Alina Nicoara, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Alina Nicoara

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Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by progressive and largely irreversible airflow limitation caused primarily by exposure to tobacco smoke and less commonly by other noxius stimuli or by alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency. The cardinal abnormality in COPD is an irreversible reduction in maximal expiratory flow due…

Surgery for cardiac arrhythmias/atrial fibrillation surgery

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac rhythm disturbance in the United States. It affects more than 2.5 million adults with a projected increase to 5.6 million by year 2050. Although AF per se is rarely a life-threatening condition, it is associated with significant…

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