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Articles by Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVCP

End tidal CO2 and pulse oximetry - They save lives (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Pulse oximeters are relatively inexpensive and provide continuous information about pulse rate and hemoglobin saturation. Pulse oximetry has limitations that need to be understood by the anesthetist.

Regenerative medicine (stem cells) and other emerging chronic pain management techniques (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Accurate measurement of pain perception in individual non-human patients is impossible. However, management of pain requires objective measures of effectiveness of the applied treatment.

Local and regional anesthetic techniques (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Patients are typically sedated or anesthetized and placed in sternal or lateral recumbency. Next, the cranial edge of the wings of the ilia are palpated.

Feline anesthesia and pain management - What's the latest? (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Anesthetic and pain related mortality would appear to be an easily quantifiable statistic that could be used to measure the outcome of the profession's current anesthetic practices. However, to rely solely on death rate as the measure of the quality of anesthetic care provided is inadequate.

Arterial blood pressure: Measurement and treatment options (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Patients vary and accidents occur. This truth emphasizes the need for patient monitoring. One only need visit the exhibit hall of a major veterinary meeting to appreciate the advancements made in veterinary patient monitoring.

ECG: Anesthetist's guide to common abnormalities and treatment options (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

The electrocardiogram is a useful monitoring tool, but its proper use requires training. It provides a heart rate and a picture of the electrical activity of the heart muscle. The anesthetist should be trained to recognize many commonly encountered intraoperative arrhythmias (e.g., multifocal and unifocal ventricular premature complexes, atrioventricular blockade, ventricular tachycardia, etc.) and the veterinarian should be prepared to treat arrhythmias when they occur (if necessary).

Dexdomitor and adjunctive analgesic drugs (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Alpha 2 adrenergic agonists bind to alpha 2 receptors located in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord and brainstem, modulating the release of substance P, calcitonin gene-related peptide and various other neurotransmitters involved in rostral transmission of nociceptive information.

Opioids and NSAIDs for perioperative pain management (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Patient stress is probably a contributing factor in some cases of adverse patient outcome. Stress during induction of anesthesia can increase circulating catecholamine concentration predisposing the heart to arrhythmias.

Arterial blood pressure measurement and treatment options (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Patients vary and accidents occur. This truth emphasizes the need for patient monitoring.

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