Anesthesia Board Question of the Day. Selective adrenergic stimulation of the β2-receptor results in: increased heart rate increased insulin secretion detrusor muscle contraction pupillary constriction
Review Question of the Day. 1. A 40-year-old woman with a medical history of surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot presents with shortness of breath and atrial fibrillation. Which of the following would you expect to be MOST responsible for her symptoms?
General anesthesia is a reversible state of unconsciousness and insensibility to pain. It can well be described as a reversible state of oblivion. Regional anesthesia is when an injection of local anesthetic is used to anesthetize specific nerves leading to regions of the body
An 85-kg, 35-year-old woman has persistent somnolence after a prolonged lower extremity orthopedic procedure during spinal anesthesia. During the last two hours of surgery, midazolam 5 mg and fentanyl 150 µg were administered for increasing restlessness and discomfort. Which of the following is most likely to result
Realistically, even if you believe that 60 is the new 40, concerns about having anesthesia are different for 60-year-olds and their parents than for 20-somethings. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions about anesthesia for those of us — myself included — who no longer need to worry about
Planning for anesthesia:What do I need to know about anesthesia?Who will be caring for me when I receive anesthesia?What factors affect the choice of anesthesia?Types of anesthesia:What are the major types of anesthesia?What kinds of medications are used for anesthesia?Risks and possible problems