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Kimberley Enyart was never interested in doing recreational drugs. But then she was in...
In an especially underserved region of western Kenya, expectant mothers requiring cesarean section are...
Chicago – May 14, 2015 – Infants undergoing some types of surgery could have...
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. […]
The 125-27 roll call Tuesday by which the Missouri House voted to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages an individual could get in medical malpractice lawsuits and raise caps on wrongful death cases. Voting “yes” were 109 Republicans, 15 Democrats and one Independent. Voting “no” were 25 […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters say a measure to allow more access to an easy-to-use treatment for heroin and other opioid drug overdoses would save lives. The Missouri House gave initial approval Monday to a bill that would allow pharmacists and pharmacy assistants to prescribe a drug that’s been effective in treating potentially fatal […]
In a Communique article, Darlene Helmer, vice president of provider education and training at Anesthesia Business Consultants, notes that rumors about ICD-10 are running rampant among healthcare providers and the myths about the new coding system needs to be dispelled. Ms. Helmer discusses 10 questions to give healthcare providers, particularly anesthesiologists, a clearer picture of […]