Laila F Makary

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We report a series of successful awake fiberoptic intubations in patients with critical (unstable, difficult) airways using the alpha(2)-agonist, dexmedetomidine. Dexmedetomidine has several desirable pharmacologic properties, including sedation, anxiolysis, hypnosis, analgesia, amnesia, antisialagogue effects, and a unique respiratory-sparing effect.(More)
PURPOSE Office-based oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures that require sedation are popular. Dexmedetomidine has the advantages of having a minimal effect on respiration and an antisialogogue effect that could make it a good choice for dental procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a prospective pilot study in which patients undergoing(More)
AIMS Surgery after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation may be associated with increased risk for perioperative stent thrombosis (ST). METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated the outcomes of 67 patients who underwent non-cardiac (n=51) or cardiac (n=16) surgery after DES implantation at our institution between 2008 and 2010 and who underwent preoperative(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To define the various factors that influence the rate of effective preoxygenation. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Procedure room in a teaching hospital. SUBJECTS 14 ASA physical status I volunteers who performed 4 sessions of breathing in random order. Of these volunteers, 7 performed two extra sessions using vital(More)
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