Edward George

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BACKGROUND Prospective community data on arthropathy following Chikungunya (CHIKV), a self-limiting, arboviral infection, causing debilitating arthropathy are lacking. The clinical profile of chronic rheumatic-musculoskeletal (RMSK) pain and disorders, captured inadvertently about 15 months following a CHIKV epidemic is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Emergent intubation is associated with a high complication rate. These intubations are often performed by resident physicians in teaching hospitals. The authors evaluated whether supervision by an anesthesia-trained intensivist decreases complications of emergent intubations. METHODS The authors performed a prospective cohort study in an(More)
BACKGROUND Opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) and postoperative apnea (POA) can lead to complications after surgery or traumatic injury. Previously, real-time monitoring of respiratory insufficiency and identification of apneic events have been difficult. A noninvasive respiratory volume monitor (RVM) that reports minute ventilation (MV), tidal(More)
Pain and somatosensory processing involves an interaction of multiple neuronal networks. One result of these complex interactions is the presence of differential responses across brain regions that may be incompletely modeled by a straightforward application of standard general linear model (GLM) approaches based solely on the applied stimulus. We examined(More)
Colonoscopy is an invaluable tool for the screening and diagnosis of many colonic diseases. For most colonoscopies, moderate sedation is used during the procedure. However, insufflation of the colon produces a nociceptive stimulus that is usually accompanied by facial grimacing/groaning while under sedation. The objective of this study was to evaluate(More)
Substance P (SP) and neurokinin-1 receptors (NK-1R) are localized within central and peripheral sensory pain pathways. The roles of SP and NK-1R in pain processing, the anatomical distribution of NK-1R and efficacy observed in preclinical pain studies involving pain and sensory sensitization models, suggested that NK-1R antagonists (NK-1RAs) would relieve(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES There is evidence that drug addiction is associated with increased physiological and psychological responses to stress. In this pilot functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study we assessed whether a prototype behavioral addiction, pathological gambling (PG), is likewise associated with an enhanced response to stress. (More)
Acknowledgments First, I would like to give my deepest gratitude to Dr. Edward I. George, who led me into the Bayesian world, brought this interesting and challenging problem to me and guided me through with great insight, support and encouragement. for their kind support and valuable suggestions. I also thank Dr. Alex Chien for his help in using Latex and(More)
Continuous respiratory assessment is especially important during post-operative care following extubation. Respiratory depression and subsequent adverse outcomes can arise due to opioid administration and/or residual anesthetics. A non-invasive respiratory volume monitor (RVM) has been developed that provides continuous, real-time, measurements of minute(More)