Tag Archives: Anesthesia

Anesthesia Problems With Some Muscle Diseases

Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients can have problems with certain anesthetics. Parents must be sure to check that an anesthesiologist is aware of the condition called Malignant Hyperthermia and be prepared to treat it. Patients with Central Core disease can also be more...

Pediatric Dental Anesthesia: The Dental Board Gets It Wrong

I’m not a pediatric anesthesiologist. Most of us in anesthesiology, even those who take care of children in the operating room or the ICU every day, probably will never give anesthesia to a child in a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office. So why should we care what more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert

Who’s Watching the Children at the Dentist’s Office?

You may have read about the recent tragic deaths of two healthy children – Marvelena Rady, age 3, and Caleb Sears, age 6 – in California dental offices. Unfortunately, they aren’t the first children to die during dental procedures, and unless things change, they more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert

In anesthesia, knowing when to call for help is key

An alarming headline in the Houston Press underscores the point that things can go dangerously wrong in the operating room very quickly. In the US, a physician anesthesiologist may supervise several cases at once, staffed by nurse anesthetists or certified more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert

Nightmare Awareness: Don’t Wake Up!

Intraoperative awareness is considered a horror scenario by both, physician and patient. The university hospital Vienna now proves: This phenomenon happens more frequently than physicians think. more...

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