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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

First National Survey of Anesthesiologists Over 50 Identifies Factors That Could Influence Predicted Physician Shortage

A large, first-of-its-kind national survey of older anesthesiologists has gathered important data that could be used by physicians and their employers to prepare for an expected undersupply of anesthesiologists in the near future.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Two Commonly Used Anesthetics Produce Different Metabolic Patterns in Children’s Unconscious Brains

Two commonly used anesthetics produce different metabolic patterns in the brains of unconscious children, according to a study from the November issue of Anesthesiology.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Diabetes Notification System to Improve Perioperative Outcomes

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012™ annual meeting revealed that adding increased glucose monitoring throughout surgical procedures will allow anesthesiologists to optimize the perioperative and surgical care of millions of diabetic patients throughout the world.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cost Savings, Successful Outcomes, Found in New Anesthesiologist Model of Care

Using a comprehensive preoperative triage system directed by anesthesiologists, a team of researchers at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans has shown marked reductions in patient charges for common medical tests – without sacrificing quality of care and successful outcomes.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Study Finds Rise in Maternal Sepsis-related Mortality

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting  reports that severity and death rates are increasing in pregnant and postpartum women with sepsis. More than 30 percent of mothers who develop sepsis will experience some type of organ dysfunction.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Is Immediate and Long-term Pain After a Motor Vehicle Collision Hereditary?

Two studies presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting found that hereditary genes were responsible for the amount and type of pain experienced after a motor vehicle collision (MVC).

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy: Yes, There's an App for That

A study presented during the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting has shown that an iPhone application called iLarynx™ was so effective at simulating fiberoptic bronchoscopy that when app-trained students eventually used a real bronchoscope on a manikin...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Study Finds Link Between Robotic Prostate Surgery and Increased Eye Injury Over 10-year Period

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting found that during the years 2000-2009, eye injuries during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) increased nearly 10-fold, from a .07 percent incidence rate to .42 percent.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Early Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Leads to Greater Risk for Respiratory Disease

Research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting revealed cigarette smoke adversely affects the developing human airway, especially in prematurity. Fetuses and premature babies exposed to cigarette smoke are at greater risk for developing childhood respiratory diseases, such as asthma.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Ethnicity and Language Said to Influence Negative Postoperative Behavioral Change in Children

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012™ annual meeting found children’s negative behavioral change after surgery differs among Spanish- and English-speaking White and Hispanic families.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Research Reveals Decline in Illicit Drug Abuse; Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise

Research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting showed while there has been an encouraging decline in illicit drug abuse across most major metropolitan areas in recent years, prescription drug abuse is climbing.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

iPad Helps Duke University Team Keep an Eye on Your Heart

A team of researchers from Duke University speaking at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting revealed the development of a new 3-D tool that enables trainees in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to have real-time instruction in obtaining and interpreting high-quality images of the heart and major vessels.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

'Ancient Dream' of Pain-free Labor for Chinese Women Becoming Reality

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting revealed sometimes dramatic findings from a 10-year initiative called the “No Pain Labor N’ Delivery China Mission.”

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Botox Injections Proven to Reduce Chronic Neck and Cervical Muscle Pain

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012™ annual meeting revealed Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) injections significantly improve pain and quality of life in people with chronic bilateral posterior neck and shoulder myofascial pain syndrome.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Study Finds Language Disparities Among Hispanic Women in Labor Impact Epidural Use

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting found the role of women’s primary language impacts whether or not they receive an epidural for pain relief during labor.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Anesthesiology Study Finds Ultrasounds Effective in Increasing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Accuracy in Critical Care Patients

A study published in the October issue of Anesthesiology analyzed the effectiveness of ultrasound examination in the diagnosis and treatment of critical care patients.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Study Finds Point-of-care Testing Algorithms Effective in Reducing Perioperative Bleeding Complications in Cardiac Surgery Patients

A study from the September issue of Anesthesiology determined that certain blood clotting treatment algorithms helped decrease blood transfusion requirements in cardiac surgery patients and were associated with improved outcomes and hospital cost-savings.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Study Finds Epidural Analgesia Not to Blame for Fever in Laboring Women

A study from the August issue of Anesthesiology provides evidence contrary to prior reports that fever in laboring women is associated with epidural analgesia.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Contribution of Genetics, Environmental Factors and Demographics to the Side Effects of Opioid Pain Killers

A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology analyzes why some patients are more susceptible to problems caused by opioids, corner stone medications for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Anesthesia Type Affects Complications and Mortality after Hip Fracture Surgery

Anesthesia type may affect complications and mortality after hip fracture surgery, according to a new study in the July issue of Anesthesiology.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

June Anesthesiology Studies Show Promise for Alpha-2 Agonists to Reduce Opioid Use, Challenge Effectiveness of Simulator Manikins for Airway Training

Two new international studies from the June issue of Anesthesiology show promise for alpha-2 agonists to reduce opioid use and challenge effectiveness of simulator manikins for airway training.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Study Finds Inflammasome Impacts Lung Injury in Patients Who Receive Mechanical Ventilation

A new study in the May issue of Anesthesiology examined the role of one particular receptor in the inflammatory pathway, the NLRP3 inflammasome, and whether it impacts ventilator-induced lung injury.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Study Finds Potential Link Between Morphine-Like Chemicals or Drugs and Breast Cancer

A new study in the April issue of Anesthesiology analyzed inherited (genetic) differences in how the body responds to its own morphine-like chemicals and pain-relieving opioid drugs, and whether they influence breast cancer survival.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Study Finds Older Anesthesiologists Have Higher Rates of Litigation

A Canadian study published in the March issue of Anesthesiology found that there was a higher frequency of litigation and a greater severity of patient injury associated with those litigations when the anesthesiologist was 65 years of age or older.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Study Finds That Brain Structure and Presurgical Cognitive Performance Should Be Considered for Assessing Risks and Treatment for Elderly Surgical Patients

A study published in the March issue of Anesthesiology found that elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), as well as normal elderly undergoing surgery experienced increased levels of brain atrophy beyond what is expected from normal aging.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Large Study Helps to Define Risk Factors for Pregnancy-Related Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, a Leading Cause of Maternal Mortality

A large study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology found that the devastating complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs in approximately 1/15,000 pregnancies, that high-blood pressure disorders are the most common risk factor...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Study in Anesthesiology Supports Mixed Lipid Emulsion to Reverse Toxicity of Local Anesthetics

A new study in the February issue of Anesthesiology found that the type of lipid emulsion used to reverse toxicity of local anesthetics may make a difference in effectiveness of the reversal.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Largest Study to Date on Blindness After Spine Surgery Identifies 6 Risk Factors, Offers Potential Modifications to Decrease Complications

A study published in the January 2012 issue of Anesthesiology identified six risk factors associated with blindness or partial blindness that can occur after major spine surgery...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Study Finds Great Variance Between Hospitals as to Whether or Not Patients Undergo a Preoperative Medical Consultation

Researchers in Toronto, Canada found that whether a patient received a preoperative medical consultation was not tied to his/her health or the risk of the operation, rather...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December Anesthesiology News Briefs

Two review articles from the December issue of Anesthesiology analyze evidence for the perioperative risks of heart attacks and sepsis after surgery.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Study Finds Single Dose of Erythopoietin Reduces Transfusion Requirements of Anemic Cardiac Surgical Patients, Without Any Side Effects

A study presented in the November 2011 issue of Anesthesiology has discovered that administration of a single intravenous dose of erythropoietin, plus iron supplement, one day before surgery, significantly reduced blood transfusion requirements...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Assessment Tool Helps Detect Parental Behaviors That Lead to Poor Outcomes in Children Undergoing Surgery

A clinical study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 highlighted a behavioral assessment tool that may help anesthesia providers identify pre-surgical behaviors in parents and children that lead to maladaptive behaviors in children after surgery.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recommended Approach to Pain Management After Surgery Not Yet Standard Practice

In a new study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University identified that multimodal analgesia, a combination of pain medication and therapeutic measures to improve pain control...

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Are Older Patients Better Drivers After Surgery?

A study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 found that older patients drove more safely than their younger counterparts after surgery and anesthesia care at an ambulatory surgery facility.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Can Blood Type Determine Risk After Heart Surgery?

A new study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 focused on whether blood type affects survival after heart surgery. Researchers from Duke University Medical Center studied more than 15,000 patients to determine...

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Study Finds Obese Asthmatic Children Experience More Complications with Anesthesia

A study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 found that obese asthmatic children were nearly two times as likely to have at least one respiratory complication during or after surgery compared to their lean peers.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Study Finds That, for Obese Children, Less is More When it Comes to General Anesthesia

A study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 this week found that obese children required much smaller doses of the anesthetic propofol than non-obese children to bring about a safe level of unconsciousness.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Pain Treatment Plan for Women Who Have Cesarean Delivery

A new study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 investigated whether an increase in pain treatment in patients at high risk for severe pain after surgery reduces these complications after a cesarean delivery.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Study Finds That Anesthetics Do Not Cause Postoperative Delirium in the Elderly

A study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 in Chicago this week offered firm evidence that commonly used inhaled anesthetics such as isoflurane do not increase the incidence of postoperative delirium...

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Study is One of First to Help Identify Women at Risk for Pain After Repeat Cesarean Delivery

A study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 in Chicago is perhaps the first to evaluate pain associated with surgical incisions or scars before repeat cesarean (CS) procedures, and the data could lead to improved care...

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tailor-Made Epidurals: Study Finds Age, Weight and Length of Labor Can Significantly Affect Pain Care

According to a study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011 in Chicago, first-time mothers, obese women, and women who have longer labors are at higher risk for pain than other laboring women.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Study Finds Cognitive Strategies to Reduce Pain Involve Different Brain Systems

A new study from the October issue of Anesthesiology analyzed whether two of the most commonly applied strategies involve different brain systems.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Study Showed Stimulant Medication Helped ‘Wake Up’ Animals From General Anesthesia

A study published in October’s issue of Anesthesiology found that methylphenidate, a drug used in patients to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, when given to rats while under general anesthesia caused them to awaken faster...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

September Anesthesiology News Briefs

A study and editorial published in the September issue of Anesthesiology explore postoperative pain, one of the most common adverse events after surgery.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

August Anesthesiology News Briefs

The August issue of Anesthesiology is now available online and features studies as well as editorials that provide new insights into the use of steroids to treat septic patients as well as lipids...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Development of New Predictive Model to Reduce Postoperative Respiratory Complication

A new study in the July issue of Anesthesiology helped developed a model that could determine which patients are at high risk of developing acute lung injury (ALI).

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Is Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Hereditary?

A new study from the July issue of Anesthesiology analyzed whether patients who experience postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) have a genetic predisposition for the side effect.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time Surrounding Pediatric Surgery Provides Excellent Opportunity to Help Parents Quit Smoking

A study published in the July issue of Anesthesiology has found that parents who smoke are more likely to attempt to quit during the time of their child’s surgery – but that they are not more likely to succeed.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anesthesiology – June 2011 News Briefs

Research published in the June issue of Anesthesiology analyzes the causes of complications such as stroke and cognitive impairment after surgery.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Study’s Findings About Anesthesia and Young Children Encouraging to Parents

Young children exposed to a brief, single anesthetic did not show any evidence of adverse long-term effects on the brain, according to a new Danish study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology.

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