Ron George, MD

Professor and Chief, OB Anesthesia
Publications: 
Bauchat JR, Weiniger CF, Sultan P, Habib AS, Ando K, Kowalczyk JJ, Kato R, George RB, Palmer CM, Carvalho B. Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Consensus Statement: Monitoring Recommendations for Prevention and Detection of Respiratory Depression Associated With Administration of Neuraxial Morphine for Cesarean Delivery Analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2019 Aug; 129(2):458-474.
George RB, Boyd C, McKeen D, Abdo IS, Lehmann C. Possible Impact of Spinal Anesthesia and Phenylephrine on Sublingual Microcirculation of Cesarean Delivery Patients. J Clin Med Res. 2019 Aug; 11(8):543-549.
Fergusson DA, Avey MT, Barron CC, Bocock M, Biefer KE, Boet S, Bourque SL, Conic I, Chen K, Dong YY, Fox GM, George RB, Goldenberg NM, Gragasin FS, Harsha P, Hong PJ, James TE, Larrigan SM, MacNeil JL, Manuel CA, Maximos S, Mazer D, Mittal R, McGinn R, Nguyen LH, Patel A, Richebé P, Saha TK, Steinberg BE, Sampson SD, Stewart DJ, Syed S, Vella K, Wesch NL, Lalu MM. Reporting preclinical anesthesia study (REPEAT): Evaluating the quality of reporting in the preclinical anesthesiology literature. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0215221.
Ke JXC, George RB, Wozney L, Chorney JL. Patient-centred perioperative mobile application in Cesarean delivery: needs assessment and development. Can J Anaesth. 2019 Oct; 66(10):1194-1201.
Jewer JK, Wong MJ, Bird SJ, Habib AS, Parker R, George RB. Supplemental perioperative intravenous crystalloids for postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Mar 29; 3:CD012212.
Bautista L, George RB. Dexmedetomidine for every Cesarean delivery…maybe not? Can J Anaesth. 2019 Jul; 66(7):751-754.
Sardiwalla Y, Eskes G, Bernard A, George RB, Schmidt M. Assessing the feasibility of using the Dalhousie Computerized Attention Battery to measure postoperative cognitive dysfunction in older patients. J Perioper Pract. 2019 Oct; 29(10):328-336.
Ke JXC, George RB, Beattie WS. Making sense of the impact of intraoperative hypotension: from populations to the individual patient. Br J Anaesth. 2018 10; 121(4):689-691.
Munro A, George RB, Allen VM. The impact of analgesic intervention during the second stage of labour: a retrospective cohort study. Can J Anaesth. 2018 11; 65(11):1240-1247.
Munro A, Sjaus A, George RB. Anesthesia and analgesia for gynecological surgery. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jun; 31(3):274-279.
George RB, Habib AS. In reply: Spinal anesthesia for Cesarean delivery in obese parturients: is this the best option? Can J Anaesth. 2018 08; 65(8):966.
Pelland A, George RB, Lehmann C, Coolen J. Sidestream Dark Field Imaging of the Microcirculation to Assess Preeclampsia Microvascular Dysfunction. J Clin Med Res. 2018 May; 10(5):391-395.
George RB, McKeen DM, Dominguez JE, Allen TK, Doyle PA, Habib AS. A randomized trial of phenylephrine infusion versus bolus dosing for nausea and vomiting during Cesarean delivery in obese women. Can J Anaesth. 2018 03; 65(3):254-262.
George RB, Lozada MJ. Anesthesiologists, it's time to get social! Can J Anaesth. 2017 12; 64(12):1169-1175.
Munro A, George RB, Chorney J, Snelgrove-Clarke E, Rosen NO. Prevalence and Predictors of Chronic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Sep; 39(9):734-741.
George RB, McKeen DM. We must ask relevant questions and answer with meaningful outcomes. Can J Anaesth. 2017 09; 64(9):899-903.
Munro A, George RB. Programmed Intermittent Epidural Boluses (PIEB) for Maintenance of Labor Analgesia: A Superior Technique and Easy to Implement. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2017 Apr; 45(2):70-72.
Munro A, George RB. Programmed Intermittent Epidural Boluses (PIEB): A Superior Technique for Maitenance of Labor Analgesia. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2017 Apr; 45(2):67-69.
Lee JE, George RB, Habib AS. Spinal-induced hypotension: Incidence, mechanisms, prophylaxis, and management: Summarizing 20 years of research. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Mar; 31(1):57-68.
Hall R, Beattie S, Grocott HP, Mazer CD, Turgeon AF, Denault A, Yang H, Lalu MM, George RB, Sampson S, McDonald H. Erratum to: Can we create a Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group? We review the first five years and glimpse into the future. Can J Anaesth. 2017 01; 64(1):118.
Sharawy N, Mukhtar A, Islam S, Mahrous R, Mohamed H, Ali M, Hakeem AA, Hossny O, Refaa A, Saka A, Cerny V, Whynot S, George RB, Lehmann C. Preliminary clinical evaluation of automated analysis of the sublingual microcirculation in the assessment of patients with septic shock: Comparison of automated versus semi-automated software. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2017; 67(3-4):489-498.
Carvalho B, George RB, Cobb B, McKenzie C, Riley ET. Implementation of Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus for the Maintenance of Labor Analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2016 10; 123(4):965-71.
Zaphiratos V, George RB, Macaulay B, Bolleddula P, McKeen DM. Epidural Volume Extension During Combined Spinal-Epidural Labor Analgesia Does Not Increase Sensory Block. Anesth Analg. 2016 09; 123(3):684-9.
Hall R, Beattie S, Grocott HP, Mazer CD, Turgeon AF, Denault A, Yang H, Lalu MM, George RB, Sampson S, McDonald H. Can we create a Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group? We review the first five years and glimpse into the future. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Nov; 63(11):1215-22.
Sjaus A, McKeen DM, George RB. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Sep; 63(9):1075-97.
DesRoches JM, McKeen DM, Warren A, Allen VM, George RB, Kells C, Shukla R. Anesthetic Management Guided by Transthoracic Echocardiography During Cesarean Delivery Complicated by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. A A Case Rep. 2016 Mar 15; 6(6):154-9.
Cerny V, Abdo I, George RB, Maddison L, Sharawi N, Lehmann C. Analysis of microcirculation measurements by novice users trained by a standardized interactive tutorial: An inter-observer variability study. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2016; 62(2):123-8.
Zaphiratos V, George RB, Boyd JC, Habib AS. Uterine exteriorization compared with in situ repair for Cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Nov; 62(11):1209-20.
Munro A, George RB. The peripartum anesthesiologist. Can J Anaesth. 2015 Mar; 62(3):237-40.
Zaphiratos V, McKeen DM, Macaulay B, George RB. Persistent paralysis after spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. J Clin Anesth. 2015 Feb; 27(1):68-72.
Glowacka M, Rosen N, Chorney J, Snelgrove Clarke E, George RB. Prevalence and predictors of genito-pelvic pain in pregnancy and postpartum: the prospective impact of fear avoidance. J Sex Med. 2014 Dec; 11(12):3021-34.
McKeen DM, George RB, Boyd JC, Allen VM, Pink A. Transversus abdominis plane block does not improve early or late pain outcomes after Cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Jul; 61(7):631-40.
George RB, McKeen DM, Andreou P, Habib AS. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of two doses of pregabalin for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Jun; 61(6):551-7.
Habib AS, George RB, McKeen DM, White WD, Ituk US, Megalla SA, Allen TK. Antiemetics added to phenylephrine infusion during cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar; 121(3):615-23.
George RB, Allen TK, Habib AS. Intermittent epidural bolus compared with continuous epidural infusions for labor analgesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2013 Jan; 116(1):133-44.
Mishriky BM, George RB, Habib AS. Transversus abdominis plane block for analgesia after Cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Aug; 59(8):766-78.
Kok T, George RB, McKeen D, Vakharia N, Pink A. Effectiveness and safety of the Levitan FPS Scope™ for tracheal intubation under general anesthesia with a simulated difficult airway. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Aug; 59(8):743-50.
McKeen DM, George RB, O'Connell CM, Allen VM, Yazer M, Wilson M, Phu TC. Difficult and failed intubation: Incident rates and maternal, obstetrical, and anesthetic predictors. Can J Anaesth. 2011 Jun; 58(6):514-24.
Allen TK, George RB, White WD, Muir HA, Habib AS. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of four fixed rate infusion regimens of phenylephrine for hemodynamic support during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 111(5):1221-9.
George RB, McKeen D, Chaplin AC, McLeod L. Up-down determination of the ED(90) of oxytocin infusions for the prevention of postpartum uterine atony in parturients undergoing Cesarean delivery. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Jun; 57(6):578-82.
George RB, McKeen D, Columb MO, Habib AS. Up-down determination of the 90% effective dose of phenylephrine for the treatment of spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jan 01; 110(1):154-8.
George RB, Allen TK, Habib AS. Serotonin receptor antagonists for the prevention and treatment of pruritus, nausea, and vomiting in women undergoing cesarean delivery with intrathecal morphine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jul; 109(1):174-82.
McKeen D, George RB, Shukla R. We "can do it" does not mean we "should do it": obesity, umbilical cord prolapse, and spinal anesthesia in the knee-chest position. Can J Anaesth. 2009 Feb; 56(2):168-9.
George RB, Habib AS, Allen TK, Muir HA. Brief report: a randomized controlled trial of Synera versus lidocaine for epidural needle insertion in labouring parturients. Can J Anaesth. 2008 Mar; 55(3):168-71.
Habib AS, George RB, Allen TK, Olufolabi AJ. A pilot study to compare the Episure Autodetect syringe with the glass syringe for identification of the epidural space in parturients. Anesth Analg. 2008 Feb; 106(2):541-3, table of contents.
George RB, Kalich J, Yonish B, Murtha AP. Apoptosis in the chorion of fetal membranes in preterm premature rupture of membranes. Am J Perinatol. 2008 Jan; 25(1):29-32.
Allen TK, George RB, Olufolabi AJ, James AH, Muir HA, Habib AS. The management of Cesarean delivery in a parturient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria complicated by severe preeclampsia. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Aug; 54(8):646-51.
George RB, Olufolabi AJ, Muir HA. Critical arrhythmia associated with pulmonary artery catheterization in a parturient with severe pulmonary hypertension. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Jun; 54(6):486-7.
George RB, Melnick AH, Rose EC, Habib AS. Case series: Combined spinal epidural anesthesia for Cesarean delivery and ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Mar; 54(3):218-22.
George RB, McKeen D, Law JA. Laryngoscopic evaluation with the Airway Cam. Can J Anaesth. 2006 May; 53(5):512-5.
George RB, Cartier Y, Casson AG, Hernandez P. Suppurative mediastinitis secondary to Burkholderia cepacia in a patient with cystic fibrosis. Can Respir J. 2006 May-Jun; 13(4):215-8.
George RB, Hackett J. Bilateral hearing loss following a retrobulbar block. Can J Anaesth. 2005 Dec; 52(10):1054-7.