Arthritis is generally thought of as an ailment of the elderly, an inflammation of the joints that can be caused by a number of age-related factors. But juvenile arthritis – which occurs in patients 16 and under – affects over 300,000 children and teens in the US alone. In honor of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month, […]
Undergoing serious medical procedures can be stressful at any age, but when you’re a parent and the patient is your young child, it’s particularly worrying. Aside from concerns about the nature of the procedure itself, many parents are hesitant to expose children to general anesthesia for fear that the medicine might have a negative impact […]
The new neurointervention suite at Children’s Hospital of Orange County is designed to increase survival and reduce disability among pediatric patients with neurological anomalies. Allied Anesthesia physician Joseph Kim, who is the medical director of anesthesia at CHOC, was directly involved in creating the service that recently opened. Kim worked closely with Dr. Shuichi Suzuki, […]
Allied’s Dr. Manoj Kulkarni, MD was interviewed by the American Health Journal on the topic of preparing kids for surgery. We know that preparing for a surgery can be a stressful time for both children and adults, and Dr. Manoj has some great advice on reducing pre-surgery stress and anxiety.