Thiamine & Anesthesia

Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, plays several important roles in anesthesia, both as a preventive measure and as a treatment for certain conditions. Here is a detailed elaboration of each section with specific mention of the dosage:

Introduction of Optics in Anesthesia

Optics plays a crucial role in modern medicine, particularly in the field of anesthesia, where it provides tools and techniques for monitoring patients and performing procedures with precision and safety. Understanding the basic principles of optics, such as refraction and the behavior of light in different media, is essential for anesthesiologists to effectively use optical … Read more

Why Lactic Acid Matters: Essential Considerations for Anesthesiologists

Lactic acid is a key player in the body’s energy production and maintenance of acid-base balance. Understanding its biochemistry is crucial for medical professionals, especially anesthesia residents, as it is involved in various physiological processes and can be a marker of disease when dysregulated. Why Lactic Acid is Important Lactic acid is a byproduct of … Read more

Anaesthesiologists and the Perils of Misidentification: Atropine vs. Dexmedetomidine in the Preoperative Period

In the preoperative period, anaesthesiologists play a crucial role in patient care, particularly in medication administration. The distinction between medications can be pivotal, especially when considering atropine and dexmedetomidine—two medications that, despite looking similar and being of the same size, have vastly different effects, particularly in the context of bradycardia. Atropine is commonly used to … Read more

Calcium & Anesthesia

Anesthesia pharmacology can interfere with the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) by affecting calcium dynamics, leading to significant effects on neuromuscular transmission and muscle function. Here’s how anesthesia pharmacology interferes with the NMJ via calcium and its effects: In summary, anesthesia pharmacology can interfere with the NMJ via calcium, leading to muscle relaxation or paralysis. Understanding these … Read more