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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 […]
April 4, 2022

FDA Approves Software to Semiautomate Anesthesia Delivery FDA Approves Software to Semiautomate Anesthesia Delivery

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first software to semiautomate anesthesia delivery during surgery. The software, End-tidal (Et) Control, works with General […]
February 28, 2022

Delay Surgery 7 Weeks After COVID-19 Infection for Unvaccinated Delay Surgery 7 Weeks After COVID-19 Infection for Unvaccinated

Elective surgical procedures should be delayed at least 7 weeks after COVID-19 infection in unvaccinated patients, according to new joint statement issued by the American Society […]
February 28, 2022

Opioid-Free Anesthesia Shows Benefit in Retrospective Studies Opioid-Free Anesthesia Shows Benefit in Retrospective Studies

Patients given opioid-free forms of anesthesia spent less time in the hospital following pancreatic resection and reported lower pain scores in a retrospective study of 77 […]
February 9, 2022

Anesthesia Care Team May Be Quicker for GI Endoscopy Anesthesia Care Team May Be Quicker for GI Endoscopy

Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy takes less time when an anesthesiologist oversees the sedation, researchers say. “We have increased patient access to our GI unit by making these […]
January 31, 2022

Anesthesiologists Pay Some of the Highest Malpractice Premiums Anesthesiologists Pay Some of the Highest Malpractice Premiums

More than half of anesthesiologists report being named in a lawsuit at least once in their career and the specialty continues to have one of the […]
January 20, 2022

Getinge Recalls Vaporizer Sevoflurane Maquet Filling Getinge Recalls Vaporizer Sevoflurane Maquet Filling

The Swedish medical technology company Getinge is issuing a recall of the Vaporizer Sevoflurane Maquet Filling for Flow Family Anesthesia Systems due to risk of chemical […]
November 8, 2021

Anesthesiology Needs to Be Greener, Multinational Group Says Anesthesiology Needs to Be Greener, Multinational Group Says

An international group of anesthesiologists has written a consensus statement emphasizing the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and medical waste in daily practice, as well […]
October 28, 2021

Surgical Face Masks Do Not Increase Risk of COVID-19 Spread Surgical Face Masks Do Not Increase Risk of COVID-19 Spread

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Manual face mask ventilation during routine surgery produces fewer aerosols than normal […]
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