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Permanently transitioning care from one anesthesia provider to another (not just covering brief breaks) during ambulatory surgery is associated with adverse events and mortality. Frank Dexter, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Miami have come up with four strategies to reduce adverse...
Congratulations to the 12 residents and 10 fellows who complete their Department training as of June 30. The graduates were feted at the Feller Club Room in Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday, June 22, for their accomplishments. A few of the graduates are remaining with the Department for the next...
The first component of the Department of Anesthesia’s tripartite mission is to provide exceptional patient care, and each of us strives to fulfill that mission every day. But we also strive to exceed expectations, and when we do, we celebrate those extra efforts with Making a Difference Awards. For...
Every year, the Department of Anesthesia supports medical mission trips to provide anesthesia services to underserved populations in Central and South America. In 2018-2019, two senior residents, two fellows, five faculty, and one CRNA participated in mission trips to Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala,...
In 2007, Irving Ward, DO, was a fellow associate – a newly graduated resident who continued his training as a fellow four days a week and served as a faculty member one day a week – in the Department of Anesthesia. His mentor was Javier Campos , MD, whom Ward says “played an integral part in...
The Department of Anesthesia is proud to announce its Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year:
In August 2018, the Hyperbaric Facility at UI Hospitals & Clinics officially began enrolling patients into a multicenter study known as the Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment Trial (HOBIT). UI Hospitals & Clinics is one of 20 facilities around the nation involved with this study,...
Sung Kim, MD Ryan Tegtmeier, MD CA-3 Sung Kim, MD, and rising CA-1 Ryan Tegtmeier, MD, recently attended the ASA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., which provides anesthesiologists and trainees the opportunity to speak with lawmakers about current and anticipated issues facing the...
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) have been a stubborn issue in the United States for decades, and the rise of drug-resistant bacteria has made the problem even more difficult to tackle. To prevent these infections from taking hold, University of Iowa Health Care researchers tracked how...
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics recently managed not one but two cases of extremely rare Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) in the hospital’s Labor & Delivery unit. In AFE, amniotic fluid enters the mother’s bloodstream, triggering a serious reaction that can include heart and lung...