Brian K. Bevacqua

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A case report is presented of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) associated with metoclopramide administration in the early postpartum period in a 37-year-old woman. The patient was scheduled for elective laparoscopic tubal ligation 4 hours after an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery. The preoperative evaluation revealed that the patient's only(More)
We report an unusual case of endotracheal tube obstruction secondary to alteration of the preoperative fasting period. A patient scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting had been instructed to take nothing by mouth except scheduled medication with sips of water prior to surgery. Induction of anesthesia and tracheal intubation were accomplished without(More)
BACKGROUND Continuation of intrathecal anesthesia into the postoperative period has been limited by important safety concerns. Principal among these has been the assumption that extended intrathecal therapy leads to spinal (epidural and intrathecal) space infections. To address the role of extended intrathecal catheter therapy as a cause of infections, we(More)
We treated a patient with a 30-year history of ethanol and benzodiazepine abuse who, on emerging from general anesthesia, was combative and confused. Our working diagnosis was acute ethanol withdrawal, and the patient received intravenous (i.v.) propofol, and midazolam. Initially small doses (10 to 20 mg) of propofol, combined with a midazolam infusion (50(More)
Post-operative pulmonary complications (POPC) occur frequently, especially in patients with pre-existing pulmonary disease and have a significant effect on post-surgical morbidity and mortality. By understanding the patient's existing pulmonary diseases that have a significant effect on post-operative morbidities a combination of information has to be(More)
Continuous spinal anaesthesia combines the advantages of single-dose spinal anaesthesia, rapid onset and a high degree of success, with those of a continuous technique. The introduction of micro-catheters invigorated interest in the technique and allowed its expansion to additional populations and surgical procedures. However, multiple cases of cauda equina(More)