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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
Aging Enhances Autonomic Support of Blood Pressure in Women [Original Article]
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ; Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgren Academy at Gothenburg University, Goteborg, Sweden ; and Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA .
Source: Circulation - Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:37:58 GMT
Cervical Ganglion Block Attenuates the Progression of Pulmonary...
From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine , Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute , Severance Biomedical Science Institute , and Department of Pathology , Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea .
Source: Circulation - Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:28:27 GMT
Binghamton University alumnus gives students a look into the life of an anesthesiologist
Dr. Michael Wolff, a working anesthesiologist at UHS Wilson Medical Center and member of the class of 1980, visited BU Friday.
Source: Binghamton University Pipe Dream - Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:18:59 GMT
Computer-Controlled Anesthesia Could Be Safer for Patients
By tracking brain activity through electroencephalography, or EEG, software may be able to maintain a patient in a medically induced coma more safely than a human expert can.
Source: Zmetro.com - Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:09:13 GMT
Are Anesthesiologists at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse?
Surgeons are often profoundly affected when procedures don't go as planned or when complications occur, and they could benefit from improved institutional support, suggests a small study published in the British Journal of Surgery .
Source: Outpatient Surgery Magazine - Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:04:34 GMT
North American Partners in Anesthesia Expands Pennsylvania Presence...
North American Partners in Anesthesia , the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, today announced its partnership with Memorial Hospital located in York, PA.
Source: Freshnews - Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:55:44 GMT
Exposure to anesthetic gases and Parkinson's disease: a case report
Family history was negative for Parkinson's disease or essential tremor. He was a smoker, a moderate consumer of coffee and alcohol, and never exposed to pesticides/metals.
Source: BioMed Central - Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:51:02 GMT
Probing Question: Is Outsourcing of Health Care Services Bad?
In recent years, call centers staffed by non-native English speakers have been the butt of jokes about outsourcing.
Source: GantDaily.com - Posted: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:38:21 GMT
An anesthesia practice is sold, and a warning to young doctors
We were startled to learn recently that Sheridan Healthcare Inc., a physician services company based in Florida, has bought one of the largest private anesthesiology group practices in California, the Medical Anesthesia Consultants Medical Group Inc. of San Ramon.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:52:43 GMT
Ask Dr. Zhao: Can you die from too much anesthesia?
Doctors found 2,211 recorded anesthesia-related deaths between 1999 and 2005, based on death certificates maintained by the National Vital Statistics System at the National Center for Health Statistics.
Source: Sampan - Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:28:45 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