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August 22, 2022

First Guidance to Prevent Unrecognized Esophageal Intubation First Guidance to Prevent Unrecognized Esophageal Intubation

The first consensus guideline aimed at reducing the incidence of unrecognized esophageal intubation by recommending consideration of technical and human factors that contribute to the problem […]
August 17, 2022

Study Supports Etomidate for General Anesthesia in Older Patients Study Supports Etomidate for General Anesthesia in Older Patients

Etomidate fared well against propofol in a test conducted in China involving patients aged 65 to 80 years who were scheduled for major abdominal surgery, suggesting […]
August 16, 2022

Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks Improve Fracture Pain Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks Improve Fracture Pain

Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks for preoperative pain management after hip fracture provide improvements over conventional anesthesia including greater pain reduction and fewer adverse events, results from a […]
August 2, 2022

Anesthesiologists Working More Cases May Have Worse Outcomes Anesthesiologists Working More Cases May Have Worse Outcomes

One anesthesiologist directing one or two overlapping surgical cases appears to be the optimal ratio for best patient outcomes, a large retrospective study of registry data […]
July 6, 2022

New Guidelines Show How to Cut Pollution From Anesthesia New Guidelines Show How to Cut Pollution From Anesthesia

A group of anesthesiologists is pushing for changes in their profession to limit the pollution arising from inhaled gases. In a recent article in Anaesthesia, they […]
June 15, 2022

Multispecialty Team Diagnoses and Removes Glomus Tumor Multispecialty Team Diagnoses and Removes Glomus Tumor

After 30 minutes of surgery, a woman in Armenia can knit without pain for the first time in over 40 years, thanks to teamwork by a […]
May 20, 2022

Occult Hypoxemia More Common in Patients With Darker Skin? Occult Hypoxemia More Common in Patients With Darker Skin?

Patients who self-report as Black or Hispanic appear more likely than White patients to experience occult hypoxemia during anesthesia, a large retrospective cohort study suggests. Dr […]
May 20, 2022

New ASA Decision Tree Tool Helps Treat Difficult Airways New ASA Decision Tree Tool Helps Treat Difficult Airways

A new decision tree tool guides anesthesiologists through managing patients with difficult airways by improving communication and identifying factors of concern, according to a report in […]
April 8, 2022

Specialists Call for Shorter Surgery Delays After COVID Infection Specialists Call for Shorter Surgery Delays After COVID Infection

Recommendations for wait times for elective surgery after asymptomatic COVID-19 infection should be shortened to better reflect the current state of the pandemic, some perioperative specialists […]
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