Todd M. Oravitz

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
BACKGROUND Unintended arterial puncture occurs in 2%-4.5% of central venous catheterizations, resulting in arterial injury in 0.1%-0.5% of patients. Routine performance of manometry during catheterization may successfully identify unintended arterial puncture and avoid arterial cannulation and injury. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of all(More)
To the Editor: Drs. Leibowitz and Rozner and Leone raise several excellent issues regarding our article on the use of manometry for internal jugular cannulation. First, the sentinel event discussed in our article was not the first occurrence of arterial cannulation in our institution. It was, however, the only occurrence resulting in a patient’s death. This(More)
Stiff-person syndrome is a progressive disease of muscle rigidity and spasticity due to a deficiency in the production of γ-aminobutyric acid. Because of the rarity of the condition, little is known about effects of anesthesia on patients with stiff-person syndrome. This report describes the clinical course for a single patient with stiff-person syndrome(More)
Introduction: Simulator training offers an opportunity to safely educate new residents in a conducive learning environment. Methods: New, first-year anesthesia residents received a 3-day training course prior to beginning clinical training. Instruction focused on developing knowledge and skills for operating room preparation, general anesthesia induction,(More)
  • 1