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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. April 2021; 85(4):1–8
Published: April 2021
... specifically developed for SARS-CoV-2 ( asamonitor.pub/3dkUMfp ). He was right. On November 9, 2020, the U.S. FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555, Eli Lilly) to treat mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19 in adult and pediatric...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. April 2021; 85(4):40–41
Published: April 2021
..., raises important and provocative questions regarding airway management in the COVID-19 era ( ASA Monitor 2020;84:25 ). One is: Should we be practicing universal precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic and going forward, since the incidence of false-negatives for COVID-19 testing may be as high as...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. January 2021; 85(1):25
Published: January 2021
....” He was one of the first patients admitted to my (TG) hospital's ICU with hypoxemic respiratory failure from COVID-19. Yet in contrast to the majority of other patients with this disease who presented near the beginning of the pandemic, he did not require intubation. His oxygenation stabilized after a...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. December 2020; 84(12):11–12
Published: December 2020
...Richard Simoneaux; Steven L. Shafer, MD © 2020 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), All Rights Reserved. 2020 The clinical symptoms of COVID-19 range from none to life-threatening ARDS, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Age is among the most important risk factors for...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. January 2021; 85(1):32–33
Published: January 2021
... scientific outpouring of COVID-19 research. The NIH/PubMed created LitCovid, which currently indexes 69,724 publications (as of November 12) ( asamonitor.pub/38xCPYD ). Comprehensive lists of therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19 have been curated by the Milken Institute ( asamonitor.pub/3eJMpsI ), Genetic...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. February 2021; 85(2):29
Published: February 2021
..., the world would be facing a pandemic? And last spring, most never imagined COVID-19 would still be controlling all aspects of our lives today. Coronavirus directly impacted health care systems worldwide by challenging hospitals and all health care providers. The pandemic clearly impacted individuals...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. November 2020; 84(11):36
Published: November 2020
... © 2020 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), All Rights Reserved. 2020 The surfaces of anesthesia work areas and equipment are at high risk of contamination with SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19 virus). The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by physical contact or respiratory droplets or...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. January 2021; 85(1):41–42
Published: January 2021
... committed to supporting its members and customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that our goals to improve patient outcomes and relieve the global burden of pain remain as important as ever. COVID-19 has dramatically affected every aspect of our members' work. ASRA has responded by...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. November 2020; 84(11):43
Published: November 2020
... Payment Program (QPP) this year. Among the speakers on that first day, only Admiral Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke of COVID-19 and the potential harm the virus might have on the health care system. In just one slide at the end...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. November 2020; 84(11):e1–e2
Published: November 2020
... personal and professional challenges that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been vetted and endorsed by multiple committee chairs of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), including the Committee on Critical Care, the Committee on Neuroanesthesia, the Committee on...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. January 2021; 85(1):21
Published: January 2021
... culture is associated with an absence of burnout. The authors emphasized that strategies for patient safety improvement should include improved work hours, workload, and attention to professional exhaustion. The COVID-19 pandemic is placing significant psychological stress on a health care workforce...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. January 2021; 85(1):34–35
Published: January 2021
..., University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas. He is a member of the Association of Academic Anesthesia Chairs Survey Committee. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has disrupted all aspects of our lives from personal to professional. Although there have been anecdotal accounts of staffing changes (e.g., layoffs...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. November 2020; 84(11):1–11
Published: November 2020
... plays a key role in regulating blood pressure, electrolytes, and intravascular volume. Since SARS-CoV-2 directly targets the ACE2 surface-bound enzyme, scientists have attempted to explain the protean symptoms of COVID-19 in terms of dysregulation of the RAS. Garvin and colleagues intended to...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. December 2020; 84(12):41–42
Published: December 2020
... Residency Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. COVID-19 has transformed the residency application process. Interviews are now virtual, many rotations have been canceled, and exams have been canceled or...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. November 2020; 84(11):23–24
Published: November 2020
... I intellectually had prepared myself by studying the evolving information about COVID-19, I was still overwhelmed the first few days when I covered a COVID surge ICU at my hospital. I had over two decades of critical care experience, including caring for victims of the Rhode Island Station nightclub...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. October 2020; 84(10):35
Published: October 2020
... Practice; and Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Unlike in Europe and other parts of the world, the majority of physicians working as intensivists are not anesthesiologists. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has drawn renewed attention to the practice of critical care medicine and how...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. August 2020; 84(8):39–40
Published: August 2020
...Audrée A. Bendo, MD, MS, FASA © 2020 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), All Rights Reserved. 2020 Entrance to a COVID-19 facility at Narayana Health, Bangalore. Entrance to a COVID-19 facility at Narayana Health, Bangalore. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded this past...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. December 2020; 84(12):10
Published: December 2020
... an interchangeable commodity. Way too often, physician anesthesiologists are overlooked, underappreciated, and taken for granted. Then came the arrival of an invisible enemy for which there was no cure. COVID-19 has changed the perception and opened the eyes of the world to the true value of...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. January 2021; 85(1):1–9
Published: January 2021
... patients who recovered from COVID-19 (termed convalescent plasma). While low or undetectable CD8 T cell responses were noted with inoculation, CD4 T cell responses were observed over time. One important observation was that no detectable viral replication was noted in bronchoalveolar lavage samples two...
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Journal: ASA Monitor
ASA Monitor. July 2020; 84(7):1–3
Published: July 2020
... Children's Hospital; and Chair, ASA Committee on Pediatric Anesthesia. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact society and our medical specialty in unpredictable and unprecedented ways ( asamonitor.pub/3dIDlmf ). Although infants and children are at highest risk of respiratory morbidity with viral...