Anesthesiology Journal and Other Scientific Press Releases

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Updating Risk Factors for Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

A new study published in the March issue of Anesthesiology raises awareness for an additional risk category for patients undergoing routine coronary artery bypass surgery – low to moderate levels of inflammation.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

New Approach to Postsurgical Monitoring After Surgery Could Keep Patients Out of ICUs

A simple yet enormously effective patient surveillance system implemented by anesthesiologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire has proven to dramatically decrease the number of rescue calls...

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Study Examines Smoking Practices and Attitudes Among Anesthesiologists in China, the Country with the Highest Population of Smokers

A new study in the February issue of the journal Anesthesiology looks at whether Chinese anesthesiologists are willing to help their patients quit smoking, and ultimately help reduce these projected tobacco-related deaths.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Obesity and Anesthesia- Yes, There is a Connection

At a time of year when people make plans to drop a few pounds, perhaps even consider bariatric surgery, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) wants to ensure the public has the facts regarding one’s weight and the impact...

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Monday, October 19, 2009

When Surgery Leads to More Pain

Most patients believe following their surgery, they will experience relief from the pain and complications faced before entering the operating room. However, for five to ten percent of patients, recovery does not bring relief...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Risk Factors for Postoperative Delirium Identified, Simple Tests Can Predict Most Vulnerable Patients

In two studies published in the April issue of Anesthesiology, anesthesiologists from the Duke University School of Medicine report new findings that may help to identify patients at greater risk of experiencing postoperative delirium.

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