Located in tropical Orlando, Fla, Orange County Convention Center will be home to nurse anesthetists, nurse anesthesia students, exhibitors, and guests attending the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), August 3-7, 2002. AANA's Annual Meeting is designed to help CRNAs enhance their personal and professional development through interaction with their peers and others in anesthesia and allied professions. Its programming draws on current concepts in adult education that are intended to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and the attainment of a sense of oneness in the face of challenges from within and outside the profession. (Photo courtesy of Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.)
Boerhaave syndrome: A case reportSpontaneous rupture of the esophagus (Boerhaave syndrome) is a rare condition that carries a mortality rate of greater than 30%, even when diagnosed soon after the event and treated aggressively. This case report presents an overview of Boerhaave syndrome, including morbidity, mortality and treatment.
Keywords: Boerhaave syndrome, esophageal rupture.
Version: 2002;70(4):289-292.Authors: MAJ William B. Marshall, CRNA, MS, MAE, USAF, NC