Rana K. Latif

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The expression and report of pain is influenced by social environment and culture. Previous studies have suggested ethnically determined differences in report of pain threshold, intensity and affect. The influence of ethnic differences between White British and South Asians has remained unexplored. Twenty age-matched, male volunteers in each group underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Our goal was to determine whether simulation combined with didactic training improves sterile technique during ultrasound (US)-guided central venous catheter (CVC) insertion compared with didactic training alone among novices. We hypothesized that novices who receive combined didactic and simulation-based training would perform similarly to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine if teaching cricothyrotomy with fresh cadavers improves confidence with neck anatomy, patient positioning, procedural steps, and familiarity with a cricothyrotomy kit. DESIGN Prospective pre- and post-educational. SETTING University medical center. SUBJECTS 16 anesthesiology residents, one certified registered(More)
BACKGROUND Lung isolation skills, such as correct insertion of double lumen endobronchial tube and bronchial blocker, are essential in anesthesia training; however, how to teach novices these skills is underexplored. Our aims were to determine (1) if novices can be trained to a basic proficiency level of lung isolation skills, (2) whether video-didactic and(More)
Generally, novices are taught fiberoptic intubation on patients by attending anesthesiologists; however, this approach raises patient safety concerns. Patient safety should improve if novice learners are trained for basic skills on simulators. In this educational study, we assessed the time and number of attempts required to train novices in fiberoptic(More)
Critical Care Medicine www.ccmjournal.org e461 The authors reply: We appreciate the letter to the editor by Mendelson et al (1) regarding our recent randomized trial of video laryngoscopy (VL) versus direct laryngoscopy (DL) for endotracheal intubation of critically ill adults (2). Mendelson et al (1) cite a recent study by Silverberg et al (3) comparing VL(More)
Reverse takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a less common variant of classic TCM that presents within a different patient profile and with its own hemodynamic considerations. A 46-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for laryngoscopy and possible balloon dilatation for tracheal stenosis under general anesthesia. One year prior to this admission, the(More)
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