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Pediatric Anesthesiology 2011 is co-sponsored by the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

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Problem Based Learning Discussions

  • Friday, April 1
  • Saturday, April 2
  • Sunday, April 3

Table #1
A 1 month old with Pierre Robin Sequence with failed intubation and ventilation with saturation of 40%. John Fiadjoe, MD; Paul Stricker, MD and Nicholas Dalesio, MD

Table #2
It’s Shocking: Management of Emergency Anesthesia for a One-year-old with Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator for Brugada Syndrome and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Anna Todaro Brown, MD and Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD

Table #3
Urgent Exploratory Laparotomy in a 3 Month Old Infant with Unrepaired Tetralogy of Fallot and Bilious Emesis. Renee Kreeger, MD and James Spaeth, MD

Table #4
Post operative analgesia for an 11 year old after a shoulder arthroscopy and Bankart repair. Harshad Gurnaney, MBBS and Arjunan Ganesh, MBBS

Table #5
Postoperative fever and encephalopathy is a diagnostic hot potato. Mark E. Thompson, MD and Rita Agarwal, MD

Table #6
Critical Care and Anesthetic Management of an Eight Year Old Trauma Victim with Flail Chest, Pulmonary Contusion, and Bronchial Disruption. Julie McWhorter, MD and Steve Auden, MD

Table #7
Beyond malignant hyperthermia: Gastrostomy tube and MRI for a small, floppy infant. Julie Williamson, DO and Mirjana Vustar, MD

Table #8
A Patient in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Requiring an Arterial Thrombectomy. John McCloskey, MD and Todd Kilbaugh, MD

Table #9
You want airway obstruction on purpose!? Deep sedation with an unprotected airway for a 3 year old with severe OSA. Wendy Binstock, MD and Sara Pittenger, MD

Table #10
When the dust has settled: Caring for the pediatric survivors of a natural calamity in the developing world. Andrew Pittaway, BM, BS, FRCA and Mike Richards, BM, BS, FRCA

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Table #11
Anesthetic management of neonates with expanding congenital pulmonary lesions (congenital lobar emphysema, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation) for urgent resection. Lianne L. Stephenson, MD and Christian Seefelder, MD

Table #12
A Patient with Sickle Cell Disease and Moyamoya for Pial Synangiosis. Craig D. McClain, MD and Hubert Benzon, MD

Table #13
Anesthetic Management for Bilateral Paraganglioma Removal in a Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptible Teenager. Pilar Castro, MD and Melanie Ward, MD

Table #14
Laparoscopic Ladd’s Procedure in a Pediatric Patient Post Bi-Directional Glenn Shunt. Michelle Schlunt, MD and Charles Lee, MD

Table #15
Emergent Separation of Thoracopagus Conjoint Twins with Complex Competing Congenital Heart Disease. Andrew D. Matisoff, MD and Richard Kaplan, MD

Table #16
Down syndrome child with suspected bowel obstruction, history of congenital prolonged QT syndrome and egg allergy scheduled for CT scan. Shirley D’Souza, MD and Persis Shroff, MD

Table #17
Dexmedetomidine for epileptic surgery in children. Heike Gries, MD, PhD and Rebecca Hall, MD

Table #18
Anesthetic management for an epicardial pacemaker insertion in a neonate with congenital complete heart block within an hour after birth. Aruna T. Nathan, MBBS, FRCA and Lisa M. Montenegro, MD

Table #19
Pregnancy Testing and Patient Refusal: What’s an anesthesiologist to do? Norma J. Klein, MD and Sampaguita Tafoya, MD

Table #20
Non-cardiac anesthesia for malrotation of the gut in a patient with hypoplastic left heart syndrome following hybrid palliation. Christopher Lancaster, MD and Aymen Naguib, MD

Table #21
Pediatric Burns and Inhalation Injury – Anesthetic Management and Analgesia for Procedural Sedation. Sanjay M. Bhananker, MD, FRCA and Ben Walker, MD

Table #22
Recurrent allergic reaction in the operating room and the process required to ultimately diagnose the allergen. Lisa Heyden, MD and Sudha Bidani, MD

Table #23
Fire in the OR!! Pediatric Awake Craniotomy with Nasal Cannula and Duraprep Solution resulting in Facial Fire. Sarah Oswald, MD and Rose Campise-Luther, MD

Table #24
Perioperative Pain Management in an Opioid-Dependent Child Undergoing Lower Extremity Amputation. John T. Algren, MD and Andrew Franklin, MD

Table #25
The Importance of Professionalism in Creating a Culture of Patient Safety. Thomas Taghon, DO, and Jayant K. Deshpande, MD

Table #26
Healing the Healers Problem Solving Strategies to decrease Burnout in Physicians. Haleh Saadat, MD and Alison A. Considine, MD

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Table #27
Incorporating an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia program into a busy private pediatric practice, is it feasible? And you think that we can send these children home with peripheral nerve local anesthetic infusion catheters. Myth or reality? Majorie A. Lewis, MD and Robert D. Bryskin, MD

Table #28
Child with extensive oro-facial hemangioma, high output cardiac failure, pulmonary hypertension and thrombocytopenia scheduled for central line access for chemotherarpy. Persis Shroff, MD and Shirley D’Souza, MD

Table #29
Diagnostic Dilemma-Hypotension in a child during general anesthesia plus supraclavicular block for proximal humerus osteochondroma resection. Jennifer L. Anderson, MD and Richard Kaplan, MD

Table #30
Esophageal Food Impaction in a Child with epidermolysis bullosa.
Jennifer Zieg, MD and Geoffrey Lane, MB, Chir

Table #31
Massive Transfusion During Surgical Resection of a Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in a Premature Neonate. Lynda J. Means, MD and Tonya LK Miller, MD

Table #32
Anesthesia for thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) in a neonate. Debnath Chatterjee, MD and Kelly Stees, MD

Table #33
Signals, here one minute gone the next…A 15 yr old with idiopathic scoliosis who experiences loss of intra-operative motor evoked potentials. Devika Singh, MD; Lynne Gerson Maxwell, MD, FAAP

Table #34
The Evaluation and Anesthetic Management of a Child with Chronic Lung Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension for Hepatic Resection. Tae Kim, MD and Andrew Heath, MD

Table #35
Second Tracheostomy in a 14 y.o. with Laryngeal Trauma. Jodie Johnson, MD and Andrew F. Stasic, MD

Table #36
Tetanus: anesthetic management during a mass casualty natural disaster. Paul G. Firth, MB, ChB and John Bastien, CAPT, MD

Table #37
To Trigger, or not to Trigger: That is the Question…A 10-year old girl with Rhabomyolysis. Jessica L. Drescher, DO and Sandra L. Barcelona, MD

Table #38
Altered Mental Status in a Child following Exploration for Small Bowel Obstruction. Gina Whitney, MD and Stephen R. Hays, MD

Table #39
Anesthetic Management of a Pediatric Patient with a Complexs III Mitochondrial Disorder. Mary Rabb, MD and Jael Carbajal, MD

Table #40
An anatomy of a liver transplant. Ira Landsman, MD and Krystalynn Godwin, MD

Table #41
Pediatric Patient with ALL and Postdural Puncture Headache: To Blood Patch or Not To Blood Patch? Elaina E. Lin, MD and Richard Elliott, MD

Table #42
Bad Robot! – major hemorrhage in pediatric robotic urologic surgery. Catherine Bachman, MD and Sarah Pae, MD

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