Ann Steelquist, CRNA, MSN, performs spinal anesthesia on a patient at Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where she served as a volunteer for Mercy Ships in May 2007. Steelquist is a staff nurse anesthetist at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. (Photo taken by Ann McFarland, PA-C.)
Spinal Anesthesia in Preterm Infants Undergoing HerniorrhaphySpinal anesthesia has begun to gain acceptance as an alternative to general anesthesia for repair of an inguinal hernia in preterm infants. In this review article, the author describes the benefits and risks of spinal anesthesia in preterm infants undergoing herniorrhaphy.
An Update on Sugammadex SodiumSugammadex sodium is the generic drug name for the novel modified gamma cyclodextrin that terminates neuromuscular blockade induced by aminosteroidal neuromuscular blocking agents. This update focuses on the most recent findings of phase II and III clinical studies.