August 1983, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

An overview of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-the disease and related anesthetic considerations
By Brent Sommer, CRNA, BS
The author provides a timely overview on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) - both the disease entity itself and the anesthetic considerations.
Print version: 1983;51(4):381-384.
The effectiveness of cimetidine as a preoperative medication in increasing gastric pH and decreasing gastric volume in obese patients
By David L. Stull, CRNA, MS
Marcia Zinn, MD
John T. Fales, ScD
Robert C. Lanman, PhD
Raymond L. Burich, PhD
A study on the use of cimetidine to decrease the risk of pulmonary acid aspiration syndrome (PAAS) in obese patients is presented.
Print version: 1983;51(4):385-394.
Outpatient anesthesia with nalbuphine hydrochloride
By Joseph Yanulevich, CRNA
The merits of nalbuphine hydrochloride in anesthesia for outpatient surgery are reported.
Print version: 1983;51(4):395-397.
AANA Journal Course: The anesthetic management of the patient. Part III- A case approach: Anesthetic techniques and considerations for free tissue transfer and extremity replantation
By Theresa L. Whitlock, CRNA, BA
This article demonstrates how proper anesthetic techniques can maximize the chances for success and minimize neuroendocrine response to injury in free tissue transfer and extremity replantation.
Print version: 1983;51(4):398-402.
The choice: Intratracheal or IV lidocaine for intubation.
Print version: 1983;51(4):355.
A method of intubation for cervical spine injured patients
By Barbara Shwiry, CRNA
Susan Joseph, RN, BSN
Colleen A. Sullivan, MB, ChB
Alexander W. Gotta, MD
The authors describe the use of a superior laryngeal nerve block and transtracheal block in intubating the cervical spine injured patient.
Print version: 1983;51(4):403-405.
By Duane L. Fuerst, CRNA, BS
Albert J. Toth, Jr., CRNA, BS
The role of dantrolene sodium in the treatment of malignant hyperthermia is identified in this article.
Print version: 1983;51(4):406-410.
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
AANA Legal Counsel
The filing of the AANA's amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court is explained.
Print version: 1983;51(4):411-412,429.
By Richard E. Verville, JD
AANA Washington Consultant
On health care issues and the Congress.
Print version: 1983;51(4):435-436,438.
Print version: 1983;51(4):350.
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1983;51(4):440.


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