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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
Macrophage-Inducible C-Type Lectin/Spleen Tyrosine Kinase Signaling...
From the Departments of Anesthesiology and Basic Sciences, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA ; Department of Neurosurgery, Tong-ji Hospital, Wuhan, PR China ; Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PR China ; Department of Neurosurgery, Jinan General Military Hospital, Jinan, PR China ; and Department of Neurosurgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, PR China . Correspondence to John H. Zhang, MD, PhD, Departments of Anesthesiology, Physiology and Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 11041 Campus St, Risley Hall, Room 219, Loma Linda, CA 92354.
Source: Circulation - Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:25:11 GMT
Zalvisoa Phase 3 Orthopedic Results Published In Anesthesiology...
IAP311 was a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled, Phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Zalviso, also referred to in the publication as the sufentanil sublingual tablet system , for the treatment of moderate-to-severe post-operative pain in patients following major joint replacement surgery. Zalviso is an investigational patient-controlled analgesia drug/device candidate currently under review by the United States Food and Drug Administration .
Source: Sys-Con Media - Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:45:29 GMT
Advantia Health Welcomes Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota
Advantia Health , today announced that Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota , a leading physician in Interventional Pain Medicine, will lead their Spine-Sports & Pain Center serving Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. "We believe Dr. Gonzalez-Cota's contemporary, multi-disciplinary approach is the future of pain management, and we look to his experience, passion, and expertise to help build our pain management division and keep us on the cutting edge.
Source: Freshnews - Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:01:59 GMT
IL-4 Is Required for Sex Differences in Vulnerability to Focal...
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Department of Surgery , Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; Department of Neurosurgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China ; and Department of Biology, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA . Correspondence to Rona Giffard, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, S272, Stanford, CA 94305.
Source: Circulation - Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:26:12 GMT
Anesthesiology Associates of Boro Park at Maimonides Medical Center Latest Partner with TelePREOP
TelePREOP , the first and only provider of a telemedicine solutions suite to manage the complex workflows associated with the pre-operative, post-operative and transitional management of patients, is pleased to announce the latest partnership with AABP serving the Maimonides Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York. This solution will work with patients at Maimonides Medical Center , a large teaching hospital, to help smooth the transition from the hospital to their home and community settings.
Source: Freshnews - Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:15:25 GMT
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare -...
University of Alabama at Birmingham is an educational institution. The institute provides academic programs related to accounting and finance, African-American studies, anesthesiology, anthropology, army, art and history.
Source: PR-inside.com - Posted: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:16:31 GMT
ICYMI: $500,000 Awarded After Reston Doctors Mock Patient During Surgery
A Vienna man has been awarded $500,000 after a doctor repeatedly mocked him while he was sedated during a colonoscopy. At one point after the patient is sedated, the anesthesiologist is heard telling him she wanted to "punch you in the face and man you up a little bit."
Source: Patch.com - Posted: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:37:27 GMT
In death, doctor's organ donation mission receives new life
In April, 2014, Dr. Jennifer Bender told The Globe and Mail about watching preparations for a potential organ donor abruptly stop when the family members involved decided against the donation. As an anesthesiologist, she said it was difficult to see the potentially life-saving process come to a halt.
Source: The Globe and Mail - Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:44:25 GMT
Caught on tape: Anesthesiologist mocks patient
An anesthesiologist and her practice have to pay half a million dollars after they were caught on tape mocking a patient while he was sedated at a medical suite.
Source: Eastern Shore News - Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:38:36 GMT
Slept through the insults, awarded $500,000
Patient undergoing sedation for colonoscopy leaves cellphone recording, which picks up a string of insulting remarks made by anesthesiologist and others while he was under. The comments alleged to be defamatory were mostly heard only by other health workers present, so reputational damages are at best uncertain, but a Northern Virginia jury valued the sheer indignity of it all at $500,000.
Source: Overlawyered - Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:12:53 GMT
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.
July 20, 2009
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.
January 22, 2008
AAASC and FASA to Merge
The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and FASA agreed to merge.
October 13, 2007
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians.
October 20, 2005
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.
July 22, 2005
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.
July 7, 2005
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.”
July 1, 2005
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.
June 30, 2005
Tennessee (TN) Licensure Changes
CRNA’s not holding a Masters Degree will not be “grandfathered in” after 07/01/2005.
June 15, 2005