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Jeffrey Zahn

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Anesthesiology
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Specialty

Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Education

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania- School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Maine Medical Center

  • Residency, Anesthesiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Publications

Beilin Y, Galea M, Zahn J, Bodian C. Epidural ropivacaine for the initiation of labor epidural analgesia: a dose finding study. Anesth Analg 1999 Jun; 88(6): 1340-5.

The purpose of our study was to determine the lowest concentration of ropivacaine that offers pain relief for the initiation of labor epidural analgesia. Women in active labor were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study to receive either ropivacaine 0.20% (Group I), ropivacaine 0.15% (Group II), or ropivacaine 0.10% (Group III). After placement of the epidural catheter, 13 mL of the study medication was administered. Fifteen minutes later, the adequacy of analgesia was assessed. If the woman reported that her degree of analgesia was not adequate, an additional 5 mL of the study medication was given, the degree of pain relief was reassessed 15 min later, and the study was concluded. A sequential study design was used to assess the success rates. We found that 26 of 28 (93%) women in Group I had adequate analgesia, compared with only 18 of 28 (64%) in Group II (P = 0.014) and 4 of 12 (33%) in Group III (P = 0.003). We conclude that ropivacaine 0.20% offers adequate analgesia significantly more often than either ropivacaine 0.15% or ropivacaine 0.10%. If one selects ropivacaine as the sole local anesthetic for the initiation of labor epidural analgesia, the minimal concentration should be 0.20%. IMPLICATIONS: The lowest effective concentration of ropivacaine for the initiation of labor epidural analgesia has not been determined. We found that ropivacaine 0.20% offers adequate analgesia significantly more often than either ropivacaine 0.15% or ropivacaine 0.10%. If one selects ropivacaine as the sole local anesthetic for the initiation of labor epidural analgesia, the minimal concentration should be 0.20%.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Zahn did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Klingenstein Clinical Center Floor Dept of Anesthesiology Room 8th Floor Room 8-32
1450 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-7467
Department of Anesthesiology

Faculty Practice Associates
GPO Box 12023
Newark, NY 07101

Tel: 800-627-4470
Fax: 412-937-5767
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  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • CIGNA - Indemnity
  • CIGNA Healthcare HMO
  • CarePlus, LLC
  • CenterCare, Inc.
  • Cigna
  • Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
  • HealthFirst/Medicaid HMO
  • Healthfirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Assignment
  • Neighborhood Health Providers, LLC
  • Other
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Vytra
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