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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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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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