Several clinical and laboratory studies are being conducted in the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Fellows with research interests can assist in the design and execution of projects during their fellowship. We work with a variety of research staff, including two PhDs, seven laboratory technicians and four clinical research coordinators.

Clinical Research

Clinical research is conducted by the Department of Anesthesia, including:

  • Randomized clinical trial of two GA techniques during brain MRI scans in outpatient children
  • Susceptibility of motor evoked potentials to varying infusion rates of dexmedetomidine
  • Comparison between increasing depth of dexmedetomidine and propofol anesthesia on upper airway configuration in children
  • Quality of recovery from two types of general anesthesia for ambulatory dental surgery in children
  • Randomized trial of three general anesthesia techniques for spine and body MRI scans in young children

Laboratory-based projects

Laboratory-based projects being conducted by the Department of Anesthesia include:

  • Anesthetics as neuroprotectants during brain ischemia
  • The role of adult neurogenesis in the development of epilepsy
  • Cortical maldevelopment in autism
  • Neuroprotective effects of anesthetic preconditioning during hypoxia / ischemia
  • Metallothionein 1,2 deficiency degrades outcome following neonatal hypoxia / ischemia
  • Anesthesia-induced neuronal cell death in the developing brain