Twitter Journal Club Series

Duke Anesthesiology Twitter Journal Club SeriesDuke Anesthesiology will be hosting a Twitter-augmented journal club series and you are invited to participate.

The goals of utilizing Twitter to augment the journal club are:

  1. To provide you with a broad perspective and interpretation of each journal article from users around the world.
  2. To offer 24/7 access to discussions.
  3. To use an innovative yet familiar platform for educational purposes.

Please see the schedule below. Discussions will open on the first day listed and continue until the following Sunday at midnight EST. After the journal club is complete, a curated discussion will be posted on this webpage.

Duke Anesthesiology

Instructions for Public

Starting on the date listed, we will be tweeting a discussion cluster (questions) daily via @Duke_Anesthesia using the hashtag #AnesJC for discussion. We invite you all to engage in the online discussion. Please tag each of your tweets with #AnesJC and the question number. The discussion moderators will be Drs. Ankeet Udani (@ankeetudani), Jeffrey Taekman (@jeffreytaekman), Daniel Moyse (@danmoyseMD), and Andrew Peery (@andrew_peery).

Instructions for Duke Anesthesia Trainees

Starting on the date listed, you will need to read the article and answer four discussion cluster questions to prepare for journal club. The in-person journal club will take place on the following Thursday from 5-615pm on campus.

We will be tweeting each discussion cluster daily via @Duke_Anesthesia using the hashtag #AnesJC. We invite you to engage in the online discussion. Please tag each of your tweets with #AnesJC and the question number.

The moderators will curate the online discussion and bring highlights to the classroom-based discussion on Thursday. We will also be live-tweeting the journal club between 5-615pm on Thursday.

Article Discussions

Article: Jones PM, Cherry RA, Allen BN; et al. Association Between Handover of Anesthesia Care and Adverse Postoperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. JAMA. 2018. 2018;319(2):143-153. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20040

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: JAMA | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article: Steckelberg RC, Funck N, Kim TE, Walters TL, Lochbaum GM, Memtsoudis SG, Giori NJ, Indelli PF, Graham LJ, Mariano ER. Adherence to a Multimodal Analgesic Clinical Pathway: A Within-Group Comparison of Staged Bilateral Knee Arthroplasty Patients. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 May/Jun;42(3):368-371.

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article 1:  O’Leary JD, Janus M, Duku E, Wijeysundera DN, To T, Li P, Maynes JT, Crawford MW. A Population-based Study Evaluating the Association between Surgery in Early Life and Child Development at Primary School Entry. Anesthesiology. 2016 Aug;125(2):272-9.

Article 2: Sun LS, Li G, Miller TL, Salorio C, Byrne MW, Bellinger DC, Ing C, Park R, Radcliffe J, Hays SR, DiMaggio CJ, Cooper TJ, Rauh V, Maxwell LG, Youn A, McGowan FX. Association Between a Single General Anesthesia Exposure Before Age 36 Months and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Later Childhood. JAMA. 2016 Jun 7;315(21):2312-20.

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article links: Anesthesiology, JAMA | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article: Chan MT, Cheng BC, Lee TM, Gin T; CODA Trial Group. BIS-Guided Anesthesia Decreases Postoperative Delirium and Cognitive Decline. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2013 Jan;25(1):33-42.

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article: Kim S, Marsh AP, Rustowicz L, Roach C, Leng XI, Kritchevsky SB, Rejeski WJ, Groban L. Self-reported Mobility in Older Patients Predicts Early Postoperative Outcomes after Elective Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2016 Apr;124(4):815-25.

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: Anesthesiology | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article: Buchheit T, Van de Ven T, John Hsia HL, McDuffie M, MacLeod DB, White W, Chamessian A, Keefe FJ, Buckenmaier CT, Shaw AD. Pain Phenotypes and Associated Clinical Risk Factors Following Traumatic Amputation: Results from Veterans Integrated Pain Evaluation Research (VIPER). Pain Med. 2015 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: Pain Medicine | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article: Gadsden JC, Choi JJ, Lin E, Robinson A. Opening injection pressure consistently detects needle-nerve contact during ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block. Anesthesiology. 2014 May;120(5):1246-53.

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: Anesthesiology | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article: Sun Z1, Honar H, Sessler DI, Dalton JE, Yang D, Panjasawatwong K, Deroee AF, Salmasi V, Saager L, Kurz A. Intraoperative core temperature patterns, transfusion requirement, and hospital duration in patients warmed with forced air. Anesthesiology. 2015 Feb;122(2):276-85.

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: Anesthesiology | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Article: Devereaux PJ, et al.  Aspirin in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.  N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 17;370(16):1494-503. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401105. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

Twitter link: #AnesJC | Article link: NEJM | Questions: Dr. Ankeet Udani.

Current Moderators

Ankeet D. Udani, MD, MSEdAnkeet Udani, MD, MEd

Nathaniel Greene, MDNathaniel Greene, MD, MHS, FAAP

Andrew Peery, MDAndrew Peery, MD

Ronald George, MD, FRCPCRonald George, MD FRCPC

Past Moderators

Jeffrey M. Taekman, MDJeffrey Taekman, MD

Jeff C. Gadsden, MDJeffrey Gadsden, MD

Daniel Moyse, MDDaniel Moyse, MD

Thank you to Dr. Marjorie Stiegler (@DrMStiegler), Department of Anesthesiology UNC Chapel Hill for her help with this Series.


  1. The information provided at this journal club activity is for medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
  2. Every effort has been made in supplying information that is accurate and current. However, the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Duke Health or Duke University does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising.
  3. The opinions expressed at this journal club are exclusively those of the speakers and are not reviewed, approved, or endorsed by the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Duke Health or Duke University.

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