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New study: Use of near infrared spectroscopy to detect impaired tissue oxygen saturation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1

Monday, April 14, 2014

New study from our faculty, Drs. Bellingham,Morley-Forster, Murkin, et al. The purpose of this study was to determine if near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) could detect differences in deep tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) and microcirculatory function in the hands of patients with CRPS 1. … (Read More)

Western Residents Present at the Midwest Anesthesia Resident's Conference

Friday, April 11, 2014

Last weekend, five of our Residents, Drs. Fraser Bebbington, Fiorenzo Cusano, Nathan Ludwug, Colin Philips, and Nicole Quigley, attended the Midwest Anesthesia Resident's Conference (MARC) in Chicago … (Read More)

New Study: Remote Ischemic Postconditioning During Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Remote Ischemic Postconditioning-Percutaneous Coronary...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A new study by faculty, Dr. Ronit Lavi, et al: Remote Ischemic Postconditioning During Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Remote Ischemic Postconditioning-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Randomized Trial. … (Read More)

Comparison of propofol and volatile agents for maintenance of anesthesia during elective craniotomy procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Monday, April 7, 2014

By faculty Dr. Jason Chui,et al. Both propofol and volatile anesthetics are commonly used for maintenance of anesthesia in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. The effects of these two classes of drugs on cerebral hemodynamics have been compared in many clinical trials... … (Read More)

WESTERN NEWS | Alternative Spring Break offers powerful insights into students

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Our Dept Undergraduate Education Coordinator, Lori Dengler,spent her spring break with Western's Alternative Spring Break Program, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. Read her story and insights from this incredible experience … (Follow Link)

Beyond the printed page: Leveraging social media to extend the Journal’s influence

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Faculty member, Dr. Philip Jones, is the newly appointed Online Presence Editor for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. Read his recent editorial, Beyond the printed page: Leveraging social media to extend the Journal’s influence … (Read More)

Dept Chair & Chief Dr. Davy Cheng receives prestigious 2014 CSPE Excellence in Medical Leadership Award

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The “2014 CSPE Excellence in Medical Leadership Award” is bestowed annually to a member of the Canadian Society of Physician Executives who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and mentorship of medical leaders in the field of health services leadership and management. … (Read More)

New anesthesia e-Books @ Western Libraries

Monday, March 24, 2014

New e-books arriving monthly. Login to Western Libraries today to get full access to these clinical texts, and much more. … (Read More)

New study: Aspirin and clonidine in non-cardiac surgery, POISE 2 Randomized Controlled Trial

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr. Philip Jones, and the POISE-2 Investigators study Aspirin and clonidine in non-cardiac surgery: acute kidney injury substudy protocol of the Perioperative Ischaemic Evaluation, in a randomized controlled trial … (Read More)

New Faculty Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Ava John-Baptiste

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meet Our New Faculty Members! Friday March 7th, 2014, Dr. Ava John-Baptiste of the Dept of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine will deliver the lecture, "Health Technology Assessment to Support Hospital Decision-Making: The Case of Fluid Replacement Therapies" … (Read More)