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Pretreating Red Blood Cells with Nitric Oxide May Reduce Severe Side Effect Linked to Blood Transfusions

A new treatment may diminish a dangerous side effect associated with transfusions of red blood cells (RBCs) known as pulmonary hypertension, an elevated blood pressure in the lungs and heart that can lead to heart failure, suggests a new study...
7-Nov-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patients Benefit From Tranexamic Acid During Heart Surgery, Withholding Blood Pressure Meds Before Surgery, Studies Show

Four innovative studies exploring ways to reduce complications related to heart surgery or minimize patient mortality due to risks associated with low blood pressure and surgery were highlighted during the Anesthesiology Major Trials Session held at...
27-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Names Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., New President

Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas, was today named president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation’s largest...
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Linda J. Mason, M.D., Elected First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Linda J. Mason, M.D., director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, today was named first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Mason was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY®...
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Easing Labor Pain May Help Reduce Postpartum Depression in Some Women, Early Research Suggests

Epidural anesthesia may do more than relieve pain during labor; in some women it may decrease the likelihood of postpartum depression, suggests a preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting.
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

An experimental drug shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s disease by preventing inflammation and removing abnormal protein clumps in the brain that are associated with the disease, suggests a study in mice presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016...
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combining Dental, Medical Procedures May Safely Limit Children’s Anesthesia Exposure

Children who require both dental and non-dental medical procedures should have them completed under one general anesthesia session whenever possible, which is ideal for both the patient and family, suggests research being presented at the...
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Instruction Sheet Helps Patients Correctly Take Regular Medications Before Surgery

Patients may be more likely to take their regularly prescribed medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension correctly before surgery when provided a simple instruction sheet, reveals a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY®...
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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