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Furosemide and Venodilation

Furosemide (Lasix) is a loop diuretic that works on the Na/K/2Cl cotransporter in the thick ascending loop of Henle. It’s a medication we routinely use in the hospital for patients with congestive heart failure exacerbations (CHF) who are retaining extra fluid in their distal extremities, lungs, abdomen, and other dependent …

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Anesthesia For Awake Craniotomies

I finally had the opportunity to do an asleep-awake-asleep craniotomy today! This type of procedure aims to preserve portions of the eloquent cortex – parts of the brain that are critical for speech, language, motor function, and localization. Patients are awake for brain surgery. I wanted to give a play-by-play of …

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