2011 Media Clips - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

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December 29, 2011
HealthDay/MSN Health & Fitness
Risk Factors for Vision Loss After Spine Surgery Identified

Colin McEnroe Show: Anesthesiology 101

December 27, 2011
Doctors Lounge
Risk Factors for Post-Spinal Fusion Visual Loss Identified

December 21, 2011
Pre-surgery Exam Rates Vary Widely Among Hospitals; Research Suggests Some Patients Get Unnecessary Exams Other Not Enough

December 19, 2011
Technology Review
The Mystery Behind Anesthesia

December 16, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Anesthesiologist Dr. Phillip Bridenbaugh Earns ASA Humanitarian Award

December 15, 2011
St. Petersburg Times
In the Wake of a Surprising Death, Is Outpatient Surgery Safe? An Expert Says Yes.

December 12, 2011
New York Times
Drug Scarcity’s Dire Cost, and Some Ways to Cope

December 7, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
December Anesthesiology Issue Highlights Washington University Exclusively
Drug Shortages Worst in Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Cardiology

St. Louis Business Journal
Washington University’s Anesthesiology Department Grabs National Spotlight

December 1, 2011
Explaining Propofol to Patients After Michael Jackson and Conrad Murray

November 22, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Cardiac and Respiratory Complications Most Common Cause of Unplanned Hospital Admission After ASC Surgery

November 16, 2011
Medical News
A Geriatric Anesthesia Subspecialty?

November 15, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain

November 9, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review 
How to Prevent ‘Dead-in-Bed’ Syndrome with Patients After Surgery: Q&A with Physician Experts & PPAHS

Dr. Murray Verdict

November 8, 2011
Outpatient Surgery
Other Causes of MH Explored

November 7, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Letter to the Editor

November 2, 2011
Headline News
The Death of Michael Jackson

A Nationwide System to Collect Adverse Events from Anesthesia

Dr. Drew Show
Dr. Conrad Murray on Trial

November 1, 2011
Anesthesiology News
Negative Studies Scarce in Anesthesia Journals

Pain Medicine News
Former Smokers Report Less Chronic Pain Than Current Smokers

Today Show
Operating Room Fires Hurt Hundreds Each Year

October 31, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
American Society of Anesthesiologists Names B. Diane Gambill Chief Learning Officer

HealthDay/Doctors Lounge
Pre-Op Erythropoietin Reduces Need for Peri-Op Transfusion 

October 28, 2011
Continuing Drug Shortages a Problem for Anesthesiologists

A Plastic Surgery Nightmare for One Family in Waukesha

October 27, 2011
I-Team: Out of Stock – Prescription for Death?

Rival Experts Testify at Trial of Michael Jackson’s Doctor

October 24, 2011
Preoperative Multimodal Analgesia Headline Seldom Used

Older Patients Drive More Cautiously

Outpatient Surgery
Obese Pediatric Patients Require Less Propofol

Renal & Urology News
Regional Anesthesia Benefits Kidney Recipients

October 21, 2011
HealthDay/U.S. News
Older Drivers More Cautious Than Younger Ones After Surgery

Intense Exercise Preop May Improve Surgical Outcomes

October 20, 2011
Associated Press
Docs Facing Questions About Michael Jackson Drug

Perioperative Algorithm Improves Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery

October 19, 2011
HealthDay/U.S. News
Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia

For Obese Children Having General Anesthesia, Less is More
Laryngeal-Mask Airway Risk Factors Outlined
Postop Respiratory Complications in Obese Asthmatic Children

Multimodal Analgesia is Used Less Than 25% of the Time Prior to Surgery
PACBIS Tool May Help Identify Pre-Surgical Behaviors in Parents, Children

Blood Type May Influence Survival Following CABG Surgery

October 18, 2011
First-Time Mothers, Obese Women, and Women Who Have Longer Labors are at Higher Risk for Pain
Inhaled Anesthetics Do Not Increase Incidence of Postoperative Delirium
Older Patients Drive More Safely After Surgery and Anesthesia Care
Patients with AB Blood Type 20% Less Likely to Die After CABG Surgery
Study Evaluates Pain Associated with Surgical Incisions/Scars Before Repeat Cesarean Procedures
Tailored Postoperative Treatment Plan for Women at High Risk for Severe Pain After Cesarean Delivery

October 17, 2011
Buffalo Business First
Roswell Doctor Wins National Award

Doctors Lounge
ASA: Blood Types Affects Bleeding, Death After Heart Surgery
ASA: Obesity Ups Peri-Op Peds Respiratory Complications

HealthDay/U.S. News
Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

General Anesthesia Does Not Increase Delirium in the Elderly

Doctor’s Crush on Jackson’s Drug

Tailor-Made Epidurals Can Significantly Affect Pain Care During Labor

October 15, 2011
AQI Activates Anesthesia Incident Reporting System to Improve Patient Safety

October 12, 2011
Anesthesiologist: Never Abandon the Patient

October 9, 2011
Pain Medicine News
Abnormal Scar Mapping May Predict Post-Cesarean Pain Risk

October 6, 2011
Becker's ASC Review
Anesthesia Quality Institute Launches Anesthesia Incident Reporting System

October 4, 2011
Mining Journal
Local Anesthesiologist is Key Member of Surgical Team

October 3, 2011
HealthDay/U.S. News
Could Surgery, Anesthesia While Very Young Hamper Kids’ Development?

Scientific American
What is Propofol – and How Could It Have Killed Michael Jackson?

October 1, 2011
OR Manager
Why Aren’t NPO Guidelines Being Followed?

Sky News
Propofol: The Drug That Killed Michael Jackson

September 30, 2011
Doctors Lounge
Small Study Links Surgery and Anesthesia with Alzheimer’s

Toronto Star
Ritalin Could Snap People Out of Anesthesia, Study Says

September 29, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
American Society of Anesthesiologists Present at FDA Workshop on Drug Shortages

September 27, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
74% of Michigan Residents Understand What Anesthesiologists Do

Some Patients Question Propofol, Doctor Says

Detroit News
Gov. Snyder on Track with Wellness Proposals

Flint Journal
Letter: Gov. Snyder Has Right Prescription for Michigan Health

September 26, 2011
Anesthesiology News
A Conversation with Outgoing ASA President Mark Warner, MD

Problems Behind Drug Shortage Are Clear; Solution Aren’t

September 25, 2011
Associated Press
Michael Jackson Saw Salvation in Dangerous Drug

September 24, 2011
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Debate Over Lethal Injection Unfairly Brings Medical Community Into Debate, Emory Doctor Says

September 23, 2011
ABC News
U.S. Drug Shortage Could Threaten U.S. Health System

Red Orbit
Ritalin May Help Wake Up the Brain After Surgery

September 22, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Researchers Develop System for Grading Anesthesia Resident Performance

FOX 47 News
Health: Ritalin May Help Patients Wake Up from Anesthesia

Innovation News Daily
Ritalin Rouses Rats After Surgery Sleep

MIT News
How to Reverse General Anesthesia

Ritalin May Help Wake People Up After Surgery

My Health News Daily
ADHD Drug May Help Wake People Up After Surgery

Ritalin Clear Effects of Anesthesia Faster

September 21, 2011
ADHD Drug May Help Wake Patients from General Anesthesia

Medi Placements
Methylphenidate Speeds Recovery from General Anesthetic

Ritalin Can Wake the Brain from Anesthesia

Outpatient Surgery
Study: ADHD Drug Helped Animals Wake Up from Anesthesia

Science Daily
Common Stimulant May Speed Recovery from General Anesthesia

Technology Review
A Quick Post-Surgical Wake-Up Call

The Atlantic
Study of the Day: ADHD Medicine May Aid Recovery from Anesthesia

Time Magazine
Study: Ritalin May Reverse the Effects of Anesthesia

September 15, 2011
Anesthesia – What to Expect

September 4, 2011
Holland Sentinel
Behind the Masks

September 1, 2011
FOX 13 Now
Exercise Counteracts Aging Effects

RPM Report
The Drug Shortage Problem: Good Solutions are as Hard to Find as Some Critical Products

Style Magazine
Anesthesia 101: A Beginner’s Guide

August 28, 2011
Contra Costa Times
Hypnosis Helps Ease Patients’ Anxieties

August 25, 2011
Health Leaders
Solution to ‘Devastating’ Surgical Awareness Remains Elusive

Visalia Times Delta
Some Concerned About Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s Decision to Change Anesthesiologists

August 24, 2011
NPR: To the Point
Cancer Drug Shortages on the Rise

August 22, 2011
When Not to Quit: Man Revived After 96 Minutes

August 19, 2011
ASA Launches New Video That Highlights Need for Responsible Use of Pain Medication 

August 18, 2011
Time Magazine
Device Doesn’t Help Prevent Patients from Waking During Surgery

August 17, 2011
ABC News
Awake During Surgery: Monitoring Approaches Fall Short

Los Angeles Times
Patients Remember Experiencing Their Own Surgeries

MedPage Today
Brain Activity Test No Cure for Intraoperative Awareness

U.S. News
Method to Detect When Patients Wake During Surgery Fails to Impress

August 15, 2011
Demystifying Anesthesia to Put Patients at Ease

Modern Healthcare
How the Top 25 Women in Healthcare are Making a Difference 

August 12, 2011
HypnoBirthing: Relax While Giving Birth?

August 11, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Marquette Anesthesiologists Launch Education Campaign on Complications from Anesthesia

August 10, 2011
Anesthesiologists Launch Health Education Campaign

August 6, 2011
Man-Made Fat Emulsion Might Stop Heart Attack Damage

August 1, 2011
ABC News
Atlanta Child, 5, Dies from Local Anesthesia

DOTmed Business
Nationwide, Drug Shortages Affect Anesthesiologists
Trends in Employing Technology to Reduce Costs and Manage Information

The Pharos
The Light Switch

July 28, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
American Society of Anesthesiologists Receives Highest Accreditation Status for CME Providers

July 27, 2011
ABC News
Brain Scans May Help Verify the Hurt of Chronic Lower Back Pain

July 25, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
5 Updates on the Nationwide Drug Shortages

Sports Illustrated
Baseball’s Ghost Hunter

July 20, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Top Challenges for Anesthesiologists: 5 Thoughts from ASA Incoming President Dr. Jerry Cohen

July 18, 2011
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Improves Patient Safety

July 15, 2011
Radio Health Journal
Laughing Gas in the Labor Room

July 12, 2011
Drug Shortages Slam Patients, Health Workers, Surveys Show

July 6, 2011
Associated Press/Hartford Courant
Relieving the Effects of Surgery with Hypnosis

July 1, 2011
HealthDay/U.S. News
Post-Op Nausea May Be Hereditary

Seattle Magazine
Under General

June 30, 2011
HealthDay/Doctors Lounge
Parent, Child Surgery May Spur Parents to Quit Smoking

A Child’s Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

June 23, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
10 Recently Published Studies on Anesthesia

Surgery for Children Motivates Smoking Parents to Try to Quit
Surgical Lung Injury Prediction Model Can Help Identify Patients at High Risk of ALI

June 22, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Patients May Have Genetic Predisposition to Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting

June 21, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Editorial Discusses Use of Propofol Anesthesia to Increase Recall of Traumatic Events

June 20, 2011
Anesthesiology News
Neuro Risk from Anesthesia Still Obscure, but Unclouding 

Becker’s ASC Review
Risk of Neurodevelopmental Impairment from Anesthesia Still Exists

June 17, 2011
San Antonio Business Journal
Drug Shortage Problem Growing, Health Officials Warn

June 15, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Presents 6 Tactics to Relieve Drug Shortages

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Clinic Anesthesiologist Moonlights as Westlake Police Officer, Delivers Breech Baby

Time Magazine
Real-Time Video: First Look at a Brain Losing Consciousness Under Anesthesia

June 13, 2011
ASA: The Multidimensional Practice of Pain Medicine

June 1, 3011
Capnographic Monitoring for Endoscopic Sedation: Coming Soon to an Endoscopy Unit Near You?

Ladies’ Home Journal
Patch It Up

May 26, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Patients Preparing for Hip Joint Replacement Display More Cognitive Impairment

May 25, 2011
Health Canal
What Raises the Risk of Stroke After Surgery?

May 19, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA’s Standards Revision Focusing on Ventilation Methods Set to Take Effect

Modern Medicine
Anesthetic Shortage Affecting Patient Care

May 18, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Dr. Richard Dutton Analyzes French Study About Allergic Reactions to Anesthesia

Different Remedies Helpful for Relieving Chronic Pain

May 12, 2011
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
Hometown Feel, National Presence

May 10, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
4 Tactics to Weather the Drug Shortage from Dr. John Dombrowski

Fox News/Reuters
Reactions to Anesthesia More Common Than Thought?

HealthDay/U.S. News
Shortage of Anesthetics Reported

May 9, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Survey: Over 90% Anesthesiologists Face Drug Shortages
5 Ways to Improve Anesthesia Quality in Surgery Centers

KevinMD.com/Wall Street Journal
ASA: Drug Shortages Continue to Impact Anesthesiologists and Patients

May 7, 2011
Valley News Dispatch
Sudden Death Common Among Those with Three-Chambered Hearts 

May 1, 2011
Anesthesiology News
Senate Bill Address Drug Shortages

Annals of Emergency Medicine
The Propofol Ponder

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
Endoscopists Prefer Propofol

Washington Post
Shortages of Key Drugs Endanger Patients

April 27, 2011
Study: No Long-Term Effects for Babies Given Anesthesia

HealthDay/U.S. News
No Long-Term Effects Seen from Anesthesia in Infancy

MedPage Today
Laughing Gas Bringing Smiles to More Women in Labor

April 25, 2011
Crain’s Chicago Business
Medical Residents Find Chicago a Great Place to Learn, but Sewing Up a Job Can Be Tough

April 21, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Anesthesia for Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Q&A with Dr. Joseph Curley of St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, NY

Milwaukie Anesthesiologists Launch Mobile Service

April 18, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
New Study Clarifies ‘Obesity Paradox’ for Surgery Patients

April 15, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Dr. Mark Neuman Discusses Value and Patient Satisfaction in Anesthesia

April 12, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
10 Recent Anesthesia Findings and Breakthroughs

Physician’s Money Digest
The Anesthesia Drug Shortage: What It Means for You

April 11, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Brief Anesthetic Exposure in Infancy Does Not Affect Test Scores in Adolescence
Notable Anesthesiologists Discuss Effects of Different Lethal Injection Drugs

KevinMD.com/MedPage Today
ASA: Anesthesiologists Ensure Safety of Anesthesia in Young Children

April 9, 2011
New York Times
What’s in a Lethal Injection ‘Cocktail’?

April 7, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Responds to Study on Anesthesia Service Contract Compensation

April 6, 2011
Health Policy Solutions
Opinion: Every Patient Deserves a Physician to Oversee Anesthesia

April 1, 2011
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Performance Measurement at a Tipping Point

March 29, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Nurses to Play a Great Role in Healthcare

March 28, 2011
Wall Street Journal
The Secret to Fighting Infections

March 24, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Wood-Library Museum of Anesthesiology Launches New Website

Study Reveals Genetic Marker for Surviving Sepsis

March 23, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Study: B-type Natriuretic Peptide Levels Predict Outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients
Researchers Discover Genetic Marker for Survival of Sepsis

March 22, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Provides Information on Radiation Exposure, Relief Efforts in Japan

March 21, 2011
Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management
70 of the Best Pain Management Physicians in America

March 17, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Texas Adopts Animal Drug for Executions

March 15, 2011
Outpatient Surgery
Does Anesthesia Stunt Children’s Development

March 14, 2011
KevinMD.com/MedPage Today
ASA Addresses Drug Shortages to Ensure Patient Safety

Los Angeles Times
A New Day for Epidurals

March 12, 2011
Three Things an Anesthesiologist Would Do

March 9, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Study Examines Effect of Anesthesia Depth on Long-Term Mortality
Study: Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury More Common in Patients Receiving Sedation or General Anesthesia

Anesthesia & Pain Coder’s Pink Sheet
Pediatric Anesthesia Risks Require Collaborative Studies, FDA Says

New York Times
F.D.A. to Study Whether Anesthesia Poses Cognitive Risks in Young Children

March 4, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Perioperative Atenolol Linked to Lower Mortality Rates Than Metroprolol

The Dartmouth
Medical Team Returns from Hospital in Haiti

March 3, 2011
Health Scare for Serena Williams

March 2, 2011
Associated Press
Replacement Execution Drug Ample, but Has Issues

March 1, 2011
Anesthesia & Pain Coder’s Pink Sheet
CMS Revises Anesthesia Evaluation Rules

Minnesota Magazine
Safety First

February 28, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Smokers Experience More Pain After Ambulatory Surgery

New York Times
Call It a Reversible Coma, Not Sleep

February 25, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Interventional Pain Management: A Physician Specialty

Oncology Times
Critical Drug Shortages: Who’s Minding the Store?

February 24, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Case Studies: Anesthesiologists May Need to Assist More Frequently in Homicide Investigations, Increase Efforts to Prevent Drug Diversion

Time Magazine
Healing the Hurt

February 19, 2011
1360 WCHL
Your Health

February 18, 2011
The Mountaineer
Pain Pill Abuse Has Long History

February 14, 2011
KevinMD.com/MedPage Today
ASA: Patients Demand Physicians Provide Anesthesia Care

February 9, 2011
MedPage Today
Noose Tightens Around Thiopental Supply

February 8, 2011
News Channel 5
Local Hospitals Weather Anesthesia Drug Shortage

February 7, 2011
American Medical News
Credential Disclosure Sought by Bill

February 6, 2011
The Tennessean
Tennessee Has Few Options for Execution Drugs

February 4, 2011
American Medical News
Suicidal Thoughts Plague One in 16 Surgeons

Special Report: Woman Describes Being Awake During Surgery

February 2, 2011
The Gazette
Rockville Doctor, Team Returns from Medical Mission in Kenya

USA Today
Drug Shortages Forcing Some Risky Alternatives

February 1, 2011
Washington Post
Europe’s Dangerous Health Penalty Gesture

January 31, 2011
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Anesthesiologists ‘Extremely Troubled’ by Sodium Thiopental Shortage

January 28, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
Survey Findings Reveal Patient Confusion over Role of Anesthesiologist

HealthDay/U.S. News
Will Loss of Lethal Injection Drug Harm Surgical Patients?

MD News
New Quality Index for Hospital Available

January 25, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Execution Drug Halt Raises Ire of Doctors

Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Medical Community Weighs in on Execution-Drug Controversy

January 24, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA ‘Extremely Troubled’ About Removal of Sodium Thiopental from Market

January 21, 2011
HealthDay/U.S. News
Pain Patches Making Gains in U.S.

Medpage Today
Hospira Dumps Thiopental in Row over Death Penalty

January 20, 2011
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Clarifies Medically Induced Coma Versus Sedation

January 14, 2011
Physician Burnout Demands Change Today for Healthy Medicine Tomorrow

Wall Street Journal
Tucson Injured Received Trauma Care Out of Reach for Many

January 13, 2011
Anesthesiology: An Evolution in Safety

January 12, 2011
The Columbian
Haiti Earthquake: Aftershocks Still Felt by Volunteers

January 10, 2011
HealthDay/Doctors Lounge
Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents

January 5, 2011
Medical News Today
Study Finds Residents at High Risk of Burnout Early in Career

January 4, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Burnout Among Doctors Could Hurt Patients Too

Sky News
Jackson Sleep Aid is Only for Expert Use

January 3, 2011
HealthDay/Doctors Lounge
Cerebral Oxygen Predicts Risk in Cardiac Surgery Patients

January 1, 2011
SELF Magazine
Nipped, Tucked and Wide Awake 

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