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Reinforced Endotracheal Tubes

When I first started my anesthesiology training, I almost always used a reinforced endotracheal tube (ETT) for cases where my patient would be positioned prone for...

DNI Without DNR?

"Do not intubate" (DNI) and "do not resuscitate" (DNR) are two different entities. Often times a tenuous cardiopulmonary status or altered mentation requires securing...

Exchanging Endotracheal Tubes With A Cook Catheter

When exchanging an endotracheal tube (ETT) for a new single lumen tube (SLT) or double lumen tube (DLT), a paramount concern is losing the...

Difference Between MAC and Sedation

Medical procedures span such a vast spectrum. A simple peripheral IV placement often requires no anesthetic whereas complex cardiovascular surgeries warrant carefully administered general...

Who Is Mallampati?

Dr. S. Rao Mallampati is an anesthesiologist well known for creating one of the most widely accepted pre-operative airway assessments in clinical practice. His...

ABOUT RISHI

Anesthesiology chief resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine and future combined fellow in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard looking to improve medical education and patient safety with technology and quality initiatives.