Cricoid pressure during the rapid sequence intubation: Another “bubbameisa”?
Jayant K. Deshpande MD and Myron Yaster MD
Original review article
Marko Zdravkovic, Mark J Rice, Sorin J Brull. The Clinical Use of Cricoid Pressure: First, Do No Harm. Anesth Analg. 2021 Jan;132(1):261-267. PMID: 31397697
Should we continue to use cricoid pressure?
Anti-transgender health policies
Myron Yaster MD and Nancy Glass MD
Harry Barbee, Cameron Deal, Gilbert Gonzales. Anti-Transgender Legislation-A Public Health Concern for Transgender Youth. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Feb 1;176(2):125-126 PMID: 34747979
Tordoff DM, Wanta JW, Collin A, Stepney C, Inwards-Breland DJ, Ahrens K. Mental Health Outcomes in Transgender and Nonbinary Youths Receiving Gender-Affirming Care. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Feb 1;5(2):e220978. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.0978. PMID: 35212746
Rather than dealing with real social, racial, and economic problems that face our society and citizenry, the transgender community are collateral damage in the culture wars being raised to drum up voter turn out in the next election cycle. Here’s the current science.
A classic revisited: Speed of Inhalational Induction of Anesthesia: Does Intracardiac Shunting Play A Role?
Viviane Nasr MD, Jim DiNardo MD, Susan Nicolson MD, Lindsey Loveland Baptist, MD
Tanner GE, Angers DG, Barash PG, Mulla A, Miller PL, Rothstein P. Effect of left-to-right, mixed left-to-right, and right-to-left shunts on inhalational anesthetic induction in children: a computer model. Anesth Analg. 1985 Feb;64(2):101-7. PMID: 3970355.
Does a patient with right to left (R-L) intracardiac shunting have a slower or faster induction with an inhalational anesthetic? YES.