Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1994) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (1999)
Residency: UCSF Anesthesiology Residency (1998) CA
Internship: Alameda County Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1995) CA
Anesthetic-Induced Intraoperative Dream Associated With Remission of a Psychiatric Disorder: A Case Report.
2022; 16 (8): e01613
Trauma is associated with debilitating acute and posttraumatic stress disorders, which have limited treatment options. We report on a patient undergoing surgical hand repair after a recent knife attack who experienced vivid dreaming and subsequent remission of acute stress disorder. After local anesthesia with propofol sedation she recalled a dream wherein she relived the attack, sought medical care, completed surgery, and returned home with a healed hand. While intraoperative dreaming is common, this case details potential associations between anesthetic state, dreaming, intraoperative electroencephalography, and remission of a psychiatric disorder. Our experience suggests a novel intervention for stress disorders.
View details for DOI 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001613
View details for PubMedID 35952341
TROLOX ATTENUATES CORTICAL NEURONAL INJURY-INDUCED BY IRON, ULTRAVIOLET-LIGHT, GLUCOSE DEPRIVATION, OR AMPA
1994; 639 (1): 102-108
The vitamin E analog, trolox, protected cultured cortical neurons against damage induced by exposure to either iron ions or ultraviolet (UV) light, consistent with an ability to inhibit free radical-mediated cytotoxicity. Trolox also reduced neuronal death induced by 24 h exposure to alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA), but not that induced by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA). When combined with the NMDA receptor antagonist dextrorphan, trolox also reduced the neuronal injury induced by glucose deprivation.
View details for Web of Science ID A1994MZ35700013
View details for PubMedID 7514085