Maine Medical Center
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Scholarly Activity

2022-2023

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Current Retrospective Projects

  • Quaye, Gagnon, Riker, Seder, Sauer Characteristics of patients maintained on Buprenorphine requiring Intensive Care Admission
    • Two part study: descriptive analysis and retrospective 2:1 matched control comparative analysis. Published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and in revisions with the Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment.
  • Hicks, Quaye, Barker, Hayes, Kramer Does preoperative hemoglobin level inversely correlate with risk of blood product transfusion in cardiac surgical patients at Maine Medical Center?

Active Research Grants

Anne Hicks, in collaboration with the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Roux Institute, was selected by the COBRE in Acute Care Research and Rural Disparities for $50,000 in funding.

  • Dr Hicks will be investigating the association between time evolving intraoperative hemodynamic and metabolic measures and failure to rescue complications in adult cardiac surgery patients. The ultimate goal is to incorporate the intraoperative variables of importance identified this study into the prospective risk model currently under investigation in the HEA(RT) project.

Leadership Positions

  • Jessica Hathaway MD - MMC Executive Committee

Publications

  • Levin B; et al. One-Year Survival for Adult Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients Requiring Renal-Replacement Therapy. Journal of Cardiothoracic Vascular Anesthesia. 2022 Jul;36(7):1942-1948.
  • Chang M; Sakano T; Levin B; Convissar D; Bittner E. Reduced Effective Oxygen Delivery and Ventilation with a Surgical Facemask Placed under Compared to over an Oxygen Mask: A Comparative Study. Anesthesiology Research and Practice, 2022.
  • Poltak J; Connors C; et al. Pharmacokinetics of Cefazolin in Patients With Obesity Undergoing Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Journal of Cardiothoracic Vascular Anesthesia. 2022 Aug;36(8 Pt B):2942-2947.
  • Quaye A, Wampole C, Riker RR, Seder DB, Sauer WJ, Richard JM, et al. Buprenorphine Continuation During Critical Illness Associated With Decreased Inpatient Opioid Use in Individuals Maintained on Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder in a Retrospective Study. J Clin Pharmacol. 2023. Epub 2023/05/19. doi: 10.1002/jcph.2286. PubMed PMID: 37204408.
  • Lennon, P A letter to the editor in Anesthesia & Analgesia (Typical Dose of Intravenous Norepinephrine Administered Peri... : Anesthesia & Analgesia (lww.com))
  • Lennon, P, case report in Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2021.12.018)

Faculty & Fellow Conferences Attended

  • ABA Board Examiners (Lennon, Hathaway, Allyn)
  • MITE Faculty Development Conference
  • Society of Academic Anesthesiology Association (SAAA)
  • SCA Conference
Fellows presenting

Conference Presentations

  • Travis Barker, MD/Anne Hicks MD A Case of Mistaken Identity? Constrictive Pericarditis, Cardiac Tamponade, or Both? SCA-5/14/22 Palm Springs CA
  • Travis Barker, MD/Anne Hicks MD Analysis of Transfusion Practices in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting at a Large Tertiary Care Center as it Relates to Preoperative Hemoglobin and Patient Outcomes , SCA 5/16/22 Palm Springs CA
  • Paul Lennon, MD/David Hales MD, Echocardiographic Guided Removal of an Embolic Tricuspid Valve Vegetation SCA-5/14/22 Palm Springs CA
  • Paul Lennon, MD Another Option for Treating a Patient with Decompensated Aortic Valve Stenosis and Cardiogenic Shock SCA, 5/17/22 SCA Palm Springs CA

Publications

  • Levin B, Ortoleva J, Tagliavia A, et al. One-Year Survival for Adult Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients Requiring Renal-Replacement Therapy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021.
  • Chang MG, Sakano T, Levin BS, Convissar D, Bittner EA. Reduced Effective Oxygen Delivery and Ventilation with a Surgical Facemask Placed under Compared to over an Oxygen Mask: A Comparative Study. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2022;2022:4798993.
  • Levin BS, Chang MG, Bittner EA Teleguidance Technology for Endotracheal Intubation: A Scoping Review. Crit Care Explor. 2021 Dec 9;3(12):e0582. doi: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000582. eCollection 2021 Dec.
  • Poltak J, Connors C, Wungwattana M, Nicolau D, Mercuro NJ, Liu J. Pharmacokinetics of Cefazolin in Patients With Obesity Undergoing Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022;36(8 Pt B):2942-2947.
  • Nwanna-Nzewunwa OC, Lennon P, Gebhardt BR, Couper G, Robich MP. Facial Plethora and Markedly Elevated Central Venous Pressure After Mitral Valve Repair, Maze, and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Procedures. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022;36(6):1804-1806.
  • Lennon P. Typical Dose of Intravenous Norepinephrine Administered Peripherally. Anesth Analg. 2022;134(1):e5.

Faculty & Fellow Conferences Attended 2021-2022

  • ABA Board Examiners (Lennon, Hathaway, Allyn)
  • ACGME
  • MITE Faculty Development Conference
  • Society of Academic Anesthesiology Association (SAAA)

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