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IARS 2012 Best of Category Award Winners

A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Bind, Dose-Controlled, Multicenter Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Dexmedetomidine in Mechanically Ventilated Children
Gregory Hammer, MD
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Activation of the CB2 Receptor System Alleviates Amyloid-Induced Memory Deficiency
Jiang Wu, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Airway Management in Low Tracheal Tumour – An Anaesthetic Challenge
Satinder Gombar, MD
Government Medical College & Hospital Sector 32
Chandigarh, India

An Algorithm for Computer Control of Drug Delivery By Continuous Intravenous Infusion: Reduction of Delivery Onset Lag Time In A Laboratory Model
Robert Peterfreund, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

BETA-2 Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphisms Affect Labor Pain in Nulliparous Women
Abdullah Terkawi
King Farad Medical City, Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chronic Morphine Administration Leads to Increased Neuroapoptosis in Newborn Rats
Dusica Bajic, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Contemporary Analysis of the Incidence and Economic Impact of Postoperative Pneumonia
Santosh Agarwal, BPharm, MS
Covidien
Mansfield, Massachusetts

The Effect of Octreotide on Brain Injury After Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion in A Rabbit Model
Jinfeng Yang, MD, Phd
Changsha
Hunan, China

Epidemiology and Risks of Transfusion Among Different Age Strata in ICU Patients
Seshadri Mudumbai, MD
VA Palo Alto; Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Exposure of TG2576 Mice to Isoflurane Results in No Detectable Increase in Aβ Amyloid Load Via [18F]AV45 Pet Imaging Confirmed with Autoradiographic Investigation
Cody Rowan, MD
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Knoxville, Tennessee

Glycemic Control and Sciatic Nerve Block Duration in Diabetic Rats
Jeffrey Kroin, PhD
Rush Medical College
Chicago, Illinois

In Vivo Fluorescence-Mediated Tomography Imaging Demonstrates Atorvastatin Mediated Reduction of Lesion Macrophages in APOE-Deficient Mice
Jan Larmann, MD, PhD
Hannover Medical School
Hannover, Germany

Interpatient Variability in Intrathecal Drug Distribution: Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsatile Magnitude, Frequency, Solution Baricity, and Toxicity Risks
Ying Hsu, BS
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Management of Lumbar Discogenic Pain in Ambulatory Environment
Adel Abadir, MD
Queens Surgi-Center Queens, New York

The Minimum Effective Dose of Dexamethasone in Combination with Midazolam in Patients Undergoing Laproscopic Cholecystectomy for Prevention of Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting
Shashi Srivastava, MD
SGPGIMS, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

Microrna-181 Regulates Both Chaperone GRP78 and BCL-2 Family Proteins Changing Outcome from Ischemic Brain Injury In Vitro in Mice
Rona Greenberg Giffard, PhD, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Perioperative Use of the Glucommander® for Glucose Control in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Julie Huffmyer, MD
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Perioperative Systemic Lidocaine for Postoperative Analgesia and Recovery After Abdominal Surgery A META-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Yanxia Sun
Beijing TongRen Hospital;
Capital Medical University
Beijing, China

Rocuronium Neuromuscular Blockade is Potentiated By Ondansetron
Olivier Desjardins St-Jean, MD
University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Role of Surveillance Cultures in Identifying the Pathogens Responsible for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP): Analysis of Colonization Curves
Jana Hudcova, MD
Lahey Clinic
Burlington, Massachusetts