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News from ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 26-Oct-2016
 

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016
Chicago, Oct. 22-26

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American Society of Anesthesiologists
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More Americans Undergo Procedures Involving Anesthesia Outside of O.R.

More than one-third of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia now have them outside of the operating room (O.R.), an increase of 27 percent in five years, according to an analysis of a large registry being presented at the ANESTHESIOLO...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2016 at 08:30 ET


Latinos More Anxious Before Surgery, Desire Detailed Information, Study Shows

Latinos may be more anxious than Caucasian patients about having surgery and also want more detailed information before having a procedure, suggests research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting. ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET


Perioperative Surgical Home Delivers Improved Patient Outcomes, Satisfaction and Shorter Hospital Stays

Decreasing the number of tests, blood transfusions and length of time in the hospital, while improving patients’ pain management and communication with physicians were the results of implementing the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2016 at 17:00 ET


Many Back Pain Patients Get Limited Relief From Opioids and Worry About Taking Them, Survey Shows

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meet...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET


Patients Benefit From Enhanced Recovery Programs: Are Better Prepared for Surgery, Have Less Pain, Studies Show

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, an important component of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), are helping patients better prepare for surgery and recuperate faster afterward, according to two new studies being presented at the ANE...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2016 at 16:15 ET


American Society of Anesthesiologists Recognizes Michael M. Todd, M.D., with Its Excellence in Research Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Michael M. Todd, M.D., with its 2016 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his outstanding research achievements in neuro-anesthesiology and neuroscience. Dr. Todd’s research ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2016 at 09:00 ET


American Society of Anesthesiologists Recognizes Hannah Wunsch, M.D., with Its 2016 Presidential Scholar Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Hannah Wunsch, M.D., M.Sc., with its 2016 Presidential Scholar Award in recognition of her outstanding career in research. Dr. Wunsch is a leading academic physician anesthesiologist wi...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2016 at 09:00 ET


American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., with Its Distinguished Service Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., of Wellesley, Mass., with its 2015 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his passion for global health and humanitarian outreach and his remarkable...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2016 at 09:00 ET


Women Who Opt for Laughing Gas During Labor May Still Get an Epidural, Study Shows

The majority of women who chose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, ultimately decide to have an epidural, according to new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting. Researchers found nitrous oxide provided limite...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET


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® 2...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2016 at 16:15 ET


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 ANESTHESIOL...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET


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 an...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2016 at 16:15 ET


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....

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2016 at 10:45 ET


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® ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET


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 organizati...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET

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