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Brad Matthew Taicher

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, Pediatrics

Selected Publications


Perioperative Mortality of the COVID-19 Recovered Patient Compared to a Matched Control: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study.

Conference Anesthesiology · February 1, 2024 BACKGROUND: Surgical procedures performed on patients with recent exposure to COVID-19 infection have been associated with increased mortality risk in previous studies. Accordingly, elective surgery is often delayed after infection. The study aimed to comp ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sustainability of an Operating Room to Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit Handoff Tool.

Journal Article J Perianesth Nurs · December 2023 PURPOSE: The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project was to reintroduce and assess the feasibility of a standardized, electronic health record (EHR) handoff tool and to evaluate the sustainability of a structured, team-based approach in a pediatri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Efficacy of a hybrid technique of simultaneous videolaryngoscopy with flexible bronchoscopy in children with difficult direct laryngoscopy in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.

Journal Article Anaesthesia · September 2023 Children with difficult tracheal intubation are at increased risk of severe complications, including hypoxaemia and cardiac arrest. Increasing experience with the simultaneous use of videolaryngoscopy and flexible bronchoscopy (hybrid) in adults led us to ... Full text Cite

Difficult or impossible facemask ventilation in children with difficult tracheal intubation: a retrospective analysis of the PeDI registry.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · July 2023 BACKGROUND: Difficult facemask ventilation is perilous in children whose tracheas are difficult to intubate. We hypothesised that certain physical characteristics and anaesthetic factors are associated with difficult mask ventilation in paediatric patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association between choice of reversal agent for neuromuscular block and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients at increased risk undergoing non-emergency surgery: STIL-STRONGER, a multicentre matched cohort study.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · January 2023 BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications are a source of morbidity after major surgery. In patients at increased risk of postoperative pulmonary complications we sought to assess the association between neuromuscular blocking agent reversal agent ... Full text Link to item Cite

Safety of antifibrinolytics in 6583 pediatric patients having craniosynostosis surgery: A decade of data reported from the multicenter Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · December 2022 BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytics such as tranexamic acid and epsilon-aminocaproic acid are effective at reducing blood loss and transfusion in pediatric patients having craniofacial surgery. The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group has previously report ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sedation versus General Anesthesia for Tracheal Intubation in Children with Difficult Airways: A Cohort Study from the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · October 1, 2022 BACKGROUND: Sedated and awake tracheal intubation approaches are considered safest in adults with difficult airways, but little is known about the outcomes of sedated intubations in children. The primary aim of this study was to compare the first-attempt s ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors of Blood Transfusion for Endoscopic Assisted Craniosynostosis Surgery.

Journal Article J Craniofac Surg · July 2022 Blood loss is a main cause of morbidity after craniofacial procedures. The purpose of this study is to identify the incidence and predictors for transfusion of blood products in the endoscopic assisted strip craniectomy population. Data was prospectively c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Frequency and Risk Factors for Difficult Intubation in Women Undergoing General Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Analysis.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · May 1, 2022 BACKGROUND: Estimates for the incidence of difficult intubation in the obstetric population vary widely, although previous studies reporting rates of difficult intubation in obstetrics are older and limited by smaller samples. The goals of this study were ... Full text Link to item Cite

Complications associated with paediatric airway management during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international, multicentre, observational study.

Journal Article Anaesthesia · March 23, 2022 Respiratory adverse events in adults with COVID-19 undergoing general anaesthesia can be life-threatening. However, there remains a knowledge gap about respiratory adverse events in children with COVID-19. We created an international observational registry ... Full text Link to item Cite

A survey of the global impact of COVID-19 on the practice of pediatric anesthesia: A study from the pediatric anesthesia COVID-19 Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · June 2021 BACKGROUND: Pediatric anesthesiology has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 in the delivery of care to patients and to the individual providers. With this study, we sought to survey pediatric centers and highlight the variations in care related to periopera ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative Management of Flecainide: A Problem-Based Learning Discussion.

Journal Article A A Pract · April 1, 2021 Flecainide is a first-line antiarrhythmic drug used to treat atrial arrhythmias and/or supraventricular tachycardia in those without coronary artery disease or structural heart disease. Even though it is an older antiarrhythmic, flecainide accounted for 1. ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) Consensus Conference Methodology.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · February 2021 OBJECTIVE: This article describes the methodology used for the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) Consensus Conference. DESIGN: This is a novel Consensus Conference of national experts in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery and Anesthesia, who wi ... Full text Link to item Cite

A comparison of videolaryngoscopy using standard blades or non-standard blades in children in the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · January 2021 BACKGROUND: The design of a videolaryngoscope blade may affect its efficacy. We classified videolaryngoscope blades as standard and non-standard shapes to compare their efficacy performing tracheal intubation in children enrolled in the Paediatric Difficul ... Full text Link to item Cite

Unplanned hospital admission after ambulatory surgery: a retrospective, single cohort study.

Journal Article Can J Anaesth · January 2021 PURPOSE: We estimated the rate of unplanned hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions following ambulatory surgery centre (ASC) procedures, and identified factors associated with their occurrence. METHODS: This retrospective cohort included adult p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Machine Learning Applied to Registry Data: Development of a Patient-Specific Prediction Model for Blood Transfusion Requirements During Craniofacial Surgery Using the Pediatric Craniofacial Perioperative Registry Dataset.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · January 2021 BACKGROUND: Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of ≥1 cranial sutures and often requires surgical intervention. Surgery may involve extensive osteotomies, which can lead to substantial blood loss. Currently, there are no consensus recommendations for ... Full text Link to item Cite

First-attempt success rate of video laryngoscopy in small infants (VISI): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.

Journal Article Lancet · December 12, 2020 BACKGROUND: Orotracheal intubation of infants using direct laryngoscopy can be challenging. We aimed to investigate whether video laryngoscopy with a standard blade done by anaesthesia clinicians improves the first-attempt success rate of orotracheal intub ... Full text Link to item Cite

Usability Assessment of an Electronic Handoff Tool to Facilitate and Improve Postoperative Communication Between Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit Staff.

Journal Article Comput Inform Nurs · October 2020 The handoff or handover is the exchange of pertinent medical information from one provider to another. Inadequate handoff communication between healthcare providers can negatively impact patient outcomes. In an effort to improve handoff communication, many ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 Patients: Consensus Guidelines From the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · July 2020 The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) pandemic has challenged medical systems and clinicians globally to unforeseen levels. Rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced clinicians to care for patients with a highl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Randomized Population Pharmacokinetic Analysis and Safety of Intravenous Acetaminophen for Acute Postoperative Pain in Neonates and Infants.

Journal Article J Clin Pharmacol · January 2020 Intravenous administration of acetaminophen is an alternative to the oral and rectal routes, which may be contraindicated in particular clinical settings. This randomized, placebo-controlled study of intravenous acetaminophen (Ofirmev, Mallinckrodt Pharmac ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative Mortality of the COVID-19 Recovered Patient Compared to a Matched Control: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study.

Conference Anesthesiology · February 1, 2024 BACKGROUND: Surgical procedures performed on patients with recent exposure to COVID-19 infection have been associated with increased mortality risk in previous studies. Accordingly, elective surgery is often delayed after infection. The study aimed to comp ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sustainability of an Operating Room to Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit Handoff Tool.

Journal Article J Perianesth Nurs · December 2023 PURPOSE: The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project was to reintroduce and assess the feasibility of a standardized, electronic health record (EHR) handoff tool and to evaluate the sustainability of a structured, team-based approach in a pediatri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Efficacy of a hybrid technique of simultaneous videolaryngoscopy with flexible bronchoscopy in children with difficult direct laryngoscopy in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.

Journal Article Anaesthesia · September 2023 Children with difficult tracheal intubation are at increased risk of severe complications, including hypoxaemia and cardiac arrest. Increasing experience with the simultaneous use of videolaryngoscopy and flexible bronchoscopy (hybrid) in adults led us to ... Full text Cite

Difficult or impossible facemask ventilation in children with difficult tracheal intubation: a retrospective analysis of the PeDI registry.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · July 2023 BACKGROUND: Difficult facemask ventilation is perilous in children whose tracheas are difficult to intubate. We hypothesised that certain physical characteristics and anaesthetic factors are associated with difficult mask ventilation in paediatric patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association between choice of reversal agent for neuromuscular block and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients at increased risk undergoing non-emergency surgery: STIL-STRONGER, a multicentre matched cohort study.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · January 2023 BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications are a source of morbidity after major surgery. In patients at increased risk of postoperative pulmonary complications we sought to assess the association between neuromuscular blocking agent reversal agent ... Full text Link to item Cite

Safety of antifibrinolytics in 6583 pediatric patients having craniosynostosis surgery: A decade of data reported from the multicenter Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · December 2022 BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytics such as tranexamic acid and epsilon-aminocaproic acid are effective at reducing blood loss and transfusion in pediatric patients having craniofacial surgery. The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group has previously report ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sedation versus General Anesthesia for Tracheal Intubation in Children with Difficult Airways: A Cohort Study from the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · October 1, 2022 BACKGROUND: Sedated and awake tracheal intubation approaches are considered safest in adults with difficult airways, but little is known about the outcomes of sedated intubations in children. The primary aim of this study was to compare the first-attempt s ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors of Blood Transfusion for Endoscopic Assisted Craniosynostosis Surgery.

Journal Article J Craniofac Surg · July 2022 Blood loss is a main cause of morbidity after craniofacial procedures. The purpose of this study is to identify the incidence and predictors for transfusion of blood products in the endoscopic assisted strip craniectomy population. Data was prospectively c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Frequency and Risk Factors for Difficult Intubation in Women Undergoing General Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Analysis.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · May 1, 2022 BACKGROUND: Estimates for the incidence of difficult intubation in the obstetric population vary widely, although previous studies reporting rates of difficult intubation in obstetrics are older and limited by smaller samples. The goals of this study were ... Full text Link to item Cite

Complications associated with paediatric airway management during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international, multicentre, observational study.

Journal Article Anaesthesia · March 23, 2022 Respiratory adverse events in adults with COVID-19 undergoing general anaesthesia can be life-threatening. However, there remains a knowledge gap about respiratory adverse events in children with COVID-19. We created an international observational registry ... Full text Link to item Cite

A survey of the global impact of COVID-19 on the practice of pediatric anesthesia: A study from the pediatric anesthesia COVID-19 Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · June 2021 BACKGROUND: Pediatric anesthesiology has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 in the delivery of care to patients and to the individual providers. With this study, we sought to survey pediatric centers and highlight the variations in care related to periopera ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative Management of Flecainide: A Problem-Based Learning Discussion.

Journal Article A A Pract · April 1, 2021 Flecainide is a first-line antiarrhythmic drug used to treat atrial arrhythmias and/or supraventricular tachycardia in those without coronary artery disease or structural heart disease. Even though it is an older antiarrhythmic, flecainide accounted for 1. ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) Consensus Conference Methodology.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · February 2021 OBJECTIVE: This article describes the methodology used for the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) Consensus Conference. DESIGN: This is a novel Consensus Conference of national experts in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery and Anesthesia, who wi ... Full text Link to item Cite

A comparison of videolaryngoscopy using standard blades or non-standard blades in children in the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · January 2021 BACKGROUND: The design of a videolaryngoscope blade may affect its efficacy. We classified videolaryngoscope blades as standard and non-standard shapes to compare their efficacy performing tracheal intubation in children enrolled in the Paediatric Difficul ... Full text Link to item Cite

Unplanned hospital admission after ambulatory surgery: a retrospective, single cohort study.

Journal Article Can J Anaesth · January 2021 PURPOSE: We estimated the rate of unplanned hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions following ambulatory surgery centre (ASC) procedures, and identified factors associated with their occurrence. METHODS: This retrospective cohort included adult p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Machine Learning Applied to Registry Data: Development of a Patient-Specific Prediction Model for Blood Transfusion Requirements During Craniofacial Surgery Using the Pediatric Craniofacial Perioperative Registry Dataset.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · January 2021 BACKGROUND: Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of ≥1 cranial sutures and often requires surgical intervention. Surgery may involve extensive osteotomies, which can lead to substantial blood loss. Currently, there are no consensus recommendations for ... Full text Link to item Cite

First-attempt success rate of video laryngoscopy in small infants (VISI): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.

Journal Article Lancet · December 12, 2020 BACKGROUND: Orotracheal intubation of infants using direct laryngoscopy can be challenging. We aimed to investigate whether video laryngoscopy with a standard blade done by anaesthesia clinicians improves the first-attempt success rate of orotracheal intub ... Full text Link to item Cite

Usability Assessment of an Electronic Handoff Tool to Facilitate and Improve Postoperative Communication Between Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit Staff.

Journal Article Comput Inform Nurs · October 2020 The handoff or handover is the exchange of pertinent medical information from one provider to another. Inadequate handoff communication between healthcare providers can negatively impact patient outcomes. In an effort to improve handoff communication, many ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 Patients: Consensus Guidelines From the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · July 2020 The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) pandemic has challenged medical systems and clinicians globally to unforeseen levels. Rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced clinicians to care for patients with a highl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Randomized Population Pharmacokinetic Analysis and Safety of Intravenous Acetaminophen for Acute Postoperative Pain in Neonates and Infants.

Journal Article J Clin Pharmacol · January 2020 Intravenous administration of acetaminophen is an alternative to the oral and rectal routes, which may be contraindicated in particular clinical settings. This randomized, placebo-controlled study of intravenous acetaminophen (Ofirmev, Mallinckrodt Pharmac ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative Outcomes and Surgical Case Volume in Pediatric Complex Cranial Vault Reconstruction: A Multicenter Observational Study From the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · October 2019 BACKGROUND: Complex cranial vault reconstruction (CCVR) performed to treat craniosynostosis can be associated with significant blood loss, transfusion, and perioperative complications. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of CCVR surgical case v ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors of transfusion outcomes in pediatric complex cranial vault reconstruction: a multicentre observational study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Can J Anaesth · May 2019 PURPOSE: Pediatric patients undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction (CCVR) are at risk of significant perioperative blood loss requiring blood product transfusion. Minimizing allogeneic blood product transfusion is an important goal because of the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors of perioperative complications in paediatric cranial vault reconstruction surgery: a multicentre observational study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · February 2019 BACKGROUND: The current incidence of major complications in paediatric craniofacial surgery in North America has not been accurately defined. In this report, the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group evaluates the incidence and determines the independ ... Full text Link to item Cite

Developing a national patient safety plan in Guatemala.

Journal Article Rev Panam Salud Publica · 2019 OBJECTIVE: Patient safety is challenging for health systems around the world, particularly in low-and middleincome countries such as Guatemala. The goal of this report is to summarize a strategic planning process for a national patient safety plan in Guate ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation of a colour-coded universal protocol safety initiative in Guatemala.

Journal Article BMJ Qual Saf · August 2018 BACKGROUND: Universal protocol implementation can be challenging in low-income or middle-income countries, particularly when providers work together across language barriers. The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to test the implementation of ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative outcomes and management in midface advancement surgery: a multicenter observational descriptive study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · August 2018 BACKGROUND/AIMS: The evolution of Le Fort III and Monobloc procedures with utilization of distraction devices has resulted in shortened surgical times, greater facial advancements, and decreased transfusion requirements. The aim of this observational study ... Full text Link to item Cite

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy vs surgical gastrostomy in infants with congenital heart disease.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · July 2018 BACKGROUND: Infants with congenital heart disease often require feeding tube placement to supplement oral intake. Gastrostomy tubes may be placed by either surgical or percutaneous endoscopic methods, but there is currently no data comparing outcomes of th ... Full text Link to item Cite

Analysis of the impact of race on blood transfusion in pediatric scoliosis surgery.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · April 2018 INTRODUCTION: Surgical correction of pediatric scoliosis is associated with significant blood loss. Minimizing estimated blood loss and blood transfusion is beneficial as transfusions have been associated with increased morbidity, including risk of surgica ... Full text Link to item Cite

Building a safety culture in global health: lessons from Guatemala.

Journal Article BMJ Glob Health · 2018 Programmes to modify the safety culture have led to lasting improvements in patient safety and quality of care in high-income settings around the world, although their use in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been limited. This analysis ex ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Infantile-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Journal Article N Engl J Med · November 2, 2017 BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy is an autosomal recessive neuromuscular disorder that is caused by an insufficient level of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. Nusinersen is an antisense oligonucleotide drug that modifies pre-messenger RNA splicing of ... Full text Link to item Cite

The efficacy of GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate: an analysis from the paediatric difficult intubation registry.

Journal Article Br J Anaesth · November 1, 2017 BACKGROUND: We analysed data from the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry examining the use of direct laryngoscopy and GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy. METHODS: Data collected by a multicentre, paediatric difficult intubation registry from 1295 patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Videolaryngoscopy versus Fiber-optic Intubation through a Supraglottic Airway in Children with a Difficult Airway: An Analysis from the Multicenter Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · September 2017 BACKGROUND: The success rates and related complications of various techniques for intubation in children with difficult airways remain unknown. The primary aim of this study is to compare the success rates of fiber-optic intubation via supraglottic airway ... Full text Link to item Cite

The association between caudal anesthesia and increased risk of postoperative surgical complications in boys undergoing hypospadias repair.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · July 2017 INTRODUCTION: Recent reports have suggested that caudal anesthesia may be associated with an increased risk of postoperative surgical complications. We examined our experience with caudal anesthesia in hypospadias repair to evaluate for increased risk of u ... Full text Link to item Cite

Safety of antifibrinolytics in cranial vault reconstructive surgery: a report from the pediatric craniofacial collaborative group.

Journal Article Paediatr Anaesth · March 2017 BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytic therapy significantly decreases blood loss and transfusion in pediatric cranial vault reconstructive surgery; however, concern regarding the side effects profile limits clinical use. AIMS: The aim was to utilize the Pediatric C ... Full text Link to item Cite

Perioperative Outcomes and Management in Pediatric Complex Cranial Vault Reconstruction: A Multicenter Study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · February 2017 BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to elucidate practices and outcomes in children with craniosynostosis undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction and infor ... Full text Link to item Cite

Images in Anesthesiology: Laryngeal Cleft.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · February 2017 Full text Link to item Cite

Laryngeal Cleft.

Journal Article Anesthesiology · August 30, 2016 Full text Link to item Cite

Structured Handover in the Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit.

Journal Article J Perianesth Nurs · February 2016 PURPOSE: To establish a structured handover in the pediatric postanesthesia care unit. DESIGN: An observational prequality and postquality improvement design was used. METHODS: Convenience samples of 52 preimplementation and 51 postimplementation handover ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Dog Is a Doctor's Best Friend: The Use of a Service Dog as a Perioperative Assistant.

Journal Article Case Rep Pediatr · 2016 Service dogs are beneficial in providing assistance to people with multiple types of disabilities and medical disorders including visual impairment, physical disabilities, seizure disorders, diabetes, and mental illness. Some service animals have been trai ... Full text Link to item Cite

Avoiding Cardiovascular Collapse: Pediatric Cutaneous Mastocytosis and Anesthetic Challenges.

Journal Article A A Case Rep · November 15, 2015 Mastocytosis includes a spectrum of diseases characterized by abnormal mast cell infiltration in various organs, which can lead to mast cell mediator release and immediate hypersensitivity. We review anesthetic challenges presented by a 6-year-old girl wit ... Full text Link to item Cite

Standardizing postoperative PICU handovers improves handover metrics and patient outcomes.

Journal Article Pediatr Crit Care Med · March 2015 OBJECTIVES: To improve handover communication and patient outcomes for postoperative admissions to a multidisciplinary PICU. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Multidisciplinary PICU in a university hospital. SUBJECTS: The multidisciplinary team re ... Full text Link to item Cite

Identifying pediatric emergence delirium by using the PAED Scale: a quality improvement project.

Journal Article AORN J · April 2014 Pediatric emergence delirium is a postoperative phenomenon characterized by aberrant cognitive and psychomotor behavior, which can place the patient and health care personnel at risk for injury. A common tool for identifying emergence delirium is the Level ... Full text Link to item Cite

Self-reported barriers to pediatric surgical care in Guatemala.

Journal Article Am Surg · September 2013 Access to pediatric surgical care is limited in low- and middle-income countries. Barriers must be identified before improvements can be made. This pilot study aimed to identify self-reported barriers to pediatric surgical care in Guatemala. We surveyed 78 ... Link to item Cite

Design, implementation, and evaluation of a computerized system to communicate with patients with limited native language proficiency in the perioperative period.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · January 2011 BACKGROUND: Effective communication with patients having limited proficiency in the native language of anesthesia care providers during the perioperative period is often challenging. We describe how we developed, implemented, and evaluated a computerized s ... Full text Link to item Cite