Practical Reviews in Anesthesiology

Stay current on the latest advances in Anesthesiology with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Anesthesiology.

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Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don’t have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Anesthesiology and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Anesthesiology journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

View details about our Editorial Advisory Board, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format.

Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.


Coordinating Editor

Kumar G. Belani, MD, MBBS, MS, FACA, FAAP

  • Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Schools of Medicine & Public Health
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

Editorial Advisory Board

Smita L. A. Almeida, MD

  • Consultant Anaethesiologist
  • Health City Cayman Islands
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

David S. Beebe, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Minneapolis, MN

Krasimir George Bojanov, MD

  • Staff Anesthesiologist
  • University of Minnesota, Adjunct Staff, TCAA PA, Partner
  • Saint Paul, MN

Jacob Hutchins, MD

  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

K. George Parr, MD, FASA

  • Assistant Professor, Director of Quality
  • George Washington University
  • Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
  • The George Washington University Hospital
  • Washington, DC

Priya Ramachandran Menon, MD, MBBS

  • Staff Anesthesiologist
  • Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
  • Herzzentrum Leipzig, Strumpellstrasse
  • Leipzig, Germany


Kanchi Muralidhar, MD

  • Academic Director
  • Narayana Have
  • Bommasandra, Bangalore, India

Niraja Rajan, MBBS

  • Medical Director, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
  • Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Hershey, PA

Srikantha Rao, MD, FASE

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Hershey, PA

Andrew D. Sedivy, MD

  • Staff Anesthesiologist
  • Methodist Hospital
  • St. Louis Park
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
  • American Journal of Anesthesiology
  • American Journal of Cardiology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Anesthesiology
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Archives of Surgery
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia
  • Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
  • Circulation
  • Circulation Research
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diabetes Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hypertension
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Anaesthesia and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
  • Journal of Clinical Monitoring
  • Journal of Hand Surgery
  • Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal of Thoracic Surgery
  • Journal of Trauma
  • The Lancet
  • Liver Transplantation and Surgery
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Pain
  • Pain Physician
  • Pediatrics
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Stroke
  • Transfusion

Statement of Need

CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information into their practices because of the ways new medical knowledge is structured and disseminated, and the time it takes to completely scan for new information. Practical Reviews publications select and translate peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Anesthesiologists, surgeons and others interested in anesthesiology.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Analyze inhalational, intravenous, regional and adjuvant agents and techniques
  • Discuss special problems related to specific surgical procedures
  • Identify controversies, advantages and disadvantages of anesthetic protocols
  • Discuss the latest basic science findings and the impact of these on clinical problems


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Credit Designation Per Review

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 0.25 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each review: 15 minutes

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.