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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” […]
April 23, 2021

Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts

General anesthesia should be an option for patients at the end of life as a means of easing the physical and mental distress that can burden […]
April 22, 2021

Postsurgical Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation Cuts Pain, Opioid Use Postsurgical Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation Cuts Pain, Opioid Use

Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation significantly improved pain and decreased opioid requirements for at least a week after ambulatory orthopedic surgery, according to the results of a […]
April 5, 2021

Wisconsin Hospital Replaces All Anesthesiologists With CRNAs Wisconsin Hospital Replaces All Anesthesiologists With CRNAs

Watertown Regional Medical Center in Wisconsin has replaced all of its anesthesiologists with certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), sparking outrage on social media and reigniting debate […]
February 24, 2021

Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime

A Miami-based anesthesiologist has been arrested and charged with a hate crime. As a result, she has been removed from patient care duties. Jennifer Susan Wright, […]
February 16, 2021

Doctors Who Say No to Opioid Use Face Threats From Patients Doctors Who Say No to Opioid Use Face Threats From Patients

Law enforcement personnel walk toward the Allina Health clinic where multiple people were shot in Buffalo, Minn. One patient threatened to shoot Dr. Terry Hunt if […]
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