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We Have a Winner!

We extend our thanks to attendees of the ASA who registered with AnesthesiaWeb and qualified to win a digital camera from Olympus.

Our randomly selected winner is Jackie L. Martin, Jr., M.D., of Baltimore, MD. Congratulations!

New This Week!
We have it live! Video coverage of the ASA, with two new interviews, as well as written reports from our Advisory Board on conference highlights.



And Don't Miss: Our newest Literature Reviews address the important issue of renal health during surgery; an overview of several recent articles on treating perioperative renal compromise, and a commentary on a review of literature on fenoldopam. Also — how valuable is an autopsy when determining the cause of death? See Postmortem Examination. Don't forget; most references in literature reviews and Ask The Experts answers now link directly to the PubMed abstract at the National Library of Medicine


Ask the Experts
Our Ask the Experts pages continue to grow. The AnesthesiaWeb specialists, representing diverse disciplines, are available to answer your questions.
New this week
: epispinals for Ob/Gyn and information on MI and elective surgery.


Special Features
Streaming video coverage of this year’s annual ASA meeting; Kathryn McGoldrick, M.D. interviews Dr. Peter Safar, professor emeritus and founder of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and Charles Coté M.D. interviews Dr. Peter Davis, chairman of Pediatric Anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and the current president of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. AND: Douglas Coursin, M.D. reports on interesting Anesthesia and Critical Care topics from the ASA and from the meeting of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA).

Board member Kathryn McGoldrick, M.D. covers SAMBA 2000, summarizing highlights of the conference proceedings. Also including photos and an audio interview with Dr. Terri Monk, professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

• Guest author Dr. Gerald Maccioli gives the skinny on the small, and shares with us his extensive experience with using hand-held Personal Digital Assistants in an Anesthesiology practice Cleared for take-off: The
Anesthesiologist and the Palm Pilot™.

From the Archive

While we finish building our new and complete archive, read an interesting Literature Review on Genomics in the Millenium.