Lessons

A collection of random things I’ve learned through my training

  • Exparel

    Liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) is a local anesthetic touted for the long duration of its activity. Molecules of bupivacaine are encapsulated…

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  • Celecoxib

    Celecoxib (Celebrex) is an oral, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This class of medications typically inhibits two major isozymes: COX-1 (responsible…

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  • Zerbaxa

    Zerbaxa (ceftolozane-tazobactam) is a potent intravenous antibiotic used for gram-negative intraabdominal and urinary tract infections resistant to more traditional antibiotics.…

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  • Pacing Swan-Ganz Catheter

    Throughout my training, I’ve placed countless pulmonary artery (“Swan-Ganz”) catheters for cardiothoracic surgeries and in the ICU to help guide…

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  • RiaSTAP

    RiaSTAP is a fibrinogen concentrate made from pooled human plasma. It’s FDA approval is for acute bleeding in patients with…

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