The Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) wishes to express shock, outrage, and sadness at the recent depraved killings of … [Continue Reading]
Question of the Week
A 7-year-old female with known sickle cell disease undergoes and open splenectomy. On post-operative day #3, the patient is febrile, requires oxygen to maintain SpO2 >92%, and complains of chest discomfort. Which of the following complications are you MOST concerned about in this patient?
A. Postoperative infection caused by encapsulated bacteria
B. Aspiration pneumonia
C. Acute aplastic crisis
D. Acute chest syndrome