Anesthesiology and Cognitive Impairment Anesthesiology and Cognitive Impairment
This review highlights landmark and recent studies on the impact of general anesthesia on cognitive impairment, exploring potential mechanisms involved in perioperative cognitive disorders.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

She Didn ’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway.
Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Hospitals Law and Legislation Tests (Medical) #MeToo Movement Vagina Medicine and Health Anesthesia and Anesthetics Ethics and Official Misconduct Source Type: news

Advanced prehospital trauma resuscitation with a physician and certified registered nurse anesthetist: the shock trauma "go-team" - Howie W, Scott-Herring M, Pollak AN, Galvagno SM.
OBJECTIVE: The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (STC) is Maryland's primary adult resource center for trauma care. The Shock Trauma "Go-Team" is a specialized component of Maryland's emergency medical system and is composed of a physician and certified r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Researchers wake monkeys by stimulating 'engine' of consciousness in brain
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A small amount of electricity delivered at a specific frequency to a particular point in the brain will snap a monkey out of even deep anesthesia, pointing to a circuit of brain activity key to consciousness and suggesting potential treatments for debilitating brain disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Laura E. Niklason elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Niklason, the Nicholas Greene Professor of Anesthesiology and professor of biomedical engineering, is among 87 new members elected to the academy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Timing of b-Blocker Reintroduction and AF After Cardiac Surgery Timing of b-Blocker Reintroduction and AF After Cardiac Surgery
Does the timing of timing of beta-blocker reintroduction after cardiac surgery impact its effectiveness on the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
Movement - based mind - body interventions could be effective alternatives to drugs, surgery, injections (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Surprise surgery bills happen even when patients plan ahead
(Reuters Health) - One in five patients who get elective surgery at U.S. hospitals that accept their insurance may still get surprise medical bills, especially if they receive anesthesia, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Ups Postpartum Depression Risk
Compared with local anesthesia, general anesthesia was associated with a 54% increased odds of postpartum depression, and a 91% higher risk of suicidal thoughts or self-inflicted injury. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in Five Elective Surgeries Comes With a Surprise Bill One in Five Elective Surgeries Comes With a Surprise Bill
Researchers estimate that on average, there are more than $2000 add-on charges for out-of-network clinicians such as anesthesiologists and surgical assistants after procedures with in-network primary surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Use of General Anesthesia May Up Risk for Postpartum Depression
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- General anesthesia for cesarean delivery is associated with increased odds of severe postpartum depression (PPD), suicidal ideation, and self-inflicted injury, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Anesthesia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Access Tied to Reduced Workers' Comp Claims Medical Marijuana Access Tied to Reduced Workers' Comp Claims
Legalizing access to medical marijuana may lead to fewer workers'compensation claims, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Federal Judge Says Fact Issues Exist On Disability Claimant's Occupational Duties
PHOENIX - An Arizona federal judge on Feb. 3 determined that questions of fact exist as to whether a disability claimant is able to perform the material duties of a clinical anesthesiologist and whether the disability insurer's handling of the disability claim constitutes bad faith (Thomas Scott Wood v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-2330, D. Ariz., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19057). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Boosts Postpartum Depression Risk After C - Section: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, News, Source Type: news

Anesthesia during C-sections linked to postpartum depression, study finds
Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are significantly more likely to experience severe post-partum depression resulting in hospitalization, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, according to a study published last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Boosts Postpartum Depression Risk After C-Section: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Women who receive general anesthesia during a cesarean section delivery are at higher risk of severe postpartum depression that requires hospitalization, as well as self-inflicted harm and suicidal thoughts, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ketamine for Prevention of Postanesthetic Shivering Ketamine for Prevention of Postanesthetic Shivering
Might ketamine be useful for prevention of postanesthetic shivering? How does it compare to other pharmacological interventions in terms of side effects and efficacy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are more likely to experience postpartum depression, study finds
That might be because general anesthesia can delay breastfeeding and skin-to-skin interaction between the mother and infant, researchers from Columbia University explained. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Today, the @US_FDA identified a Class I Recall, the most serious type of recall: GE Healthcare Recalls Carestation 620/650/650c A1 Anesthesia Systems Due to Loss of Mechanical Ventilationpic.twitter.com/OPhmbeALeF
Today, the @US_FDA identified a Class I Recall, the most serious type of recall: GE Healthcare Recalls Carestation 620/650/650c A1 Anesthesia Systems Due to Loss of Mechanical Ventilation pic.twitter.com/OPhmbeALeF (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Kratom Seems Safe for Pain, Anxiety, Opioid Withdrawal
Kratom most commonly used daily; few serious adverse events self - reported among users (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Pain Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Pain
This large-scale, multicenter study demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of intrathecal drug delivery systems as a therapeutic option for the treatment of cancer pain.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Industry Ties May Bias Indoor Tanning Studies
Studies with financial links to indoor tanning industry significantly more likely to favor indoor tanning (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

New guidelines for the management of adrenal insufficiency published
The Society for Endocrinology, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Physicians have published newGuidelines for the management of glucocorticoids during the peri-operative period for patients with adrenal insufficiency.You can access the guidelines from theAnaesthesia journal website.The guidelines provide eight recommendations and aim to ensure that patients with adrenal insufficiency are identified and adequately supplemented with glucocorticoids during the peri-operative period.  Anaesthetists must be familiar with the symptoms and signs of acute adrenal insufficiency so that inade...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

General anesthesia in cesarean deliveries increases odds of postpartum depression by 54 percent
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study shows that having general anesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalization, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury. The study is the first to examine the effect of the mode of anesthesia for cesarean delivery on the risk of postpartum depression and the possible protective effect of having regional anesthesia for cesarean delivery on maternal mental health compared with general anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Altering Default Settings in EHR Influences Opioid Prescribing
Lower default was associated with lower number of pills prescribed in eight of 15 pairwise comparisons (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Intraoperative Handoff of Care and Postop Complications Intraoperative Handoff of Care and Postop Complications
What is the significance of confounding variables such as patient comorbidities or time of surgery on adverse events during intraoperative anesthesia handoffs?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Conscious Sedation Efficient, Safe for TAVI, With Similar Outcomes to General Anesthesia Conscious Sedation Efficient, Safe for TAVI, With Similar Outcomes to General Anesthesia
Minimalist transcatheter aortic valve implantation (M-TAVI) with conscious sedation is more efficient than TAVI with general anesthesia (GA-TAVI) and is associated with similar safety and quality of life outcomes, an observational study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Choice of anesthesia may affect breast cancer metastases
(Stony Brook University) A new study led by Stony Brook University Cancer Center researchers to be published in Nature Communications suggests that the choice of anesthesia may change the metastatic process of breast cancer by affecting the cytokine and microenvironment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Just a Few Providers Account for Large Number of Opioid Scripts
Top 1 percent of providers account for 49 percent of all opioid doses, 27 percent of all opioid prescriptions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

The Past, Present, and Future of Tele-Anesthesia The Past, Present, and Future of Tele-Anesthesia
This article explores the role telemedicine can play in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of anesthetic care. What are the hurdles to implementing a teleconsultation service?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

NFL-As Baseball Loosens Grip on CBD, Former Football Players Urge NFL to Follow NFL-As Baseball Loosens Grip on CBD, Former Football Players Urge NFL to Follow
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Naloxone Prescribing Increasing but Still Very Low
Factors associated with naloxone fills include high opioid daily dosage, concurrent benzodiazepines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

We Are the Luckiest: An Interview with Laura McKowen on the Magic of a Sober Life
Addiction affects a staggering number of lives in the United States; not just those who use substances, but family, friends, co-workers and society at large. According to Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap, a CATG review of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other national data sources, addiction continues to impact every segment of American society.  “Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs,” said Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the CATG...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Sobriety Source Type: news

A way to look younger is right under your nose, UCLA-led study finds
From face-lifts to facials and fillers, there ’s no shortage of ways to reduce the inevitable signs of aging. But there’s one cosmetic procedure that most people don’t think about as a tool that can make women look years younger.Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, may make a woman look up to three years younger, according to a new study led by researchers at UCLA that used a type of artificial intelligence known as machine learning.The researchers  used the technology to study before-and-after photos of 100 female patients, ages 16 to 72, all of whom underwent rhinopl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Secondary Infection of Sepsis Secondary Infection of Sepsis
This study investigated the clinical characteristics, risk factors and outcomes associated with secondary infection of sepsis.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Brigham Investigators Honored at Society for Leukocyte Biology Annual Meeting
Several researchers from the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury (CET&RI) in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine were honored at the Society for Leukocyte Biology ’s (SLB) 52nd Annual Meeting in Bo (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Greener NHS Campaign to Tackle Climate ‘Health Emergency’
NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has today (Saturday) announced that the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es, and saving tens of thousands of lives. The initiative follows the launch of the Climate Assembly UK this week, which is discussing how the country can best get to ‘net zero’. Health chief Sir Simon Stevens has today announced three steps the NHS will take during 2020 to tackle this problem. First, NHS England is establishing an expert panel to chart a practical route map this year to enabl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article health Source Type: news

S & amp;N Strengthens ENT Portfolio with Tusker Medical Acquisition
Smith & Nephew has acquired Tusker Medical, a company that has developed Tula, a system to treat recurrent or persistent ear infections. The London-based company kept the financial details of the deal mum. The acquisition comes hot on the heels of CA-based Tusker Medical obtaining a PMA from FDA for Tula. MD+DI included the Tula system in a list of Devices Recently Approved by FDA. The system enables placement of ear tubes in the physician’s office without general anesthesia for patients six months and older. Using Tula, a physician numbs the eardrum using, child-friendly anesthesia while the patient ...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Ready, aim, fire: ending sexual harassment of women in surgery - One A.
I was sexually assaulted by a senior anesthesiologist in the preoperative holding area at the start of a long OR day in the presence of staff, learners, my patient and her family. I had no intention of reporting the assault. I know how the world works: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The anaesthetists' role in perioperative infection control: what is the action plan?
An editorial from two anaesthetists on anaesthetists'role in perioperative infection control. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

January 16, 2020: Meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement - 01/16/2020 - 01/16/2020
January 16, 2020: Meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 22, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients
Compared with placebo, cannabinoids show no improvement in pain scores in adult cancer patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes
Peer - delivered program tied to improvements in quality of life, physical activity, pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Approaches to Block for Brachial Plexus Anesthesia Approaches to Block for Brachial Plexus Anesthesia
This study compared two commonly used approaches to ultrasound-guided brachial plexus regional anesthesia for upper limb surgery. What are the pros and cons of each?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

DURECT Corporation Announces Outcome of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting for POSIMIR(R)
CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC) met yeste... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, FDA DURECT, POSIMIR, bupivacaine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How this Portland family of doctors helps patients understand cannabis
After Dr. Janice Knox retired in 2012 after a 35-year career as an anesthesiologist, she received an off-the-wall request. A “card mill” clinic, for patients seeking medical marijuana cards, asked her to fill in. “I had my reservations, like everyone else, about the negative stigma of marijuana,” Knox recalled. Still, she was intrigued enough to agree to help out. “I was shocked at the kinds of people wh o came through the door — they didn’t look like stoners,” Knox said. “They… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Closed-Loop Stimulation More Effective for Chronic Back, Leg Pain Closed-Loop Stimulation More Effective for Chronic Back, Leg Pain
Closed-loop spinal cord stimulation produces greater reductions in pain and medication use in patients with chronic, intractable back and leg pain than does open-loop stimulation, a new randomized controlled trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Nektar Issues Statement Regarding FDA Advisory Committee Vote for Oxycodegol
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) issued a statement today following a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Reversal of Vasodilatory Shock: Current Perspectives Reversal of Vasodilatory Shock: Current Perspectives
This paper examines the etiology of vasodilatory shock, reviewing vasopressor pharmacology and highlighting commonly used vasoconstrictors as well as emerging agents for treating this condition.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Numbrino (cocaine hydrochloride) Nasal Solution for Nasal Anesthesia
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA), submitted under the 505(b)(2) regulatory... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news