Anesthesiology Research and Innovations :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Anesthesiology Research Collaborations

Anesthesiology Current IRB Approved Studies in Progress

 Regional Anesthesia/Pain Management

  1. Randomized controlled study of rectus sheath, caudal or local infiltration for patients undergoing umbilical hernia repair.

  2. Randomized controlled study of Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block versus local infiltration for patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy.

  3. Caudal epidural block following hip sugery in adolescents.

  4. Neonatal regional anesthesia: A survey of the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN)

  5. Infusion characteristics of home infusion devices with excessive volume or change in position of reservoir.

Pharmacology

  1. Prospective randomized controlled study of intravenous acetaminophen versus placebo for pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy.

  2. Prospective randomized controlled study of intravenous acetaminophen versus placebo for pediatric patients undergoing palatoplasty

  3. The use of total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) versus volatile agents in patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion.

  4. The use of Clevidipine for controlled hypotension for patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion.

  5. Analysis of antibiotic choice in penicillin allergic pediatric patients.

Monitoring/Technology

  1. Use of end-tidal CO2 monitoring during intrahospital transport for pediatric cardiac patients.

  2. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) correlation with jugular bulb saturation in pediatric cardiac patients.

  3. The use of LiDCO-Rapid: non-invasive hymodynamic monitoring during OR phlebotomy.

  4. The use/validity of CNAP as a monitor for continuous non-invasive blood pressure for obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

Airway/OSA

  1. Extubation following tonsillectomy in the OR vs PACU

  2. Endotracheal intubation with and without neuromuscular blockade.

  3. Study on intracuff pressure changes over time during prolonged surgery

  4. Outcome of OSA patients following tonsillectomy

  5. Predictive efficacy of the preoperative survey in OSA patients

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