Clinical Research

Leading Edge Anesthesia Research Focused on Maximizing Comfort and Safety

At University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, our experts dedicate extensive time and attention to clinical research focused on enhancing the safety and comfort of our young patients and their families.

Our physician-researchers have investigated:

  • The use of spinal morphine in scoliosis surgery
  • Various medicines as local pain-blocking agents in urological surgery
  • The impact of parental involvement during pediatric anesthesia treatment; we were among the first to investigate the effects of the presence of parents during anesthesia induction
  • Development of language and techniques to educate children and parents about anesthesia and lessen anxiety
  • Investigating the mechanisms of anesthesia to precisely determine how anesthesia works in the body
  • Determining if noninvasive cardiac output monitoring improves outcomes in children without congenital heart disease who undergo complex surgery of the thorax or abdomen

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