Extubation Airway Emergency after Spinal Fusion Using Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bradley J Scherer, Brian D Benneyworth, Mara E Nitu and Brian D Lelan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 30, 2017
An 11-year-old female who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) intubated and mechanically ventilated with severe traumatic brain injury and occipito-cervical dislocation following a high speed motor vehicle collision, underwent both posterior arthrodesis from occiput to C3 and open reduction of cranio-cervical dislocation on hospital day 7....
Two Cases of Pseudomalabsorption Treated Successfully with Parenteral Levothyroxine
Seher Cetinkaya Altuntas, Mehtap Evran, Murat Sert and Tamer Tetiker
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 29, 2017
Hypothyroidism is a frequently seen endocrine disorder which may be managed by levothyroxine (LT4) replacement in most of the patients. Some patients with hypothyroidism do not respond and are refractory to oral LT4 therapy. The most encountered causes of unresponsiveness to oral LT4 replacement comprise non-compliance with therapy and malabsorption....
Anesthetic Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Hashim Qureshi, Hussain Mithaiwala, Jacob Ezell and Marco Maurtua
Article Type: Original Review | First Published: March 27, 2017
Worldwide, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. It is the third most common cause of injury related death with direct and indirect costs totaling an estimated 60 billion dollars annually in the United States. Management of a TBI patient is guided by recommendations made by the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF)....