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Dr. Shalini Shah Awarded ASRA's Chronic Pain Research Grant

January 5, 2017 - In the Press

Dr. Shalini Shah was awarded the ASRA Chronic Pain Research Grant, one of the largest pain grants from a pain society, which is awarded biennially to original research projects that will evaluate the efficacy and safety of pain interventions and treatments and guide clinical practice.

"Effectiveness of Onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox) in Pediatric Patients Experiencing Migraines: A Randomized Double Blinded Placebo Crossover Study in the Pediatric Pain Population"

The research team will also include Project Coordinator, Cecilia Canales, MPH, and Research Assistant, Michael Calderon, BS, and will be conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph B. Rinehart, Vice Chair for Research.

Physicians of Excellence 2017

January 1, 2017 - In the Press

The Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) named more than 150 UC Irvine physicians as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January 2017 edition of Orange Coast magazine. Congratulations to our anesthesiologists who were included in this list.

  • Anna L. Harris, MD
  • Richard J. Kelly, MD
  • Debra Morrison, MD
  • Corey Nelson, MD
  • Shermeen Vakharia, MD

Research Publications

1. Mudumbai SC, Walters TL, Howard SK, Kim TE, Lochbaum GM, Memtsoudis SG, Kain ZN, Kou A, King, Mariano ER. The Perioperative Surgical Home model facilitates change implementation in anesthetic technique within a clinical pathway for total knee arthroplasty. Healthc (Amst). 2016 Dec;4(4):334-339. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.03.002. Epub 2016 Mar 19. PMID: 28007227

2. Alem N, Kain Z. Evolving healthcare delivery paradigms and the optimization of 'value' in anesthesiology. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Jan 23. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000430. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28118163.

3. Burma NE, Bonin RP, Leduc-Pessah H, Baimel C, Cairncross ZF, Mousseau M, Shankara JV, Stemkowski PL, Baimoukhametova D, Bains JS, Antle MC, Zamponi GW, Cahill CM, Borgland SL, DeKoninck Y, Trang T. Blocking microglial pannexin-1 channels alleviates morphine withdrawal in models. Nat Med. 2017 Jan 30. doi: 10.1038/nm.4281. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28134928.

4. Catherine M Cahill, Anna MW Taylor. Neuroinflammation—a co-occurring phenomenon linking chronic pain and opioid dependence. Current Opionion in Behavioral Sciences. 2017 Feb: 171-177. Epub [ahead of print].

5. Nair BG1, Gabel E, Hofer I, Schwid HA, Cannesson M. Intraoperative Clinical Decision Support for Anesthesia: A Narrative Review of Available Systems. Anesth Analg. 2017 Feb;124(2):603-617. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001636. PMID: 28099325.

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