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Thursday, March 10, 2011 • Volume 13, Issue 10

Anesthesiology Excellence Congratulations to Dr. Ifey C. Ifeanyi, CA2 Anesthesiology Resident. Her abstract entitled “Anesthetic Management of an Adult Patient with Propionic Acidemia” (Ifeanyi IC, Chaudhuri K) was submitted and accepted for presentation at the International Anesthesia Research Society national meeting in May. Tony Basil, one of the nurses in Preoperative Screening, was selected to give an oral presentation of the abstract, “Time Study of Selective Preoperative Assessment by Nurses,” (Basil A, Pennigar P, Wright D, Olson R) at the Perioperative Medicine Summit in Miami on March 4. It had been selected as one of the “best of meeting” abstracts. He was the only non-physician presenter who shared the podium with experts like Don Poldermans and Lee Fleisher. His cogent description of our processes generated considerable interest.

Recent Departmental Research Publications

2010 Aug 19.

Möhnle P, Snyder-Ramos SA, Miao Y, Kulier A, Böttiger BW, Levin J, Mangano DT; Multicenter Study of Perioperative Ischemia (McSPI) Research Group. Postoperative red blood cell transfusion and morbid outcome in uncomplicated cardiac surgery patients. Intensive Care Med. 2011 Jan;37(1):97-109. Epub

Qing M, Shim JK, Grocott HP, Sheng H, Mathew JP, Mackensen GB. The effect of blood pressure on cerebral outcome in a rat model of cerebral air embolism during cardiopulmonary bypass. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print] Lombard FW, Grichnik KP. Update on management strategies for separation from cardiopulmonary bypass. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2011 Feb;24(1):49-57.

Comings and Goings We wish a fond farewell and good luck to Darrell Young, Anesthesia Technician who’s last day with the department was March 1, 2011. CORRECTION: Lauren Shield, Financial Analyst I will transfer out of the department on March 31, 2011. We wish her well on her upcoming new endeavors.

March 7-13 Birthday Wishes Marcia Corvetto

Beilei Lei

Michael Fire

Dr. Christopher Merritt

Dr. Anne Marie Fras Dr. Scott Schulman Juliann Hobbs Note: If you do not want your name listed here, please send a removal notice to keith010@ See errors? Please report them to the business office.

40th Duke Anesthesiology Anniversary Logo Contest Vote On the following page, you will have a chance to vote for your favorite logo designs by various members of the department. Please email your selection to by Noon on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Welsby I, Phillips-Bute B, Stafford-Smith M. Alternate analysis strategies for retrospective assessment of outcomes with a male donor-only plasma policy. Transfusion. 2011 Feb;51(2):444-5. Swaminathan M. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb;91(2):525-6.

There will not be a Anesthesiology Research conference on March 14. The next one is scheduled for April 25, 2011.

Scientific Abstracts

Site Open | Due: May 1, 2011

Medically Challenging Cases Online Submissions Site Open | Deadline: May 30, 2011





















2011 Academic Evening Nineteenth Annual Academic Evening Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm Millennium Hotel, Durham, NC

5:45 pm – Poster Presentations 7pm – Dinner, Guest Speaker, Awards Guest Speaker: Roderic G. Eckenhoff, MD (UPMC)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011 Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, CRNAs, and Junior Faculty are invited to submit abstracts of work they have performed for presentation at Academic Evening. Abstracts may represent original clinical, laboratory scientific or case reports. Submission to other scientific organizations (e.g. ASA, Gulf Atlantic Residents’ Conference) does not preclude acceptance for Academic Evening. In fact, we encourage submission of abstract that have been submitted to national meetings such as the ASA.

Abstracts must be no more than one page (8.5” x 11”) including diagrams and tables. All abstracts submitted will be accepted for presentation. The Abstract Selection Committee will choose a set of abstracts to be judged for prizes. Complete, specific abstract submission instructions are on the Abstract Cover Sheet. Questions? Contact June Santa -, 684-6252 or Cathleen Peterson-Layne, PhD,MD -, 970-6408 (pager)


This Month in the Department of Anesthesiology March 2011 MONDAY










5-6 p.m., 5685-HAFS CT Conference: “SCA Abstract Presentation”

6:30 a.m., 2001DN Resident Conference Lecture: “What I Need to Know When a Patient Presents for Surgery with an LVAD” - Miklos Kertai, MD

7:15-8:00 a.m., RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club

Spring forward 1 hour on Sunday the 13th. Daylight Savings Time Begins

5-6 p.m. 6686-HAFS GVTCCM Conference: “Perioperative Management of Implantable Electronic Cardiac Devices” - Dr. Donald Hegland IRB Deadline: Submit 1 original and 3 copies to Dr. Gan’s office by 5 p.m.

7:15 a.m., 2001DN Grand Rounds: “Clinical Case Conference” - Raquel Bartz, MD

12:00-12:45 p.m., 2003DN Critical Care Grand Rounds: “MICU Fellow Talk” - Dr. Wael Al-Jishi 4-5 p.m., 5680A-HAFS Pediatric Conference 5-6 p.m., 7683-HAFS Resident Education Session: “Journal Club”






7:15-8:00 a.m., RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Conference

5-6 p.m., 5685-HAFS CT Conference

6:30 a.m., 2001DN Resident Conference Lecture: “Cardiac Anatomy: New Insights with Simulation-Based Learning” - J. Mauricio Del Rio, MD

7:15-8:00 a.m., RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club

Spring Begins on Sunday the 20th!

7:15 a.m., 2001DN Grand Rounds: “Coronary Artery Stents and Anti-platelet Drugs in the Perioperative Period” - Ian Welsby, MD

4-5 p.m., 5680A-HAFS Pediatric Conference

2:30-3:30 p.m., VAMC VA Echocardiography Conference

5-6 p.m. 6686-HAFS GVTCCM Conference: “Major Burn Injury: An Update and Review” - Willem Bok, MD





7:15-8:00 a.m., RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Conference

5-6 p.m., 7683-HAFS COMBINED CARDIAC/ GVTCCM CONFERENCE “Engaging Clinicians in Patient Safety – WHO’s Checklist is this Anyway?” - Alan Merry, FANZCA

6:30 a.m., 2001DN Resident Conference Lecture: “Management of Perioperative Bleeding in Cardiac Surgery” - Ian Welsby, MD

7:15-8:00 a.m., RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club





:15-8:00 a.m., RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Conference

5-6 p.m., 5685-HAFS CT Conference

6:30 a.m., 2001DN Resident Conference Lecture: “Pain After Thoracotomy: Which Way Forward? - Alina Nicoara, MD

7:15-8:00 a.m., RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club

2:30-3:30 p.m., VAMC VA Echocardiography Conference 5-6:30 p.m., 5685-HAFS Executive Team Meeting

2:30-3:30 p.m., VAMC VA Echocardiography Conference

12:00-12:45 p.m., 2003DN Critical Care Grand Rounds


12:00-12:45 p.m., 2003DN Critical Care Grand Rounds

7:15 a.m., 2001DN Grand Rounds: “Medication 4-5 p.m., 5680A-HAFS Safety in the Operating Room: Pediatric Conference Time for a New Paradigm” - Alan Merry, FANZCA

5-6 p.m. 6686-HAFS GVTCCM Conference: “Regional Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery Patients Undergoing 7:15 a.m., 2001DN Amputation” - Gavin Martin, Grand Rounds: “TBA” MD - Leonard Talbot, MD

April 1, 2011

12:00-12:45 p.m., 2003DN Critical Care Grand Rounds 4-5 p.m., 5680A-HAFS Pediatric Conference


Nineteenth Annual Academic Evening: Tue., May 17, 2011 | Millennium Center, Durham, NC Resident Graduation Awards Banquet & Subspecialty Recognition Ceremony: Sat., June 11, 2011 | Hope Valley Country Club, Durham, NC 2011 Duke Anesthesiology Alumni Reception: Sun., October 16, 2011, The Field Museum Chicago, IL 2011 ASA: October 15-19, 2011 | McCormick Place Convention Complex, Chicago, IL


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Upcoming CME Activities

Real Estate/Rentals

4th Annual Emerging Technologies in the OR & Great Fluid Debate

For Rent: Our 4 BR, 4 BA OCEANFRONT Beach Cottage at Carolina Beach is available for rent until June 17th. If you are interested, please send me an email and I will send you more information on the specifics. Spring rental for the week will be $1500 or $500 for a weekend. Allison Ross at

June 12-17, 2011 | Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista, Florida For more information, email Katherine Siler: This course will enable the participant to make evidence-based intravenous fluid management decisions in the clinical environments of the operating room, critical care and the emergency room. In addition, it is designed to focus on awareness among anesthesia providers concerning the function, use and limitations of new technology currently being used in the operating suites.

14th Annual Duke Cardiothoracic Update and TEE Board Review

11th Annual Duke Start-Up Challenge The Duke Start-Up Challenge is an entrepreneurship competition that runs the course of the academic year, from November to April. The competition includes an Elevator Pitch Competition in November, an Executive Summary Competition in February, a Business Plan Competition in March and the DSC Grand Finale in April. Several cash and in-kind prizes are awarded to participants in every phase of the Duke Start-Up Challenge. Teams are also provided with feedback at every phase by a panel of reputed judges, to help them progress to the next stages of the Duke Start-Up Challenge and beyond. The Duke Start-Up Challenge was founded in 1999 by an ambitious group of Duke students. There are five functional tracks (i.e. tracks corresponding to industry areas) and two special interest tracks. Each participating team can compete in up to three tracks; one functional, and two special interest tracks. The tracks for the 2010 - 2011 academic year are the following: Functional Tracks 1) Energy & Environment 2) Health Care & Life Sciences 3) Information Technology & Media 4) Products & Services (a catch-all for ideas that don’t fit the other functional tracks) 5) Social Enterprises (including non-profits) Special Interest Tracks 1) Undergraduate-led Startups 2) Women-led Startups The Investor Pitch Semi-Finals will take place on Thursday, March 23rd, 12noon at Fuqua. Dr. Kerri Wahl’s son, Mitchel Gorecki has made it to the Semi-Finals with his idea “Drive Safe - A smart phone application that prevents accidents and saves money.” We wish him good luck.

Jointly presented by Departments of Anesthesiology at Duke University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School June 23-26, 2011 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa | Hilton Head Island, SC For more information, email: Mark your calendars for another year of cutting-edge research and updated information designed for medical personnel of all skill levels. NEW FOR 2011: Focused course for the TEE Board Exam in June 2011.

2011 Ultrasound for Every Anesthesiologist

October 14, 2011 | The W Hotel, Lakeshore | Chicago, IL For more information, email Katherine Siler: Mark your calendars for this Pre-ASA workshop during the ASA in Chicago, IL. More information coming soon!

Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Preceptorship Course

2011 Dates Available | Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC For more information, email Katherine Siler: Participants in the Duke Preceptorship will spend three days in the regional block area, operating rooms and on the floor with post surgery patients observing ultrasound guided single shot nerve blocks and catheter techniques in a wide variety of clinical scenarios. They will learn how to set up the block area for maximum efficiency in the OR environment, improve their decision making ability and make choices in the performance of regional anesthesia. A one-on-one discussion with the Duke Faculty member reviewing cases, scanning techniques and the image library as well as covering handout materials will augment the preceptorship experience.

Visiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

2011 Dates Available | Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC For more information, email Jaime C. Cooke: Participants in the Duke Intraoperative TEE Preceptorship spend one three-day session in the cardiac operating suites, observing techniques of intraoperative TEE and interpretation of images. Preceptors will participate in active discussions with cardiothoracic anesthesia faculty and fellows, and learn the basic TEE exam. They will also learn how to troubleshoot difficult cases and enhance their decision-making skills in the operating room. Cases will be reviewed with fellows and faculty and images from pathology libraries will be used to augment the preceptorship experience.

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