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Mixing Opioids and Alcohol May Increase Likelihood of Dangerous Respiratory Complication, Especially in the Elderly, Study Finds

Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether,...
7-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

App Helps C-Section Patients Reduce Length of Hospital Stay After Delivery

Women who used a smartphone app as part of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) program were released from the hospital sooner after delivering their babies via cesarean section, according to a study presented at the American Society of...
26-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Physician Anesthesiologists Tell Consumers Three Things to Know About ‘Surprise Medical Bills’

During Physician Anesthesiologists Week, ASA wants to empower patients to be informed health care consumers by alerting them to three things they should know about “surprise insurance gaps.”
23-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Access to Anesthesia Care Is Not Improved When States Eliminate Physician Supervision, Study Finds

Patient access to anesthesia care for seven common surgical procedures is not increased when states “opt-out” of the Medicare rule that requires anesthesia to be administered with physician supervision, reports a study published in the Online...
19-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Commends President-elect Trump’s Nomination of David Shulkin, M.D. for Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) applauds President-elect Trump’s nomination of David Shulkin, M.D., to be the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and looks forward to working with him to ensure the...
13-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

SAVE THE DATE – PRACTICE MANAGEMENT Jan. 27 -29, 2017 “Critical Changes, Critical Strategies”

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2017, a three-day meeting for its members and practice management staff. The media are invited to attend.
12-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physician Anesthesiologists Applaud VA Decision to Reverse Proposal to Replace Physician Anesthesiologists with Nurses for Anesthesia

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is extremely gratified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to reverse its proposal to replace the department’s physician anesthesiologists with nurses in VA health care...
13-Dec-2016 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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