The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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The Department of Anesthesiology

Faculty Biography

Compassionate Care While You Sleep


Davide Cattano, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • Scientific Secondary High School, Cristo Re Institute, Rome, Italy
  • M.D., Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Universita Campus Bio Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy, Magna Cum Laude,
  • Human Anatomy Internship, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Universita Campus Bio Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Internal Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology Internship, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Universita Campus Bio Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Anesthesiology Internship, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Universita Campus Bio Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Medical Board Habilitation
  • Temporary Internship, Basic Science-Anesthetic Pharmacology Foundations, Department of Human Morphology & Applied Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Anesthesiology Intensive Care-Critical Care Residency Program, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Magna Cum Laude
  • Ph.D., Doctorate in Morphology & Physiology & Pathophysiology of Cells & Tissues, Department of Human Morphology & Applied Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Professional Experience

  • Medical Director of the Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas, 3/19/09 – Present
  • Director of the Airway Management Course for Respiratory Therapist, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 3/19/09 – Present
  • Medical Director of Ear, Nose, Throat, Oromaxillary Facial Surgery Anesthesia, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 3/19/09 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 7/08 – Present
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas 7/08 – Present
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Houston, Texas 7/08 – Present
  • Research Fellow, Laboratory for Neuroscience and Neurodevelopmental Toxicology, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 11/05 – 6/08
  • Visiting Professor, Instructor, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, St. Louis, Missouri, 11/5 – 6/08
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 9/5 – 9/08
  • Research Fellow, Imperial College, School of Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, London, UK, 01/05 – 10/05

Professional Organizations

  • International Anesthesia and Research Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • European Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia and intensive Care
  • Distinguished Member of the Italian Chapter for the Airway Management
  • Society for Airway Management
  • Society for Neuroscience

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Best Clinical Anesthesiologist Instructor, Student CRNA Graduation Award, Washington University College of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2005 2nd Prize SIAARTI, 59th SIAARTI Congress, Bari, October 3-6, Italy
  • 2003 Abbott Prize for Best Disserted Specialization Diploma Thesis, Tuscany Critical Group Meeting, Siena, Italy
  • 2003 Elected to Mentorship Program for Resident Doctors, 77th IARS Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1997 Medical School Deputy for Student Delegation (2 year mandate) Universita Campus Bio Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy

Recognition in Professional Related Publications of Clinical and Research Work

  • Agres T:  Blood thinner break for general surgery patients challenged – platelet mapping analysis suggest current approach too broad for general surgery patients.  General Surgery News 37:10, 2010.
  • Vlessides M:  Residents compare airway devices for best placement in study of adults undergoing elective surgery.  Anesthesiology News 36:3, 2010.
  • Agres T:  New findings challenge blood thinner mantra.  Anesthesiology News 36:10, 2010.

Research

  • Government:  MIUR, Italian Ministry of Research and University
  • Airway Management Educational Curricula
  • The Assessment of the Difficult Airway, Resident Educational Study
  • Supraglottic Devices for the Management of the Airway
  • Manikin Study for the Evaluation of Airway Devices Inflation Techniques
  • AntiplateletsTherapy and Major Cardiac Events, Retrospective Analysis
  • Respiratory Incentive Spirometer and Bariatric Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Treatment Strategies in Neonates and Adults
  • Neonatal Brain Injury and the Role of Anesthesia Surgery and Inflammation
  • Nitric Oxide and Hyperbaric Therapy for the Treatment of Wounds

Grants Awarded

  • SAM Educational Grant (PI), 2008
  • FAER Educational Grant (Co-PI), 2008

Selected Publications

  1. Buzzigoli S, Genovesi M, Lambelet P, Logi C, Raffaelli S, Cattano D: Plasmapheresis treatment in Guillain-Barrè Syndrome: potential benefit over intravenous immunoglobulin. Anaesth Intens Care 38(2):387-389, 2010.
  2. Cattano D, Ferrario L, Srikanth S, Khalil Y, Hagberg CA. A randomized clinical comparison of intersurgical i-Gel and Lma unique in non-obese adult during general surgery. Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Mar;77(3):292-7.
  3. Sciard D, Cattano D, Hussain M, Rosenstein A:  Perioperative management of proximal hip fractures in the elderly:  the surgeon and the anesthesiologist.  Minerva Anestesiol Feb 1, 2011.
  4. Britton GL, Cattano D, Kim H, McPherson DD, Huang S:  Xenon echogenic liposome’s neuroprotection dose response during transient middle cerebral artery occlusion.  Stroke 42(3):e175, 2011.
  5. Kaynak E, Denktas A, Altamirano A, Pivalizza EG, Cattano D. Thromboelastogram-platelet mapping is useful is determining platelet inhibition preoperatively in patients receving dual antiplatelet therapy. J Investig Med 59(4): 718, 2011.
  6. Cattano D:  It is a matter of compliance.  Surg Laparosc Percutan Tech 21(1):59, 2011.
  7. Cattano D, Buzzigoli S, Genovesi M, ZoppiC, Hagberg CA:  Percutaneous tracheostomy: prospective practice.  Br J Anaesth 106:278, 2011.
  8. Cattano D, Srikanth S, Cheng M, Bates JR, Hagberg CA: A comparison of the LMA unique and LMA Supreme air versus saline: a mannequin study. The Airway Gazzette 14(3):9-12, 2010. SAM 2009 Research Award.
  9. Cattano D: Phencyclidine. Lee A. Fleisher & Michael F. Roizen, eds.  Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Saunders, 2010, p 628.
  10. Cattano D: Angiotensin II Receptor Blocking Drugs. Lee A. Fleisher & Michael F. Roizen, eds.  Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Saunders 2010 pg 577.
  11. Cattano D, Hagberg CA: Videolaryngoscopy in Obese Patients. Anesthesiology News. Guide to Airway Management, 2010. Invited review.
  12. Cattano D, Cavallone L: Airway Management and Patient Positioning: a Clinical Perspective. Anesthesiology News. Guide to Airway Management, 2010. Invited review.
  13. Cattano D:  Residents compare airway devices for best placement. Anesthesiology News 36 (3): 36, 2010.
  14. Hagberg CA, Cattano D, Feldman A, Altamirano A, Tyson JE:  The preoperative airway assessment form: educational and quality improvement tool.  Association of University Anesthesiologists, 57th Annual Meeting, 2010.
  15. Cattano D, Altamirano A, Hagberg C, Pivalizza E:  Preoperative antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin : platelet mapping, platelet inhibition and perioperative safety implications. J Investig Med 58(4): 676-677, 2010.
  16. Cattano D, Altamirano A, Melnikov V, Pivalizza E, Feldman A, Hagberg C: Postoperative pulmonary inspiratory reserve volume and incentive spirometry in morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. J Investig Med 58(4): 678-679, 2010.
  17. Cattano D, Altamirano A, Hagberg C, Pivalizza E:  Preoperative antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin: platelet mapping, platelet inhibition and perioperative safety implications. American Society of Clinical Investigation/Association American Physicians Abstract #83, 2010.
  18. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Cavazzana A, Forfori F, Giunta F:  Transcriptional changes induced by noble gases.  J Neurosurg Anesth 22(4): 429, 2010.
  19. Cattano D, Alexander R, Lambert E, Leiman D, Hagberg CA:  Recommendations for management of the threatened airway:  a proposed model at UTMS at Houston.  Society of Airway Management, 2010.
  20. Cattano D, Garrett L, Karni R, Maddukuri V, Hagberg CA:  Combined videolaryngoscopy and flexible Fiberoptic bronchoscopy for impossible direct laryngoscopy.    Society of Airway Management, 2010.
  21. Cattano D, Maddukuri V, Altamirano A, Melnikov V, Hagberg CA:  Initial experience with Karl Storz C-Mac video intubation system.    Society of Airway Management, 2010.
  22. Cattano D, Leiman D, Maddukuri V, Altamirano A, Hagberg CA:  Endotrol tracheal tube assisted endotracheal intubation during videolaryngoscopy.    Society of Airway Management, 2010.
  23. Cattano D, Altamirano A, Cone C, Hagberg CA:  Inspiratory reserve volme changes after bariatric surgery.  Anesthesiology A154, 2010.
  24. Cattano D, Maddukuri V, Zhuang M, Zhuang M, Altamirano, Hagberg CA:  Predictability of difficult airway in adults using new comprehensive assessment preliminary results.  Anesthesiology A1652, 2010.
  25. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Cavazzana A, Forfori F, Giunta F:  Transcriptional changes induced by noble gases.  Anesthesiology A1031, 2010.
  26. Cattano D, Myres A, Srikanth S, Meng C, Hagberg CA:  LMA unique and supreme inflated by saline:  a bench study of elastic properties.  Anesthesiology A1570, 2010.
  27. Cattano D, Altamirano A, Denktas AE, Hagberg CA, Pivalizza EG:  Thrombelastograph platelet mapping, platelet inhibition and perioperative safety implications.  Anesthesiology A1164, 2010.
  28. Cattano D, Altamirano A, Denktas AE, Hagberg CA:  Thrombelastograph platelet mapping™ and preoperative platelet inhibition.  Anesthesiology A1224, 2010.
  29. Cattano D, Kaynak EH, Altamirano A, Denktas AE, Pivalizza EG:  Thromboelastography-platelet mapping (TEG-PM) and perioperative management of antiplatelets therapy.  6th Conference of Italian Researchers, Houston, Texas, 2010.
  30. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Abramo A, Forfori F, Maze M, Giunta F:  Nitrous oxide discretely up-regulates nNOS and p53 in neonatal rat brain. Minerva Anestesiol 76(6):420-4, 2010.
  31. Buzzigoli S, Genovesi M, Lambelet P, Logi C, Raffaelli S, Cattano D.  Plasmapheresis treatment in Guillain-Barrè Syndrome: potential benefit over intravenous immunoglobulin. Anaesth Intens Care 38(2):387-389, 2010.
  32. Limatola V, Ward P, Cattano D, Gu J, Giunta F, Maze M, Ma D.  Xenon preconditioning confers neuroprotection regardless of gender in a mouse model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. Neuroscience 165(3):874-881, 2010.
  33. Cattano D, Pivalizza EG: Thromboelastography-platelet mapping expanding in non-cardiac surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Nov 17.
  34. Cattano D, Krage R, van Rijn C, van Groeningen D, Loer SA, Schwarte LA, Schober P:  Cormarck-Lehane classification revisited. Br J Anaesth 105:698-699, 2010.
  35. Cattano D: Lumb AB, Greenhill SJ, Simpson MP, Stewart J: Lung recruitment and positive airway pressure before extubation; One may not be enough. Br J Anaesth 105: 545-46, 2010. Letter for “Lung recruitment and positive airway pressure before extubation does not improve oxygenation in the post-anaesthesia care unit: a randomized clinical trial”. doi:10.1093/bja/aeq252
  36. Buzzigoli S, Cattano D:  LMA classic and PDT. Minerva Anestesiol 76(6): 467, 2010.
  37. Cattano D, Melnikov V, Khalil Y, Sridhar S, Hagberg CA. An evaluation of the rapid airway management positioner in obese patients undergoing gastric bypass or laparoscopic gastric banding surgery. Obes Surg Jun 24, 2009.
  38. Cattano D, Sridhar S, Khalil Y, Smallwood C, Hagberg CA. Preliminary data on anticipation of the difficult airway: the preoperative airway assessment form as an educational and quality improvement tool.  J Investig Med 57(3): 557-8, 2009.
  39. Hagberg C, Melnikov V, Cattano D, Wilson E, Contreras D, Lipowski Z. Evaluation of the RAMP positioner in obese patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery. J Clinic Anesthesia 21:76, 2009.
  40. Cattano D, Liang Y, Doursout MF. Left heart failure induces progressive lung dysfunction and initiates pulmonary fibrosis. American Society of Clinical Investigation/Association American Physicians #61, 2009.
  41. Cattano D, Khalil Y, Chen A, Sridhar S, Hagberg CA.  Preliminary data on anticipation of the difficult airway: The preoperative airway assessment form as an educational and quality improvement tool. American Society of Clinical Investigation/Association American Physicians #41, 2009.
  42. Hagberg CA, Cattano D, Rhett E, Pivalizza E, Denktas A. Perioperative discontinuation of clopidogrel and aspirin. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, 2009.
  43. Hagberg CA, Cattano D, Srikanth S, Chen A. Cardiac arrest in the setting of succinylcholine use for rapid sequence intubation. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, 2009.
  44. Cattano D, Khalil Y, Sridhar S, Smallwood C, Hagberg CA. Preliminary data on anticipation of the difficult airway: The preoperative airway assessment form as an educational and quality improvement tool. Eur J Anaesthesiolo 26(45):19AP1-8, 2009
  45. Cattano D, Sridhar S, Khalil Y, Chen A, Hagberg CA. A preliminary survey of patients with difficult airway at a major urban hospital. Eur J Anaesthesiolo 26(45):19AP1-10, 2009.
  46. Doursout MF, Liang YY,   Partha R, Pati S, Cattano D, Conyers  J, Holcomb J.  Effects of L-NAME and TPCK on nitric oxide production in hemorrhaged rats. Shock 31:S1-87, 2009.
  47. Cattano D, Jones Z, Maddukuri V, Hagberg C. Measurments of supraglottic airway devices. Society of Airway Management, 2009.
  48. Cattano D, Lam N, Maddukuri V, Hagberg C. A randomized clinical comparison of the disposable laryngeal tube suction (LTS-D), the esophageal tracheal combitube (ETC), and the proseal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) in adult patients. Society of Airway Management, 2009.
  49. Cattano D, Bates J, Myres A, Feldman A, Hagberg C. An evaluation of LMA seal using air versus saline: a manikin study. Society of Airway Management, 2009.
  50. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Forfori F, Doursout MF, Giunta F. Nitrous oxide discretely up regulate nNOS and p53 in neonatal rat brain. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 21(4):369, 2009.
  51. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Ma D, Maze M, Giunta F. Paradoxical effect of Xenon in neonatal anesthesia-induced neuroapoptosis. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 21(4):396-397, 2009.
  52. Cattano D, Reaven N, Funk S, Hagberg C. Economic impact of perioperative pulmonary aspiration complications in adults. Anesthesiology A339, 2009.
  53. Cattano D, Zhuang ML, Chen A, Hagberg C. Comparison of the LTS-D, combitube, and proseal LMA in adult patients undergoing elective surgery. Anesthesiology A536, 2009.
  54. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Forfori F, Doursout MF, Giunta F. Nitrous oxide discretely up regulate nNOS and p53 in neonatal rat brain. Anesthesiology A313, 2009.
  55. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Ma D, Maze M, Giunta F. Paradoxical effect of Xenon in neonatal anesthesia-induced neuroapoptosis. Anesthesiology A315, 2009.
  56. Keneson B, Cattano D, Rhett E, Denktas A, Pivalizza E. Use of TEG to assist preoperative preparation of patients with drug-eluting stents: A case report. Anesthesiology A733, 2009.
  57. Graham R, Melton B, Wilson J, Mullaly A, Stanley R, Green T, Cattano D. Implementation of an advanced airway management training program within a multi-center health care system. American Asssociation of Respiratory Care, 2009.
  58. Straiko MM, Young C, Cattano D, Creeley CE, Wang H, Smith DJ, Johnson SA, Li ES, Olney JW. lithium protects against anesthesia-induced developmental neuroapoptosis. Anesthesiology 110(4): 862-868, 2009.
  59. Accorsi A, Adrario E, Agrò F, Amicucci G, Antonelli M, Azzeri F, Baroncini S, Bettelli G, Biolcati F, Cafaggi C, Cattano D, Chinelli E, Collavo T, Corbanese U, Corso R, Della Rocca G, Di Filippo A, Di Giacinto I, Donato P, Facco E, Favaro R, Ferraro F, Finco G, Frova G, Galante D, Gattinoni L, Giunta F, Giurati G, Giusti F, Guarino A, Iannuzzi E, Ivani G, Ledda G, Marchi A, Mattioli V, Menarini M, Merli G, Miceli L, Mondello E, Morossi M, Oligeri M, Pala F, Pesetti B, Petrini F, Pigna A, Pittoni G, Ripamonti D, Rosa G, Rosi R, Salvo I, Santangelo E, Sarti A, Scoponi M, Serafini G, Sorbello M, Tana F, Tufano R, Vesconi S, Villani A, Zauli M; SIAARTI Studying Group on Difficult Airway:  Recommendations for airway control and difficult airway management in thoracic anesthesia and lung separation procedures. Minerva Anestesiol 75(1-2):59-78; 79-96, 2009.
  60. Cattano D:  To be awake or not to be. Editorial to original article: Tripathi et al. “Patient Controlled Sedation during Central Neuraxial Anesthesia: Indian Perspective.” J Postgrad Med 55(2): 91, 2009.
  61. Cattano D:  A FAER Grant Narrative: 2008. The story “behind and beyond the idea. The Airway Gazzette 13(2): 5-6, 2009.
  62. Cattano D:  Propofol induced neuroapoptosis in the developing mouse brain. Monograph book on anesthesia induced neuroapoptosis by propofol. VDM Verlag Dr Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG. ISBN 978-3-639-14579-3, May 2009.
  63. Cattano D, Hagberg CA: Ambu laryngeal masks, aura once, as conduits for fiberoptic guided intubation. Anaesthesia Product News (APN) 17: 28-29, 2009.
  64. Cattano D:  Old fashioned. ASA Newsletter 73(8): 47, 2009.
  65. Isola A, Cattano D, Madrigali S, Marioni A, Buccianti P: Nursing in a day surgery regime: experience in laparoscopic colecistectomy. Prof Inferm. 61(4):202-9. (Italian), 2008.
  66. Cattano D, O’Connor B, Shakir R, Giunta F, Palazzo M. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and a unilateral Babinski/-plantar reflex. Anesthesiology Research and Practice Article ID 134958, 3 pgs, 2008.
  67. Cattano D, Forfori F, Giunta F. Clinical use of xenon in two elderly patients. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 20(2):156-8, 2008.
  68. Cattano D, Young C, Straiko MM, Olney JW.  Subanesthetic doses of propofol induce neuroapoptosis in the infant mouse brain.  Anesth Analg 106(6):1712-4, 2008.
  69. Cattano D, Vannucci A, Nicolini A, Nania C, Buzzigoli S, Eby C.  Varicella fluminant hepatitis in adult patient with Factor V Leiden mutation and trisomy 8 related myelodysplastic syndrome.  J Clin Virol 43(1):134-5, 2008.
  70. Cattano D, Valleggi S, Ma D, Kastsiuchenka O, Abramo A, Sun P, Cavazzana AO, Natale G, Maze M, Giunta F:  Xenon induces transcription of ADNP in neonatal rat brain. Neurosci Lett 440(3):217-21, 2008.
  71. Cattano D, Williamson P, Fukui K, Avidan M, Evers AS, Olney JW, Young C.  Potential of xenon to induce or to protect against neuroapoptosis in the developing mouse brain.  Can J Anaesth 55(7):429-36, 2008.
  72. Valleggi S, Cavazzanna AO, Bernardi R, Ma D, Natale G, Maze M, Cattano D, Giunta F.  Xenon up-regulates several genes that are not up-regulated by nitrous oxide.  J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 20(4):226-32, 2008.
  73. Cattano D, Straiko MMW, Olney J. Chloral Hydrate induces and lithium prevents neuroapoptosis in the infant mouse brain. Anesthesiology 109:A315, 2008.
  74. Olney JW, Straiko MMW, Creeley C, Cattano D, Young C. Preventing anesthesia-induced developmental neuroapoptosis - pharmacological approach. Anesthesiology 109:A27, 2008.
  75. Olney JW, Straiko MMW, Cattano D, Young C, Creeley C. Preventing anesthesia-induced developmental neuroapoptosis - temperature regulation approach. Anesthesiology 109:A1414, 2008.
  76. Hagberg CA, Cattano D, Sweeney S, Schilling M. Comparison of the intersurgical I-gel and LMA unique in non-obese adult patients. Society of Airway Management, 2008.
  77. Cattano D, Horak KF, Hagberg CA. Anticipation of the difficult airway: the preoperative airway assessment form as an educational and quality improvement tool. Advances in Teaching and Learning Meeting, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2008.
  78. Cattano D. Research sinopsis: Airway management and anesthesia induced neuroapoptosis. COMITES Meeting, 2008.
  79. Creeley CE, Straiko MMW, Cattano D, Olney JW. Hypothermia prevents spontaneous and anesthesia-induced neuroapoptosis in the infant mouse brain. Neuroscience 355:6/BB1, 2008.
  80. Cattano D. Current and future research in airway management. Annual Research Faculty Retreat, UT Houston Medical School, 2008.
  81. Cattano D, Kangrga I:  Don’t forget the LMA. APSF Newsletter; 23(8): 35, 2008.
  82. Noh H, Cattano D, Sucherman D, Leighton B. Uvular angioedema after emergent cesarean section.  Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference, 2007.
  83. Davis TA, Cattano D, Nykiel SM, Brockel MD. The parturient with Marfan’s syndrome: Is there a place for dexmedetomidine?  Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference, 2007.
  84. Olney JW, Straiko M, Johnson SA, Cattano D, Young C. A single dose of lithium prevents developmental neuroapoptosis induced by ethanol or anesthetic drugs. Anesthesiology 107:A2117, 2007.
  85. Cattano D, Young C, Olney JW. Sub-anesthetic doses of propofol induce neuroapoptosis in the infant mouse brain. Anesthesiology 107:A1984, 2007.
  86. Cattano D, Valleggi S Cavazzana A, Giunta F, Maze M. Xenon discretely upregulates cytoprotective genes. Anesthesiology 107:A1135, 2007.
  87. Cattano D, Cavazzana A, Valleggi S, Maze M, Giunta F. Genes up-regulation by gas xenon and NMDAR trafficking. Anesthesiology 107:A1995, 2007.
  88. Cattano D, Young C, Fukui K, Williamson P, Olney JW. Xenon protects against isoflurane-induced neuroapoptosis in the developing mouse brain. Anesthesiology 107: 1988, 2007.
  89. Limatola V, Ma D, Cattano D, Giunta F, Maze M. Preconditioning neuroprotective effect of xenon is gender-insensitive in an adult mice stroke model. Anesthesiology 107:A1149, 2007.
  90. Cattano D, Young C, Olney JW. Sub-anesthetic doses of propofol induce neuroapoptosis in the infant mouse brain. Neuroscience 225:10, 2007.
  91. Olney JW, M.D., Megan M.W. Straiko MMW, Creeley C, Johnson SA, Cattano D, Young C. Lithium prevents anesthesia-induced neuroapoptosis in the infant mouse brain. Neuroscience 169:15/DD16, 2007.
  92. Cattano D, Nicolini A, Genovesi M, Buzzigoli S. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in an adult with complex-corrected congenital heart disease. Anesth Analg 104(1):242-3, 2007.
  93. Cattano D, Pesetti B, DiSalvo C, Giunta F.  Evaluation of the LMA CTrach.  Br J Anaesth 98(3):409, 2007.
  94. Cattano D.  Safety of the psoas compartment block?  Anaesth Intensive Care 35(4):615-6, 2007.

Lectures

  • CME Event from the healthcare government USL12 Versilia Hospital. Lido di Camaiore, Italy, the Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic, “Il paziente impaziente: quali risposte”, 6/11/10
  • Problem Based Learning Discussion, “Management of Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with Coronary Stents for Noncardiac Surgery, ASA, San Diego, CA, 10/19/10
  • “Management of Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with Coronary Stents for Noncardiac Surgery”, ASA, San Diego, CA, 10/19/10
  • Research Retreat, Session I, "Thromboelastography-Platelet Mapping (TEG-PM) and Perioperative Management of Antiplatelets Therapy“,The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 10/12/10
  • 5th Conference of Italian Researchers in the World. Consulate General of Italy, “Xenon Anesthesia & Neurotoxicity”, Houston, TX, 12/5/09
  • COPD Tuscany Guidelines Meeting, “Airway Management: an Update”, Versilia Hospital AUSL 12 Viareggio Italy, 6/13/09
  • Problem Based Learning Discussion, “Management of Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with Coronary Stents for Noncardiac Surgery”, ASA, New Orleans, LA, 10/09
  • Video Presentation:  “Comparison of the LTS-D, for Combitube, and Proseal LMA in Adult Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery, ASA, New Orleans, LA, 10/09
  • The Health Care Reform in the US. A debate panel:  “Hot Topics in Ethics”, The J McGovern Center for Medical Humanities, UTHSC Houston School of Medicine, 1/15/08
  • “A ‘Confidential’ Talk About Doctoring”, The J McGovern Center for Medical Humanities, UTHSC Houston School of Medicine, 1/14/08

Moderator

  • Experimental Neurosciences, ASA, New Orleans, LA, 10/10
  • “Il paziente impaziente: quali risposte”. CME Event from the Healthcare Government USL 12 Versilia Hospital, Lido di Camaiore, Italy, 6/11/10
  • Experimental Neurosciences Anesthetics, Memory and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction. Ischemia and Neuroprotection. ASA, New Orleans, LA, 10/09

Instructor

  • Difficult Airway Workshop, TSA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 9/10
  • Difficult Airway Workshop and Patient Simulation, The Society for Airway Management 2010 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 9/10

 

Faculty Biography

Davide Cattano, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Davide Cattano, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic
  • Department of Anesthesiology
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB 5.020
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • phone: (713) 500-6200
    e-mail: Davide.Cattano@uth.tmc.edu