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

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. View in: PubMed

Unique Considerations in Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement in Pediatrics: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Aug 15; 9(4):112-115. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Chronic Pain in Children: A Look at the Referral Process to a Pediatric Pain Clinic. Int J Pediatr. 2017; 2017:8769402. View in: PubMed

The Complexity of Pain Management in Patients with Erythromelalgia. A A Case Rep. 2015 Nov 01; 5(9):151-3. View in: PubMed

Diffuse complex regional pain syndrome in an adolescent: a novel treatment approach. Clin J Pain. 2013 Dec; 29(12):e42-5. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Analgesic effects of Sazetidine-A, a new nicotinic cholinergic drug. Anesthesiology. 2008 Sep; 109(3):512-9. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

The effects of clonidine on postoperative analgesia after peripheral nerve blockade in children. Anesth Analg. 2007 Mar; 104(3):532-7. View in: PubMed

Low-dose intrathecal morphine for postoperative analgesia in children. Anesth Analg. 2007 Feb; 104(2):271-6. View in: PubMed

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

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

What postoperative outcomes matter to pediatric patients? Anesth Analg. What postoperative outcomes matter to pediatric patients? Anesth Analg. 2006 May; 102(5):1376-82. View in: PubMed

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

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

Fascia iliaca block for an infant with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita undergoing muscle biopsy. Anesth Analg. 2005 Jan; 100(1):82-4. View in: PubMed

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

Alpha 4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit links cholinergic to brainstem monoaminergic neurotransmission. Synapse. 2003 Sep 01; 49(3):195-205. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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