Clinical Research

Dr. Sonia Vaida is the Vice-Chair for Research for the Department of Anesthesiology.  In addition to overseeing all research being conducted in the department, she also heads the following research-related committees:

  • Resource Allocation Panel (RAP) - Committee that funds "Starter Grants" to departmental investigators to get their research started.
  • Resident Project Oversight Committee (RPOC) - Committee that advises and directs residents through the process of choosing, executing, analyzing and presenting the academic project.
  • Research Review Conference - Monthly conference where new research projects are presented for critique.  Also, new research related requirements are announced and discussed.

Currently, there are 21 Clinical Research studies being conducted as well as 5 Basic Science studies.

Below are some of the recent publications coming out for the Clinical Research area:

Steel C, Vaida S, Mets B. Massive blood transfusion in a patient with IgA deficiency undergoing cesarean delivery. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2010 Apr; 110(4):1088-90.

Bezinover D, McQuillan P, Rossignol J, Uemura T, Kadry Z, Janicki P. Vasoplegic shock during liver transplantation: Is the preoperative cGMP plasma level a potential predictor of hemodynamic instability? Med Sci Monit. 2010; 16(9): CS114-117.

Kapoor R, Liu J, Devasenapathy A, Gordin V. Gadolinium Encephalopathy after Intrathecal Gadolinium Injection. Pain Physician 2010; 13:E321-326.

Gaitini LA, Lavi A, Stermer E, Mora PC, Pott LM, Vaida SJ. Gastro-Laryngeal Tube for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a preliminary report. Anaesthesia 2010, 65, pgs. 1114-1118.

Janicki PK, Vealey R, Liu J, Escajeda J, Postula M, Welker K. Genome-wide Association Study Using Pooled DNa to Identify Candidate Markers Mediating Susceptibility to Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Anesthesiology. 2011:115(1):54-64.

Fassl J, High KM, Stephenson ER, Yarotskyy V, Elmslie KS. The Intravenous Anesthetic Propofol Inhibits Human L-Type Calcium Channels by Enhancing Voltage-Dependent Inactivation. Journal of ClinicalPharmacology, 2011; 51:719-30.