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Anesthesia-related Cardiac Arrest in Children: Initial Findings of the Pediatric Perioperative Cardiac Arrest (POCA) Registry
Background The Pediatric Perioperative Cardiac Arrest (POCA) Registry was formed in 1994 in an attempt to determine the clinical factors and outcomes associated with cardiac arrest in anesthetizedExpand
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Anesthesia-Related Cardiac Arrest in Children: Update from the Pediatric Perioperative Cardiac Arrest Registry
BACKGROUND:The initial findings from the Pediatric Perioperative Cardiac Arrest (POCA) Registry (1994–1997) revealed that medication-related causes, often cardiovascular depression from halothane,Expand
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A Comparison of Pediatric and Adult Anesthesia Closed Malpractice Claims
BackgroundSince 1985, the Committee on Professional Liability of the American Society of Anesthesiologists has evaluated closed anesthesia malpractice claims. This study compared pediatric and adultExpand
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The Effect of Chin Lift, Jaw Thrust, and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on the Size of the Glottic Opening and on Stridor Score in Anesthetized, Spontaneously Breathing Children
Chin lift and jaw thrust are two common maneuvers used to improve the patency of the upper airway during general anesthesia. We investigated the effect of these maneuvers combined with continuousExpand
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Morphine pharmacokinetics during continuous infusion of morphine sulfate for infants receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
OBJECTIVES To determine a) if serum morphine concentration changes during the first 3 hrs of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO); and b) if absorption of morphine onto the membrane oxygenatorExpand
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Repair of a Laryngotracheoesophageal Cleft in an Infant by Means of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Few survivors have been reported following attempted repair of laryngotracheoesophageal clefts (LTECs). The major challenge is maintaining oxygenation, both during the surgical repair and during theExpand
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The Effects of Common Airway Maneuvers on Airway Pressure and Flow in Children Undergoing Adenoidectomies
Obstruction of the upper airway occurs frequently in anesthetized, spontaneously breathing children, especially in those with adenoidal hyperplasia. To improve airway patency, maneuvers such as chinExpand
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Postdural Puncture Headache in Pediatric Oncology Patients
This prospective cohort study determined the incidence and risk factors for development of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) in children after lumbar puncture (LP). Eighty-six children wereExpand
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Striving for a zero‐error patient surgical journey through adoption of aviation‐style challenge and response flow checklists: a quality improvement project
We describe our aim to create a zero‐error system in our pediatric ambulatory surgery center by employing effective teamwork and aviation‐style challenge and response ‘flow checklists’ at key stagesExpand
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Perioperative morbidity in children with elastin arteriopathy
Children with elastin arteriopathy (EA), the majority of whom have Williams–Beuren syndrome, are at high risk for sudden death. Case reports suggest that the risk of perioperative cardiac arrest andExpand
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