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F. Kayser Enneking, MD Will Receive ASRA’s Prestigious Gaston Labat Award

The award honors Gaston P. Labat, MD (1843-1908), a pioneer in regional anesthesia and the first president of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia founded in 1923 (later abandoned and then “re-founded” in 1975).
27-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ASRA Names Dr. Taif Mukhdomi the 2021 Resident/Fellow of the Year

Dr. Mukhdomi is a resident in anesthesiology at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital where he has been chief resident since 2020. ASRA’s Resident/Fellow of the Year Award is given annually to a resident or fellow member of ASRA who has...
27-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Practice Advisory: Contrast Agent Used in Pain Procedures Linked to Brain Damage and Death

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine has joined 10 other pain societies in issuing a practice advisory on the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents. This off-label use is an alternative option for patients with...
31-Mar-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Promising New Treatment Identified for Diabetic Patients with Chronic Pain and Numbness in Their Hands and Feet

A recent study conducted by physicians across the country shows promise for a new treatment option for patients suffering chronic pain from diabetic neuropathy. The treatment entails spinal cord stimulator implantation, a technique commonly...
3-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Studies Show Subcutaneous Methylnaltrexone Provides Safe, Effective, and Rapid Relief of Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients with Cancer

In a study of cancer patients treated with methylnaltrexone, about 50%–70% experienced relief from opioid-induced constipation within 4 hours without the use of additional treatments, compared with 15% of placebo-treated patients. In addition,...
3-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Uncover and Target Specific Proteins Linked to Pain in an Animal Model

Researchers are looking at the potential of a technique called differential target multiplexed programming (DTMP) to reduce chronic pain by targeting certain proteins linked to inflammation.
3-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Neuromonitoring Enables Patients to Sleep through Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement

Neuromonitoring has been used in the fields of neurological and orthopedic surgery for years but has just recently made its debut in SCS implantation. There are limited studies observing neuromonitoring in this application, so doctors have shared...
3-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Safety Net Hospitals Associated with Dramatically Higher Complications and Death Rates in Patients Receiving Hip Replacement Surgery

Patients who receive hip replacement surgery at safety net hospitals – those that provide care regardless of ability to pay – were 38% more likely to die in the hospital than those receiving the surgery at other hospitals, according to a study...
12-Aug-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Need surgery? Here’s why regional anesthesia is safer than general anesthesia during the coronavirus pandemic

If you don’t have COVID-19, you probably want to stay as far away from a hospital as possible right now. However, the fact is that some people still need emergency surgery. If you or a loved one are in this situation – for any reason – you...
16-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT

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Chronic pain physician provides guidance for patients during COVID-19

3-Apr-2020 11:40 AM EDT

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ASRA Position Addresses Use of Cannabis for Pain. Dr. Samer Narouze is available for interviews

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Anesthesiologist Links Antidote Resistance to Killer Synthetic Opioid W-18

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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is a professional member organization of more than 5,000 physicians and healthcare providers across the United States and the world. Founded in 1975, the mission of ASRA is to advance the science and practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine to improve patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy. ASRA is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit www.asra.com.


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Journal Seeks Executive Editor with Expertise in Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine is recruiting a new Executive Editor for Reviews. The cand...
19 Apr 2021

New Coverage Policies for Facet Joint Interventions for Pain Management

In March 2021, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) across all jurisdictions released final local cov...
26 Mar 2021

Multisociety Pain Workgroup Continues Work to Get Coverage of Epidural Injections for Chronic Pain Management

On February 4, ASRA joined the Spine Intervention Society and five other pain medicine organizations, repre...
04 Feb 2021

CMS Will Not Issue Separate Payment for CPT 99072

Although the AMA CPT Editorial Board created CPT 99072 (Additional supplies, materials, and ...
18 Jan 2021

RAPM Impact Factor Reaches 7.015

Clarivate Analytics announced that the 2019 Impact Factor (IF) for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Me...
29 Jun 2020

ASRA Recognizes Eight Trailblazers as Part of the Year of Women in ASRA

Eight trailblazing women in regional anesthesia and pain medicine are being honored for their achievements ...
07 Apr 2020