Faculty, residents and staff to present at ASA 2019 annual meeting

Twenty-one Department of Anesthesia faculty, 12 residents, and one staff member are scheduled to participate in various educational offerings at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 19-23 in Orlando. The Department's emissaries will present six abstracts, 16 medically challenging cases, two oral presentations, and two workshops, and will participate in two panel discussions over the course of the meeting. The theme of this year's meeting is "Engaging Social Justice for a Better World."

Here are the Department's contributions to this year's event:


Dexter F, Epstein RH, Penning DH: “First Case of the Day On-time Starts are Unrelated to Over-utilized Time at an Endoscopy Suite with 8-hour Workdays”

Epstein RH, Dexter F, Cajigas I, Mahavadi AK, Shah AH, Abitbol N, Komotar RJ: “Anesthesia Provider Inexperience with Neuroanesthesia is Associated with an Increased Prevalence of Prolonged Tracheal Extubation Following Glioma Surgery”

Epstein RH, Dexter F, Schwenk ES: “For National Estimates of Surgical Volume, Cases Missing from Administrative Databases Due to Patients Undergoing Multiple Separate Cases on the Same Day Can Be Ignored for Specialties Other than Cardiothoracic and Vascular”

Loftus RW, Dexter F, Schmidt E, Herrmann J, Godding JD, Hadder B: “Evaluation of the Efficacy of Routine Cleaning of Novel Anesthesia Machine Surfaces Using a Resident Simulation Study”

Onodera Y, Miyazawa C, Sasakawa T, Kurosawa A, Sako S, Takahashi K, Hanada S, Kunisawa T: “Comparison of PAO2/FIO2 Ratio with Peripheral Arterial Disease Receiving Different Anesthesia”

Peacher D, Hopson G, Marian A: “The Effect of an Automated Attestation Reminder on Time to Chart Completion and Billing Readiness in an Electronic Anesthesia Record”

Sondekoppam Vijayashankar R, Narsingani K, Schimmel T, McConnell B, Buro K, Ozelsel T: “Association on the Use of Sevoflurane and Nephrotoxicity: A Metaanalysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”

Medically Challenging Cases

Alfi M, El-Hattab YMS: “Cardiac Arrest Following Amniotic Fluid Embolus”

Alfi M, Hanada S, Subramani S: “Tracheal Resection Using a Two-circuit Technique”

Dalhoff Z, Arora L: “Hyperbilirubinemia: A Confounding Variable When Using Plasma-free Hemoglobin to Monitor for Intravascular Hemolysis in Patients On Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support”

Dalhoff Z, Sharma A: “Permissive Hypertension for Carotid Endarterectomy In a Patient with Mitral and Tricuspid Valvular Disease - Asking for Trouble”

Gardiner G, Sharma A: “Management of Huge Abdominal Mass In a Patient with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension and No Central Access”

Gray E, Schulte P, Sharma A, Arora L, Simmons J: “Fixed A Tight Valve—But Caused So Many Leaks”

Helwege S, Ueda K: “Anesthetic Implications for Resection of a Large Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm in a Pediatric Patient”

Jensen C, Arora L: “Severe Hyponatremia (108mmol/l) for Emergent Ex-lap: Do We Wait for Further Optimization?”

Keasler PM: “Takotsubo Syndrome Secondary To Electrocution With Complete Cardiac Recovery”

Moldysz A, Sharma A: “Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy And Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Treatment of Patient with Clostridium Sordellii Septic Shock”

Rajwani H, Sharma A: “Multiple Cannulation for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: When to Convert Between Modes?”

Sand R, Arora L: “Intraoperative Management of Reduced Sensory and Motor Evoked Potentials During Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair”

Schulte P, Arora L: “Posterior Tracheal Tear After Traumatic Intubation”

Schulte P, Keech K: “Tracheo-esophageal Fistula in a Five-Year-Old After Open Removal of a Dime From Trachea”

Sugawara A, Hanada S, Subramani S, Ranganath YS, Kunisawa T: “Semi Emergent Thyroidectomy Secondary to Amiodarone Induced Thyrotoxicosis in a Severe Mitral Valve Stenosis”

Yates C, Sharma A: “Management of Patient With Valve-in-valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Mitral Positon”

Oral Presentations

Abrons RO: “Invasive Airway Access”

Pearson ACS: “You are About to Sedate a Patient for MRI and Realized they Have a Spinal Cord Stimulator: Considerations and What Should you do?”


Hindman BJ: “Anesthesia for Endovascular Thrombectomy”

Kaczka DW: “Device for Multi-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Adult Patients with the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome”

Lewis A, Coombs AA, Butterworth J, Ku C, Ehie OA, Sharma S: “When the Rules are Fair, but the Game Isn't: A Look at the Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Workplace”


Cohen E, Agro F, Capan LM, Popescu WM, Slinger PD, Campos JH, Rodriguez Diaz CA, Desiderio DP, Yager AM, Malhotra A, Afonso AM, Tirosh M: “Thoracic Anesthesia Workshop”

Suresh S, Bhalla T, Shah S, Sawardekar A, Ganesh A, Keech KGC, Patel NV, Hylton JRE, Burrier CM, Krishna SG, Beltran RJ, Marcelino RE: “Ultrasound Guided Advanced Pediatric Regional Anesthesia”

Friday, August 9, 2019