Myron Yaster MD

Starting tomorrow (and on Friday’s SPA’s website) I will, in keeping with Ron’s vision, have a weekly recap of the previous week’s PAADs. This is my first attempt and I’m not sure how to embed the actual link to the PAAD in this summary…I’m still learning the program and I’m sure I will get better over the next few weeks. MY

July 9, 2021: Mother knows best…maybe

Alexandra S Kain, Michelle A Fortier, Candice D Donaldson, Daniel Tomaszewski, Michael Phan, Brooke N Jenkins. Parental Psychosocial Factors Moderate Opioid Administration Following Children's Surgery. Anesth Analg  2021 Jun 1;132(6):1710-1719 PMID: 33177324

Does parental anxiety, stress, and coping skills affect how they administer analgesics to their children?

July 12, 2021: Remembering the classics: cuffed vs uncuffed endotracheal tubes in young children.

H H Khine, D H Corddry, R G Kettrick, T M Martin, J J McCloskey, J B Rose, M C Theroux, M Zagnoev. Comparison of cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes in young children during general anesthesia. Anesthesiology 1997 Mar;86(3):627-31; PMID: 9066329

Are cuffed endotracheal tubes safe in children < 6 years of age?

July 15, 2021 Neuromuscular blockade in pediatrics: some inconvenient truths

Original article

Debra J Faulk, Thomas M Austin, James J Thomas, Kim Strupp, Andrew W Macrae, Myron Yaster. A Survey of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia on the Use, Monitoring, and Antagonism of Neuromuscular Blockade. Anesth Analg.  2021 Jun 1;132(6):1518-1526. PMID: 33543867


J Ross Renew, Joseph D Tobias, Sorin J Brull. The Time to Seriously Reassess the Use and Misuse of Neuromuscular Blockade in Children Is Now. Anesth Analg  2021 Jun 1;132(6):1514-1517. PMID: 34032656

How has the introduction of sugammadex affected the use, monitoring, and antagonism of neuromuscular blockade in pediatric anesthesia practice?