The Year in Thoracic Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2022

Konstantinos Alfaras-Melainis, Rohesh J. Fernando, Michael L. Boisen, Paul J. Hoffman, Daniel J. Rosenkrans, Emily Teeter, Alessandra I. Cardi, Jeremy Laney, Aaron Reagan, Vidya K. Rao, Michael Anderson, Charles B. Luke, Sudhakar Subramani, Travis Schisler, Peter J. Ritchie, Theresa A. Gelzinis

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This article reviews research highlights in the field of thoracic anesthesia. The highlights of this year included new developments in the preoperative assessment and prehabilitation of patients requiring thoracic surgery, updates on the use of devices for one-lung ventilation (OLV) in adults and children, updates on the anesthetic and postoperative management of these patients, including protective OLV ventilation, the use of opioid-sparing techniques and regional anesthesia, and outcomes using enhanced recovery after surgery, as well as the use of expanding indications for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, specialized anesthetic techniques for airway surgery, and nonintubated video-assisted thoracic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-56
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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