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Remembering the classics: Noninvasive blood pressure monitoring in neonates and infants
Robert H. Friesen, MD
Friesen RH, Lichtor JL. Indirect measurement of blood pressure in neonates and infants utilizing an automatic noninvasive oscillometric monitor. Anesth Analg 1981;60:742-745. PMID: 7197478
Technological innovation in anesthesia monitoring is an exciting and ongoing process that leads to better patient care and opportunities for clinical research. Rob discusses the use on non-invasive BP devices in modern anesthetic practice.
Why Do I Still Hurt? A Primer on Chronic Post-Surgical Pain
Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP, FASA
Rabitts JA, Palermo TM, Zhou C, Mangione-Smith R: Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life After Pediatric Inpatient Surgery. Pain. 2015 Dec;16(12):1334-1341. PMID: 26416163
Rabbitts JA, Aaron RV, Fisher E, Lang EA, Bridgwater C, Tai GG, Palermo TM. Long-Term Pain and Recovery After Major Pediatric Surgery: A Qualitative Study With Teens, Parents, and Perioperative Care Providers. J Pain. 2017 Jul;18(7):778-786. PMID: 28232147
Rabbitts JA, Fisher E, Rosenbloom BN, Palermo TM. Prevalence and Predictors of Chronic
Postsurgical Pain in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pain. 2017 Jun;18(6):605-614. PMID: 28363861
This series of studies, among others both by Dr Rabbits and her team at Seattle Children’s Hospital describe the significant role of chronic post-surgical pain in recovery and health related quality of life.
Quantitative Pupillometry: A future desert island monitor?
Myron Yaster MD and Lynne Maxwell MD
Senthil Packiasabapathy, Xue Zhang, Lili Ding, Blessed W Aruldhas, Dhanashri Pawale, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam. Quantitative Pupillometry as a Predictor of Pediatric Postoperative Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression. Anesth Analg. 2021 Oct 1;133(4):991-999. PMID: 34029273
Can a new quantitative pupillometry monitor predict post operative respiratory depression?
From Jeff Feldman, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
I wanted to inform the readers of the Pediatric Anesthesia Article of the Day of a new initiative that we are proud to launch in Ron Litman’s memory. Ron’s family and the Department of Anesthesiology at CHOP have created the Ronald S. Litman, D.O. Endowed Mentorship Award.
From Peggy McNaul, MD, SPA Secretary-Treasurer and Chair Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia
I thought I would share that the AAMC has developed a situational awareness test to assess potential students readiness to learn about issues related to professionalism. The first year of testing is ongoing now.