD, FASA. Presented by Dr. Antonell at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Hollywood, Florida. April 20-22, 2023
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External Oblique Intercostal Nerve Block for Laparoscopic Converted to Open Cholecystectomy
Olga Salianski, MD; Carlos Gutierrez, MD; Nicholas Uva, MD; Anja Hergrueter, MD; Kirsten Calica, MD; Michael Antonell, MD; Kevin Finkel, MD Presented by Dr. Salianski at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Hollywood, Florida. April 20-22, 2023.
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External Oblique lntercostal Block Catheters for Abdominal Surgeries: case reports of two different surgeries.
Kirsten Calica, MD; Scott Childs, B.S.; Jonathan Neal, MD; Michael Antonell, MD; Anja Hergrueter, MD; Olga Salianski, MD; Emily Goodwin, MD; William Stuart, MD; and Kevin Finkel, MD. Presented by Dr. Calica at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Hollywood, Florida. April 20-22, 2023. 
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Bilateral Parasternal Catheters Provide Unparalleled Pain Relief in Displaced Sternal Fracture Following Blunt Force Chest Trauma.
Anja Hergrueter, MD; Dilcia Sanchez; Michael Antonell, MD; Kirsten Calica, MD; Olga Salianski, MD; Priyanka Shetty, MD; Kevin Finkel, MD. Presented by Dr. Hergrueter at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Hollywood, Florida. April 20-22, 2023. 
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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

Attitudes Towards Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research: A Survey of US Medical Students. Edmund T. Takata, John Eschert, Kerri Stafford, Andrew Alejo, Angela S. Yu, Ryan Saffer, Marianna Shaikhly, Lucas Luong, Cameron O’Connor, Saagar Motupally, Ilene Staff, Aseel Walker & Kevin J. Finkel
Med.Sci.Educ. (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-024-02002-2.
Published at the Medical Science Educator on 21 February 2024.
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Chest Wall and Abdominal Blocks for Thoracic and Abdominal Surgeries: A Review Sharma, R., Damiano, J., Al-Saidi, I. et al. Published 25 August 2023 at Current Pain and Headache Reports (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11916-023-01158-7
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Rectus Sheath Block Improves Patient Recovery Following Open Aortic Surgery. Colin Cleary 1, Ya-Huei Li 2,  Akhilesh Jain 3, Pranjali Kainkaryam 4,  Parth Shah 3, Thomas Divinagracia 3, James Gallagher III 3, Elizabeth Aitcheson 3, Mouhanad Ayach 3,  Kevin Finkel 4, Owen Glotzer 3, and Edward Gifford 3. 1 University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT-2 Hartford Hospital Clinical Research Center, Hartford, CT- 3 Division of Vascular Surgery, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT- 4 Integrated Anesthesia Associates, Hartford, CT. doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2023.04.012
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Manufacturer financial conflicts of interest are associated with favourable outcomes in randomised controlled trials of liposomal bupivacaine. British Journal of Anaesthesia. K Finkel, E Takata, C Maffeo-Mitchell, J Neal, M Nankin, B Braffett, L Perillo, S Gammerman, W Stuart, A Walker. DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.06.032 Epub 2022 Aug 16. PMID 35981918. Published at British Journal of Anaesthesia Volume 129, Issue 4, October 2022, Pages e90-e93.
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A Reduced Concentration Femoral Nerve Block is Effective for Perioperative Pain Control Following ACL Reconstruction: a Retrospective Review
Adam Fischler, MD, Lukas N Muench, Megan Wolf, Cameron Kia, Daniel P Berthold, Mark P Cote, Adam, Robert A Arciero, Cory Edgar
October 2021
PMID: 34673999 DOI: 10.1007/s00402-021-04221-3
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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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Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA

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