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Dr. Annemarie Thompson

Dr. Annemarie Thompson
Residency Program Director

September 28, 2018

Operation Airdrop, flying supplies to Columbus County, NC, a rural area badly affected by the Hurricane.Although we were downgraded from the “Hurricane Team” to the “Tropical Storm Team,” I want to say thank you to those who worked during Hurricane Florence. Flexibility and communication are paramount during potential times of crisis, and there were rounds of praise from our faculty for the efforts of our residents. As the coast and surrounding areas regroup and rebuild, I want to encourage you to donate to the NC Disaster Relief Fund through Duke’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood and donate or help where possible! As you know from my prior communications, despite the risk averse nature of anesthesiology, we have a small, but ex

Operation Airdrop, flying supplies to Columbus County, NC, a rural area badly affected by the Hurricane.

panding group of thrill seekers who enjoy adventure sports and activities. Last weekend, those ulcer-inducing activities went toward a good cause as John McManigle, one of our CA-2 residents, participated in Operation Airdrop, flying supplies to Columbus County, North Carolina – a rural area badly affected by the hurricane.

Our Education Office has been busy preparing for interview season! We’re excited to welcome applicants during November and December. Faculty, please respond to the email inquiring about your availability for interview days and receptions if you haven’t already. Residents, you’ll receive an email to ask for your availability for receptions shortly.

And lastly, this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting is two weeks away in San Francisco! Don’t forget to register to take part in the Run For The Warriors race, RSVP for the residency dinner, and RSVP for the departmental ASA Alumni Event (registration closes on Friday, 9/28). Event details can be found in your weekly departmental newsletter. The ASA is a great opportunity for all to network with alumni, engage in scholarly activities, and show our Duke spirit! Residents who are attending the ASA meeting will also receive information about the Medical Student Meet and Greet, where medical students interested in anesthesiology can meet program directors and residents from programs all over the country. They are looking forward to seeing you there, and I am too!

I’m sad to miss the kickball tournament this weekend, as I’ll be in Chicago for the EBPOM meeting. Good luck to all competitors and no injuries, please!

Have a great week! ~ AMT

Luca La Colla

Published in Case Reports in Anesthesiology (PubMed ID 30210875) and presented at 2018 Academic Evening

Quadratus Lumborum Block as Sole, Homeostatic-Preserving Anesthetic for a Patient with Multiple System Atrophy Undergoing Open Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Case Report

Luca La Colla, MD

Quadratus Lumborum (QL) block has been successfully used for different abdominal procedures in the past. Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized mainly by autonomic instability, motor impairment, and cognitive dysfunction. We report a case of a patient with MSA with a history of multiple episodes of unplanned admissions following outpatient minor surgical procedures under general anesthesia scheduled to undergo open inguinal hernia repair. In our patient, QL block was successfully used for surgical anesthesia and it resulted in hemodynamic stability and an opioid-free perioperative course.

2018-19 Chief Residents



Weekend Days
– This weekend (9/29-9/30): Donald, Vishnevsky
– Next weekend (10/6-10/7): Andrews, Young

Night Float
– This week (9/22-9/27): Bangura, McManigle
– Next week (9/29-10/4): Pleticha, Rylova

Friday Night
– This Friday (9/28): Andrews, Yan
– Next Friday (10/5): Ellison, Cutrone

Liver Call Weekend (pager: 7320)
– This weekend (9/29-9/30): Roberts
– Next weekend (10/6-10/7): La Colla

Liver Call Weekday (pager: 7320)
– Liver day (Mon 9/24-Fri 9/28): Hall
– Liver night (Sun 9/23-Fri 9/28): Chen
– Liver day (Mon 10/1-Fri 10/5): Frangakis
– Liver night (Sun 9/30-Fri 10/5): Fox

OB Weekend
– Saturday 9/29 AM: Brown
– Saturday 9/29 PM: Brockbank
– Sunday 9/30 AM: Brown
– Saturday 10/6 AM: Mangubat
– Saturday 10/6 PM: Brown
– Sunday 10/7 AM: Mangubat

ASC Fridays
– This Friday (9/28): Nelsen
– Next Friday (10/5): Tang

ACRM (all day)
– Thursday, 9/27: Castro, Andrews, Devinney, Cobert

4-6 pm — page charge CRNA *7853 to ask for relief at 3:45 pm These are mandatory sessions. Please remind each other.
– Monday, 10/1: Acker, Dierkes, Vishnevsky

– CA-3 on-call pager (9313) is covered by CA-3 on general OR call.
– Liver call pager (7320) is always covered.
– Regional resident pager (5317) is covered by regional resident starting at 0630, then PACU/attending once regional resident leaves.
– PACU CA-3 pager (5325).

Thanks everybody!

Please stop by during the office hours listed below. Or, please feel free to contact any of our leadership to schedule a meeting outside of standard office hours.

Dr. Annemarie Thompson (Program Director): Upon request for October.

Dr. Brian Colin and Dr. Ankeet Udani (Assistant Program Directors): Per request.

Jessica Burkhart (Senior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office

Shelby Schultz (Junior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office

Duke Health wants to showcase our residents online! Please contact Jennifer Schwabel and Jessica Burkhart if you’re interested in creating a video for your physician profile page! Check out Dr. Thomas Buchheit’s profile video for a great example.

Wellness Opportunities
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Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University that is FREE. The staff of licensed professionals offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available at no charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Four premium time appointment slots are being offered each week for GME trainees only. Two appointments are at 7 am (Tuesdays and Fridays), and two appointments are at 5 pm (Mondays and Wednesdays), each week.

24 x 7 behavioral health support for GME trainees, including urgent support for those experiencing behavioral health crises during nights and weekends: During normal business hours, and for non‐urgent behavioral health care needs, PAS (919‐416‐1727), Duke Psychiatry (919‐684‐0100) or Employee Health (919‐684‐3136) are resources to access timely behavioral health care.

This Week in Lectures

CA 1 (October 2): Physiology of Pain with Dr. William Maixner

CA 2/3 (October 3): Tamponade & Constrictive Pericarditis with Dr. Sharon McCartney

Thursday (October 4): Program Leadership Meeting with Drs. Annemarie Thompson, Brian Colin, and Ankeet Udani

Next Week in Lectures

CA 1 (October 9): Pharmacology of Opioids with Dr. Padma Gulur

CA 2/3 (October 10): Valvular Heart Disease with Dr. Rebecca Klinger

Intern (October 11): ICU Crisis Management with Dr. Sharon McCartney

Thursday (October 11): TEE with Dr. Sharon McCartney

To view the complete list of job postings, visit the Box Account. Email Shelby or Jessica to get added!

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