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Levon M. Capan, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine

trauma, anesthesia

There is little information about various problems that occur during operating room management. Levon M. Capan, M.D.'s interest is focused on this period of care of trauma patients.

Dr. Capan has analyzed the general profile of operated trauma patients. In this study investigators analyzed approximately 20 demographic, clinical and administrative parameters and the relationship between them.

A second study monitored coagulation abnormalities with thrombelastography. There is no reliable monitoring technique that can be used for acute trauma patients. This study tests the possibility of using thrombelastogram as a reliable coagulation monitor in this group of patients. A third study evaluated the effect of trauma and hypovolemia on the pharmacokinetics of various anesthetic and adjunct drugs.

Dr. Capan is also working in the area of thoracic anesthesia. One-lung anesthesia is used frequently during thoracic surgery. Dr. Capan had invented the up-lung CPAP technique that counteracts the hypoxemia associated with one-lung anesthesia and is widely used. Dr. Capan is now investigating the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on oxygenation during one-lung anesthesia and the effect of thoracic epidural anesthesia on hemodynamics with and without anesthetic drugs.




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Capan, LM; Miller, SM; Scher, CS

You're Wrong, I'm Right: Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings in Anesthesia. p.411-414. (2453082)

Scher, Corey S; Clebone, Anna; Miller, Sanford M; Roccaforte, J; Capan, Levon M

You're wrong, I'm right : dueling authors reexamine classic teachings in anesthesia. [S.l.] : Springer, 2016. xxvi, 457 p. (2451792)

Sandhu, Navparkash S; Manne, Joseph S; Medabalmi, Praveen K; Capan, Levon M

Journal of ultrasound in medicine. 2006 Dec; 25(12):1555-61

Sandhu, Navparkash S; Bahniwal, Charanjeet S; Capan, Levon M

Journal of ultrasound in medicine. 2006 Jan; 25(1):51-6

Sandhu, N S; Capan, L M

British journal of anaesthesia. 2002 Aug; 89(2):254-9

Ultrasound guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block

Sandhu NS; Capan LM

British journal of anaesthesia. South African excerpts edition. 2002; 2(5):293-298

Capan LM; Miller SM

Anesthesiology clinics of North America. 2001 Dec; 19(4):673-703

Trauma and burns

Capan LM; Miller SM

Clinical anesthesia. Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001. 4th ed.. p.1255-1296. (3358)