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Evidence-Based Approach to Treating Post-Delivery Pain in New Moms During Opioid Crisis

Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). In addition, the quantity of opioids prescribed to women after cesarean delivery can be less than currently prescribed.

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Anesthesiology, Fentanyl, Breastfeeding, Epidural

Early Breastfeeding Success Not Affected by Epidural Pain Relief With Fentanyl

Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Opioid, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Public Health Emergency

American Society of Anesthesiologists Supports Trump Administrations’ Declaration of Opioid Crisis as Public Health Emergency

ASA today announced its support of President Donald J. Trump’s announcement officially declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency. The ASA applauds the president’s administration for taking this important step toward addressing drug addiction and opioid overuse and abuse.

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Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., MSHCA, FACHE, elected first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., MSHCA, FACHE, today was named first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Peterson was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting and will serve for one year.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Names James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., New President

James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak in Michigan, was today named the 100th president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation’s largest organization of physician anesthesiologists. Dr. Grant assumed office at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting in Boston and will serve for one year.

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What’s Snow Got to Do with It? Most Elderly Hip Fractures Occur in Warm Months and Indoors

Think the shorter winter days, ice and snow put your older loved one at greater risk for a fall and broken hip? Think again. A preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting shows that the majority of falls occur during warm months, and a greater number of the falls happen indoors rather than out.

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Anesthesia, Opiods

Eliminating Opioids From Anesthesia Decreases Post-Surgery Nausea, Study Shows

Opioid-free general anesthesia is safe, effective and dramatically decreases postoperative nausea, according to a single-center study of more than 1,000 patients being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Botox® Injections May Provide Relief for Children and Teens with Hard-to-Treat Migraines

Hope may be on the horizon for children and teens who suffer from migraine headaches that don’t respond to traditional treatment. Injections of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) may provide significant relief, suggests a small preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Paul Myles, M.D., with its Excellence in Research Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Paul Myles, M.D., with its 2017 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his outstanding research achievements as a primary investigator in perioperative medicine and patient-centered outcomes. Dr. Myles’ research has led to major contributions to the field of anesthesiology.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Chad Brummett, M.D., with its 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Chad Brummett, M.D., with its 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding career as a leading academic physician anesthesiologist, whose research in pain medicine has significantly contributed to the field of anesthesiology.







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