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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

New Therapy Delivers Long-Term Relief for Chronic Back, Leg Pain, Study Finds
Newswise - Chicago - Chronic back and leg pain sufferers in search of better pain relief options may have a new choice. According to a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology , the official medical journal of the American Society of AnesthesiologistsA , patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a traditional low frequency form of SCS therapy."
'Clinica Las Condes S.a. (Las Condes) - Financial and Strategic Swot Analysis Review' Published
Recently published research from GlobalData, "Clinica Las Condes S.A. - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review", is now available at Fast Market Research Clinica Las Condes S.A. is a healthcare service provider. The company provides healthcare services in various therapeutic areas.
Mednax Has Room To Run
Mednax has gained 35% over the past 12 months, and has increased by 18% since January. In a market with high valuations, that has me wondering: Is it time to take the chips off the table? Looking at the company's fundamentals and comparable companies' analysis, the answer is no.
Preoperative hypoalbuminemia and anemia as predictors of transfusion...
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu 138-736, Seoul, South Korea The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2253/15/103
UVM Medical Center doctors lead the way in spinal anesthesia for babies
Is spinal anesthesia better for babies than general anesthesia? Doctors at the University of Vermont think so, and they've been using it for decades while others worldwide have not. But will that soon change now that more studies are suggesting potential cognitive impairments in very young children following general anesthesia? The use of regional anesthetics or spinals is common practice in adults needing surgery, when the procedure being performed allows.
Court to decide whether wealthy California investor can destroy...
The fate of five frozen embryos rests in the hands of a California judge. The case is the first of its kind.
Joan Rivers selfie: Groupie doctors took selfies say court papers, med records
Joan Rivers' doctor, gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen, did indeed snap selfies of an unconscious Joan during her throat surgery in August, according to records kept by Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic. The selfie revelations were made public July 15 as part of Melissa Rivers' multi-million-dollar wrongful death lawsuit.
Editor, Clinical Medicine
Responsibilities Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy through strategy development, research, email and telephone correspondence, meetings/trips in the US, consultations with thought leaders, series editors, etc.Approximately 10% travel required as well as strong initiative and independent functioning. Acquires book projects in several categories, including anesthesiology, critical care, and emergency medicine .
Grant to Fund UAB Studies of Countermeasures to Bromine Exposure
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study methods of countering exposure to bromine, a highly toxic liquid commonly used as a flame retardant and in the manufacture of photographic film.
Richard Goos, anesthesiologist at former W. Jersey Hospital
Richard C. Goos was president of the West Jersey Medical Society in 1965-66, though the organization did not have the geographical significance that its name might have implied. The society was limited to the medical staff at West Jersey Hospital - now Virtua - where Dr. Goos was a staff anesthesiologist.

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.