Pediatric Anesthesia Article of the Day

Ron Litman
Details and commentary about important contemporary publications in pediatric anesthesia
Created 03 Feb 2021
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  • Pediatric preoperative fasting guidelines
    05 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Disclaimer: Both authors of this PAAD contributed to the guidelines from the ESAIC to be published January 2022. CHOP has ascribed to 1 hour clear fasting time since November 2017, and 3 hour fasting ...
  • Covid again (still)
    04 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 4 0
    On Passover, when my family gets together to recount the telling of the exodus from Egypt, there is the recitation of the 10 plagues that the Lord brought down on the people of Egypt, among which are ...
  • Reader's Responses: Jack Downes part 3
    30 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    I received a couple of more Jack Downes responses/remembrances. Here are some of them. The regular PAAD will return next week. Happy new year to all! Myron Yaster MD Don Tyler, MD In the late 1960s, t...
  • Week in review December 19-24
    25 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Merry Christmas to all and wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year! The PAAD will go on hiatus till January 4th. Last week we lost 2 giants in the pediatric anesthesia universe Jack Downes and Wa...
  • Jack Downes
    24 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    I’ve received a couple of more comments about Jack. If you care to add your thoughts, send an email to me myasterster@gmail.com and I will do my best to publish another round of remembrances next week...
  • More reader response's: Jack Downes
    24 Dec 2021 • 22 min read • 3 0
    Jim Viney, MD I was a Fellow in Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care at CHOP in 1982. Later in that year my father took a business trip by airplane. He sat next to a very friendly kind man and they...
  • Reader response's: Jack Downes
    23 Dec 2021 • 20 min read • 2 0
    I received an enormous number of reader response’s to the announcement of Jack Downes’ death. Over the next 2 days I’ll try to post as many as the program allows. Myron Yaster MD George Gregory MD No ...
  • Fluids and Antimicrobials and Pressors…. Oh My! Updates on the Management of Pediatric Sepsis
    22 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    In the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s Question of the week (12/10/2021), Osama Elazzouny, MD and Heather Byrd, MD of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Augusta, GA provided a neonatal sepsis/shoc...
  • Remembering the classics: Sedation Guidelines Historical Perspectives Part 2
    21 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    The AAP sedation guideline continued to evolve. The data from my outcome studies,1 2 capnography studies,3 along with two deaths in children that occurred in cars after children were sedated at home p...
  • In memoriam: Warren M Zapol, MD
    20 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    My apologies to all. This was posted yesterday but I learned that not everyone received it. So I’m reposting for those of you who didn’t get it. MY It is perhaps ironic that two of the most groundbrea...
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