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Anesthesia Industry News

The News portion of NWAnesthesia.com offers news, announcements, commentary and articles on anesthesia, technology and things unique to our profession. You’ll find the most recent entries on the home page, but this page will become an archive of our industry.

Current Anesthesia Articles from Topix.com

A cut above
Last week's surgery to repair my broken right ankle marked the third time I'd been "put under" by a calm and careful anesthesiologist at Lower Keys Medical Center.
Beyond booze, bite blocks: 'Horrendous' Civil War pushed surgeons to use anesthesia, says UAB doc
However, the huge number of battlefield injuries and the other horrors of the war played a major role in establishing the regular use of anesthesia in the United States, in part because of the experience gained with it during the conflict by the roughly 15,000 Union and Confederate doctors, according to Dr. Maurice S. Albin, a professor in the ... (more)
Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain
After a systematic review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for acute and chronic postsurgical pain, researchers have concluded that more trials are needed to determine whether these drugs should be prescribed for postsurgical pain on a regular basis.
Comprehensive Pain Services: Quality is top priority
Comprehensive Pain Services is a growing pain management office that serves the Wooster, Massillon and Barberton communities.
The Hidden Structural Engineers Who Keep Our Buildings Up, and Other Invisible Professionals
Fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, structural engineers, and other professionals, are masters of their crafts but rarely get attention for their work behind the scenes.
Surgeons, anesthesiologists have best-paying jobs of 2014
Among the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., healthcare professions top the list. Which American jobs pay the most? The answers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are surgery and anesthesiology.
Protein in 'good cholesterol' may be a key to treating pulmonary hypertension
This images shows the differences in the structure of a small lung artery and heart cross section of rodents without disease ; with pulmonary... Oxidized lipids are known to play a key role in inflaming blood vessels and hardening arteries, which causes diseases like atherosclerosis.
This is what lifelong learning in medicine should look like
He left a little early to stop by the cath lab to see his patient before her procedure.
Apolipoprotein A-I Mimetic Peptide 4F Rescues Pulmonary Hypertension...
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Molecular Medicine , Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology , Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine , Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology , and Cardiovascular Research Laboratories , David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California-Los Angeles; and Pulmonary ... (more)
Modeling Immunity and Inflammation in Stroke: Don't Be Afraid of Mice? [Basic Science Controversy]
From the Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University and VA Medical Center, Portland.

Previous Anesthesia Articles and Entries

Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees Plead Guilty to HIPAA Violations
Jane W. Duke, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with Thomas J. Browne, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Little Rock Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today the guilty pleas of a Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees. Each pled to a misdemeanor violation of the health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) based on their accessing a patient’s record without any legitimate purpose.
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine calling for a 60% increase in enrollment
The need for more doctors is so critical that Medical College of Georgia must expand immediately to produce physicians that will remain in GA — assuring both public health and economic opportunity for all citizens.
AAASC and FASA to Merge
The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and FASA agreed to merge.
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians.
Baxter Recalls Flawed Infusion Pump After Deaths
Baxter Healthcare Corp. recalled all models of its Colleague Volumetric Infusion Pumps because the pumps can shut down while delivering medication and fluids to patients, the Food and Drug Administration said.
Malpractice Premiums Far Outpaced Claims
The Center for Justice and Democracy, New York, said 15 of the nation’s biggest malpractice insurers “price–gouged” physicians from 2000 to 2004, increasing net premiums 120% while their net payments for claims rose 5.7% during that period.
Patient Safety Advocacy Decreases Malpractice Premiums
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, June 21st examined how malpractice insurance premiums for anesthesiologists have decreased over the past 20 years because they have “focused on improving patient safety” rather than legislation that would “protect them against patient lawsuits.”
Medical Malpractice: Understanding Claims Made and Occurrence Coverage
Not all medical malpractice policies are the same. Understanding the difference between a “claims–made” policy and an “occurrence” policy may be difficult as there are significant differences in coverage.
Tennessee (TN) Licensure Changes
CRNA’s not holding a Masters Degree will not be “grandfathered in” after 07/01/2005.