Rebecca E Claure

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PURPOSE To report the anesthetic management of a patient with carcinoid tumour metastatic to the liver who presented for orthotopic liver transplantation. Anesthetic implications of metastatic carcinoid tumour on liver transplantation and the use of octreotide are discussed. CLINICAL FEATURES A 51-yr-old woman with intestinal carcinoid tumour metastatic(More)
High-fidelity patient simulation (HFPS) has been hypothesized as a modality for assessing competency of knowledge and skill in patient simulation, but uniform methods for HFPS performance assessment (PA) have not yet been completely achieved. Anesthesiology as a field founded the HFPS discipline and also leads in its PA. This project reviews the types,(More)
AG-1 is a monoclonal antibody that binds to human platelets and causes aggregation and secretion. Previous work has established that these responses result from phospholipase C-mediated hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2). To determine the mechanism by which this ligand induces signals for platelet activation, we performed a series of(More)
BACKGROUND Incident reporting systems (IRSs) are important patient safety tools for identifying risks and opportunities for improvement. A major IRS limitation is underreporting of incidents. Perioperative anesthesia IRSs have been established at multiple pediatric institutions and a national pediatric anesthesia IRS for perioperative serious adverse events(More)
BACKGROUND In the perioperative period, anesthesiologists and postanesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses routinely prepare and administer small-volume IV injections, yet the accuracy of delivered medication volumes in this setting has not been described. In this ex vivo study, we sought to characterize the degree to which small-volume injections (≤0.5 mL)(More)
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