Dental Guards: Helpful or Hazards? — A Case ReportThis case report relates how a dental guard was apparently overlooked during the sequence of events following intubation and displaced into the patient's posterior orpharynx. The authors also provide recommendations for the proper use of dental guards to avoid adverse effects to the patient.
Keywords: Midazolam, Profile of Mood States (POMS), propofol, upper extremity surgery.
Version: 2000;68(2):135-140.Authors: Sheri A. Baker, CRNA, MSN
Charlene A. Benz, CRNA, MSN
Nancy A. Dalton, CRNA, MSN
Janna J. Smith, CRNA, MSN
Angela N. Stillmunkes, CRNA, MSN
Beth A. Elliott, MD
Edward S. Thompson, CRNA, PhD
An Update on Cystic Fibrosis and Implications for AnesthesiaThe majority of infants born with cystic fibrosis now reach adulthood, making surgical procedures performed in this patient group more common. In this article, the author outlines the epidemiology, genetics, and pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis; reviews preoperative assessment; and offers guidelines for anesthetic management of patients with the disease.
Keywords: Cystic fibrosis, respiratory disease.
Version: 2000;68(2):141-148.Authors: Mary C. Karlet, CRNA, PhD