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December 26, 2012
HealthLeaders Media
Anesthesiology Focus for Operating Room Efficiency

December 21, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
5 Challenges for Anesthesia in 2013

British Medical Journal
US Drug Shortages: A Disappearing Problem?

December 18, 2012
KevinMD.com/MedPage Today
Why Physician Led Pain Care is Important for Patients

Outpatient Surgery Magazine
N.J. Court Says CRNAs Must Be Supervised

December 13, 2012
HealthLeaders Media
Anesthesia and Operating Room Efficiency

December 12, 2012
Outcome Magazine
Cancer Recurrence Influenced by Opiates Already in Body, Anesthesia: Study

December 10, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Dr. Ralph Lydic to Chair National Space Biomedical Research Council

USA Today
Cosmetic Surgery Laws Often Aren’t Enough

December 7, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham Patch
American Society of Anesthesiologists Names Paul Pomerantz as Chief Executive Officer

Fox News/Reuters
Self-hypnosis Fails to Reduce Epidural use During Labor

December 6, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Paul Pomerantz Named ASA CEO for 2013

CEO Update
CEO Turnover Heats Up
Express Pharma
DIA Begins Transition to New Executive Leadership

December 5, 2012
Niles-Morton Grove Patch
American Society of Anesthesiologists Names Paul Pomerantz as Chief Executive Officer

Philadelphia Business Journal
Drug Information Assoc. Head Pomerantz Quitting

‘Old’ Erythrocytes Little Problem in Noncardiac Surgery

December 2012
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
What’s New in Anesthesia?

November 22, 2012
Inhaled Nitric Oxide Reduces Adverse Effects of Stored Blood Transfusion in Mice 

November 21, 2012
Outcome Magazine
Blood Lactate Variables a Vital Predictive in Trauma Mortality: Study

November 19, 2012
Congressional Quarterly
Anesthesia Debate Gets Prickly

November 9, 2012
Fierce Healthcare
Anesthesiologist-led ‘Surgical Home’ Cuts Costs, Improves Outcomes

November 8, 2012
Becker’s Hospital Review
The Changing Role of Anesthesiology: How Will the Specialty Adapt as Procedures Go Outpatient?

November 6, 2012
Inside Health Policy
Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologists Take Their Cases to the States

Recognize and Manage Physician Stress Burnout

Time Magazine
Anesthesia Study Opens Window into Consciousness

November 5, 2012
Los Angeles Times
General Anesthesia May Disrupt Communications Between Brain Areas

MIT News
Inside the Unconscious Brain

Scientific American
Mechanism of General Anesthesia Involves Disrupting Brain Communication

November 1, 2012
Now @ NEJM
The Most Important Article in NEJM History

November 2012
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
Endoscopic Sedation Guidelines Published

October 29, 2012
Fun Education
Anesthesia May Alter Children's Brains

Researchers Find That Children’s Brains are More Affected by Inhaled Anesthetic

October 26, 2012
Doctor's Lounge
Metabolic Patterns of Propofol, Sevoflurane Differ in Children

Study Shows Inhaled Anesthesia Affects Children’s Brains More Than Intravenous Anesthetic

October 25, 2012
HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report
Secret of Anesthesia Revealed, Study Says

Study Identifies Factors That Could Affect Future Workforce Supply of Anesthesiologists

Science News
Same Neurons at Work in Sleep and Under Anesthesia

October 24, 2012
Becker's ASC Review
Data on Older Anesthesiologists Could Prepare for Future Under Supply

October 12, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Presents Coordinated Care Model at White House Roundtable
How Will Medicare Sequestration Impact Anesthesiology? Q&A With ASA President Dr. Jerry Cohen

October 11, 2012
Fox Chicago News
Steroid Linked to Meningitis Outbreak Sent to Chicago Area

October 10, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Releases Important Reminders on the Meningitis Outbreak

Fall 2012
Choices Newsletter
Spotlight on Specialties: Anesthesiology

September 29, 2012
I Have Seen the Tragedy of Prescription Drug Abuse

September 26, 2012
American Society of Anesthesiologists Announces Partnership with The Medicine Abuse Project

September 21, 2012
Health Imaging
Just Add Ultrasound: ICU Protocol Additions Aid Diagnosis

September 19, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Study: Ultrasounds Help Properly Diagnose Critical Care Patients

September 17, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Study: Anesthesia Drug’s Amnesia Does Not Block Emotion Arousal

September 13, 2012
Huffington Post
Laughing Gas Safe for Use During Delivery, Study Says

August 29, 2012
Only Trained Physicians Should Provide Interventional Pain Services

August 27, 2012
1,270 media outlets
Facing Surgery? How You Can Help Ensure the Best Outcome

August 23, 2012
Blood Clotting Treatment Algorithms Help Decrease Transfusion Requirements in Cardiac Surgery Patients

August 22, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Anesthesiology: Blood Clotting Algorithms Can Reduce Transfusion Requirements, Cut Hospital Costs

August 20, 2012
Anesthesia in Young Kids May Carry Developmental Risks

August 17, 2012
Inside Health Policy
As CMS Develops National Pay Rule Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologists at Odds Over Pain-Management Policy

August 7, 2012
Medical Law Perspectives
Who Should Be Able to Administer Anesthesia? 

August 6, 2012
American Medical News
Court Rules Nurse Anesthetists Don’t Need Physician Supervision

August 2, 2012
Anesthesia Best Left to Experts

August 1, 2012
Doctors Lounge/HealthDay
Causes of Maternal Intrapartum Fever in Induced Labor ID’d

August 2012
Anesthesiology News
Opioid-Related Problems Up Costs, Prolong Hospital Stays

July 26, 2012
Fever in Laboring Women Not Associated With Epidural Analgesia

July 25, 2012
CBS 42
Study Says Epidurals Do Not Cause Fever in Women in Labor

Science Daily
Epidural Analgesia Not to Blame for Fever in Laboring Women, Study Suggests

July 24, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists ‘Dismayed’ at CRNA Ruling

July 22, 2012
The Role of IVs and Central Lines in Critical Care

July 20, 2012
Modern Physician
Colorado Physician Associations Question Anesthesia Ruling

July 19, 2012
The Associated Press
Colorado Court: Nurses Can Provide Anesthesia

July 9, 2012
Albany Times Union
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Expands Redesigned Website

June 30, 2012
Obstetric Anesthesiologists Not Only Relieve Pain, They Save Lives

June 29, 2012
California Nurse Anesthetists Allowed to Work Solo

June 22, 2012
American News Report
Genes Play a Role in Opioid Side Effects

June 21, 2012
Doctors Lounge 
Genetic Contribution Detected in Responses to Opioids

Genes May Influence Reactions to Painkillers

Genes Affect Reaction to Painkillers

MedPage Today 
Numbing Region May Be Way to Go in Hip Surgery

Hip Fracture Type May Determine Regional Anesthesia Benefits

June 20, 2012
Westmoreland Times
Study Finds Regional Anesthesia Reduce Complications and Death For Patients With Hip Injuries

June 9, 2012
The Empowered Patient: 25 Shocking Medical Mistakes

June 7, 2012
Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement

Obesity Linked to More Major Health Problems

June 4, 2012
New York Times
A Very Expensive Nap

Summer 2012
Seattle Health
Med Alert

May 28, 2012
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dear Doctor: Anesthesia is Generally Safe for Younger Patients

May 15, 2012
The Best- and Worst-Paying Jobs in America

May 9, 2012
Smart Stimulator Offers Back and Leg Pain Relief

May 8, 2012
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Steroids for Back Pain Show Little Value

May 7, 2012
Becker's Hospital Review
Blood Usage Varies Widely Among Physicians, Study Says

May 6, 2012
ASA: Need Anesthesiology Providers? Consider Anesthesiologist Assistants

May 3, 2012
Becker's ASC Review
Inflammasome Impacts Lung Injury in Patients Who Receive Mechanical Ventilation

May 1, 2012
Anesthesiology News
AIMS Critical Event Data May Be Flawed, Experts Warn
Early Epidurals No Advantage for Blunt Thoracic Injury

Becker's ASC Review
Methylphenidate Induces Emergence from General Anesthesia, Study Says

New York Times
Debate Over Who Should Be Allowed to Administer Anesthesia Moves to Courts

Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Anesthesia Alert: Dealing With the Anesthesia Drug Shortages
Buy an Anesthesia Machine Your Providers Will Love

April 30, 2012
Fierce Healthcare
Overusing Blood Transfusions Increases Risks, Costs

American News Report
In Transfusion, More Blood Means More Risk, Higher Cost 

Transfused Blood Often Used in Patients Who Don’t Need It

April 25, 2012
Baltimore Sun
Doctors May Be Transfusing Blood Too Often

International Business Times
Blood Transfusions Overused, Study

April 20, 2012
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Opioids May Spur Tumor Growth

April 19, 2012
Becker's ASC Review 
Fentanyl Tops Drug Shortage List for Anesthesiologists

HealthLeaders Media
Nearly All Anesthesiologists Report Drug Shortages

Shortage of Anesthesia Drugs

April 17, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Anesthesia Shortage Led to 7 Patient Deaths, ASA Survey Says

Outpatient Surgery Magazine
7 Anesthesiologists Report Patient Deaths from Drug Shortage

Anesthesia Drugs in Short Supply

April 16, 2012
ABC News
Survey: 7 Deaths From Anesthesia Drug Shortage

San Francisco Chronicle
Survey: Drug Shortages Resulted in Patient Deaths

April 13, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Plans $20M Relocation of Chicago Suburban Headquarters

April 12, 2012
New York Times
Awake or Knocked Out? The Line Gets Blurrier

April 10, 2012
Anesthesiologist-CRNA Teamwork Common, but Groups at Odds

April 6, 2012
Today Show
Teen Dies After ‘Routine’ Wisdom Tooth Surgery

April 5, 2012
Daily Herald
Medical Society Plans $20 Million Headquarters in Schaumburg

Bioscience Technology
Scientists Solving the Mystery of Human Consciousness

Greening the Operating Room

April 1, 2012
Dominion Post
Doctors Day: Help Needed

March 31, 2012
ASA Recognizes Doctors’ Day 2012

March 29, 2012
Anesthesia Shortages

March 28, 2012
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
Anesthesiologists Society National Headquarters Leaving Park Ridge After Half-century

March 26, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
3 Reasons Why Anesthesia Providers Should Lead the OR

Park Ridge Journal
Anesthesiologists National HQ Moving Out of PR in 2014

Link Between Opioids and Cancer Growth

March 23, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Study Examines Role of Morphine-Like Chemicals, Opioids in Breast Cancer Survival

March 22, 2012
American News Report
Studies Find Link Between Opioids and Cancer

Daily Rx
Pain Meds May Influence Cancer Growth

Voice, Throat Problems Common After Anesthesia

Science a GoGo
More Evidence for Opiates Role in Cancer Growth

March 21, 2012
ABC News
Opioids May Play a Role in Cancer Growth

International Business Times
Pain Meds Could Be Linked to Tumor Growth

March 20, 2012
Associated Press
Too Many Colon Tests Use Costly Sedation: Study

Medical Xpress
Evidence Mounts for Link Between Opioids and Cancer Growth

March 19, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
ASA Calls for Congress to Address Drug Shortage

March 11, 2012
ASA: The Global Anesthesia Crisis in Low-income Countries

March 9, 2012
Infection Control Today
Experts Share Insights on HAI Prevention

March 1, 2012
OR Manager Newsletter
Capnography: New Standard of Care for Sedation?

HealthLeaders Media
Healthcare PACs Tile Toward GOP

DOTmed Business News
Information Management Systems Sales Fuel Market

Pain Medicine News
Knowledge of Pain Med Safety Mixed Among Specialists

February 27, 2012
Medical News Today
Older Anesthesiologists Face More Litigation

February 24, 2012
Doctors Lounge
Older Anesthesiologists Have Higher Litigation Rates

February 23, 2012
Older Physicians Have Higher Frequency of Litigation 
Surgery Associated with Brain Atrophy in Elderly Patients with MCI

February 17, 2012
Sirius XM
Doctor Radio

February 16, 2012
Drug Shortages Still Vex Anesthesiology

February 14, 2012 
The Dr. Drew Show

Wall Street Journal
The Ultimate Lifesaver

February 9, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
7 Serious Effects of Anesthesia Drug Shortages on Surgery Centers

February 6, 2012
WKBT La Crosse
Don’t Let Osteoarthritis Slow You Down

February 2, 2012
ABC News 
Study Finds Possible Link Between Anesthesia and ADHD

CNN International 
General Anesthesia in Infancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD

Fox News 
Possible Link Between Anesthesia Exposure and ADHD in Young Children

February 1, 2012
Anesthesiology News
Evidence Points to Better Approach for Back Injections
Obese Children Require Less Propofol
Seeing the (Green) Light in the OR

January 27, 2012
Medical News Today
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Risk Factors in Pregnant Women

The State
South Carolina Task Force Tackles Childhood Obesity

January 23, 2012
A 2012 Forecast for Anesthesiology

January 20, 2012
Trib Local Evanston
Advances in Anesthesia Make it Safer, Easier to Tolerate

January 11, 2012
Chicago Tribune
Safe to Say, Anesthesia Less Risky Than Ever

January 10, 2012
Becker’s ASC Review
Anesthesiologist Dr. Kenneth Elmassian Praises ASA for Work on Drug Shortages

Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Can Blindness Following Spine Surgery Be Prevented?

January 9, 2012
Detroit Free Press
Letters: On Drug Shortage, Follow the Money

January 6, 2012
Risk Factors for Post-Spinal Fusion Visual Loss Identified

January 1, 2012
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Can We Eliminate Narcotics

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