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Cancer of unknown primary site.
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A randomized, controlled trial on dexmedetomidine for providing adequate sedation and hemodynamic control for awake, diagnostic transesophageal echocardiography.
OBJECTIVE Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become established as a sensitive and accurate diagnostic method for the rapid assessment of myocardial function. It was theorized thatExpand
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Dexmedetomidine sedation for awake fiberoptic intubation
The awake fiberoptic intubation (AFI) is an important part of the anesthesiologist’s armamentarium. As well as being technically challenging, it is also uncomfortable and stressful for all involved.Expand
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The Use of Humor to Enrich the Simulated Environment
Humor in simulation is no laughing matter, as this chapter explains. That’s right; this chapter is more about “reining in” your humor than anything else. Humor is best served in small portions, likeExpand
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Incidence of Cell-Saver contamination during cardiopulmonary bypass.
During regular bacteriological surveillance of cardiac surgical equipment and patients, the Cell Saver apparatus (CSA) was prospectively evaluated to determine if it represented an additional riskExpand
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Increased whole blood viscosity during coronary artery bypass surgery. Studies to evaluate the effects of soluble fibrin and poloxamer 188.
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that soluble fibrin complexes resulting from the trauma of surgery could produce elevated blood viscosity, to characterize the soluble fibrin polymers,Expand
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Results of a Flipped Classroom Teaching Approach in Anesthesiology Residents.
BACKGROUND In a flipped classroom approach, learners view educational content prior to class and engage in active learning during didactic sessions. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that a flippedExpand
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The Current Status of Simulation in the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia
Over the past 20 years, simulation in anesthesia education and training has grown significantly. There are currently approximately 60 to 70 anesthesia simulation centers in the United States that areExpand
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Secondary polycythemia does not increase the risk of perioperative hemorrhagic or thrombotic complications.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of secondary polycythemia on perioperative hemorrhagic and thrombotic complications. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Surgical patients at aExpand
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Teaching systems-based competency in anesthesiology residency: development of an education and assessment tool.
BACKGROUND The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires programs to educate and evaluate residents in 6 competencies, including systems-based practice. We designed a survey andExpand
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