Week in review (September 27-30)

Myron Yaster MD

Remembering the classics: Pulse Oximetry or Capnography – How did we get here?

Charlie Cote MD

Original articles

Coté CJ, Goldstein EA, Cote MA, Hoaglin DC, Ryan JF. A single-blind study of pulse oximetry in children.Anesthesiology. Feb 1988;68(2):184-8. PMID: 3277484

Coté CJ, Rolf N, Liu LM, et al. A single-blind study of combined pulse oximetry and capnography in children.Anesthesiology. Jun 1991;74(6):980-7. PMID: 1904206

Dr. Cote provides the backstory of how pulse oximetry and capnography became essential and mandatory monitors during anesthesia

Throwing the DISE: One institution’s quest for a protocol

Myron Yaster MD and Jamie Peyton MBChB, MRCP, FRCA

Kristin L Mooney, Melissa Brooks Peterson, Jonathan R Skirko, Norman R Friedman.  The Quest for a DISE Protocol.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.  2021 Aug 17;1945998211036645. doi: 10.1177/01945998211036645. PMID: 34399647

For sleep surgeons, drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is quickly becoming what bronchoscopy is to the airway surgeon.  How to provide anesthesia for this procedure?

Pediatric Perioperative Cardiac Arrest

Myron Yaster MD and Justin Lockman MD MSEd

Original article

Gerrit Jansen, Rainer Borgstedt, Linda Irmscher, Jakob Popp, Benjamin Schmidt, Eric Lang, Sebastian W Rehberg.  Incidence, Mortality, and Characteristics of 18 Pediatric Perioperative Cardiac Arrests: An Observational Trial From 22,650 Pediatric Anesthesias in a German Tertiary Care Hospital.  Anesth Analg. 2021 Sep 1;133(3):747-754. PMID: 33264117

Pediatric patients coming to the operating room from ICUs are not often studied in pediatric perioperative cardiac arrest (POCA) studies. Are they different?