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Beverly K. Philip, M.D., FASA, elected first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced Beverly K. Philip, M.D., FASA, has been named first vice president of the ASA. Dr. Philip was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco and will serve for...
22-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists names Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA, new president

SAN FRANCISCO – Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA, director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center and professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at Loma Linda University, California, was today named president of the American...
8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High pre-delivery maternal blood pressure associated with low Apgar scores

Women who experience high blood pressure prior to labor may be more likely to deliver babies with a lower Apgar score, a measure of a newborn’s physical health, suggests new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.
8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unlike obese adults, obese children don’t have more pain after surgery

SAN FRANCISCO – While obese adults often report more pain after surgery, the same does not appear to be true for obese children, according to the largest study of its kind, being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.
8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experts Recommend New Way to Describe Cognitive Changes After Anesthesia and Surgery in Elderly Patients

A multidisciplinary, international group of experts has recommended changing the way clinicians and patients describe cognitive changes experienced in some patients after anesthesia and surgery. The recommendations are being published simultaneously...
16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patient-controlled epidural anesthesia after C-section may reduce oral opioid use

Women who deliver their babies via cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to need opioids to manage post-delivery pain if they receive ongoing epidural analgesia (pain relief) that they can control, suggests first-of-its kind research...
8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists honors Jerry A. Cohen, M.D., with its Distinguished Service Award

SAN FRANCISCO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Jerry A. Cohen, M.D., with its 2017 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his long and highly distinguished career as a physician anesthesiologist,...
8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Beverley A. Orser, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, FCAHS, with its Excellence in Research Award

SAN FRANCISCO –The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Beverley A. Orser, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, FCAHS, with its 2018 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of her outstanding research accomplishments on the molecular...
8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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