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Availability of inpatient pediatric surgery and anesthesia in the United States
Myron Yaster MD and Justin L Lockman MD, MSEd
Michael L McManus, Urbano L França. Availability of Inpatient Pediatric Surgery in the United States. Anesthesiology 2021 Jun 1;134(6):852-861. PMID: 33831167
Aditee P Ambardekar, Alan Jay Schwartz. Availability of Pediatric Surgery: Implications for Planning Pediatric Anesthesiology Education. Anesthesiology 2021 Jun 1;134(6):826-827. PMID: 33909883
There has been a huge consolidation of pediatric surgical and anesthesia care for both younger and older children across America. What are the implications?
Revisiting the classics: An idea and its implications
George A. Gregory, MD
Gregory GA, Kitterman JA, Phibbs RH, Tooley WH, Hamilton WK. Treatment of the idiopathic respiratory-distress syndrome with continuous positive airway pressure. N Engl J Med. 1971 Jun 17;284(24):1333-40 PMID: 4930602
Mai CL, Yaster M, Firth P. The development of continuous positive airway pressure: an interview with Dr. George Gregory. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Jan;23(1):3-8. PMID: 23170829
In the 1960s, George Gregory had an ‘AHA moment’ when he realized that Grunting was applying end-expiratory pressure! and realized if he applied positive pressure to the endotracheal tube during expiration, he could dramatically improve oxygenation in children with hyaline membrane disease. Read his description of this historic, game changing discovery.
Premature birth and long-term risk of heart failure
Myron Yaster MD
Casey Crump, Alan Groves, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist. Association of Preterm Birth with Long-term Risk of Heart Failure Into Adulthood. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Jul 1;175(7):689-697. PMID: 33818601
Mandy Brown Belfort, Suzanne Brown Sacks. Preterm Birth and Heart Failure in Infancy and Beyond: Born With a Broken Heart? JAMA Pediatr 2021 Jul 1;175(7):673-675. PMID: 33818589
Most of us are aware of the risk of neurologic injury in premie graduates. Are they at greater risk of Heart Failure throughout their lives? The unequivocal answer in this study is “YES”!