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An Orthopedic Surgeon-Fueled Opioid Epidemic A report by the Journal of the American Academy of...
A new study helps trace the origins of prescription drug abuse, which has been...
SCS is administered with a small device that is placed under the skin to...
An Orthopedic Surgeon-Fueled Opioid Epidemic A report by the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons last May noted that “the past few decades have seen an alarming rise in opioid use in the United States,” that “a significant number of orthopaedic patients are at risk for the repercussions from both therapeutic and nontherapeutic opioid use,” […]
A new study helps trace the origins of prescription drug abuse, which has been linked to the added problem of increased heroin use and overdoses. In this forum on July 21, we referenced an Associated Press story about a Centers for Disease Control study that found: “About 75 percent of new heroin users first became […]
SCS is administered with a small device that is placed under the skin to treat chronic pain in the appendages and torso. As against the low frequency SCS that typically delivers about 40 to 60 Hz, high frequency SCS (also called HF 10) delivers around 10,000Hz. The conclusion has been reached after scientists observed the […]
HONOLULU, HAWAII—There is strong agreement among respondents to a nationwide survey that anesthesiologists’ coordination of health care following the perioperative surgical home (PSH) model will help reduce health care costs by improving efficiencies and outcomes. A recent study found that American physicians are enthusiastic about strategies that focus on quality of health care and continuity […]
Kimberley Enyart was never interested in doing recreational drugs. But then she was in a car accident and her doctor prescribed a powerful opiate for the pain. “It just would put me off in la-la land, and make me feel better,” she says. “I loved it. I loved that high.” When Enyart’s prescription ran out […]
In an especially underserved region of western Kenya, expectant mothers requiring cesarean section are the focus of a new $2.6 million grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Kenya’s AIC Kijabe Hospital and the Kenya-based Center for Public Health and Development. The grant, awarded by the GE Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, will seek […]
Chicago – May 14, 2015 – Infants undergoing some types of surgery could have better recovery if they receive regional anesthesia rather than general anesthesia, according to two studies published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®). Researchers explored the differences between the two types […]
With the Missouri legislative session entering its final week, now is the time to make a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in Missouri a reality. The recent passage of legislation in the Missouri House of Representatives to create a PDMP is a critical and long-overdue step in combating opioid abuse in Missouri — and the rest […]
TOLEDO — The new machine that could one day replace anesthesiologists sat quietly next to a hospital gurney occupied by Nancy Youssef-Ringle. She was nervous. In a few minutes, a machine — not a doctor — would sedate the 59-year-old for a colon cancer screening called a colonoscopy. But she had done her research. She […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has approved a measure that limits non-economic damage awards in cases where a patient has been harmed by a medical profession. The measure Nixon signed Thursday reinstates caps on medical malpractice lawsuits in Missouri, after the state Supreme Court struck down previous limits three years ago. […]