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Anesthesiology 2017 from the American Society of Anesthesiologists Anesthesiology 2017 from the American Society of Anesthesiologists
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Anesthesiology 2017Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Why Shouldn't Nurses Manage Epidural Infusions? Why Shouldn't Nurses Manage Epidural Infusions?
If the anesthesia provider gives the order, can the nurse change the infusion rate or administer a bolus through an epidural catheter?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Older diabetes patients at higher risk of POCD
New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests that older patients with diabetes are 84% more likely to develop postoperative cognitive dysfunction.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope
This study compared the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat resulting from two commonly used endotracheal intubation methods.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

After skyrocketing, opioid abuse plateaus but remains too high, national analysis shows
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, during delivery had an increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is causing the pain in my shoulder blade?
There are many different possible causes of shoulder blade pain. In this article, we take a look at some common ones and their treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Ambulant anesthesia: limits and possibilities - Hofer H, Vescia F.
The number of operations carried out on an outpatient basis is increasing in Germany. This trend has been observed for years. The prerequisite is an infrastructure that is in line with guidelines. The competence of the anesthetist must not be restricted to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapies
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Ketamine may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes boosts risk of cognitive issues after surgery, especially in seniors, study finds
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Older patients with diabetes may be at an 84 percent higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shivering
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hip and knee replacement patients using fewer opioids to manage pain after surgery
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Length of incision may affect pain after cesarean delivery
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Both short and long surgical incisions for cesarean births are associated with increased pain after delivery, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. Based on the findings, the authors recommend an optimal range for cesarean incision length to be between 12 and 17 centimeters (about 4.5-6.5 inches), and advise that neither shorter nor longer incisions be performed when possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perioperative Surgical Home reduces death, ER visits in elderly hip fracture patients
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients often overestimate postoperative pain, study finds
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Patients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they'll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. Patients who receive regional anesthesia, such as peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals or spinal anesthesia, were most likely to overestimate their postoperative pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Georgia lawmaker wants HIV patients to be QUARANTINED
Betty Price, a Republican state representative in Atlanta and a trained anesthesiologist, made the staggering claims at a hearing on Tuesday to discuss healthcare and HIV treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vyaire Medical acquires Revolutionary Medical Devices
Vyaire Medical, a joint venture from Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) and Apax Partners, said today it acquired airway management developer Revolutionary Medical Devices for an undisclosed amount. Tucson, Ariz.-based Revolutionary Medical Devices’ main product is the SuperNO2VA, a noninvasive nasal positive airway pressure ventilation system designed to treat respiratory insufficiency from collapsed airways during or after sedation or during intubation. “The acquisition of Revolutionary Medical Devices allows Vyaire to bring another clinically-differentiated airway management solution to the medical d...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory revolutionarymedicaldevices Vyaire Medical Source Type: news

Opioid Blocker as Good as Suboxone in First Head-to-Head Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Monthly naltrexone (Vivitrol) non-inferior to buprenorphine/naloxone (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

MSD Innovation Factory is looking for digital solutions for anaesthesiologists
MSD is looking for innovators to solve 7 health-related challenges. One of them seeks to support anaesthesiologists with their continuous education (e.g. at the operation room) or their team building with surgeons. As a leading pharmaceutical company, MSD is aware of the need to incorporate innovation to deliver the best possible value to healthcare professionals, patients and customers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

MSD Innovation Factory is Looking for Digital Solutions for Anaesthesiologists
MSD is looking for innovators to solve 7 health-related challenges. One of them seeks to support anaesthesiologists with their continuous education (e.g. at the operation room) or their team building with surgeons. As a leading pharmaceutical company, MSD is aware of the need to incorporate innovation to deliver the best possible value to healthcare professionals, patients and customers. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Epidurals May Not Make Labor Last Longer Epidurals May Not Make Labor Last Longer
Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia (an epidural) to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Not Best Migraine Choice (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Drug combo provided faster, sustained pain relief in more patients (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 19, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Epidurals may not make labor last longer
(Reuters Health) - Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does the top of my foot hurt?
This article also looks at foot care tips. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Senator Wants Law Changed After 60 Minutes Story on Opioid Crisis
Title: Senator Wants Law Changed After 60 Minutes Story on Opioid CrisisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 18, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Ketamine Not Linked to PTSD in Military Trauma Setting
Only acute stress disorder, total number of surgeries linked to PTSD development in multivariable analysis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation? Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation?
A hospital wants its L&D nurses to learn moderate sedation in the rare event that an emergency C-section is performed under local anesthesia.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Consensus Bundle on Hypertension in Pregnancy Consensus Bundle on Hypertension in Pregnancy
The National Partnership for Maternal Safety recently published a safety bundle on severe hypertension in pregnancy. What are the key considerations for the anesthesiologist?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Situational Awareness Errors and Brain Damage, Death Situational Awareness Errors and Brain Damage, Death
Research finds that situational awareness errors may have contributed to catastrophic outcomes in most recent anesthesia malpractice claims.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pre - Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts
Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

MouseOx & #194; & #174; Plus Pulse Oximeter for Rodents
The MouseOx® Plus Pulse Oximeter for rodents is a non-invasive pulse oximeter which provides real-time, continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation. This system can be used with either anesthetized or conscious animals. An array of sensors are available making this system appropriate for rodents sized from neonatal mice to adult rats. The MouseOx® Plus Pulse Oximeter has a patented design which enables it to detect heart rates of 90-900 bpm. A number of options are available allowing...This story is related to the following:Pulse Oximeters (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain
Title: Around the World, Too Little Relief for PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 13, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Inserting a cannula into a vein
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Patients who are given a local anesthetic before having a venous cannula inserted have a clearly reduced sensation of pain when larger gauge cannulas are used. Compared with intradermal lidocaine infusion, the use of vapocoolant spray has the advantage that the rate of venepuncture failures is lower. This is the conclusion reached by Dirk R ü sch and coauthors from Marburg University based on a randomized controlled trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boston Scientific, Mayo Clinic file joint patent for self-centering TAVR cath
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) and the Mayo Clinic recently filed a joint patent application for a new ‘self-centering’ catheter device as a result of a collaborative development deal the two announced last March, according to a Twin Cities Business Magazine report. The new device is being designed to help improve heart valve replacement surgery by improving the process of threading guide wires through shrunken and often times shifted aortic valve openings in calcified hearts, according to the report. Currently, surgeons must probe along the surface of the valve with the guide wire to find the opening, ...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Replacement Heart Valves Research & Development Boston Scientific Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor
Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor
Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childbirth, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidurals Do Not Prolong Labor
Many obstetricians resist giving epidural anesthesia because they believe it lengthens the duration of labor, but a new study found it does not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Anesthesia and Anesthetics Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Respicardia wins FDA nod for Remed ē central sleep apnea neurostim device
Respicardia said today that it won FDA approval for its Remedē transvenous implantable neurostimulation system designed to treat patients with central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to control breathing during sleep, unlike the more common obstructive sleep apnea which consists of a partially collapsed airway which causes pauses in breathing, Respicardia said. The Remedē system consists of a surgically placed battery packa nd thin wires inserted into the blood vessels in the chest near the phrenic nerve, which it stimulates to engage the diaphragm to restore natural breating during sleep and...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Respicardia Source Type: news

Medicare Coverage Restrictions for Opioids Rose From ‘ 06 to ‘ 15
Formularies increasingly using quantity limits and prior authorization to restrict daily allowable dosing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic
Title: Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid EpidemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 10, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

A Special Delivery for Women in Mali
October 09, 2017New hospital equipment and supplies will help health workers give comfort and care to women in need.Health workers and local government officials gathered to welcome an unprecedented special delivery in Koulikoro and Kayes regions in Mali this summer: essential hospital equipment and supplies worth over US$200,000.It ’s the first time this volume of new surgical equipment and supplies has been delivered to health facilities here. And what arrived wasn’t just a donation—it was a targeted contribution of the most-needed medical supplies identified by the health centers themselves.We think th...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

A Special Delivery for Mali's Moms
October 09, 2017New hospital equipment and supplies will help health workers give comfort and care to women in need.Health workers and local government officials gathered to welcome an unprecedented special delivery in Koulikoro and Kayes regions in Mali this summer: essential hospital equipment and supplies worth over US$200,000.It ’s the first time this volume of new surgical equipment and supplies has been delivered to health facilities here. And what arrived wasn’t just a donation—it was a targeted contribution of the most-needed medical supplies identified by the health centers themselves.We think th...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)
Title: Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 9, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Cigna Says No to OxyContin
Title: Cigna Says No to OxyContinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 9, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Why Do Most Hospitals Ignore Guidelines on Fasting Before Surgery?
(MedPage Today) -- Baltimore anesthesiologist responds to Slate critique (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Russian dentist extracts his own wisdom tooth
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dr Rustam Yakhyaev, 24, from Surgut, central Russia, can be seen injecting himself with anaesthetic in the eye-watering clip. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Effect of a Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain The Effect of a Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain
Is this new lay-led, self-management program an effective intervention for patients suffering from chronic pain?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

An Ape and a Hernia Repair: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros of using multiple nerve blocks for TKA (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

We Need to Change Our Approach to Substance Abuse in EMS
Diversion policies may be thought of as the downstream side of a system's approach to controlled substance management. The upstream side, including human resources and occupational health processes for recognizing and testing individuals at risk, may be worth some attention, too. Long-term Consequences Discovering and reporting drug diversions may result in career-ending consequences for our friends and colleagues. However, closing our eyes to this problem may result in even more devastating consequences, including loss of life. It may also lead to potential injury and death of partners, patients, and bystanders, when emer...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Columns Operations Source Type: news