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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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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels Predict Outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients

New research in the April issue of Anesthesiology examines whether the hormone plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) helps indicate which patients are at risk of adverse cardiac events after CABG surgery.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Surviving Sepsis May Be in the Genes

New research in the April issue of Anesthesiology shows for the first time a genetic marker in patients who have a greater likelihood of surviving sepsis.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Homicides Using Anesthesia Medications Increase - Examined in Medical Journal

A study published in March’s issue of Anesthesiology examines several homicides involving anesthetic drugs and calls on anesthesiologists to assist in the investigation and prosecution of criminals who divert and kill with these drugs.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Anesthesiology February 2011 News Briefs

Sporting a cleaner, more modern appearance for 2011, the February issue of Anesthesiology features a study evaluating a new way of predicting postoperative risk after cardiac surgery, and also introduces two new sections for 2011.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Study Finds Residents at High Risk of Burnout Early in Career

The January issue of the journal Anesthesiology examines the issue of burnout among anesthesiologists. Two studies provide new information on the prevalence of burnout among these highly trained medical specialists...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chronic Statin Therapy Associated With Reduced Postoperative Mortality

A new study from France, published in the January 2011 issue of Anesthesiology, is the first to analyze the impact of preoperative chronic statin therapy on postoperative adverse events in surgical patients.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Preoperative Cerebral Oxygen Saturation Could Offer a Simple, Noninvasive Way to Predict Health Risks in Surgical Patients

A study published in the January 2011 issue of Anesthesiology is one of the first to show that low preoperative cerebral oxygen saturation (ScO2) could be an important physiological risk marker for adverse outcome in cardiac surgery patients.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anesthesiology December 2010 News Briefs

Research published in the December 2010 issue of Anesthesiology describes the development of a predictive index to determine which patients are most at risk to develop postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Renews Its Publishing Agreement With Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its agreement with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) to continue publishing Anesthesiology, the official journal of the ASA.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Study Looks at Ways to Prevent Memory Loss Caused by Anesthetics During Recovery From Surgery

A study published in the November 2010 issue of Anesthesiology indicates that this memory loss could be prevented by blocking a receptor thought to contribute to memory deficits.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

New Risk Stratification Index (RSI) Permits Fair Comparison of Outcomes Among Hospitals

Research published in the November issue of Anesthesiology describes development of a new Risk Stratification Index (RSI) that allows important clinical outcomes such as length-of-stay and mortality for surgical patients to be accurately compared...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anxiety or Genes? New Study Adds Evidence to Search for What Causes Long-Term Pain in Patients Receiving Minor Surgeries

Research presented at this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting offers new data in the quest to develop tailor-made pain management strategies based upon a patient’s genetic predisposition and other important factors.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One Dose Might Do You: Preoperative Dexamethasone Improves Quality of Life After Surgery

A study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego seems to confirm that a single, small dose of the steroid dexamethasone improves the post-surgical quality of life of patients receiving laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Study Finds Smokers' Surgical Outcomes Riddled with Severe Complications and Even Death

Results from a clinical study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010 found that smokers have significantly more complications post-surgery than non-smokers, including a higher death rate.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Study Shows Regional Anesthesia Improved Survival Rate in Patients with Malignant Melanoma

A study presented at this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting offers evidence that patients with malignant melanoma who undergo inguinal lymph node dissection with spinal anesthesia (a regional anesthetic) have a better prognosis...

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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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