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lunes, 6 de diciembre 2021


Research group


Perioperative Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Research Group GRIMPA

Academic Unit: Faculty of Medicine

Colombian Ministry of Science








Medical and health sciences


Health biotechnology

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Strategic Focus

The mission of the research group is to promote and develop primary research by generating translational knowledge that allows clinical decision making to impact the well-being of the population, making use of innovative medical strategies that affect the quality, safety, and efficiency of medical care of the surgical patient.    

Research Areas and Topics

  • Intravenous anesthesia.
  • Pediatric anesthesia.
  • Pain and palliative care.
  • Education in anesthesia.
  • Perioperative medicine.
  • Neuroanesthesia.
  • Resuscitation.
  • Trauma.
  • Airway.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Fabián David Casas Arroyave, MSc

MSc in Clinical Sciences — Clinical Epidemiology.

Universidad de Antioquia.

Group Coordinator Email


Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Neurosciences Research Group, Universidad de Antioquia.
  • Bioengineering Research Group (GIBIC), Universidad de Antioquia.
  • Education in Health Research Group, Universidad de Antioquia.
  • Clinical Epidemiology Group, Universidad de Antioquia.
  • Ohio State University, United States.
  • Bioin Soluciones S.A.S.

Notable Projects

  • Development and validation in multiple clinical phases of a medical device for the administration of closed-loop total intravenous anesthesia for neuromonitoring.
  • Generation of a virtual educative platform for education in basic resuscitation in non-medical population.
  • Development of a predictive model based on artificial intelligence and Bayesian classification to establish surgical risks in patients undergoing surgery.
  • Acute perioperative pain management using non-conventional analgesic techniques by ultrasound: erector spinae plane block and hip joint capsule block.

Main Research Results

  • Evaluation of a closed-loop intravenous total anesthesia delivery system with BIS monitoring compared to an open-loop target-controlled infusion (TCI) system: randomized controlled clinical trial. DOI: 10.1097/cj9.0000000000000110
  • Ultrasound-Guided Caudal Block for Anal Canal Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study. DOI: 10.19070/2332-2780-18000107
  • Laryngospasm in pediatric anesthesia with laryngeal mask vs. endotracheal tube: non-inferiority clinical trial. DOI: 10.1097/cj9.0000000000000073.
  • Cardiac arrest in adult intensive care units in the Medellin metropolitan area, Colombia: observational study. DOI: 10.1097/cj9.0000000000000156 

Research Portafolio

  • Validation of new medical perioperative-related technologies through clinical studies.
  • Training, technical advisory, and consultancies in applied clinical research.
  • Development of prognostic models and devices based on artificial intelligence for perioperative management of the surgical patient.
  • Training on continuing education in anesthesiology for specialists.
  • Training workshops on basic resuscitation for non-medical community.

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