Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2015

New research was presented at Anesthesiology 2015, the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting, from October 24 to 28 in San Diego. The features below highlight some … Read More

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Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require … Read More


Anesthesia-Related Injuries & Mortality | Opinion Article

There have been significant improvements in patient safety with the administration of anesthesia, and research has shown there has been a decline in anesthesia-related deaths. However, some … Read More

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | Opinion Article

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey. Check out our infographic! The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k), … Read More

Woman Refuses Episiotomy, Gets One Anyway | Guest Blog

"This case is not about malpractice. It is about the right of a patient to refuse an intervention. While the doctor stood with scissors in hand, the patient can clearly be heard saying, 'Don’t cut me.'"

Anesthesiology 2014: Comparing Anesthesia Types for Hip Fracture Surgery | Guest Blog

The Particulars: Researchers have hypothesized that regional anesthesia may reduce the risk of postoperative mortality among patients undergoing a range of surgical procedures. However, findings of studies … Read More

Anesthesiology 2014: Comparing Anesthesia Types for Colectomy | Guest Blog

The Particulars: Studies have shown that anesthesia type can play a role in perioperative outcomes for relatively minor surgeries like knee arthroplasty. However, little is known about … Read More

Anesthesiology 2014: Declining Rates of Adverse Events During Anesthesia | Guest Blog

The Particulars: Understanding factors associated with anesthetic complications and “near misses” may help prevent perioperative complications and improve patient safety. However, data are lacking on the nature … Read More

Anesthesiology 2014: Anesthesiologist-Led Care for TKA Patients | Guest Blog

The Particulars: The high perioperative and postoperative costs associated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) along with increasing demand from the aging United States population is placing greater … Read More

Anesthesiology 2014: Trends in Postoperative Pain Severity | Guest Blog

The Particulars: Previous research found that postoperative pain management did not appear to improve from 1995 to 2002. Since that time, there has been greater attention on … Read More


Managing Pain in Obese ED Patients | Opinion Article

Weight-based dosing of opioids is a commonly used approach for managing patients who present to the ED with more severe pain. “Many patients who present to the … Read More


Anesthesia vs. Surgery: Can’t We All Just Get Along? | Guest Blog

"Anesthesia is one of the few specialties that you must consult and work with but have no control over who is assigned to your cases. "


Anesthesiology 2014 | Conference Coverage

New research is being presented at Anesthesiology 2014, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, from October 11 to 15 in New Orleans.


Anesthesiologists Are Having a Bad Year | Guest Blog

"About the only thing this anesthesiologist allegedly didn't do was tell a child that the Tooth Fairy isn't real."


Substance Use in Anesthesiology Residents | Feature

A significant number of anesthesiology residents appear to have evidence of substance use disorders during training. Relapse rates were also high, indicating that these risks persist after training is completed.


A Look at Opioid Use During Pregnancy | Opinion Article

According to NIH data, prescriptions for opioids have increased dramatically in the general population, rising by more than 200 million between 1991 and 2009. In 2014, the … Read More

Laughing Gas | Opinion Article

The Evolution of Medicine | Guest Blog

Source: Modern medicine has helped lead to a surge in average life expectancy, which was only about 36 in the late 1800s. With humans routinely living … Read More


Surgical Site Infection Rates: Good or Bad? | Guest Blog

Postoperative acute care visits for clinically significant surgical site infections (SSIs) occurred within 14 days after 3.09 of every 1,000 ambulatory operations performed and within 30 days … Read More

Anesthesiology 2013: Trends in PACU Complications | Guest Blog

The Particulars: Time spent in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) has been identified as a source of much patient morbidity in previous studies. The incidence of PACU … Read More

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