Announcing Fellowships For 2014

August 28, 2013

Some of our current senior residents have secured fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Elizabeth Lange, MD and Jennifer Mendoza, MDhave accepted Obstetric Anesthesia fellowship positions at Northwestern.Beth Teegarden, MD will be doing a Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Congratulations to each of them!

September Issue Of Anesthesia & Analgesia Features Dr. Randal Dull’s Research

August 27, 2013

Randal O. Dull, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Head for Research, is the co-author of a  special article in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia. Titled The Endothelial Glycocalyx: Emerging Concepts in Pulmonary Edema and Acute Lung Injury, the artwork for the article is featured on the cover of the issue. The article highlights key concepts of endothelial dysfunction with regards to the glycocalyx and provides new insights into the glycocalyx as a mediator of processes central to the development of pulmonary edema and lung injury.

Department Participation At American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting In San Francisco

August 5, 2013

The following is a list of department participants at the annual ASA meeting, held this year in San Francisco from October 12-16:

Cornel Mihalache, MD, FAER Resident Scholar Program Recipient

Beth Teegarden, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago program delegate,
Resident Component House of Delegates Meeting

Heather Nixon, MD, Session Moderator/Facilitator
Obstetric Anesthesia: Global Health  Comorbidities  Miscellaneous
Monday  October 14  201310:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moscone Convention Center; Room 104, Area B

MC604 - Postdural Puncture Headache Treatment and Prophylaxis: Treating an
Immediate Onset Postdural Puncture Headache With an Epidural Blood Patch
Via an Existing Epidural Catheter and then Administering Prophylactic
Cosyntropin
Jennifer L. Mendoza, MD, Heather Nixon, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC09. Medically Challenging Cases 
Mon, Oct 14, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

MC591 - Stat Bilateral Needle Thoracostomies: A Case of Severe Bilateral
Tension Pneumothoraces During a Routine Colonoscopy
Carmen M. Rivera, MD, Nancy Burk, MD, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
Mon, Oct 14, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

MC251-Management of a Large, Hemorrhagic Liver Adenoma in an Obese Parturient
Jacqueline M. Galvan, MD, Hokuto Nishioka, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC04. Medically Challenging Cases
Sat, Oct 12, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

MC619 - Difficult Emergent Endotracheal Intubation in the Setting of
Postpartum Flash Pulmonary Edema
Karmin Nissan, MD, Heather Nixon, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center, Chicago,
IL, USA, University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC09. Medically Challenging Cases
Mon, Oct 14, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

MC930 - Don´t Get Behind on Compartment Syndrome: A Rare Case of
Postoperative Gluteal Compartment Syndrome in the Intensive Care Unit
Beth M. T. Teegarden, MD, Hokuto Nishioka, MD
Anesthesiology, University of IL Hospital & Health Sciences System,
Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC13. Medically Challenging Cases
Tue, Oct 15, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

MC963 - Does Inhalational Heroin Abuse Matter? A Case of Pneumothorax and
Tracheal Tear in a Patient With Tracheal Stenosis.
Fathima Z. Kolonda, MD, Hokuto Nishioka, MD. Anesthesiology, University of Illinois- Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC14. Medically Challenging Cases
Tue, Oct 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

MC416 - Anesthetic Considerations for Obstetric Patients With Spinal
Muscular Atrophy
Frederick Isaacson, DO, Heather Nixon, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA,
University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC06. Medically Challenging Cases
Sun, Oct 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

MC83 - Isolated Spinal Artery of Adamkiewicz Rupture Presenting as Acute
Paraplegia and Severe Hemodynamic Instability
Linda H. Chung, MD, Candice Burrier, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC02. Medically Challenging Cases
Sat, Oct 12, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

MC250 - Management Strategy for a Cesarean Delivery for a Parturient With
Severe Cardiomyopathy With No Prenatal Care in Acute Distress
Jacqueline M. Galvan, MD, Heather Nixon, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC04. Medically Challenging Cases
Sat, Oct 12, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Speaker-Drug Shortages on the Labor and Delivery Unit: Who Needs
Bupivacaine or Fentanyl Anyway?
Heather C. Nixon, MD
Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences
System, Chicago, IL, USA.
Clinical Forum
CF11. Just Another Day on Labor and Delivery
Mon, Oct 14, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

A1039 - Local Anesthetics and Mechanotransduction: Ropivacaine Blocks
Pressure-Induced Pulmonary Capillary Leakage Via Inhibition of eNOS and
Src
Tobias Piegeler, M.D.1, Nikhil Bommakanti, Ayman Isbatan, 
Richard D. Minshall, PhD, Randal O. Dull, MD,PhD
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health
Sciences Center, Chicago, IL, USA, Departments of Anesthesiology and
Bioengineering, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences
Center, Chicago, IL, USA, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology,
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Chicago, IL,
USA.
Poster Discussions
PD06-1. Critical Care: Inflammation and Cell Injury
Sat, Oct 12, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

A3024 - Volatile Anesthetics Improve Survival in 24-Hour Model of
Experimental Sepsis
Martin Schlapfer, MD, MS, Randal O. Dull, MD,PhD, David E.
Schwartz, MD, Richard D. Minshall, PhD
, Beatrice Beck Schimmer,
MD Anesthesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago/ University Hospital
Zurich, Chicago, IL, USA, Anesthesiology, University of Illinois at
Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, University of
Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, Anesthesiology/ Physiology,
University Hospital Zurich/ University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Poster Discussions
PD06-2. Critical Care: Outcomes
Mon, Oct 14, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Speaker-Treatment of Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity
Guy L. Weinberg, MD Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA.
120 Minute Panel
PN101. ASRA Practice Advisories: Review and Update
Tue, Oct 15, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

MC947 - Spontaneous Tracheal Tear During a Routine Robotic-Assisted
Cholecystectomy
Christina Smith, MD, Daniela Orza, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
MCC14. Medically Challenging Cases
Tue, Oct 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rosalie Tassone, MD, MPH, University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
Workshops-Clinical
827. Acupuncture Workshop
Tue, Oct 15, 8:00 - 11:00 AM

A1115 - Mechanical Ventilation Induces Lung Inflammation Via Autophagy
Pathway
Yang Zhang, M.D., Gongjian Liu, MD,PhD, David Schwartz, MD,
Guochang Hu, MD,PhD
 Anesthesiology, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA,
Anesthesiology, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China, Anesthesiology
and Pharmacology, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Poster Presentations
PO17-2a. Respiration II
Sat, Oct 12, 8:00 - 9:00 AM

A1037 - Caveolin-1 Phosphorylation Triggers Sepsis-Induced Lung Inflammation
Nosheen Muzaffar, MD, Zhibo Yan, MD, David Schwartz, MD, Guochang
Hu, MD,PhD
 Anesthesiology, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA,
Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago,
IL, USA.
Poster Presentations
PO09-1a. Experimental Circulation: Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury
Sun, Oct 13, 8:00 - 9:00 AM

A1037 - Caveolin-1 Phosphorylation Triggers Sepsis-Induced Lung Inflammation
Hao Jiao, MD, Zhen-Guo Wang, PhD, Zhibo Yan, MD, Gongjian Liu,
MD,PhD, Richard D. Minshall, PhD, David Schwartz, MD, Guochang
Hu, MD,PhD
 Anesthesiology, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA,
Anesthesiology, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China, Anesthesiology
and Pharmacology, University of IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Poster Discussions
PD06-1. Critical Care: Inflammation and Cell Injury
Sat, Oct 12, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

And at the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) 41st Annual Meeting to be held the same weekend, October 10-11, 2013 at the Hilton at Union Square, also in San Francisco, CA:

Impairment of neurovascular coupling in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in rats is prevented by pancreatic islet transplantation and reversed by a semi-selective PKC inhibitor. Francesco Vetri, MD, H Xu, M Qi, C Paisansathan, J Hoberholzer, D Pelligrino
Poster Presentation: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:45 am-12:00 noon