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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

Hypothermia Found to Be Common during Anesthesia, Increasing Need for Transfusion
Hypothermia is common among patients during the first hour of anesthesia, despite the use of forced air warming to maintain core temperature, a study in nearly 60,000 surgical patients shows. And the longer patients were hypothermic, the more likely they were to require transfusion, Dr. Daniel Sessler, of the Department of Outcomes Research at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and colleagues found.
Woodside salon focuses on healthful food, habits
SOUL Food Salon is so popular it sold out in 12 hours the two times it has happened in Woodside. The event is the brainchild of Jeanne Rosner, a former pediatric anesthesiologist at Stanford and mother of three.
Valerie Arkoosh Selected as Montgomery County Commissioner
Democrat Valerie Arkoosh has been selected to fill the vacancy on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, the county confirmed Wednesday. Arkoosh, 54, will fill the seat left vacant by Leslie Richards, who resigned to become Gov. Wolf's Transportation Secretary.
How monitoring low-acuity patients improves health outcomes
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a highly respected comprehensive healthcare facility in the mid-southern region of the United States. Facilities like VUMC lead the way for safer patient care and improved health outcomes.
Indianorigin doctor faces lawsuit in Joan Rivers death
An Indian-origin anesthesiologist is among five medical personnel who have been slapped with a multi-million dollar lawsuit here in connection with the death of American actor and comedian Joan Rivers. The lawsuit has been filed in New York State Supreme Court by Rivers's daughter Melissa Rivers against New York clinic Yorkville Endoscopy, the Frontier Healthcare, which has partial ownership of the clinic as well as Rivers's personal physician Gail Korovin, doctor Lawrence Cohen, anesthesiologists Renuka Bankulla, Robert Koniuta and Suzanne Scarola.
Research Shows Anesthesia Safety at All-Time High
Park Ridge, Illinois-Patients receiving anesthesia for surgery, labor and delivery, trauma care, or chronic pain management should know that anesthesia has never been safer whether it is provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or anesthesiologist, according to numerous recent research studies. During this year's National CRNA Week , the 48,000 members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists are celebrating patient safety and highlighting landmark research findings that confirm the safe, cost-effective anesthesia care CRNAs provide.
American Society of Anesthesiologists(r) Sues BevMD(r), Maker of...
The American Society of Anesthesiologists announced that on November 18, 2014, it filed suit against the medical beverage company, BevMD, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. In the complaint, ASA charged that BevMD used ASA's name and trademarks without permission and made multiple false and misleading statements about the Society, including false claims that ASA had approved and endorsed BevMD's Clearfast product.
Market Report, "National Healthcare Group - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review", published
The organization operational sectors include healthcare polyclinics, national specialty centers, acute care hospitals, education and training, and research. It offers services, such as psychology, rehabilitation, anesthesiology, geriatric, palliative, renal, respiratory, intensive care, critical care medicine and cardiology, among others.
Downregulation of Stanniocalcin 1 Is Responsible for Sorafenib-Induced Cardiotoxicity
Fax: Sorafenib is associated with adverse cardiac effects, including left ventricular dysfunction. However, the precise mechanism remains unclear.
Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit Against Clinic Where Joan Rivers Went into Cardiac Arrest
In a statement, Melissa Rivers called the decision "one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make." The suit names Yorkville Endoscopy, its former Medical Director Dr. Lawrence Cohen, anesthesiologist Robert Koniuta and Joan Rivers' personal ENT Dr. Gwen Korovin.

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.