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Is Your Patient Ready for Surgery?

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The Obese Patient and Anesthesia

by Richard Novak, M.D. Reposted from The Anesthesia Consultant blog.
Perhaps you’re overweight and you wish you weren’t.
Your anesthesiologist wishes the same thing.
Obese patients make anesthesiologists’ work more arduous.  Obese patients, especially morbidly obese and super obese patients, are at increased …

Awareness Under General Anesthesia

by Richard Novak, M.D. Reposted from The Anesthesia Consultant blog.
In 2007, Hollywood released the movie Awake, in which the protagonist, played by Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars) is awake during the general anesthetic for his heart surgery, and overhears the surgeon’s …

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Surgeon Soldier in Iraq – Part 6: VIP’s and the Countdown

Letter home from Major Eric Stark, in the OnSurg series describing his Iraq experience spanning from 2008 to 2011.
 
Letter dated 4/3/2009:
Greetings from B dad
A little over a week left. We have been cruising along here in B dad. It is starting …