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Journal Article

Sex and gender differences in anesthesia: relevant also for perioperative safety?

Filipescu D, Ştefan M. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2021;35(1):141-153.

Transgender people are especially vulnerable in healthcare settings. Anesthesiologists are in a critical position to improve transgender patient outcomes by being aware of sex-related differences in physiology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. In addition to research characterizing outcomes of surgery between men and women, future research should address the role of women anesthesiologists in improving patient safety.