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.
Cannabis Use & Surgical Complications
Cannabis users have higher complication rates after major elective surgery according to our national analysis of inpatient surgeries in the United States
Failed Airway Management – Review Article
UpToDate review article on managing the failed airway and techniques for emergency invasive airway access
Cesarean delivery and Postpartum Acute Kidney Injury
A study examining the increased risk of postpartum acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with cesarean delivery. Published in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (2022).
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).
Effects of Florida Law on Opioid Prescriptions after Cesarean Delivery
How did Florida law HB 21 (which limits opioid prescriptions for acute pain) impact opioid pain medicine prescriptions for women after cesarean delivery? Published in Anesthesia & Analgesia (2021).
Florida Opioid Law Impact on Outpatient Surgery Patients
How did Florida HB 21 (opioid prescription law) impact patients undergoing outpatient surgery? We examine the changes in opioid prescription patterns before and after implementation of this law. Published in Surgery (2019).
Use of Dexmedetomidine in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit: Incidence of Failure and Associated Factors
P Potnuru, DB Horn, B Bissell, G Riggi, J Louro, M Cobas, R Dudaryk ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA 124, 188-190
Association of Intraoperative Hypotension and Vasopressor Use with Complications of Free Tissue Transfer Surgery
P Potnuru, C Karcutskie, C Diez, R Dudaryk ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA 124, 1006-1007