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October 12, 2021

UCLA Anesthesiologist Escorted From Work Over Vaccine Refusal UCLA Anesthesiologist Escorted From Work Over Vaccine Refusal

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An anesthesiologist at UCLA Health in Los Angeles was escorted off the […]
September 28, 2021

Anesthesiology Shakeup Costs Hospital Its Trauma Designation Anesthesiology Shakeup Costs Hospital Its Trauma Designation

A hospital in Elgin, Illinois, lost its designation as a Level II trauma center after terminating a contract with their long-standing anesthesia provider. This disruption in […]
August 25, 2021

Nerve Blocks: Two Better Than One for Hip Replacement Nerve Blocks: Two Better Than One for Hip Replacement

A combination of two nerve blocks reduced immediate postsurgery opioid use in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients by about 35% compared with use of a transmuscular […]
August 20, 2021

Nurse Anesthetist Association Name Change Provokes Criticism Nurse Anesthetist Association Name Change Provokes Criticism

The professional association representing nurse anesthetists is facing backlash after changing its name from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists to the American Association of Nurse […]
August 12, 2021

Multispecialty Group Advises Caution With GBCAs in Pain Procedures Multispecialty Group Advises Caution With GBCAs in Pain Procedures

In a new practice advisory, an international team of experts discussed the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), an alternative to iodinated contrast media, in interventional […]
June 17, 2021

Pain Expectations Before Surgery Can Be a Self-fulfilling Prophesy Pain Expectations Before Surgery Can Be a Self-fulfilling Prophesy

Patients who expect their pain to worsen after surgery may be at higher risk of lingering postsurgical pain, according to a study published in Anesthesiology. Factors […]
June 10, 2021

Sleuth’s Work Has Led to the ID of Hundreds of Fraudulent Papers Sleuth’s Work Has Led to the ID of Hundreds of Fraudulent Papers

Last month, Retraction Watch reported on the case of Hironobo Ueshima, an anesthesiology researcher found guilty of misconduct in more than 140 papers. A journal editor, […]
May 18, 2021

Half of Anesthesiologists See Drop in Compensation Half of Anesthesiologists See Drop in Compensation

Average annual compensation for anesthesiologists has dropped from $398,000 to $378,000 in the Medscape Anesthesiologist Compensation Report 2021. By contrast, physicians overall report they saw little […]
May 14, 2021

‘We Are Polite’: When a Retraction Notice Pulls Punches ‘We Are Polite’: When a Retraction Notice Pulls Punches

A group of anesthesiology researchers in China have lost their 2020 paper on nerve blocks during lung surgery after finding that the work contained “too many” […]
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