2014 Best of Meeting Abstract Award Finalists and Winners

Can Ultrasound Scan of the Airway be used to Predict Difficulty of Airway Management? A Computerized Tomography Validation Study
Faraj Abdallah, MD
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

*Basic Science Research Award Winner & Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) Award Winner*
Inflammation Increases Neuronal Sensitivity to General Anesthetics in Mice
Sinziana Avramescu, MD, PhD, FRCPC
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Minocycline Fails to Improve Neurologic and Histologic Outcome after Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Arrest in Rats
Tomas Drabek, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Calabadion II Reverses Steroidal Neuromuscular Blocking Agents Faster than Sugammadex and Reverses the Effects of Benzylisoquinolines, without Altering the Effects of Succinylcholine in Rats
Ingrid Moreno Duarte, MD
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts

*Patient-Oriented Research Award Winner*
Genome-Wide Assessment for Genetic Variants Associated with Long-Term Heart Failure after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Amanda Fox, MD, MPH
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Postoperative Adverse Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Undergoing Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Mahesh Nagappa, MD, DNB, MNAMS
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Quantification of Variability in Anesthesia Residency Airway Training
Jonathan Wanderer, MD
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

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