Anesthesiology Journal and Other Scientific Press Releases

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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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