Faculty

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Giovanni Cucchiaro, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Director, Palliative Care, Comfort and Pain Management
Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 3 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 2262

Publications

Patel N, Chen E, Cucchiaro G. The Complexity of Pain Management in Patients with Erythromelalgia. A A Case Rep. 2015 Nov 1; 5(9):151-3. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Ganesh A, Cucchiaro G. Evidence of nerve puncture during ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. Anesthesiology. 2007 Jun; 106(6):1246-7; author reply 1247. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Cucchiaro G, Farrar JT, Guite JW, Li Y. What postoperative outcomes matter to pediatric patients? Anesth Analg. 2006 May; 102(5):1376-82. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Cucchiaro G, Commons KG. Alpha 4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit links cholinergic to brainstem monoaminergic neurotransmission. Synapse. 2003 Sep 1; 49(3):195-205. View in: PubMed

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