Michael M. Vigoda

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The usage of the systemic opioid remifentanil in relieving the labor pain has attracted much attention recently. An optimal dosing regimen for administration of remifentanil during labor relies on anticipating the timing of uterine contractions. These predictions should be made early enough to maximize analgesia efficacy during contractions and minimize the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to propose a new crosswalk using the resource-based relative value system (RBRVS) that preserves the time unit component of the anesthesia service and disaggregates anesthesia billing into component parts (preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and postoperative evaluation). The study was designed as an(More)
The optimal dosing regimen of remifentanil for relieving labor pain should achieve maximal efficacy during contractions and little effect between contractions. Toward such a need, we propose a knowledge-assisted sequential pattern analysis with heuristic parameter tuning to predict the changes in intrauterine pressure,which indicates the occurrence of labor(More)
PURPOSE To document that with proper patient and procedure selection, children undergoing general inhalational anesthesia for ophthalmologic exams (with or without photos, ultrasound, laser treatment, peri-ocular injection of chemotherapy, suture removal, and/or replacement of ocular prosthesis) can be safely anesthetized without the use of an intravenous(More)
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