Lu Fan Cai

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 610-659-7225
Music (Pre-College Music Program Piano Studies)
Juilliard School of Music, 1999.
New York University, College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY, 2003.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Regional Anesthesia

Selected Publications

Cai L, Liu J, Elkassabany N.: Anesthesia and pain management in geriatric fractures. Pignolo RJ, Ahn J, eds, Fractures in the Elderly, 2nd edition. New York, Springer, 2018.

Nabil Elkassabany, Brandon Kase, Ignacio Badiola, Lu Cai, Christopher Hughes, Craig Israelite, Charles Nelson, Jiabin Liu: Comparison between single shot versus continuous adductor canal block for postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty, a prospective randomized open label study 42st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting April 2017.

Elkassabany N, Antosh S, Ahmed M, Nelson C, Israelite C, Badiola I, Cai LF, Williams R, Hughes C, Mariano ER, Liu J: The risk of falls after total knee arthroplasty with the use of a femoral nerve block versus an adductor canal block: a double-blinded randomized controlled study. Anesthesia and Analgesia 122(5): 1696-703, May 2016.

Elkassabany N, Cai LF, Mehta S, Ahn J, Pieczynski L, Polomano RC, Picon S, Hogg R, Liu JB: Does regional anesthesia improve the quality of postoperative pain management and the quality of recovery in patients undergoing operative repair of tibia and ankle fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 29(9): 404-9, September 2015.

Nabil Elkassabany, Sean Antosh, Charles Nelson, Craig Isralite, Mostafa Ahmed, Lu Cai, Edward Mariano, Rebekah Williams, Jiabin Liu, Ignacio Badiola: Comparison between the risk falls after Total Knee Arthroplasty with use of femoral nerve block versus adductor canal block. 40th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting May 2015.

Liu J, Cai LF, Elkassabany NM: Fluoroscopy Study of Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter Tip Movement - Its Clinical Implication in Guiding Catheter Adjustment. J Anesthe Clinic Res 4: 318, May 2013.

Elkassabany NM, Cai LF, Pieczynski L, Gaertner J, Mehta S, Ahn J, Liu, J: Patient Oriented Outcomes After Regional Anesthesia for Orthopedic Trauma: A Prospective Cohort Study. 38th Annual American Society of Regional Anesthesia Meeting May 2013 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Cai LF: Patient Oriented Outcomes After Regional Anesthesia for Orthopedic Trauma: A Prospective Cohort Study. 8th Annual Pennsylvania Resident Research Conference May 2013 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Thaler A, Siry R, Cai LF, Garcia PS, Chen L, Liu RY: Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and General Anesthesia: A Preoperative Concern. J Anesthe Clinic Res 3: 192, Feb 2012.

Scaglioni PP, Cai LF, Majid SM, Yung TM, Socci ND, Kogan SC, Kopelovich L, Pandolfi PP: Treatment with 5-Azacytidine Accelerates Acte Promyelocytic Leukemia Leukemogenesis in A Transgenic Mouse Model. Genes Cancer 2(2): 160-5, Feb 2011.

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