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Recent Departmental Scholarly Activity

Our department works tirelessly in anesthesiology research at the only academic medical center in the state of Mississippi. Each year, we routinely have strong resident, nurse anesthetist and faculty participation at numerous academic meetings and conferences on the state and national levels.

We would like to recognize and thank our physician scientists who have published research papers during the last year. Please take the time to read their publications!

On Dec. 5, 2017, nurse anesthetist Maggie Ryals successfully defended her scoping review, “Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit Discharge Criteria: A Scoping Review,” to successfully obtain her D.N.P. The review included information about discharge tools for use in post anesthesia care units internationally. Only tools used on pediatric patients undergoing outpatient surgery were considered.

The review determined there are surprisingly few tools available that have been validated for use in pediatrics. Identified tools do not take into account the varying ages and developmental stages that may present to a pediatric PACU. Future projects should focus on the development of a discharge tool that is specific to the needs of the pediatric population.


Xiaoli Dai
Hsieh CT, Lee YJ, Chien CC, Huang CJ, Dai X, Ojeda NB, Tien LT, Fan LW. Minocycline reduces spinal inflammation associated hyperalgesia and allodynia induced by systemic lipopolysaccharide in neonatal rats. Dev Neurosci (Submitted)

Huang M, Dai X, Pan Z, Fang Q, Adah F, Barnes L, and Benghuzzi H. Cardiovascular responses following different types of breathing exercises. J. MAS 2018, 63(2): 229-232.  

Madhankumar Sathyamoorthy


Haber LL, Womack ED, Sathyamoorthy M, Moss JA, Shrader MW. Who Needs a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? Spine Deform. 2018 Mar - Apr;6(2):137-140

Park R,, Peyton JM, Fiadjoe JE, Hunyady AI, Kimball T, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG; PeDI Collaborative Investigators. The efficacy of GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate: an analysis from the paediatric difficult intubation registry. Br J Anaesth. 2017 Nov 1;119(5):984-992

Sathyamoorthy M, Walker B, Rhodes M, Eriator I. Spinal Epidural Hematoma Following a Thoracic Epidural in a Child with Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Case Reports, 2017 Jul;5(7):1115-1118

Hamilton T, Sathyamoorthy M. Top 10 Myths and Facts about Anesthesia for Neonates, Infants and Children J Miss State Med Assoc. 2017 Apr;58(4):126-7

Burjek NE, Nishisaki A, Fiadjoe JE, Adams HD, Peeples KN, Raman VT, Olomu PN, Kovatsis PG, Jagannathan N, Hunyady A, Bosenberg A, Tham S, Low D, Hopkins P, Glover C, Olutoye O, Szmuk P, McCloskey J, Dalesio N, Koka R, Greenberg R, Watkins S, Patel V, Reynolds P, Matuszczak M, Jain R, Khalil S, Polaner D, Zieg J, Szolnoki J, Sathyamoorthy K, Taicher B, Riveros Perez NR, Bhattacharya S, Bhalla T, Stricker P, Lockman J, Galvez J, Rehman M, Von Ungern-Sternberg B, Sommerfield D, Soneru C, Chiao F, Richtsfeld M, Belani K, Sarmiento L, Mireles S, Bilen Rosas G, Park R, Peyton J, PeDI Collaborative Investigators., Videolaryngoscopy versus Fiber-optic Intubation through a Supraglottic Airway in Children with a Difficult Airway: An Analysis from the Multicenter Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry. Anesthesiology, 2017 Sep;127(3):432-440

Douglas Bacon


Bacon DR, Ball C, Featherstone PJ. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Spring;56(2):1-2. doi: 10.1097/AIA.0000000000000187. No abstract available. PMID:  29521785

Jacob AJ, Kopp SL, Bacon DR, Smith HM. The History of Anesthesia.  In: Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, Calahan MK, Stock MC, Ortega R, Sharar SR, Holt NF (eds).  Clinical Anesthesia, Eighth Edition.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippencott Williams & Wilkins, 2017, pp 1-25.

Nguyen RA, Bacon DR.  The Evolution of Anesthesiology as a Clinical Discipline—A Lesson in Developing Professionalism?  In: Longnecker D, Newman M, Zapol W, Sandberg W, Mackey S (eds.). Principles of Anesthesiology New York: McGraw-Hill, 2018, pp1-9.

Harris Baig


Bluth T, Teichmann R, Kiss T, Bobek I, Canet J, Cinnella G, De Baerdemaeker L, Gregoretti
C, Hedenstierna G, Hemmes SN, Hiesmayr M, Hollmann MW, Jaber S, Laffey JG, Licker MJ, Markstaller K, Matot I, Müller G, Mills GH, Mulier JP, Putensen C, Rossaint R, Schmitt J, Senturk M, Serpa Neto A, Severgnini P, Sprung J, Vidal Melo MF, Wrigge H, Schultz MJ, Pelosi P, Gama de Abreu M, PROBESE investigators., and the PROtective VEntilation Network (PROVEnet)., Clinical Trial Network of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)., Protective intraoperative ventilation with higher versus lower levels of positive end-expiratory pressure in obese patients (PROBESE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2017 Apr 28;18(1):202


Lakshmi N Kurnutala


Roberts R, Kurnutala LN. Indocyanine Green Dye Induced Anaphylactic Shock under General Anesthesia. (In press MSMA Journal)

Huelet R, Kurnutala LN. Current approaches for perioperative management of chronic pain patients. (In press MSMA Journal)

Kurnutala LN, Youngblood S. Regional Anesthesia for Craniotomy. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2017 Jan;29(1):71-72. DOI: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000316

Andrea Vannucci


Vannucci A, Rossi IT, Prifti K, Kallogjeri D, Rangrass G, DeCresce D, Brenner D, Lakshman N, Helsten DL, Cavallone LF. Modifiable and Nonmodifiable Factors Associated With Perioperative Failure of Extraglottic Airway Devices. Anesth Analg. 2017 Dec 15. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002659. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29256932.

Vannucci A. Can spirometry be a new tool to predict the difficult airway? J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Dec;31(6):1111-1113. doi: 10.1007/s10877-017-9993-2. Epub 2017 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 28161791.

Douglas Tucker


Tucker, Douglas A, and Sloan C. Youngblood. “Education Review of Perioperative Medicine for the Junior Clinician.” Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 34 (2016): 113-114. DOI:10.113/j.clinane.2016.03.054.