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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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