UNM Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Mailing address:
MSC 10 6000
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 272-2610
Fax: (505) 272-1300

Recent Publications


Gerstein NS, Brierley JK, Windsor J, Panikkath P, Ram H, Gelfenbeyn KM, Jinkins LJ, Nguyen LC, Gerstein WH. Antifibrinolytic agents in cardiac and non-cardiac surgery: a comprehensive review and update. Accepted for publication, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

Neice AE, Behrends M, Bokoch MP, Seligman KM, Conrad NM, Larson MD. Prediction of opioid analgesic efficacy by measurement of pupillary unrest. Epub ahead of print, Anesthesia and Analgesia. DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001728.

Noor S, Sanchez JJ, Vanderwall AG, Sun MS, Maxwell JR, Davis S, Jantzie LL, Petersen TR, Savage D, Milligan E. 2017. Prenatal alcohol exposure potentiates chronic neuropathic pain, spinal glial and immune cell activation and alters sciatic nerve and DRG cytokine levels.  Accepted for publication, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Ram H, Gerlach RM, Conte AH, Ramzy D, Jaramillo-Huff AR, Gerstein NS. The Angiovac device and its anesthetic implications. Accepted for publication, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

Whitehead RA, Lam NL, Sun MS, Sanchez J, Noor S, Vanderwall AG, Petersen TR, Martin HB, Milligan ED. 2016. Chronic sciatic neuropathy in rat reduces voluntary wheel running activity with concurrent chronic mechanical allodynia. Anesthesia & Analgesia, in press.

Windsor J, Townsley M. A guide to understanding the patient with Fontan physiology. Accepted for publication, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.



Baker EB. Day 6. Anesthesiology 2016; 124:507-8. 

Baker EB. Formal diagnosis. Epub ahead of print, Anesthesiology. DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000001364.

Bodily JB, Webb HR, Weiss SJ, Braude DA. Incidence and duration of continuously measured oxygen desaturation during emergency department intubation. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2016 (March); 67(3): 389-395.

Braude D, Gausche-Hill M, Moore B, Winslow JT.  Safety of pediatric out-of-hospital rapid sequence intubation not demonstrated. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2016 (July); 68(1):129-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.02.050.

Choxi AA, Patel PA, Augoustides JG, Benitez-Lopez J, Gutsche JT, Murad H, Rodriguez-Blanco YF, Fabbro M, Crookston KP, Gerstein NS. Bivalirudin for cardiopulmonary bypass in the setting of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and combined heart and kidney transplantation. In press, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2016.07.009.

Denipah N, Dominguez CM, Kraai EP, Kraai TL, Leos P, Braude D. Acute management of paradoxical focal fold motion (vocal cord dysfunction). In press, Annals of Emergency Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.06.045.

Gebauer S, Coursin D. Hospice and Palliative Care. ASA Monitor Podcast; ASA Monitor 2016 Oct; v.80 issue 10.  Downloadable via: http://tinyurl.com/hamqs5f , or at http://monitor.pubs.asahq.org/selfserve/sspage.aspx?selfservecontentid=asam_podcasts

Gebauer S, et al. Palliative care for American Indians and Alaska Natives: A review of the literature. Accepted for publication, Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Gebauer S, Petersen T, Steele E. Is it time for a HIPAA for physicians?  Healthcare 4(4):298-301.  DOI: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.07.001. PMID: 27497520.

Gebauer S, Steele E. 2016. Questions program directors need to be able to answer before using resident clinical performance data. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 8(4):507-509. DOI: 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00512.1. PMID: 27777659.

Gebauer S. Hospice and Palliative Medicine as a specialty option for anesthesiologists.  ASA Monitor 2016; 80:8-9.

Gerstein NS, Jinkins L, Nguyen L, Maus TM, Dettmer T, Deriy L. Atypical echocardiographic findings in traumatic aortic transection.  Accepted for publication, Echocardiography.

Gerstein NS, Panikkath PV, Carlson AP, Pollock DM, Tayler E, Augoustides JGT. The role of the lumbar drain in thoracic endovascular aorta repair: exploring the indications for pre-placement neuraxial imaging. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2016 Apr; 30(2):548-554.  PMID: 26774988. DOI:10.1053/j.jvca.2015.10.002

Gerstein NS, Petersen T, Ramakrishna H. 2016. Evaluating the cardiac anesthesiologist’s role in surgical outcomes – a reappraisal based on recent evidence.  In press, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2016.06.026

Gerstein NS, Shah MB, Jorgensen MK. Two defibrillators and two cases are better than one. In press, Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Gerstein NS, Young A, Schulman PM, Stecker EC, Jessel PM. 2016. Sedation in the electrophysiology laboratory: a multidisciplinary review. Journal of the American Heart Association 2016;5:e003629.  DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003629.

Gerstein NS, Zhang R, Davis MS, Ram H. Lessons still being learned – acute pulmonary tumor embolus during renal cell carcinoma resection. Epub ahead of print, Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports.

Grandhe R, Souzdalnitski D, Gritsenko K. New chronic pain treatments in the outpatient setting: review article. Current Pain & Headache Reports 2016; 20:33 (7 pages).  PMID: 27038972. DOI: 10.1007/s11916-016-0563-y

Katzman JG, Fore C, Bhatt S, Greenberg N, Salvador JG, Comerci GC, Camarata C, Marr L, Monette R, Arora S, Bradford A, Taylor D, Dillow J, Karol S. 2016. Evaluation of American Indian Health Service training in pain management and opioid substance use disorder. Epub ahead of print American Journal of Public Health.  DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303193.

Lam NCK, Baker EB, Fishburn SJ, Hammer AR, Petersen TR, Mariano ER. A Randomized Double-Blinded Trial on the Effects of Ultrasound Transducer Orientation on Teaching and Learning Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 35(7):1509-16. DOI: 10.7863/ultra.15.09031. PMID: 27246662.

McIvor, Banerjee, Boulet, Bekhuis, Tseytlin, Torsher, DeMaria, Rask, Shotwell, Burden, Cooper, Gaba, Levine, Park, Sinz, Steadman, Weinger.  A Taxonomy of Delivery and Documentation Deviations During Delivery of High-Fidelity Simulations.  in  press- Simulation in Healthcare. 2016.

Nada EM, Rajan S, Grandhe R, Deogaonkar M, Zimmerman NM, Ebrahim Z, Avitsian R, Intraoperative hypotension during second stage of deep brain stimulator placement: same day versus different day procedures. In press, World Neurosurgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.07.050.

Rosett R, Vagh F. Teaching sonoanatomy to medical students and recruiting future anesthesiologists. ASRA News 2016 (May); pp. 28-29.

Saulino M, Averna JF. Evaluation and management of SCI-associated pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports 2016 Sep; 20(9):53 (9 pages).  DOI: 10.1007/s11916-016-0587-3.  PMID: 27474095.

Schulman PM, Gerstein NS, Merkel MJ, Braner D, Tegtmeyer K. Ultrasound-guided cannulation of the subclavian vein. Videos in Clinical Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine. Accepted for publication.

Seligman KM. Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology 2016 meeting report. In press, Anesthesia & Analgesia.  Also published in SOAP: Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Newsletter Summer 2016, pp. 3-5.

Telis A, Gavin K, Menzer HM, Baker E, Miller R. 2016. Splinting method for preventing thermal injuries in patients with malleolar fractures of the ankle after operative treatment performed under regional anesthesia. UNM Orthopaedics Research Journal 2016; 4:33-35.

Whitehead RA, Lam NL, Sun MS, Sanchez J, Noor S, Vanderwall AG, Petersen TR, Martin HB, Milligan ED. Chronic sciatic neuropathy in rat reduces voluntary wheel running activity with concurrent chronic mechanical allodynia. Accepted for publication, Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Windsor J, Ricci M, Hassan M, Babb A, Vender S:  Strategy of Early Postoperative Recovery Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.  Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2016 (Jun); 7-8:32-36 DOI: 10.1016/j.tacc.2016.06.002



Ricci M, Hassan M, Windsor J. En-bloc aortic and mitral valve replacement and left ventricular outflow tract enlargement using a combined trans-aortic and trans-septal atrial approach. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2015; 21(6):792-5. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivv267. PMID: 26409564

Gerstein NS, Shah MB, Jorgensen MK. Reply to R.M. Lynch: “Guidelines for widespread use?”. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Volume 29, Issue 6, Pages e69–e70. 2015. PMID: 26296824. DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2015.05.110. 

Carey MC, Gerstein NS, Rollstin AD. There Is More to Postcraniotomy Emergence Hypertension Than Simply Blood Pressure Control-Why Nicardipine May Not Be the Drug of Choice.  Anesth Analg. 2015; 121(5):1399. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000896

Hassan M, Yongjie M, Maraey A, Lincoln J, Brown S, Windsor J, Ricci M. Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement: cost-benefit analysis of ministernotomy versus minithoracotomy approach. The Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2015; 24(5):531-9 PMID: 26897831.

Gebauer S. ICD-10: What the Palliative Care Provider Needs to Know. J Palliat Med. 2015; 18(8):711-3. DOI:10.1089/jpm.2015.0099. PMID: 26087001.

Gerstein WH, Gerstein NS, Sandoval A, West MB. Malignant conversion of benign right ventricular outflow track ventricular tachycardia 18 years post-ablation. Journal of Arrhythmia. 2015; 31(4):240-242. doi:10.1016/j.joa.2014.11.005.

Gerstein NS, Deriy L. Neck Impalement while Mountain Biking. New England Journal of Medicine 2015; 373:366. PMID: 26200982.  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMicm1412571.

Lam NCK, Fishburn SJ, Hammer AR, Petersen TR, Gerstein NS, Mariano ER. A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the STAR Maneuver on Skill Acquisition for Simulated Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures. J Ultrasound Med 2015; 34(6):1019-26. doi: 10.7863/ultra.34.6.1019. PMID: 26014321

Gerstein NS, Shah MB, Jorgensen MK. Simultaneous use of two defibrillators for the conversion of refractory ventricular fibrillation. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2015; 29(2):421-4. DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2013.10.016. PMID: 24461360.

Gerstein NS, Carey MC, Cigarroa JE, Schulman PM. Perioperative aspirin management after POISE-2: Some answers but questions remain.  Anesthesia and Analgesia 2015; 120(3):570-575. DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000589. PMID: 25695574.

Yen T, Khafaja M, Lam N, Crumbacher J, Schrader R, Rask J, Billstrand M, Rothfork J, Abbott C. Post-electroconvulsive therapy recovery and reorientation time with methohexital and ketamine: a randomized, longitudinal cross-over design trial.  The Journal of ECT 2015; 31(1):20-5. DOI: 10.1097/YCT.0000000000000132. PMID: 24755722.

Komatsu R, Mararova N, Dalton JE, Sun Z, Chang D, Grandhe R, Sreedharan R, De Oliveira Dias K, Pal R, Bashour A, Murthy SC, Turan A. Association of thoracic epidural analgesia with risk of atrial arrhythmias after pulmonary resection: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Anesthesia. 2015; 29(1): 47-55. DOI: 10.1007/s00540-014-1865-z. PMID: 24957190.

­­Gerstein NS, Chou HG, Dixon AL. Analysis of a fatal left ventricular assist device infection: a case report and discussion. Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care 2015; 10:16-20. DOI: 10.13175/swjpcc139-14.

Gebauer S. Anesthesiological Procedures in Palliative Medicine. In: Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care. Bruera E, Higginson I, von Gunten CF, Morita T, ed. CRC Press. 2015.

Gebauer S. Palliative Medicine. In: Miller’s Anesthesia, 8th ed. Miller R et al., eds. Elsevier. 2015.

Gerstein N. Anesthesia Essential Clinical Updates For Practitioners. Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein central-line access. 2015

Modi H, Lam NCK. Chapter 5: Liposomal local anesthetics. In: Decision Making in Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesiology: a Case-Based Approach. Anderson MR et al., eds. Cambridge University. 2015. In press.

Rask J, Fortner S. Adapting simulation curricula to the future needs of anesthesiology. In: International Anesthesiology Clinics. 2015.