The Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Anesthesiologists 2015 was held in Tel Aviv, December 3-4, and featured state of the art panels with prominent guest speakers from Israel and abroad.
Dr. Faiz Seifi received $ 10,000 research grant for his research proposal on
"The effect of cannabis extracts as premedication on levels of pain and anxiety after surgery, and on nausea and vomiting."
This study is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Eliad Davidson and Dr. Carlos Ibarra, also from the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Kerem Campus. This study is currently recruiting, and will examine the influence of cannabis before surgery pain, nausea and anxiety during surgery..
Dr. Ruth Shaylor received the Outstanding Investigator Award for her resident research project
"Is there a relationship between early hemodynamic changes and mortality resulting from secondary sinus disorder (Atrio-ventricular Node) after bleeding in a controlled animal model."
The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Lin Wagnart-Abraham, Dr. Lilach Gavish and Dr. Eric Aizenkraft from the Army Medical Research Institute. The study showed that following massive bleeding, lack of adaptation to a variety of cardiovascular measures and low levels of CO, DO2, SvO2 and MAP were associated with increased mortality.
Dr. Natalia Kuzmina received the Outstanding Investigator Award for her research intern anesthesia subject:
"Weakening free iron ion movement through late preconditioning with Sevoflurane inspiration and Simvastatin as protection of the diabetic heart."
The study was conducted in collaboration with Prof. Benjamin Drenger, Hilbert Herivink, doctoral student and Prof. Motti Chevion. The study showed late preconditioning of the heart muscle in the rat protects from damage caused by ischemia and neovascularization flow.