Dr. Robert Pousman is an anesthesiologist practicing in Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Pousman ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anestesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Pousman also might help manage pain after an operation.
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Lidocaine is a short acting local anesthetic, lasting around 2 hours or so, give or take. Lidocaine’s onset is rapid (starts working quickly) and epinephrine is added to it to extend its duration of action so the “numbing effect” lasts longer than if used without epinephrine. Depending on where it’s injected, you might experience some of the effects of the epinephrine (racing heart beat, nervousness, excitability), which is normal and NOT an allergy. This is very commonly experienced when used for dental procedures. Robert Pousman READ MORE
Sedatives don’t treat pain they relieve anxiety and perhaps a sedative was administered to assist with any anxiety or stress your family member may have experienced? For instance, as some are in a terminal state and may have some respiratory compromise or trouble clearing oral secretions, there’s the concern the patient may be feeling like they’re suffocating, especially if they aren’t conscious and able to communicate that. I hope this helps answer your question. Robert Pousman READ MORE
That's a complicated question. First, being a diabetic predisposes him to infection as by definition, diabetics are considered immunocompromised. However, many diabetic patients undergo surgery with no complications. The complicated part is regarding what to do with his insulin regimen. This depends on what type of insulin he takes, short or rapid-acting, intermediate or long acting. Also when is his surgery scheduled, first case of the morning, mid day, or the end of the day. The facility &/or anesthesiologist should be contacted if they haven't given you clear preoperative instructions. Robert Pousman, DO READ MORE
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- Nitroprusside in resuscitation of major torso trauma.
- Total spinal anesthetic after continuous posterior lumbar plexus block.
- Comparison of direct and video-assisted views of the larynx during routine intubation.
- Noninvasive cardiac output monitoring.
- Feasibility of implementing a reduced fasting protocol for critically ill trauma patients undergoing operative and nonoperative procedures.
- Endotracheal tube obstruction after orogastric tube placement.
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