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(Part 1 of 3) - On an April morning in 2014, Kelley McDonald woke up...
The American Board of Anesthesiology says it will retool its process for assessing physicians’...
In the video above, Missouri physician anesthesiologists attend the 2015 ASA Legislative Conference in...
(Part 1 of 3) - On an April morning in 2014, Kelley McDonald woke up in her suburban St. Charles home and went downstairs to remind her son Sean to take his bipolar medication. “I go over to the couch and I kind of shake him and I’m like come on buddy you’ve got to take […]
The American Board of Anesthesiology says it will retool its process for assessing physicians’ competency, putting an end to a practice of testing every 10 years that has drawn critics across multiple specialties.The certifying body for anesthesiologists announced on Thursday it was redesigning its Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program, or MOCA. The move was […]
In the video above, Missouri physician anesthesiologists attend the 2015 ASA Legislative Conference in Washington DC. Each year, MSA members travel to the nation’s capitol to network with physician anesthesiologists from around the world, engage in educational policy discussions, and influence Congressional policymakers on Capitol hill. It is important to patient safety that a strong […]
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 […]