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American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) Announces New Anesthesia Quality Institute Executive

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the selection of DeLaine Schmitz as executive of its affiliated organization, the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). Most recently, Schmitz served as director of quality for The...
13-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) Partners in AMA Task Force to Address America’s Opioid Crisis

Recognizing the urgency and serious impact of the growing opioid abuse and addiction problem on the health of patients across the country, today as part of the American Medical Association (AMA) Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, ASA joins the AMA...
29-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

New Therapy Delivers Long-Term Relief for Chronic Back, Leg Pain, Study Finds

According to a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS)...
28-Jul-2015 10:10 AM EDT

Opioids May Not Spell Relief for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers with Depression, Anxiety

A study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), found patients who were prescribed opioids to treat chronic lower back pain experienced...
6-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Resuming Blood Pressure Medicine Promptly After Surgery Reduces Risk of Death

It may be better for patients to resume taking their blood pressure medication sooner after surgery than previously thought. A new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society...
1-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Researchers Determine Best Anesthesia Option for Infants

Infants undergoing some types of surgery could have better recovery if they receive regional anesthesia rather than general anesthesia, according to two studies published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of...
12-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

CMS Approves New Quality Reporting Measures for Physician Anesthesiologists

Physician anesthesiologists can now choose from 36 reporting measures when participating in the ASA QCDR, the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...
16-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Medicare Patients Undergo Unnecessary Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

More than half of all Medicare patients who have cataract surgery undergo unnecessary routine preoperative testing, despite strong evidence that these tests are usually not beneficial and increase national health care costs, reports a study...
10-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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