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From Giorgio Veneziano MD and Lynn Martin MD commenting on:
Review Article: Epidurals? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Epidurals: Convincing the NICU why they do
Quality improvement methodology significantly improved the use of neonatal epidurals. These readers comment on the results and on the ethics of this type of “research.”
Pediatric anesthesia risk in Africa: Defining the problem, exploring solutions
Mark Gacii MD, Mattew J. Kynes MD, David E. Liston MD MPH
Larissa Cronjé, Alexandra M Torborg, Heidi M Meyer, Anisa Z Bhettay , Johan B J S Diedericks, Celeste Cilliers, et al. An Evaluation of Severe Anesthetic-Related Critical Incidents and Risks From the South African Paediatric Surgical Outcomes Study: A 14-Day Prospective, Observational Cohort Study of Pediatric Surgical Patients. Anesth Analg. 2022 Apr 1;134(4):728-739. PMID: 34928873
Evans FM, Wake PB, Gathuya ZN, McDougall RJ. Access to Safe Pediatric Anesthesia in LMICs-The Problem Is Clear; It Is Time to Solve It! Anesth Analg. 2022 Apr 1;134(4):724-727. PMID: 35299212
As the problem of outcome disparities for pediatric anesthesia come more into focus, we hope that the solutions to this crisis will, as well. This article brings us a step closer.
Textbooks reader responses
From Nancy Glass, Carolyn Butler, Gabriel Zuckerberg, Paul Halweg, Horvath Balazs, Carol Pasquariello, Robert Christensen, Norah Janosy, George Politis
Textbook use, both hard cover and electronic, are still very much being used by our readers.
I join the American Pediatric Surgical Association in their plea to lobby your congressman/woman to ban assault rifles.