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Rita Agarwal, MD

  • Rita Agarwal

Specialties

Anesthesia

Work and Education

Professional Education

Baylor College of Medicine Registrar, Houston, TX, 5/30/1986

Internship

Baylor College of Medicine Registrar, Houston, TX, 6/30/1987

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine Registrar, Houston, TX, 6/30/1990

Fellowship

The Children's Hospital, Denver; University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, 6/30/1991

Board Certifications

Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology

All Publications

Fifty years of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology: a history of our specialty. Paediatric anaesthesia Agarwal, R., Riefe, J., Houck, C. S. 2017; 27 (6): 560-570

Abstract

The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2015. The Section was one of the first and only subspecialty organizations in anesthesiology at the time. This special article will focus on the contributions of the Section to the practice of pediatric anesthesiology in the areas of advocacy, education and member contributions. In 1986, the Section created the Robert M. Smith Award to honor those members who had made significant advances in the practice of pediatric anesthesiology. It is named after one of the Section founders, an influential educator, inventor, and researcher in our field. We will focus the latter part of the article on the Robert M. Smith award winners to illustrate the contributions of the Section and its members to the development of the field of pediatric anesthesiology.

View details for DOI 10.1111/pan.13121

View details for PubMedID 28332249

Airway management in laryngotracheal injuries from blunt neck trauma in children PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA Chatterjee, D., Agarwal, R., Bajaj, L., Teng, S. N., Prager, J. D. 2016; 26 (2): 132-138

View details for DOI 10.1111/pan.12791

View details for Web of Science ID 000367788700003

Pain and Pain Relief Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care Gardner, S. L., Hagedorn, M. E., Agarwal, R. 2015
Educate parents on benefits of smoking cessation before childs surgery AAP: News Teng, S. N., Agarwal, R. 2015; 36 (13)
Use of oral opioids during tonsillectomy re-evalauted AAP News Agarwal, R. 2014; 35 (13): 13
Neonatal Anesthesia Anesthesia Secrets Agarwal, R. Elsevier. 2013
A practical Approach to the Pediatric Neurosurgical Patient A practical Approach ot Neuroanesthesia Dean, K., Agarwal, R. 2013
Pediatric Anesthesia Anesthesia Secrets Agarwal, R. Elsevier. 2013
Acute Pain Services Pediatric Anesthesia: Basic Principles, State of the Art, Future Update Agarwal, R., Polaner, D. PMPH-USA. 2011
Improvement of intraoperative samatosensory evoked potentials by ketamine PAEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA Agarwal, R., Roitman, K. J., Stokes, M. 1998; 8 (3): 263-266

Abstract

Many anaesthetics effect the latency and amplitude of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP). We present a patient who underwent two anterior/posterior spine fusions (A/PSF) at age 11 and 12 years old after resection of a spinal astrocytoma. She did have residual neurologic deficits of her lower extremities. SSEPs were unobtainable during the first surgery using an opioid-based anaesthetic. A ketamine-based anaesthetic was used for the second surgery and SSEPs were easily monitored. No other factors seem to have changed between the two surgeries. The anaesthetic management during each procedure is reviewed and the contributions of other factors to SSEP monitoring discussed.

View details for Web of Science ID 000073673600017

View details for PubMedID 9608975