CCAS-CHiP Network Journal Watch Collaboration
By Rania K. Abbasi, MD
We have some exciting featured articles for June’s installment of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS)-Congenital Heart Professionals (CHiP) Network's Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care Journal Watch. Two of the articles discuss future directions in pain control for congenital cardiac surgery. The third article touches upon various sedation techniques for pediatric transthoracic echocardiography. Several of our CCAS members have written excellent commentaries to inspire thoughtful discussion.
- Destiny Chau, MD. Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Intraoperative Methadone Is Associated with Decreased Perioperative Opioid Use Without Adverse Events: A Case-Matched Cohort Study
Robinson JD, Caruso TJ, Wu M, Kleiman ZI, Kwiatkowski DM. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2020 Feb; 34(2): 335-341. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.09.033.
- Richard Hubbard, MD and Nischal Gautam, MD. McGovern Medical School/Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Efficacy of Bilateral Erector Spinae Plane Block in Management of Acute Postoperative Surgical Pain After Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries Through a Midline Sternotomy
Kaushal B, Chauhan S, Magoon R, Krishna NS, Saini K, Bhoi D, Bisoi AK. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2020; 34(4): 981-986. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.08.009.
- Lori Q. Riegger, MD. Mott Children’s Hospital/Michigan Medicine.
Comparison of Intranasal Midazolam, Intranasal Ketamine, and Oral Chloral Hydrate for Conscious Sedation During Paediatric Echocardiography: Results of a Prospective Randomized Study
Alp H, Elmacı AM, Alp EK, Say B. Cardiol Young 2019; 29(9): 1189-1195. doi: 10.1017/S1047951119001835.
The next Anesthesia Journal Watch installment will come in December 2020. If you are interested in writing a brief commentary, please contact Rania K. Abbasi, MD at email@example.com by September 1. Reviews will be due to the CCAS Communication Committee no later than November 1, 2020.