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Recommendations for Interventional Pain Procedures During Contrast Shortage

Pain medicine practitioners should take measures to reduce the use of iodinated contrast medium in interventional pain procedures due to the current shortage of iohexol. Clinicians are advised to consider using alternate image guidance, such as...
24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Saline Treatment Can Reverse Nerve Block Lung Complication, But Needs 30 Minutes to Take Effect – Too Long for Some Patients

Researchers at Stanford University are working to identify how to reverse a rare but potentially fatal side effect of a commonly provided nerve block for patients receiving shoulder surgery. Given how common the surgery is, this work has vast...
29-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Local Anesthetic Use for Hip Fracture Patients Is Increasing, a Positive Sign in the Battle Against Opioid Use Disorder

Patients with traumatic injuries who are treated in the emergency room are susceptible to opioid-related adverse drug effects. Increased use of regional anesthesia in this setting can be helpful in the effort to reduce the use of opioids.
21-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Developing System for Delivering IGF-1 Nanoparticles to Patients with Nerve Injury

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, are developing a drug delivery system that can deliver nanoparticles containing IGF-1 to injured nerves to help them heal.
21-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ban Tsui, MD, Will Receive ASRA Pain Medicine’s 2022 Distinguished Service Award

Ban C.H. Tsui, MD, has been selected to receive the 2022 Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine). Dr. Tsui is a professor in the department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative &...
1-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Brian Ilfeld, MD, Will Receive ASRA Pain Medicine’s Prestigious Gaston Labat Award

Brian Ilfeld, MD, has been named the 2022 Gaston Labat Award recipient and lecturer by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine). Dr. Ilfeld is a professor of anesthesiology at the University of California...
1-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dr. Alexander Stone to Receive 2022 ASRA Pain Medicine Resident/Fellow of the Year Award

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine) 2022 Resident/Fellow of the Year will be awarded to Alexander Stone, MD, a regional anesthesia-acute pain medicine fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in...
1-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASRA Changes Name to ASRA Pain Medicine

The American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (ASRA) has changed its abbreviated name to ASRA Pain Medicine to better reflect its membership community’s expertise and advancement of the entire spectrum of pain medicine.
18-Nov-2021 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Surgery, Buprenorphine, and Patients in Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder

With the reintroduction of powerful narcotic opioids to manage acute pain, surgery can be a make-or-break time for patients in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD). For those using buprenorphine as part of their recovery process, the stress,...
20-Sep-2021 10:05 AM EDT

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The Pandemic Has Further Contributed to Bias, Worse Outcomes in Pain Management

Both patients with chronic pain and providers specializing in chronic pain are suffering from effects of COVID while battling bias in health care. Expert hopes to move forward in identifying differences in pain outcomes despite current challenges
20-Sep-2021 9:05 AM EDT

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Increasing Use of Behavioral Care Helps Patients Recover Faster from Surgery

Experts say behavioral medicine works alongside medications and other methods. When patients learn how to manage stress and pain before surgery, they can have better outcomes - including less postsurgical chronic pain and even lower costs.
16-Sep-2021 9:05 AM EDT

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The Promise of Regenerative Medicine to Treat Chronic Pain

Regenerative medicine has enormous implications for treatment and prevention of chronic pain including conditions like osteoarthritis, diabetic and peripheral neuropathy, and even spinal cord injuries and degenerative disk disease. According to one...
15-Sep-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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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ASRA Pain Medicine Mentorship Program Wins Accolade

ASRA Pain Medicine's ...
28 Jul 2022

Authorization for Implanted Spinal Neurostimulators

In a recent report,...
17 Jun 2022

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Fully Recognized by the AMA

ASRA Pain Medicine Joined the House of Delegates this Morning The American Medical Ass...
13 Jun 2022

ASRA Pain Medicine Endorses Venous Thromboembolism Recommendations

ASRA Pain Medicine's Board of Directors voted to endorse the International Consensus Meeting Recommend...
17 May 2022

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

LAST Checklist Updated: Rapid Response to User Feedback

Shortly after release of the latest ...
01 Dec 2020

ASRA Recognizes Bonica and Distinguished Service Award Winners

Dr. Philip Peng Is ASRA’s 2019 John Bonica Lecture Award Winner...
16 Nov 2020