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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 Market Research Report: Mayo Clinic - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and Alliances Profile
Mayo Clinic is a research organization. The clinic provides diagnosis and treatment in medical and surgical specialties.
PReVENT - protective ventilation in patients without ARDS at start...
Department of Intensive Care & Laboratory of Experimental Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, 1105, AZ, The Netherlands Background It is uncertain whether lung-protective mechanical ventilation using low tidal volumes should be used in all critically ill patients, irrespective of the presence of the acute respiratory distress syndrome . A low tidal volume strategy includes use of higher respiratory rates, which could be associated with increased sedation needs, a higher incidence of delirium, and an increased risk of patient-ventilator asynchrony and ICU-acquired weakness.
Role of Anesthesia for Endovascular Treatment of Ischemic Stroke: Do...
From the Departments of Neurology , Critical Care , Anesthesiology , and Neurosurgery , Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. The use of acute endovascular stroke intervention was called into question after the results of 2 negative stroke endovascular trials .
Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase in Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Edema, and...
From the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The Knight Cardiovascular Institute , Department of Neurological Surgery , Advanced Imaging Research Center , Oregon Health and Science University, Portland; Department of Neurosurgery, Nishijima Hospital, Numazu City, Sizuoka, Japan ; and Portland VA Medical Center, OR . Correspondence to Nabil J. Alkayed, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Pk Rd, UHN-2 Portland, OR 97239.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients 50 Years or Younger: A...
From Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden ; Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden ; Department of Emergency Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden ; and Department of Internal Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden . Correspondence to Ulrik Sartipy, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden.
One anesthesiology robot dips its toes into what's possible. This one jumps all in.
The iControl-RP, which fully automates anesthesia for operations, stands on the right. On the left are traditional anesthesia monitors that would be used by a human doctor.
Live Kidney Transplant Broadcast Between Yerevan And New Jersey Hospitals
LIVE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT BROADCAST BETWEEN YEREVAN AND NEW JERSEY HOSPITALS 22 mins ago/15/05/15 Dr Stuart Geffner and Dr Vahe Tateosian in the operating room with the Armenian doctors at Arabkir Medical Center in the background LIVINGSTON, N.J./YEREVAN--On Tuesday, April 7, Dr. Vahe Tateosian successfully moderated the broadcast of a live interactive kidney transplant from St. Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey to Arabkir Medical Center in Yerevan, Armenia. This was a novel and revolutionary approach to international medical training in Armenia.
Creativity on a 115-acre canvas 2 hours ago
Exiting off U.S. Highway 87 North, and down Verhelle Road, you'll drive into another world. A 115-acre ranch, to be exact.
N.J. lawmakers seek to rein in soaring out-of-network health care costs
State Sen. Joseph Vitale speaks at a news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton on Thursday. , the prime sponsor of the measure, said at a news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton on Thursday.
Sedation Machine Illustrates the Coming Revolution In Automated Medicine
Tuesday's front page of the Washington Post included a photo of a new machine that will eventually make anesthesiologists obsolete. It sedates the patient for one-tenth the price of a human doctor, so despite reassurances in the article, the machine is likely to have rapid adoption because of the cost reduction it offers.

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.