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    Giovanni Cucchiaro, MD

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Anesthesiology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressCHL Mail Stop 3
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
    Phone+1 323 361 2262
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      TitleDirector, Palliative Care, Comfort and Pain Management


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      1. Kim E, Lee B, Cucchiaro G. Perioperative Surgical Home: Evaluation of a New Protocol Focused on a Multidisciplinary Approach to Manage Children Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion Operation. Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep; 125(3):812-819. PMID: 28632535.
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      2. Kim E, Cucchiaro G. Unique Considerations in Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement in Pediatrics: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Aug 15; 9(4):112-115. PMID: 28604466.
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      3. Cucchiaro G, Schwartz J, Hutchason A, Ornelas B. Chronic Pain in Children: A Look at the Referral Process to a Pediatric Pain Clinic. Int J Pediatr. 2017; 2017:8769402. PMID: 28421117.
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      4. Cucchiaro G, Craig K, Marks K, Cooley K, Cox TKB, Schwartz J. Short- and long-term results of an inpatient programme to manage Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in children and adolescents. Br J Pain. 2017 May; 11(2):87-96. PMID: 28491301.
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      5. Sanders AE, Andras LM, Sousa T, Kissinger C, Cucchiaro G, Skaggs DL. Accelerated Discharge Protocol for Posterior Spinal Fusion Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Decreases Hospital Postoperative Charges 22. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 15; 42(2):92-97. PMID: 28072636.
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      6. Sanders A, Andras L, Sousa T, Kissinger C, Cucchiaro G, Skaggs DL. Accelerated Discharge Protocol for Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) Decreases Hospital Post-operative Charges 22. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27128392.
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      7. Patel N, Chen E, Cucchiaro G. The Complexity of Pain Management in Patients with Erythromelalgia. A A Case Rep. 2015 Nov 01; 5(9):151-3. PMID: 26528699.
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      8. Cucchiaro G, Craig K, Marks K, Middleton M. Diffuse complex regional pain syndrome in an adolescent: a novel treatment approach. Clin J Pain. 2013 Dec; 29(12):e42-5. PMID: 23823251.
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      9. Edlynn ES, Derrington S, Morgan H, Murray J, Ornelas B, Cucchiaro G. Developing a pediatric palliative care service in a large urban hospital: challenges, lessons, and successes. J Palliat Med. 2013 Apr; 16(4):342-8. PMID: 23249403.
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      10. Chen SY, Cucchiaro G, Bushman G. The role of thoracic epidural blockade in predicting responsiveness to left sympathetic denervation in patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Oct; 25(5):844-6. PMID: 21036064.
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      11. Ganesh A, Adzick NS, Foster T, Cucchiaro G. Efficacy of addition of fentanyl to epidural bupivacaine on postoperative analgesia after thoracotomy for lung resection in infants. Anesthesiology. 2008 Nov; 109(5):890-4. PMID: 18946302.
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      12. Cucchiaro G, Xiao Y, Gonzalez-Sulser A, Kellar KJ. Analgesic effects of Sazetidine-A, a new nicotinic cholinergic drug. Anesthesiology. 2008 Sep; 109(3):512-9. PMID: 18719450.
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      13. Ganesh A, Gonzalez-Sulser A, Chaijale N, Cucchiaro G. Electrophysiologic effects of systemic and locally infused epibatidine on locus coeruleus neurons. Eur J Pharmacol. 2008 Apr 14; 584(1):93-9. PMID: 18304527.
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      14. Gurnaney H, Ganesh A, Cucchiaro G. The relationship between current intensity for nerve stimulation and success of peripheral nerve blocks performed in pediatric patients under general anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2007 Dec; 105(6):1605-9, table of contents. PMID: 18042857.
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      15. Ganesh A, Rose JB, Wells L, Ganley T, Gurnaney H, Maxwell LG, DiMaggio T, Milovcich K, Scollon M, Feldman JM, Cucchiaro G. Continuous peripheral nerve blockade for inpatient and outpatient postoperative analgesia in children. Anesth Analg. 2007 Nov; 105(5):1234-42, table of contents. PMID: 17959949.
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      16. Ganesh A, Cucchiaro G. Evidence of nerve puncture during ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. Anesthesiology. 2007 Jun; 106(6):1246-7; author reply 1247. PMID: 17525608.
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      17. Cucchiaro G, Ganesh A. The effects of clonidine on postoperative analgesia after peripheral nerve blockade in children. Anesth Analg. 2007 Mar; 104(3):532-7. PMID: 17312203.
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      18. Ganesh A, Kim A, Casale P, Cucchiaro G. Low-dose intrathecal morphine for postoperative analgesia in children. Anesth Analg. 2007 Feb; 104(2):271-6. PMID: 17242079.
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      19. Cucchiaro G, Adzick SN, Rose JB, Maxwell L, Watcha M. A comparison of epidural bupivacaine-fentanyl and bupivacaine-clonidine in children undergoing the Nuss procedure. Anesth Analg. 2006 Aug; 103(2):322-7, table of contents. PMID: 16861412.
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      20. Cucchiaro G, Farrar JT, Guite JW, Li Y. What postoperative outcomes matter to pediatric patients? Anesth Analg. 2006 May; 102(5):1376-82. PMID: 16632813.
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      21. Cucchiaro G, Chaijale N, Commons KG. The locus coeruleus nucleus as a site of action of the antinociceptive and behavioral effects of the nicotinic receptor agonist, epibatidine. Neuropharmacology. 2006 Jun; 50(7):769-76. PMID: 16460769.
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      22. Tran KM, Ganley TJ, Wells L, Ganesh A, Minger KI, Cucchiaro G. Intraarticular bupivacaine-clonidine-morphine versus femoral-sciatic nerve block in pediatric patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Anesth Analg. 2005 Nov; 101(5):1304-10. PMID: 16243985.
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      23. Ion T, Cook-Sather SD, Finkel RS, Cucchiaro G. Fascia iliaca block for an infant with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita undergoing muscle biopsy. Anesth Analg. 2005 Jan; 100(1):82-4. PMID: 15616056.
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      24. Cucchiaro G, Chaijale N, Commons KG. The dorsal raphe nucleus as a site of action of the antinociceptive and behavioral effects of the alpha4 nicotinic receptor agonist epibatidine. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Apr; 313(1):389-94. PMID: 15608080.
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      25. Cucchiaro G, Markowitz SD, Kaye R, Adzick NS, Litman RS, Stanley CA, Watcha MF. Blood glucose control during selective arterial stimulation and venous sampling for localization of focal hyperinsulinism lesions in anesthetized children. Anesth Analg. 2004 Oct; 99(4):1044-8, table of contents. PMID: 15385347.
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      26. Cucchiaro G, Commons KG. Alpha 4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit links cholinergic to brainstem monoaminergic neurotransmission. Synapse. 2003 Sep 01; 49(3):195-205. PMID: 12774304.
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