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Brett B. Gutsche

Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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7 Dulles
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3235
Fax: 215-615-3898
BA (Chemistry and Pre-Med - cum laude with honors)
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1956.
University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York , 1961.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York , 1957-1958.
Intern, Department of Surgery, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina , 1961-1962.
Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Chief Resident (1963-1964), Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina,, 1962-1964.
N.I.H. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Anesthesiology , Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, 1964-1965.
(2 mos)Visiting Assistant Professor of Anesthesia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1970-.
Sabbatical Leave, Visiting Associate Professor, Research in Perinatal Medicine, L. Stanley James, M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York - 6 months, 1975-1976.
American College of Anesthesiologists , 1965.
American Board of Anesthesiologists , 1966.
Continued Demonstration of Qualifications (CDQ) and Recertification by written examination, sponsored by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Hartford CT, October 1, 1993.
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Selected Publications

Gaiser RR, Check TG, Gutsche BB: Recyclilng in the labour suite is environmentally sound and economical. Br J Anaesth 92: 584-6, 2004.

Gutsche BB: How to make an epidural safe and effective. Current Reviews in Anesthesia Feb 2003.

Gaiser RR, Lewin SB, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Neonatal resuscitation and the anesthesiologist (SOAP). Anesthesiology 94: A80, 2001.

Hepner DL, Gaiser RR, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Efficacy analysis between the combined spinal-epidural and epidural for labor analgesia. Can J Anaesth 47: 232-6, 2000.

Gaiser R, Lewin SB, Cheek T, Gutsche B: Effects of immediately initiating an epidural infusion in the combined spinal and epidural technique in the nulliparous parturient. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 25: 223-7, 2000 Notes: in press.

Gaiser RR, McGonigal ET, Litts P, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: The obstetrician’s ability to assess the airway. Obstet Gynecol 93: 648-652, 1999.

Cheek TG, Gutsche BB, Gaiser RR: The Pain of Childbirth and Its Effect on the Mother and Fetus. Obstetric Anesthesia, Practice and Principles, 2nd Edition. Chestnut DH (eds.). Mosby, St. Louis, Page: 320-335, 1999.

Gottschalk A, Smith DS, Jobes DR, Kennedy SK, Lally SE, Noble VE, Grugan KF, Seiffert HA, Cheung A, Malkovitz SB, Gusche BB, Wein AJ: Preemptive epidural analgesia and recovery from radical prostatectomy. JAMA 279: 1076-1982, 1998 Notes: It should be noted that the idea for this project came from BBG. I was unable to particpate in the project because I was transferred from this “block to another block” just after the study was commended.

Gaiser RR, Cheek TG, Adams HK, Gutsche BB: Epidural lidocaine for the cesarean delivery of the distressed fetus. Int J Obstet Anesth 7: 27-31, 1998.

Writer WDR, Stienstra R, Eddleston JM, Gatt SP, Griffin R, Gutsche BB, Joyce TH, Hedlund C, Heeroma K, Selander D: Neonatal outcome and mode of delivery after labour analgesia with ropivacaine and bupivacaine: A prospective meta-analysis. Br J Anaesth 81: 713-7, 1998.

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