2014 Kosaka 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

Thrombomodulin Improves Maternal and Fetal Conditions in an Experimental Pre-eclampsia Rat Model
Hirofumi Hino, MD
St. Marianna University School of Medicine
Miyamaeku, Kawasakishi, Japan

The Intra-cuff Pressure does not Reflect the Pressure Exerted on the Tracheal Wall: An in Vitro Study using Original Tracheal Model
Mirei Magai, MD, PhD
Tokyo Women’s Medical University
Tokyo, Japan

Analysis of Patient Preferences for Different Types of Preoperative Oral Rehydration Therapy Products
Yuriko Matsuoka, MD
West NTT Corporation Osaka Hospital
Osaka, Japan

Artificial Neural Networks in Prediction of Delivery Outcome and Need for Epidural Analgesia in Obstetric Anesthesia
Mario Oshima, MD
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

Comparative Changes in Psychological Mood and Stress after Daytime Practice in Certified Anesthesiologists and Residents
Tsutomu Oshima, MD
Cancer Institute Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

Insertion of an Orogastric Tube under Visual Guidance in Anesthetized Patients: A Pilot Study
Srikantha Rao, MBBS, MS
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

*Kosaka Abstract Award Winner*
Neonatal Exposure to Nitrous Oxide Disturbs Granule Cell Migration in the Rat Dentate Gyrus
Hitoshi Saito, MD
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
Sapporo, Japan

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

*Kosaka Abstract Award Winner*
Midazolam Increases Tau Phosphorylation in the Mouse Hippocampus
Robert Whittington, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

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