John C. Sanders

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We evaluated the rate of complications experienced by children who undergo adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), the safety of a standard anesthetic protocol for these children, and preoperative predictors of complications. Sixty-one children with OSAS, confirmed by polysomnography, and 21 children with recurrent tonsillitis were(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to assess the use of several tests of ProSeal LMA (PLMA) position and function that had been previously published but not studied in the pediatric population in a wide variety of clinical cases. BACKGROUND The PLMA is widely used in pediatric anesthesia practice but complication rates have only been studied in small series(More)
PURPOSE To provide an evidence-based overview and update on the use of the Fastrach Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway (FT-LMA) when used within operative and non-operative settings. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The FT-LMA is available in three sizes to provide ventilation and the ability to pass an endotracheal tube (ETT) into the trachea blindly, semi-blindly, or(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether intrathecal baclofen is an effective adjunctive agent to decrease acute and chronic postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled trial. SETTING Operating room and inpatient units of a university hospital. PATIENTS 60 adult, ASA physical status I, II, and(More)
UNLABELLED A 3-yr-old with B-cell lymphoma presented with a 5-wk history of 400 mL/day cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, which precluded chemotherapy, after placement of an Omaya reservoir and drain. Surgical repair was unsuccessful. Symptoms included irritability, failure to eat and noncommunication. After lumbar epidural blood patch with 7 mL the symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Discrepancies between arterial carbon dioxide (P(a)CO(2)) and endtidal carbon dioxide (ETCO(2)) measures have been demonstrated in ventilated children with cyanotic congenital heart disease, infants with respiratory failure and during visceral and urological laparoscopic surgery. OBJECTIVES Our objective was to assess the extent of the(More)
Epistaxis and airway trauma are often associated with nasotracheal intubation. We describe a patient with Factor IX deficiency who required nasotracheal intubation. An inexpensive, nonproprietary, rapid technique was used to reduce the trauma of intubation.
BACKGROUND Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a family of inherited connective tissue diseases. Kyphoscoliotic EDS (kEDS) is associated with severe and early spinal deformity. Very little has been reported regarding the orthopaedic surgical care of kEDS likely due to its rare incidence. A more common subtype is the vascular-type EDS (vEDS, previously labeled(More)