September 13, 2017
Not too many announcements this time as we prepare for the upcoming interview season and the annual ASA meeting in Boston. Speaking of Boston, one of my dear friends, Dr. Doug Shook, will be visiting and guiding participants through a heart dissection with echocardiographic correlates on Tuesday, September 19th from 5 – 7 p.m. I have sent a reminder email to everyone to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending but haven’t yet signed up. There will be a snack served from 4:30 – 5 p.m. outside the auditorium, but no food inside the auditorium please.
Remember last year’s scavenger hunt? In case you missed the last one, our second annual scavenger hunt will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll be sending information out regarding where to meet when it gets closer to the date. It was a great time last year and is a good way to hone your detective skills through a team building exercise.
Congratulations to Sarah Cotter and Ben Brockbank who won first and second place, respectively, at the North and South Carolina Societies of Anesthesiologists conference this past weekend in Asheville, NC!
Lastly, don’t forget to sign up for Run For The Warriors if you’re going to the ASA. Duke Anesthesiology has had strong participation and fundraising for this event in past years, so lace up your shoes and get ready to run (or walk) in Boston!
Have a great week!
Published in A & A Case Report
Intraoperative Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report Emphasizing the Utility of Electrocardiogram
Pleticha J. Sutton, EM
Abstract: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an important cause of perioperative morbidity and mortality. In patients with suspected PE, electrocardiogram (ECG) alone is thought to have a limited utility due to its low sensitivity and specificity. This case report describes a patient with intraoperative PE presenting with hypotension and hypoxemia for whom the ECG finding of SIQIIITIII was key in identifying acute cor pulmonale. The ECG was paramount in our decision to acquire computed tomography angiography to confirm the diagnosis, reinforcing its invaluable role in early detection of intraoperative PE.
CENTRAL LINE :: 9/15 – 9/29
This weekend (9/16 – 9/17): Doshi, Donald
Next weekend (9/23 – 9/24): Garrett, B. Anderson
This week (Sat PM 9/16 – Fri AM 9/21): Crowgey, Cobert
Next week (Sat PM 9/23 – Fri AM 9/29): Levine, Fox
This Friday (9/15): Garrett, B. Anderson
Next Friday (9/22): Cotter, Van Hoomissen
Liver Call Weekend (pager: 970-7320)
This weekend (Fri PM 9/15 – Sun PM 9/17): Mangubat
Next weekend (Fri PM 9/22 – Sun PM 9/24): Andrews
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Liver day (Mon AM 9/18 – Fri PM 9/22): Jones
Liver night (Sun PM 9/17 – Fri AM 9/22): Doshi
Saturday 9/16AM: Brockbank
Saturday 9/16 PM: Bangura
Sunday 9/17 AM: Horazeck
Saturday 9/23 AM: Chen
Saturday 9/23 PM: Wang
Sunday 9/24 AM: Gamble
This Friday (9/15): McManigle
Next Friday (9/22): Lamb
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CA3 ACRM, Thursdays in September (7am-5pm)
9/14: CH, BB, AD, JG, AM
9/21: AL, KG, AW, WM, RMC
9/28: TC, LJ, EJ, BVH
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This Week in Lectures
CA1 (9/12): What every Anesthesiologist needs to know about Pulmonary Mechanics with Dr. Richard Moon
CA2/3 (9/13): Heart Failure with Dr. Eleanor Vega
Thursday (9/14): Fellowship Q & A with Teaching Scholars with Dr. Anushree Doshi, Dr. Annabelle Mangan, and Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith *optional but highly recommended for CA1s and CA2s
Next Week in Lectures
CA1 (9/19): NO LECTURE – Dr. Shook’s wet lab instead if you have RSVP’d
CA 2/3 (9/6): Rhythm Disorders with Dr. Sharon McCartney
Thursday (9/22): Journal Club with Dr. Ankeet Udani