Frances Chung

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Titration of isoflurane using BIS index improves early recovery of elderly patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 49:13-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function is minimally impaired after ambulatory surgery
    Barnaby Ward
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 52:1017-21. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of postoperative recovery outcomes measurements after ambulatory surgery
    Francisco J Herrera
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 105:63-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge nausea and vomiting: an overlooked aspect of ambulatory anesthesia?
    Vinod Chinnappa
    Can J Anaesth 55:565-71. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Tranexamic Acid reduces perioperative blood loss in adult patients having spinal fusion surgery
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, MC 2 434, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T2S8
    Anesth Analg 107:1479-86. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Oxygen desaturation index from nocturnal oximetry: a sensitive and specific tool to detect sleep-disordered breathing in surgical patients
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399, Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8
    Anesth Analg 114:993-1000. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Screening for obstructive sleep apnea before surgery: why is it important?
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, McL 2 405, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 22:405-11. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Validation of the Berlin questionnaire and American Society of Anesthesiologists checklist as screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in surgical patients
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 108:822-30. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Controlled-release codeine is equivalent to acetaminophen plus codeine for post-cholecystectomy analgesia
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:216-21. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Car accidents after ambulatory surgery in patients without an escort
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto McL 2 405, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8
    Anesth Analg 106:817-20, table of contents. 2008

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Publications76

  1. ncbi request reprint Titration of isoflurane using BIS index improves early recovery of elderly patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 49:13-8. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function is minimally impaired after ambulatory surgery
    Barnaby Ward
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 52:1017-21. 2005
    ..To evaluate the magnitude of subjective cognitive failure in the three days following general anesthesia (GA) for ambulatory surgery...
  3. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of postoperative recovery outcomes measurements after ambulatory surgery
    Francisco J Herrera
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 105:63-9. 2007
    ..We conducted a systematic review of the instruments to measure the quality of recovery of ambulatory surgical patients in order to advise on the selection of appropriate measures for research and quality assurance...
  4. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge nausea and vomiting: an overlooked aspect of ambulatory anesthesia?
    Vinod Chinnappa
    Can J Anaesth 55:565-71. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Tranexamic Acid reduces perioperative blood loss in adult patients having spinal fusion surgery
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, MC 2 434, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T2S8
    Anesth Analg 107:1479-86. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Oxygen desaturation index from nocturnal oximetry: a sensitive and specific tool to detect sleep-disordered breathing in surgical patients
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399, Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8
    Anesth Analg 114:993-1000. 2012
    ..It is impractical to perform polysomnography (PSG) in all surgical patients suspected of having sleep disordered breathing (SDB). We investigated the role of nocturnal oximetry in diagnosing SDB in surgical patients...
  7. doi request reprint Screening for obstructive sleep apnea before surgery: why is it important?
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, McL 2 405, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 22:405-11. 2009
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the screening tools available in the preoperative clinic for patients at risk of obstructive sleep apnea...
  8. doi request reprint Validation of the Berlin questionnaire and American Society of Anesthesiologists checklist as screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in surgical patients
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 108:822-30. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to validate the Berlin questionnaire and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) checklist in surgical patients and to compare them with the STOP questionnaire...
  9. ncbi request reprint Controlled-release codeine is equivalent to acetaminophen plus codeine for post-cholecystectomy analgesia
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:216-21. 2004
    ..This study compared controlled-release codeine (CC) and acetaminophen plus codeine (A/C; 300 mg/30 mg) for pain control in the 48-hr period following laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
  10. doi request reprint Car accidents after ambulatory surgery in patients without an escort
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto McL 2 405, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8
    Anesth Analg 106:817-20, table of contents. 2008
    ..Driving after ambulatory surgery cannot be considered safe and caregivers need to verify a safe ride home...
  11. doi request reprint Perioperative practical experiences in using a level 2 portable polysomnography
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Sleep Breath 15:367-75. 2011
    ..The objective of the study is to test the hypothesis that a level 2 portable sleep device (Embletta X100) is a reliable alternative for standard PSG in surgical patients...
  12. doi request reprint Patients with difficult intubation may need referral to sleep clinics
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 107:915-20. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that patients who presented with difficult intubation would have a very high prevalence of OSA and that those with unexpected difficult intubation may require referral to sleep clinics for polysomnography (PSG)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Preoperative identification of sleep apnea risk in elective surgical patients, using the Berlin questionnaire
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8 lt
    J Clin Anesth 19:130-4. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence of risk of sleep apnea in patients undergoing elective surgery by using the Berlin Questionnaire...
  14. ncbi request reprint What is the driving performance of ambulatory surgical patients after general anesthesia?
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 103:951-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether impaired driver alertness had been restored to normal by 2 and 24 h after general anesthesia in patients who underwent ambulatory surgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Frequency and implications of ambulatory surgery without a patient escort
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 52:1022-6. 2005
    ..A study was undertaken to identify the characteristics and outcomes of ambulatory surgical patients without an escort...
  16. doi request reprint A systemic review of obstructive sleep apnea and its implications for anesthesiologists
    Sharon A Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, McL 2 405, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T2S8
    Anesth Analg 107:1543-63. 2008
    ..We present a systematic review of the literature on the perioperative management of surgical patients with OSA...
  17. doi request reprint STOP questionnaire: a tool to screen patients for obstructive sleep apnea
    Frances Chung
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 108:812-21. 2008
    ..However, no screening tool for OSA has been validated in surgical patients. This study was conducted to develop and validate a concise and easy-to-use questionnaire for OSA screening in surgical patients...
  18. doi request reprint Elimination of preoperative testing in ambulatory surgery
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 108:467-75. 2009
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Thirty percent of patients have moderate to severe pain 24 hr after ambulatory surgery: a survey of 5,703 patients
    Brid McGrath
    Department of Anesthesia, EC 2 046, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:886-91. 2004
    ..We investigated the severity of pain at 24 hr postoperatively and determined the most painful procedures. The need for further medical advice and clarity of postoperative analgesia instructions were also studied...
  20. doi request reprint Postoperative changes in sleep-disordered breathing and sleep architecture in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Frances Chung
    From the Sleep Research Unit F C, P L, W K and the Department of Anesthesia B Y and the Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Research Unit C M S, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 120:287-98. 2014
    ..The authors hypothesized that patients with preoperative polysomnographic evidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) would experience greater changes in these parameters than patients without OSA...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patient selection in ambulatory anesthesia - an evidence-based review: part II
    Gregory L Bryson
    Department of Anesthesiology, Head, Pre Admission Units, The Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:782-94. 2004
    ..Conditions highlighted in this review include: diabetes mellitus; morbid obesity; the ex-premature infant; the child with an upper respiratory infection; malignant hyperthermia; and the use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Vital capacity and patient controlled sevoflurane inhalation result in similar induction characteristics
    Suntheralingam Yogendran
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 52:45-9. 2005
    ..To compare patient controlled inhalational induction (PCI) with the most commonly used sevoflurane induction technique, vital capacity inhalational induction (VCI)...
  23. doi request reprint Factors associated with postoperative exacerbation of sleep-disordered breathing
    Frances Chung
    From the Department of Anesthesia F C, P L, H E, W K and the Department of Psychiatry C M S, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 120:299-311. 2014
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate the factors associated with postoperative severity of sleep-disordered breathing...
  24. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of laryngeal mask airway Supreme versus laryngeal mask airway ProSeal: a randomized controlled trial
    Edwin Seet
    Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 27:602-7. 2010
    ..The oropharyngeal leak pressure of the LMA Supreme is not well established versus the LMA ProSeal. This study was designed to compare the safety and efficacy of the LMA Supreme versus the LMA ProSeal in elective ambulatory procedures...
  25. ncbi request reprint Outcomes in day surgery
    Ilia Shnaider
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 19:622-9. 2006
    ..To summarize and examine the updated published results on the outcome measures that can be used to assess the quality of ambulatory surgery and anesthesia...
  26. doi request reprint Oropharyngeal leak pressure with the laryngeal mask airway Supreme™ at different intracuff pressures: a randomized controlled trial
    Lianfeng Zhang
    Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst St, McL 2 405, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 58:624-9. 2011
    ..This study was designed to compare the OLP of the LMA Supreme at varying intracuff pressures...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prospective study on incidence and functional impact of transient neurologic symptoms associated with 1% versus 5% hyperbaric lidocaine in short urologic procedures
    Doris Tong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 98:485-94. 2003
    ..This study would also evaluate patient satisfaction, and impact of TNS on functional recovery to assess the clinical significance of TNS...
  28. doi request reprint Escort accompanying discharge after ambulatory surgery: a necessity or a luxury?
    Hui Yun Vivian Ip
    Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 22:748-54. 2009
    ..The purpose of this review is to examine the most recent findings to determine whether an escort for patient discharge is necessary...
  29. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of melatonin as an anxiolytic and analgesic in the perioperative period: a qualitative systematic review of randomized trials
    Farhanah Yousaf
    Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 113:968-76. 2010
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Topical application of tranexamic acid reduces postoperative blood loss in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled trial
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, 2MC 434, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:2503-13. 2010
    ..The objective of the present trial was to assess the efficacy and safety of the topical application of tranexamic acid on postoperative blood loss in patients undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty with cement...
  31. doi request reprint Selection of obese patients undergoing ambulatory surgery: a systematic review of the literature
    Girish P Joshi
    From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ambulatory Surgery Division, Hospital Corporation of America, Austin, Texas and Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 117:1082-91. 2013
    ..In recent years, several studies have assessed perioperative outcomes in obese patients undergoing ambulatory surgery. However, this evidence has not been reviewed and evaluated systematically...
  32. doi request reprint Serum bicarbonate level improves specificity of STOP-Bang screening for obstructive sleep apnea
    Frances Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Chest 143:1284-93. 2013
    ..Apnea/hypopnea during sleep can lead to intermittent hypercapnia and may result in serum bicarbonate (HCO₃⁻) retention. The addition of serum HCO₃⁻ level to the STOP-Bang questionnaire may improve its specificity...
  33. ncbi request reprint A perioperative smoking cessation intervention with varenicline: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 117:755-64. 2012
    ..Our objective was to determine the efficacy and safety of a perioperative smoking cessation intervention with varenicline to reduce smoking in elective surgical patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pain management following discharge after ambulatory same-day surgery
    Judy Watt-Watson
    Faculty of Nursing, and Centre for the Study of Pain, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nurs Manag 12:153-61. 2004
    ..This study examined pain and related interference, analgesic use and adverse events, complications and resources utilized, and adequacy of postdischarge information at four time periods...
  35. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting recovery and discharge following ambulatory surgery
    Imad T Awad
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 53:858-72. 2006
    ..This review provides contemporary perspectives on the issues of discharge criteria, fast-tracking, patient escort requirements, and driving after ambulatory anesthesia...
  36. doi request reprint Development of the functional recovery index for ambulatory surgery and anesthesia
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 110:596-602. 2009
    ..It is increasingly important to evaluate patients' recovery after ambulatory surgery. The authors developed the Functional Recovery Index (FRI) to assess postdischarge functional recovery for ambulatory surgical patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Patient selection in ambulatory anesthesia - an evidence-based review: part I
    Gregory L Bryson
    Department of Anesthesiology, Head, Pre Admission Units, The Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:768-81. 2004
    ..Conditions highlighted in this review include: the elderly, heart transplantation, hyper-reactive airway disease, coronary artery disease, and obstructive sleep apnea...
  38. ncbi request reprint Current preoperative testing practices in ambulatory surgery are widely disparate: a survey of CAS members
    Hongbo Yuan
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network UHN, University of Toronto, Edith Cavell 2 046, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 52:675-9. 2005
    ..Routine preoperative testing has been criticized as having little impact on perioperative outcomes. The purpose of this study is to identify the current practice of preoperative testing in ambulatory surgery...
  39. doi request reprint Use of manometry for laryngeal mask airway reduces postoperative pharyngolaryngeal adverse events: a prospective, randomized trial
    Edwin Seet
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 112:652-7. 2010
    ..This double-blind randomized trial compared pharyngolaryngeal complications in patients managed with manometers to limit the LMA intracuff pressure (<44 mmHg) with patients under routine care...
  40. ncbi request reprint Remifentanil with morphine transitional analgesia shortens neurological recovery compared to fentanyl for supratentorial craniotomy
    Adrian W Gelb
    Department of Anaesthesia, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 50:946-52. 2003
    ..To compare the recovery profiles, efficacy and safety of remifentanil and morphine for transitional analgesia with fentanyl in patients undergoing elective craniotomy for supratentorial mass lesions...
  41. ncbi request reprint Spinal anesthesia: functional balance is impaired after clinical recovery
    Charles O Imarengiaye
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 98:511-5. 2003
    ..The authors compared clinical markers of gross motor recovery with objective data of functional balance after spinal anesthesia...
  42. doi request reprint Perioperative auto-titrated continuous positive airway pressure treatment in surgical patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial
    Pu Liao
    Research analyst, Research Fellow, Registered Polysomnography Technologist, Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 119:837-47. 2013
    ....
  43. pmc Health effects of identifying patients with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea in the preoperative clinic: a follow-up study
    Vanita Mehta
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 59:544-55. 2012
    ..Undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent breathing disorder. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of preoperative screening and subsequent treatment for OSA on the health of patients...
  44. doi request reprint Predictors of postoperative pain and analgesic consumption: a qualitative systematic review
    Hui Yun Vivian Ip
    Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 111:657-77. 2009
    ..The coefficient of determination of the predictive models was less than 54%. More vigorous studies with robust statistics and validated designs are needed to investigate this field of interest...
  45. doi request reprint Postoperative complications in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective matched cohort study
    Pu Liao
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Room 405, 2McL, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 56:819-28. 2009
    ..This retrospective matched cohort study tested the hypothesis that OSA is a risk factor for the development of postoperative complications...
  46. ncbi request reprint Postoperative recovery and discharge
    Brid McGrath
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, EC 2 046 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8
    Anesthesiol Clin North America 21:367-86. 2003
    ..This can lead to patient dissatisfaction and a poor impression of ambulatory surgery...
  47. doi request reprint Improved esophageal patency when inserting the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway with an Eschmann tracheal tube introducer
    Hossam El Beheiry
    Department of Anaesthesia, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga and Greater Toronto Area, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 56:725-32. 2009
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Considerations for patients with obstructive sleep apnea undergoing ambulatory surgery
    Saravanan Ankichetty
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 24:605-11. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to discuss the anesthetic considerations of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients undergoing ambulatory surgery and the current recommendations based on recent evidence...
  49. doi request reprint Topical application of antifibrinolytic drugs for on-pump cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Amir Abrishami
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, 2 434 McLaughlin Wing, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5T 2S8
    Can J Anaesth 56:202-12. 2009
    ..This systematic review aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical application of antifibrinolytic drugs to reduce postoperative bleeding and transfusion requirements in patients undergoing on-pump cardiac surgery...
  50. doi request reprint A prospective observational evaluation of an anatomically guided, logically formulated airway measure to predict difficult laryngoscopy
    Joshua C Rucker
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 29:213-7. 2012
    ..Current traditional bedside predictors of difficult laryngoscopy have poor sensitivity. A simple method to accurately predict difficult laryngoscopy could greatly improve patient safety...
  51. doi request reprint Short-term preoperative smoking cessation and postoperative complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jean Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 59:268-79. 2012
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory surgery adult patient selection criteria - a survey of Canadian anesthesiologists
    Zeev Friedman
    Department of Anesthesia, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:437-43. 2004
    ..An increasing number of patients with complex medical problems are now considered suitable for ambulatory surgery. The purpose of this study was to identify the current clinical practice of ambulatory surgical patient selection...
  53. doi request reprint Systematic review of questionnaires measuring patient satisfaction in ambulatory anesthesia
    Pratamaporn Chanthong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Anesthesiology 110:1061-7. 2009
    ..Psychometric methodology has been successfully used to evaluate this outcome. The authors conducted a systematic review to evaluate questionnaires to measure patient satisfaction with ambulatory anesthesia...
  54. doi request reprint Preoperative pain sensitivity and its correlation with postoperative pain and analgesic consumption: a qualitative systematic review
    Amir Abrishami
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 114:445-57. 2011
    ..More research is required to establish the correlation of other pain sensitivity variables with postoperative pain outcomes...
  55. ncbi request reprint Combined topical and intracameral anesthesia in penetrating keratoplasty
    Fani Segev
    Department of Ophthalmology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cornea 23:372-6. 2004
    ..These methods are known to be associated with rare but potentially serious adverse ocular and systemic events...
  56. ncbi request reprint Successful implementation of perioperative beta-blockade utilizing a multidisciplinary approach
    Samuel Armanious
    Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 50:131-6. 2003
    ..To describe how we implemented a protocol for perioperative beta-blockade in patients with or at risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing major non-cardiac surgery and to present our results...
  57. doi request reprint A systematic review of screening questionnaires for obstructive sleep apnea
    Amir Abrishami
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 2 405 McL Wing, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 57:423-38. 2010
    ..Polysomnography is the "gold standard" for OSA diagnosis; however, it is expensive and not widely available. The objective of this systematic review is to identify and evaluate the available questionnaires for screening OSA...
  58. ncbi request reprint Are patients comfortable consenting to clinical anesthesia research trials on the day of surgery?
    Richard Brull
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 98:1106-10, table of contents. 2004
    ..IMPLICATIONS: This retrospective survey suggests that patient recruitment and consent for negligible- or minimal-risk clinical anesthesia research trials is appropriate when performed on the day of surgery...
  59. ncbi request reprint The assessment of postural stability after ambulatory anesthesia: a comparison of desflurane with propofol
    Dajun Song
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 94:60-4, table of contents. 2002
    ..We concluded that the desflurane-based anesthetic was associated with better postural control than the propofol-based anesthetic in the early recovery period after outpatient gynecological laparoscopic procedures...
  60. ncbi request reprint Preadmission anesthesia consultation using telemedicine technology: a pilot study
    David T Wong
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 100:1605-7. 2004
  61. doi request reprint Obesity hypoventilation syndrome: a review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, and perioperative considerations
    Edmond H L Chau
    Department of Anesthesiology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 117:188-205. 2012
    ..This review will examine the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, screening, and treatment of OHS. Perioperative management of OHS will be discussed last...
  62. doi request reprint Deficits in information transfer between anaesthesiologist and postanaesthesia care unit staff: an analysis of patient handover
    Naveed Siddiqui
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 29:438-45. 2012
    ..The literature examining handovers from operating room to the postanaesthesia care unit is scarce...
  63. ncbi request reprint Canadian survey of postsurgical pain and pain medication experiences
    Angela Rocchi
    Axia Research, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 49:1053-6. 2002
    ..To assess the postoperative pain and pain medication experiences of Canadians...
  64. ncbi request reprint Elimination of routine testing in patients undergoing cataract surgery allows substantial savings in laboratory costs. A brief report
    Ngozi Imasogie
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 50:246-8. 2003
    ..To evaluate the possible cost savings when routine preoperative testing is discontinued in ambulatory cataract surgery patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Pain, nausea, vomiting and ocular complications delay discharge following ambulatory microdiscectomy
    Shaheen Shaikh
    Department of Anesthesia, Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 50:514-8. 2003
    ..Nowadays, microsurgical discectomy is being performed as an outpatient procedure. A retrospective chart review was done to document factors that delayed discharge or led to unanticipated admission...
  66. ncbi request reprint Fat embolism syndrome and elective knee arthroplasty
    Kathryn Jenkins
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 49:19-24. 2002
    ..To report a case of fat embolism syndrome (FES) following elective left knee arthroplasty and review the diagnosis, investigation, prevention and perioperative management of this condition...
  67. doi request reprint Brief review: Airway rescue with insertion of laryngeal mask airway devices with patients in the prone position
    Amir Abrishami
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 57:1014-20. 2010
    ..This review evaluates the efficacy of insertion of a laryngeal mask airway device (LMAD) with the patient in the prone position as a rescue method in airway management for unintentional tracheal extubation...
  68. pmc A systematic review of the effects of sedatives and anesthetics in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Saravanan Ankichetty
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 27:447-58. 2011
    ..Adverse events were reported with midazolam. However, the quality and number of patients in the studies were limited. There is a need for further trials with large numbers and uniform reporting of outcomes...
  69. ncbi request reprint Probable gas embolism during operative hysteroscopy caused by products of combustion
    Ngozi Imasogie
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 49:1044-7. 2002
    ..Catastrophic outcomes occur at a rate of three in 17,000 procedures. The purpose of this report is to present a non-fatal case of gas embolism probably caused by the gaseous products of combustion...
  70. ncbi request reprint Patient-controlled transdermal fentanyl hydrochloride vs intravenous morphine pump for postoperative pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Eugene R Viscusi
    Department of Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    JAMA 291:1333-41. 2004
    ..The fentanyl hydrochloride patient-controlled transdermal system eliminates the need for venous access and complicated programming of pumps...
  71. ncbi request reprint Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia guidelines for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting
    Tong J Gan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Anesth Analg 105:1615-28, table of contents. 2007
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  72. ncbi request reprint Dose-response relationship between opioid use and adverse effects after ambulatory surgery
    Sean Z Zhao
    Global Health Outcomes Research, Pfizer, Inc, Peapack, New Jersey, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:35-46. 2004
    ..Once daily MED reaches a threshold, every 3-4 mg increase will be associated with 1 additional clinically meaningful opioid-related symptom, or 1 additional patient-day with an opioid-related CME...
  73. ncbi request reprint General anesthesia does not impair simulator driving skills in volunteers in the immediate recovery period - a pilot study
    David R Sinclair
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, USA
    Can J Anaesth 50:238-45. 2003
    ..Our objective was to measure impairment of driving performance at various time intervals after anesthesia using driving impairment at different blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) as a gold standard for comparison...
  74. ncbi request reprint Pain management in ambulatory surgery
    Damon Kamming
    University College Hospitals NHS Trust in London, United Kingdom
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:174-82. 2004
    ..Patient follow-up by telephone questionnaire will confirm those surgical procedures that result in mild or moderate-to-severe postoperative pain and the effectiveness of treatment plans...
  75. ncbi request reprint Consensus guidelines for managing postoperative nausea and vomiting
    Tong J Gan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Anesth Analg 97:62-71, table of contents. 2003
    ..We present evidence-based guidelines developed by an international panel of experts for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting...
  76. ncbi request reprint Anaesthesia and SARS
    Damon Kamming
    Br J Anaesth 90:715-8. 2003