Racial Disparities in Epidural Blood Patch Use

A post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a rare but significant complication of epidural or spinal anesthesia which is definitively treated with an epidural blood patch (EBP) procedure. Mothers who belong to a minority racial and ethnic group are less likely to receive an EBP for PDPH treatment during delivery.

The Lost Airway

A review of the incidence, management, and complications of the “cannot intubate, cannot oxygenate” emergency scenario and training issues related to its management. Published in Anesthesiology Clinics (2020).

Inpatient Pediatric Foreign Body Ingestion and Early Endoscopy

A nationwide study of all inpatient admissions in 2016 for pediatric foreign body ingestion in the United States. We examine whether early endoscopy (within 24h) is associated with a shorter length of stay. Published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (2021).