Andrew Aherne

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Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) during corrective spinal surgery is widely used. Because of the possible interference with the recording of evoked potentials by inhalational anesthetics, total intravenous anesthetic (TIVA) regimens have been advocated. TIVA regimens may be difficult to use in pediatric populations due to metabolic(More)
A 32-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease presented to the Emergency Department complaining of right-sided earache and discharge accompanied by right-sided neck pain and swelling. He reported that his symptoms started 12 days prior with sinus congestion, initially on the left side, with eventual spread to the right. He had completed(More)
OBJECTIVES Objective measures of clinical improvement in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) are lacking. The aim of this study was to determine whether repeated lung sonography could semiquantitatively capture changes in pulmonary edema (B-lines) in patients with hypertensive AHF early in the course of treatment. METHODS We conducted a feasibility(More)
BACKGROUND To many physicians, hyperkalemia is the first diagnosis ascribed to any patient with end-stage renal disease and abnormal electrocardiographic morphologies or dysrhythmias. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old man with end-stage renal disease presented in cardiac arrest. The patient was initially presumed to have hyperkalemia, based on the appearance of(More)
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