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Complexity in Anesthesiology Donald M. Voltz, M.D. Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland.

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1 Complexity in Anesthesiology Donald M. Voltz, M.D. Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland

2 Complexity in Anesthesiology - Objectives What is Complexity? How is Complexity Applicable to Medicine? Using Complexity in Anesthesiology. Ideas for the Future

3 What is Complexity?

4 Current Paradigm Reductionistic Methodology Linear Modeling Difficult to Translate into Whole System Analysis Increasing Recognition of Limitations to Current Paradigm

5 Non-Linear Paradigm Maintains Interactions of Agents in a System Provides a More Robust System of Analysis Allows for Integration of More Data Points

6 The Edge of Chaos Edge of Chaos Linear ResponsesChaotic Response

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8 The Edge of Chaos Area for Dynamic Responses Ability for a system to adapt to environmental stimuli

9 Heart Rate Variability

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15 Neural network assessment of perioperative cardiac risk in vascular surgery patients. Med Decis Making Jan-Mar;18(1):70-5. Lapuerta P, L'Italien GJ, Paul S, Hendel RC, Leppo JA, Fleisher LA, Cohen MC, Eagle KA, Giugliano RP.

16 Agent Based Modeling


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