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The Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology provides general or conduction anesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for inpatients and outpatients. The department also has an acute pain service where staff provides ongoing epidural narcotics, local anesthetics and supervision of patient-controlled analgesia for immediate postoperative pain management.

Staff also are available for consultations concerning procedures related to anesthesia and sedation and acute and chronic pain, as well as those related to management of seriously ill infants and children.

The Importance of Pediatric Anesthesiologists

As with major surgeries, minor surgeries require anesthesia. "Going to sleep" is often the scariest part of surgery for kids. Making sure that this is done safely and that they wake up is the job of our anesthesiologists. That's why Children's Hospital offers only anesthesiologists that specialize in pediatrics. Children respond differently to medications than adults, and no one is better trained to deal with kids — both medically and emotionally — than our anesthesiologists. With their flavored masks, bedside manner and pediatric expertise, our anesthesiologists make kids and parents alike breathe easier.

Clinical Studies

Controlling Blood Loss During Surgery

Tranexamic Acid for the Reduction of Allogeneic Blood Exposure in Infants and Children Having Craniofacial Surgery

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Intravenous Use of Acetaminophen, 7-Day Study

Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Acetaminophen in Pediatric Inpatients

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Malignant Hyperthermia Genetic Factors Study

Molecular Genetics of Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility

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Oxymorphone HCL for Postoperative Pain Management – Phase III

Evaluation of the Effectiveness, Safety, and Tolerability of Oral Liquid Oxymorphone HCl Immediate-Release Oral Liquid for Acute Postoperative Pain in Pediatric Subjects

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Pain Management following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Bilateral Paravertebral Blockade (T7-10) vs. Incisional Local Anesthetic Administration for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: a Prospective, Randomized Clinical Study

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