Jonathan L Kraidin

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BACKGROUND Pulse oximeters have been reported to fail to record data in 1.12-2.50% of cases in which anesthesia records were handwritten. There is reason to believe that these may be underestimates. Computerized anesthesia records may provide insight into the true incidence of pulse oximetry data failures and factors that are associated with such failures.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if differences in noise levels exist in the cardiac operating room at various critical points. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized study. SETTING Cardiac operating rooms of a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Cardiac surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS The noise level was monitored in the(More)
We developed a noninvasive computer-based system for estimating continuous cardiac output by a modified pulse contour method using a finger pressure waveform. The method requires no individual patient calibration or baseline cardiac output. First, we calibrated the system in a “learn” group of 20 patients. The computer-based cardiac output was then compared(More)
Background: Academic anesthesia departments are under increasing financial pressure. Many struggle to integrate the priorities of their academic and clinical missions. Previous studies have documented increasing need for monetary institutional support of academic anesthesia departments. In view of current economic and legislative circumstances, it is(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform minimally invasive cardiac surgery through the smallest possible wound and with the least number of incisions in the heart or aorta, the necessary cannulations to undergo cardiopulmonary bypass must be done through peripheral vessels. A difficult skill to learn for the cardiac anesthesiologist is how to safely and efficiently position(More)
Coronary sinus cannulation for retrograde cardioplegia administration during cardiac surgery is common practice. Several of the cannulas that are placed by the cardiac surgeon on open procedures are now placed by the cardiac anesthesiologist during minimally invasive cardiac surgery, including the coronary sinus catheter. The understanding of the cardiac(More)