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I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Pediatric Anesthesiology Children's Hospital Of Philadelphiha
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Hospital of the university of pennsylvania
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J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for congenital heart surgery. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest does not impair neurodevelopmental outcome in school-age children after infant cardiac surgery.
Ann. Thorac. Surg., Dec;90(6):1985-94; discussion 1994-5 (2010)
Agreement between long-term neonatal background classification by conventional and amplitude-integrated EEG.
J Clin Neurophysiol., Feb;28(1):1-9 (2011)
Implications of anesthesia in children with long QT syndrome.
Anesth. Analg., May;112(5):1163-8 (2011)
Younger gestational age is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes after cardiac surgery in infancy.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Mar;143(3):535-42 (2012)
Critical heart disease in the neonate: presentation and outcome at a tertiary care center.
Pediatr Crit Care Med., Mar;9(2):193-202 (2008)
Neurodevelopmental outcomes after staged palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Pediatrics., Mar;121(3):476-83 (2008)
Novel use of dexmedetomidine in a patient with pulmonary hypertension.
Paediatr Anaesth., Aug;18(8):782-4 (2008)
Risk factors for interstage death after stage 1 reconstruction of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Jul;136(1):94-9, 99.e1-3 (2008)
The safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of esmolol for blood pressure control immediately after repair of coarctation of the aorta in infants and children: a multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Aug;136(2):321-8 (2008)
Outcome of high-risk neonates with congenital complete heart block paced in the first 24 hours after birth.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Sep;136(3):767-73 (2008)
Perioperative course in 118 infants and children undergoing coarctation repair via a thoracotomy: a prospective, multicenter experience.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Nov;136(5):1229-36 (2008)
Brain maturation is delayed in infants with complex congenital heart defects.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Mar;137(3):529-36; discussion 536-7 (2009)
Apolipoprotein E genotype modifies the risk of behavior problems after infant cardiac surgery.
Pediatrics., Jul;124(1):241-50 (2009)
Perioperative stroke in infants undergoing open heart operations for congenital heart disease.
Ann. Thorac. Surg., Sep;88(3):823-9 (2009)
A comparison of the efficacy and safety of chloral hydrate versus inhaled anesthesia for sedating infants and toddlers for transthoracic echocardiograms.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr., Jan;23(1):38-42 (2010)
Population pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine in infants after open heart surgery.
Anesth. Analg., May;110(5):1383-92 (2010)
Preoperative cerebral blood flow is diminished in neonates with severe congenital heart defects.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Dec;128(6):841-9 (2004)
Hyperkalemic cardiac arrest after cardiopulmonary bypass in a child with unsuspected duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Anesth. Analg., Mar;100(3):672-4, table of contents (2005)
Haemodynamic changes during modified ultrafiltration immediately following the first stage of the Norwood reconstruction.
Cardiol Young., Feb;15(1):4-7 (2005)
Increasing duration of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is associated with an increased incidence of postoperative electroencephalographic seizures.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Nov;130(5):1278-86 (2005)
What questions should I ask my fathers doctor if he had an adverse reaction to anesthesia and he is now unable to talk and walk. ? In brief: Change in FunctionANESTHESIA GENETIC LINKAGE SENSITIVITY TO MEDICATIONSee 2 more answers
Talk to the doctors/nurses who cared for you father prior to, during and after his anesthesia and surgery to attempt to determine what was responsible for your father's functional change.
I am on inderal (propranolol) for frequent pvcs. They do help in a way but do not stop them completly. Is there anything else I could try? In brief: See A CardiologistSee 1 more answer
ask the physician who put you on the propranolol or consult a cardiologist, if the physician who prescribed the propranolol is not oneAVOIDING CAFFEINE ALCOHOL CAFFEINE NICOTINE INDERAL
What is the word for pain you feel in a different area than where the location of the pain is? In brief: Referred pain
Why do I get such bad headaches when I skip a meal? In brief: Low GlucoseHEADACHE LARGE SINUSES
Headache might be due to a low blood glucose level?
What is the procedure to remove a screw from a broken ankle? Will it be under general anaesthetic? Will it need time in hospital? When can you walk on it again? In brief: Screw RemovalSee 1 more answer
likely outpatient surgery but depends on other medical issues.
Anesthetic would likely be general with or without a breathing tube or neuraxial block (epidural or spinal)GENERAL ANESTHESIA
Would a Chiari Malformation show on a cervical MRI? Family member was just diagnosed with it, but had a cervical MRI a year ago for neck arthritis. \ In brief: Likely
Cervical MRI is imaging modality of choice to diagnose Arnold Chiari malformation.
Have radiologist review the MRI performed for neck arthritis to see if it was visible.
How can I help my 12 year old brother? My younger brother jared has many health issues that could be harmful. Just today he told my mother that he wanted to be taken from this world. He is very disturbed and it is interfering with his school and social li In brief: Needs MD visitERECTION PSYCHIATRY LITHIUM
I had a previous experience of overdose on lidocaine that caused me to have a seizure. Could this happen again even with a normal dose? In brief: UnlikelyOVERDOSE
an overdose of lidocaine can result in a seizure.