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Weekly Newsletter 05/15/2017




Department of Anesthesiology

Week of May 15th, 2017

The Department of Anesthesiology’s weekly e-newsletter will be distributed on Friday of each week promoting department activities for the upcoming week. To submit a news item, please contact Taylor Stein at Taylor.Stein@osumc.edu by Thursday at 12:00 pm

Caring for Our Own
Tyson Kaufman received a lung transplant in late April. However, he still needs our help. He will be out of the office for some time recovering from his lung transplant and any donations would be appreciated.  

One way to help Tyson is to make a donation through the Children’s Ohio Transplant Association\
To donate please visit the website below

Hemorrhage Sims Lab
The Department of Anesthesiology’s Quality Committee has developed a new Crew Resource Management (CRM) Tool for the emergency treatment of intraoperative hemorrhage; the “Hemorrhage Checklist”.   Dr. Sasso is the physician champion for the tool.  In an effort to provide perioperative staff with the opportunity to learn and practice in a realistic and risk-free environment, on April 27, 2017 the Hemorrhage Checklist was the basis for a perioperative Hemorrhage Simulation Lab in the James Operating Rooms (additional labs are upcoming for UH, Ross and SDS).   Simulation Labs such as this mimic realistic scenario, allowing staff to practice clinical skills, team interactions and expected behaviors.  The Hemorrhage Simulation Lab was directed by anesthesiologist, Jonathan Lipps, MD, whereby scenarios were created for the participants to identify and promptly treat massive intraoperative hemorrhage, using the Hemorrhage Checklist.  Participants from nursing, anesthesiology and surgery were present to help facilitate the protocols and provided feedback.  The roles of the anesthesiologist were played by Dr. Sasso, Dr. Lipps and Shawn Hedderman CRNA.  Sim Lab facilitators included Donna Heavener RN and Jenny Stoner RN as well as James Perioperative Education staff.
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MARC 2017
Our residents had another successful trip to the MARC in Chicago this past weekend where nearly 500 residents across the Midwest presented interesting cases and original research. Congrats to our winners:
Andrea Fuller (2nd place: cardiovascular)
Doug Dearth (2nd place: airway)
Todd Vinsant (2nd place: critical care)
Renuka Shenoy (3rd place: OB)
Kudos to all the residents who did a terrific job presenting. Also thanks to the faculty mentors that were involved and continue to provide support to our residents year after year.

2017-2018 Chief Residents

Limited Staff Agreement
– Please hand in a signed copy of the your limited staff agreement to Sarah. Please also send her your lab coat size.

DEA Renewal
Did you know you can be exempt from your DEA fee at renewal?
Simply select “Fee Exempt” during online renewal and provide the following information for verification:
David Bertsch
Hospital Controller
700 Ackerman Road, Room 630
Columbus, OH 43202

MOCA 2.0

Register here:


Meet your MOCA Part 4 requirements here at OSU. New Simulation courses will be offered in 2017 with discounts for OSU faculty.

Open dates include: 7/22, 8/26, 12/2. More details at https://ccme.osu.edu  Search "anesthesiology"

Sign up early as spots fill quickly. Contact Dr. Lipps with questions.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 16              CA1 Didactic Lecture
                                          Statistics – Dr. Rozmiarek
                                          CA1 Board Lecture – 5:30pm
                                          Anatomy/Regional – Dr. Kushelev

Thursday, May 18              Morning Report
                                           Chiefs Conference – Chief Residents

       Grand Rounds
       Drs. Ashley Gabrielsen and Ashley Yager- Cardiothoracic Fellows

       CA1 Board Lecture – 5:30pm
       Respiratory – Dr. Stahl

Friday, May 19                  CA3 Didactic Lecture  
                                           Practice Management – Dr. W. Kelly
                                           Barash Chapter 2
                                           Mock Oral


Can’t make it to Grand Rounds?

You can watch Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds live by going to:


In order to receive CME credit, it must be watched live, and following watching the recording, send confirmation to: Sarah.Robertson@osumc.edu with what video you watched.

If you watch recorded videos on this site and not live, in order to receive CME credits, you must self-report this to the State Medical Board.

For questions, please email Sarah.Robertson@osumc.edu



SOAP Conference 2017
This year we have an impressive 8 residents presenting an the SOAP conference. Below are the residents and the abstracts they will be presenting.

- Michael Pettus, CA1 resident
Abstract: Michael Pettus, MD, Blair Herndon MD, Kasey Fiorini MD, Sonia Ristev MD, Yun Xia MD, Acute coronary syndrome postpartum requiring five vessel CABG
- David P. Kallile, CA2 resident

Abstract: David P. Kallile, MD, Blair Herndon, MD, Renuka Shenoy, MD, Sonia Ristev, MD, Kasey Fiorini, MD, Multidisciplinary Management of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Parturient

-  Ali Idrees, CA2 Resident

Abstract: Ali Idrees M.D., Blair Herndon, M.D., Goran Ristev M.D., Teri Gray, M.D., Parturient with Delta Granule Platelet Storage Pool Disorder

- Meagan King, CA2 resident

Abstract: Meagan King MD, Blair Herndon MD, Robert H. Small MD, Labor Analgesia in a Paturient with Ehler's Danlos Hypermobility Type, Congenital Ventral Septal Defect, and Chiari Malformation Type I

- Samiha Nasser, CA3 resident

Abstract: Obstetric Anesthesia Considerations for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

- Emma Alden, CA1 resident

Abstract: Emma Alden MD, Blair Herndon MD, Yun Xia MD, John Coffman MD, Acute Pulmonary Edema after Electroconvulsive Therapy in a Third Trimester Patient

- Shilpa S. Ramesh, CA2 resident

Abstract: Shilpa S. Ramesh, MD; Blair Herndon, MD; Robert H. Small, MD; Teri Gray, MD, Opioid-only epidural analgesia: An Alternative to Controlling Pain in the Preterm Obstetric Patient with Stalled Cervical Dilation

-  Aly D Branstiter, CA3 resident

Abstract: Aly D Branstiter, M.D.; Blair H Herndon, M.D.; Kasey Fiorini, M.D.; Philip Samuels, M.D.; Tzu-Fei Wang, M.D.; John C Coffman, M.D., Safe and successful: labor analgesia for a rare case of congenital factor XIII deficiency


1. Hemodynamics and Cognitive Outcomes in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Nicoleta Stoicea, MD, PhD1, Tian You2, Stephen Marjoribanks, RN1, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, MS, MPH3,, Fedias Christofi, PhD1

1The Ohio State University Department of Anesthesiology, 2The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 3The Ohio State University, Department of Statistics


2. A case report and discussion of anesthesia for Huntington’s disease patient with postoperative respiratory failure in ICU

Nicoleta Stoicea¹, Suren Soghomonyan¹, Xuezheng Zhang¹, Ying Zhou¹, Stephen Marjoribanks¹, Gurneet Sandhu¹


3. Nicoleta Stoicea, Juan Fiorda-Diaz1, Nicholas Joseph, , Muhammad Shabsigh, Carlos Arias-Morales, Alicia A Gonzalez-Zacarias, Ana Mavarez-Martinez, Stephen Marjoribanks, Sergio D. Bergese, Advanced Analgesic Drug Delivery and Nanobiotechnology ,

Drugs, Springer,  DOI: 10.1007/s40265-017-0744-y

Your Body May Be Ready For That Procedure, But Is Your Brain?
Michelle Humeidan,  Anesthesiologist, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


4. Citation: Chowdhury, T., Garg, R., Sheshadri, V., Venkatraghavan, L., Bergese, S. D., Cappellani, R. B., & Schaller, B. (2017). Perioperative Factors Contributing the Post-Craniotomy Pain: A Synthesis of Concepts. Frontiers in Medicine, 4(23). doi: 10.3389/fmed.2017.00023

Link: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmed.2017.00023/full

Journal Name: Frontiers in Medicine


5. “Revisiting blood transfusion and predictors of outcome in cardiac surgery patients: a concise perspective” 

Authors: Carlos E Arias-Morales1, Nicoleta Stoicea1, Alicia A Gonzalez-Zacarias1, Diana Slawski2, Sujatha P. Bhandary2, Theodosios Saranteas3, Eva Kaminiotis3, Thomas J Papadimos2

DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.10085.1


6. Bergese SD, Uribe AA, Puente EG, Marcus RJL, Krohn RJ, Docsa S, Soto RG, Candiotti KA A Prospective, Multicenter, Single-Blind Study Assessing Indices of SNAP II Versus BIS VISTA on Surgical Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia

JMIR Res Protoc 2017;6(2):e15 DOI: 10.2196/resprot.6741

Link: http://www.researchprotocols.org/2017/2/e15/


7. Comparison of Phenylephrine and Ephedrine in Treatment of Spinal-Induced Hypotension in High-Risk Pregnancies: A Narrative Review

Sasima Dusitkasem,1,2,* Blair H. Herndon,1 Monsicha Somjit,1,3 David L. Stahl,1 Emily Bitticker,1,4 and John C. Coffman1


8. Suren Soghomonyan1*, Nicoleta Stoicea1, Gurneet S. Sandhu1, Jeffrey J. Pasternak2 and Sergio D. Bergese1,(2017). The Role of Permissive and Induced Hypotension in Current Neuroanesthesia Practice. Frontiers in Surgery

Link: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fsurg.2017.00001/full

Journal Name: Frontiers in Surgery 


9. Gan, T. J., Kranke, P., Minkowitz, H. S., Bergese, S. D., Motsch, J., Eberhart, L., ... & Candiotti, K. A. (2016). Intravenous Amisulpride for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and VomitingTwo Concurrent, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trials. The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/clipboard


10. Bergese, S.D., et al., Multicenter Study Validating Accuracy of a Continuous Respiratory Rate Measurement Derived From Pulse Oximetry: A Comparison With Capnography. Anesth Analg, 2017.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28099286


Have you submitted an abstract, a paper, or a case report for publication?  Have you presented a poster at a conference, lectured at Grand Rounds, or given a talk for Journal Club?  Have you been published recently?  Please send your scholarly activity to Taylor Stein at Taylor.Stein@osumc.edu.


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