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We present the case of a 42-year-old man with moyamoya disease presenting for cerebral revascularization surgery who developed critical hyperkalemia following a single intravenous (iv) dose of 1000 mg of acetazolamide 1 day preoperatively for a cerebrovascular reactivity study. His potassium...
We present the case of a 3-year-old female with multiple congenital anomalies, including postprandial otorrhea, who developed the inability to be mask ventilated secondary to a combination of velopharyngeal insufficiency and tympanic membrane perforation. When applied by mask, positive pressure...
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare hereditary disorder causing neck stiffness, ankylosis of temporomandibular joints, and severe restrictive respiratory dysfunction due to progressive heterotopic ossification of the connective tissue. Herein, we report a case of successful...
We describe a hepatic laceration and subsequent anterior spinal artery syndrome in a 21-year-old man, secondary to prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a Lund University Cardiac Assist System (LUCAS2) mechanical cardiac compression device. We briefly review the current literature...
A 60-year-old woman presented with extensive swelling in the throat and impending airway obstruction. Following a well-established 2-step flexible bronchoscopic intubation procedure, a computed tomography scan identified a large hematoma compromising the airway. Laboratory testing confirmed the...
Hyaline fibromatosis syndrome (HFS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by hyaline fibrous depositions in the skin and internal organs. Contractured joints and gingival hypertrophy make airway management difficult in patients with HFS, while trunk deformities complicate surgical...
We present a process map for the implementation of a program to treat preoperative anemia utilizing 1 existing anesthesiologist in the preoperative evaluation clinic. In the first 7 months postimplementation, 342 patients were screened for anemia, 166 were diagnosed, and 107 were treated. The...
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