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Tell Your Patients to Drink Up - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - March 2019

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M A R C H 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 3 I was a kid when I first learned about Will. He was the brother I never met. Will had been taken from my parents before I was born, when he was just 2 years old. One day, in 1966, he went into surgery. It was supposed to be routine: bilateral inguinal hernia repair. But he never came home. The doctors didn't have a solid explanation for what hap- pened. Something went irre- versibly wrong. It might have been a bad reaction to the anesthesia. They just didn't know for sure. That lack of clarity made Will's sudden death even harder for my parents to process. They'd not only lost their baby boy, but they didn't even get an answer as to why. They'd finally get the beginnings of one, though. More than 2 decades later. The day of reckoning My mom was having an anesthesia evaluation for a vein stripping pro- cedure, and one of the routine questions was whether anyone in the The MH in Me As a surgeon who tested positive for susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia, the potential for my patient and team to experience a sudden MH crisis is never far from my mind. Matthew Roberson, MD | Greenville, S.C. • ALL IN THE MH FAMILY It took orthopedic surgeon Matthew Roberson, MD, decades to learn that he lost his brother to MH — and with that knowledge, he helped protect his newborn son from a potential MH crisis. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

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