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Research Identifies Which Patients Benefit from Additional Testing to Find CSF Leaks

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified which patients benefit from costly diagnostic testing to identify cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and those who can be treated with less invasive testing. CSF leaks lead to a condition called hypovolemia...
1-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Identifies Factors Associated With Successful Radiofrequency Ablation of Lumbar Facet Joints

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified patient attributes associated with better outcomes from radiofrequency ablation of lumbar facet joints. Lumbar facet problems account for 25% of chronic low back pain.
1-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Multiple Pain Medicine Techniques Found to Reduce Pain and Need for Opioids Following Knee Replacement Surgery

According to research published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, using more than one type of pain medicine to target different pain pathways has been shown to decrease pain while reducing side effects of knee replacement surgery.
27-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study of Dura Mater Lesions Debunks Myths of Post-Dural Puncture Headache

According to research published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the type of needle used in certain kinds of anesthesia is not linked to post-dural puncture headache.
27-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Regional Anesthesia Linked to Improved Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients

According to research published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the use of regional anesthesia is associated with lower levels of inflammation and a better immune response in breast cancer surgery patients.
26-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds IV Steroids for Nerve Blocks Associated With Decreased Need for Pain Medication

A study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that IV dexamethasone did not prolong nerve blocks but did decrease the amount of pain medicine needed and extended the time before the first pain medicine was requested.
15-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dr. Hari Kalagara Named 2017 Resident/Fellow of the Year

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Resident at Cleveland Clinic responsible for organizing popular ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshops has been named ASRA's Resident/Fellow of the Year.
14-Mar-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Questions Anticoagulation Guidelines for Performing Regional Anesthesia Procedures

Findings suggest longer wait time needed for some patients receiving spinal or epidural anesthesia to avoid bleeding risk
14-Mar-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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