Epidural versus general anesthesia for open pyloromyotomy in infants: A retrospective observational study

In this paper, the authors performed a retrospective review of infants undergoing open pyloromyotomy under thoracic epidural with sedation (EA group) or general anaesthesia with rapid sequence induction (GA group) between 2007 and 2017. The aim was to compare the 2 approaches for desaturations, bradycardia, operating room occupancy time and durations of surgery. At the […]

Racial Disparities in Failure to Rescue Following Unplanned Reoperation in Pediatric Surgery

This paper reviewed a retrospective cohort of African American (n=2016) and White (n=8409) children who underwent unplanned re-operation following a primary surgical procedure over the period of 2012-2017. The primary outcome of failure to rescue was defined as all-cause mortality within 30 days of a primary surgical procedure. In this cohort, African American children were […]