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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Findings Support Preoperative Statin Therapy in Coronary Bypass Patients

Findings from a study presented at this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting reveal that patients who undergo preoperative statin therapy prior to coronary bypass surgery have a better survival rate.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Postoperative Outcomes After Blood Transfusions in Non-Cardiac Surgery Patients

A study presented at this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting indicates that massive blood transfusion is associated with a significant increase in perioperative risk for mortality, cardiopulmonary complications, and...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Preoperative Use of Aspirin Significantly Reduces Cardiocerebral and Renal Complications in Cardiac Surgery Patients

A study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2010 Annual Meeting revealed that use of aspirin before cardiac surgery reduced postoperative cardiocerebral complications, including stroke, myocardial ischemia, heart block and cardiac arrest by more than 33 percent...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Normal Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetics Presenting for Surgery Were Associated with Increased Mortality from Non-Cardiac Surgery as Compared with Non-Diabetics

A clinical study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010 discovered that diabetics who presented for non-cardiac surgery with near normal blood sugar levels were at increased risk of death, as compared with their non-diabetic counterparts.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Surgery in Infants and Young Children Heightens Neurodevelopmental Risk

When children undergo anesthesia during surgery, the long-term effects that anesthetics have on the developing brain is relatively unknown.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

This is Your Brain on Anesthesia: Study Sheds Light on How Brain Reacts During Anesthetic Induction and Emergence

A study presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists strengthens emerging evidence that the act of going under anesthesia and coming out of anesthesia are distinct neurobiological processes.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Research Shows a Woman's Ethnicity and Genetics Can Impact Labor Progression and Pain

Results from a clinical study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010 suggest that a women’s labor experience is tied to her ethnicity as well as genetics.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Studies Reveal a Need to Identify and Implement a Screening Procedure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prior to Surgery

As Americans get heavier and heavier, the incidence of obstructive sleep apnea increases, and results from two clinical studies presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010 reinforce the need for physicians to screen for the disorder prior to surgery...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quality of Perioperative Care Has Major Impact on
Long-Term Cardiac Outcome of Orthopedic Surgery Patients

A study published in the October 2010 issue of Anesthesiology is among the first to show that the quality of immediate postoperative care of orthopedic surgery patients has important effects on patients’ long-term cardiac outcomes.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Study Finds Anesthesia Type May Impact Whether Total Hip or Knee Replacement Patients Contract a Surgical Site

A study appearing in the August 2010 issue of Anesthesiology found that patients receiving a total hip or knee replacement in Taiwan had a higher incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) when general anesthesia was administered for the operation than when...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Inhaled Hydrogen Sulfide May Substantially Reduce or Prevent Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

A study appearing in the July 2010 issue of Anesthesiology is the first to show that inhalation of gaseous hydrogen sulfide can reduce or even prevent lung injury in critical care situations that require mechanical ventilation.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Genetic Makeup Influences Susceptibility to Severe Sepsis

In the June Anesthesiology researchers take aim at identifying genetic risk factors for sepsis – a leading cause of death for critically ill patients.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Impact of Asymptomatic Cardiac Dysfunction on Post-Op Vascular Surgery Outcomes – Possible Implications and Therapy Options

In a new study published in the June Anesthesiology, researchers delve further into the implications of cardiac problems on postoperative outcomes, exploring preoperative diagnosis and impact of asymptomatic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in vascular surgery patients.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

ICU Patients With Iron Deficiency More Likely to Require Blood Transfusion

A new study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology seeks to reduce the occurrence of ICU transfusions, revealing a new marker for patients at higher risk for developing severe anemia and subsequently requiring transfusion in the ICU.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gene Variation Found to Help Predict Surgical Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients

A study with far-reaching implications for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has identified human genetic variants that could help doctors predict the potential for certain patients to suffer poor heart function.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Study Should Prove Helpful in Quest for Safer, More Effective Blood Substitutes

A study published in the March 2010 issue of the journal Anesthesiology gives researchers new insights in how to better understand and control a severe side effect of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs), often referred to as "artificial blood."

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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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