Dr. Togioka obtaining a $5,000 Research Core Grant

Brandon Togioka

Dr. Brandon Togioka successfully obtaining a $5,000 Research Core grant from the SOM Dean'sOffice for his proposal titled, "A safety, tolerability, and toxicity studyof prophylactic intraperitoneal 2-chloroprocaine administered during electivecesarean delivery". This proposal is designed to develop a method to measure plasma chloroprocaine, a short acting local anesthetic rapidlymetabolized by plasma pseudocholinesterases.

This proposal is a preliminary step in the planning of a clinical study assessing the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of 2-chloroprocaine, instilled into the peritonealcavity to facilitate the management of women undergoing cesarean section with spinal anesthesia experiencing inadequate pain relief. This is a promising application that builds upon a previous case series suggesting that the use of chloroprocaine peritoneal lavage provided might sufficient analgesia to avoid general anesthesia. 

Congratulations to Dr. Togioka for his continues efforts to improve maternal health and well-being.