Aimee M Becker

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An expanding body of literature exists which describes the airway challenges and management options for lingual tonsillar hypertrophy (LTH). The use of retrograde intubation to secure a patient's airway in the setting of LTH has been previously unreported and should be considered early in the event of a cannot intubate, cannot ventilate scenario. A(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Obese patients can pose a unique perioperative anesthetic challenge, making regional anesthetic techniques an intriguing means of providing analgesia for this population. Ultrasound guidance has been touted recently as being beneficial for this population in which surface landmarks can become obscured. In this study, the effect of(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case-comparison study. OBJECTIVE Compare efficacy and safety of combined intrathecal morphine (ITM) and epidural analgesia (EPI) to that of conventional intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Pain control(More)
Investigating Teamwork in theOperating Room: Engaging Stakeholders and Setting the Agenda The operating room (OR) offers a unique opportunity to explore concepts of teams and teamwork. Communication and teamwork contribute to adverse events.1,2 Attempts at intervention, such as crew resource management, have had mixed results.3 While survey-based studies(More)
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