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Linda Mason, MD
Assistant to the Dean, Medical Staff Affairs, School of Medicine
School of Medicine
Professor, Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Publications    Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Bertolizio G, Bissonnette B, Mason L, et al.  Effects of hemodilution after traumatic brain injury in juvenile rats.  Pediatr Anesthesia 2001;21:1198-1208. ( 12/2011 )
     
  • Bertolizio G, Mason L, Bissonnette B. Brain temperature: heat production, elimination and clinical relevance.  Pediatr Anesth 2011;21:347-58 ( 4/2011 )
     
  • Mason L.  Anesthetizing the Pediatric Patient with Coexisting Disease.  In: Rosenblatt M, Butterworth JF IV, Gross JB (eds). ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology 37:141-52, 2009.  Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ( 0/2009 )
     
  • Cain JM, Mason LJ, Martin RD.  "Airway management in two of newborns with Pierre Robin seqeuence; the use of disposable vs multiple use LMA for fibreoptic intubation." Pediatric Anesthesia 2006;16:1274-6 ( 12/2006 )
     
  • Lee C and Mason LJ.  "Complications in Paediatric Anaesthesia." Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2006;19:262-267. ( 6/2006 )
     
  • Mason, LJ. "An update on the etiology and prevention of anesthesia-related cardiac arrest in children." Pediatric Anesthesia 2004;14:412-416 ( 5/2004 )
     
  • Bertolizio G, Mason L, & Bissonnette B. (2011). Brain temperature: heat production, elimination and clinical relevance. Pediatric Anesthesia, 21(4), 347-358. ( 4/2011 - Present ) Link...
    P>Neurological insults are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, both in adults and especially in children. Among possible therapeutic strategies to limit clinical cerebral damage and improve outcomes, hypothermia remains a promising and beneficial approach. However, its advantages are still debated after decades of use. Studies in adults have generated conflicting results, whereas in children recent data even suggest that hypothermia may be detrimental. Is it because brain temperature physiology is not well understood and/or not applied properly, that hypothermia fails to convince clinicians of its potential benefits? Or is it because hypothermia is not, as believed, the optimal strategy to improve outcome in patients affected with an acute neurological insult? This review article should help to explain the fundamental physiological principles of brain heat production, distribution and elimination under normal conditions and discuss why hypothermia cannot yet be recommended routinely in the management of children affected with various neurological insults.
  Books and Chapters
  • Jacobson B, Wald S, Mason L.  Anesthesia for the Patient with Coexisting Diseases.  In: Pediatric Anesthesia: Basic Principles, State-of-the-Art, Future.  Editor - Bruno Bissonnette, and Subeditors - Brian J. Anderson, Adrian Bosenberg, Thomas Engelhardt, Linda J.Mason, & Joseph D. Tobias.  Chapter 59, pages 942-967, 2011.  Shelton, CT: People''s Medical Publishing House. ( 8/2011 )
     
  • Lake CL, Mason LJ, Booker PD.  Cardiovascular Procedures: Anesthetic Considerations.  In: Pediatric Anesthesia Basic Principles, State-of-the-Art, Future.  Editor - Bruno Bissonnette, and Subeditors - Brian J. Anderson, Adrian Bosenberg, Thomas Engelhardt, Linda J. Mason, & Joseph D. Tobias.  Chapter 95, pages 1609-1640, 2011.  Shelton, CT: People''s Medical Publishing House. ( 8/2011 )
     
  • Ghazal EA, Mason LJ, Cote CJ.  Preoperative Evaluation, Premedication, and Induction of Anesthesia.  A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children. Editors - Charles J. Cote, Jerrold Lerman, & I. David Todres.  Fourth Edition.  Publisher - Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia.  Chapter 4, pages 37-69, 2009. ( 0/2009 )
     
  • Lee C, Luginbuehl I, Bissonnette B, Mason LJ.  Diseases Presenting in Pediatric Patients.  Stoelting''s Anesthesia and Co-existing Disease.  Editors Roberta L. Hines and Katherine E. Marschall. Fifth Edition. Publisher - Churchill Livingstone/Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia. Chapter 23, pages 581-637, 2008 ( 0/2008 )
     
  • Mason LJ, Schlunt ML (Co-editors). "Update on Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest." Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia March 2007;11:5-85 ( 3/2007 )
     
  • Mason LJ, Applegate RL II, Thompson T, Kim M.  Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia. Editors Carol Lake and Peter Booker. Publisher - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.  4:551-581, 2005 ( 0/2005 )
     
  • Mason LJ.  Malignant Hyperthermia.  Adult Perioperative Anesthesia: The Requisites in Anesthesiology.  Co-Editors - Daniel Cole and Michelle Schlunt.  Publisher - Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, 1:413-421, 2004 ( 0/2004 )
     
  • Mason LJ.  Allergic Reactions.  Adult Perioperative Anesthesia: The Requisites in Anesthesiology. Co-Editors - Daniel Cole and Michelle Schlunt.  Publisher - Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, 1:422-429, 2004 ( 0/2004 )
     
  Abstract
  • Ratsiu J, Malmberg C, Singh N, Applegate R, Mason L, Ray A O, & Martin M. (2013). ANALGESIC EFFICACY OF ORAL VERSUS INTRAVENOUS ACETAMINOPHEN FOR PRIMARY PEDIATRIC CLEFT PALATE REPAIR: A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED STUDY. Anesth Analg, 116, 252-253. ( 5/2013 - Present )