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Anesthesiology

Out-of-Network Claims Fairly Common for Elective Colonoscopy

Oct 14, 2020

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Out-of-network claims were incurred by 12.1 percent of commercially insured patients who underwent elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017, according to a...

Type of Anesthesia Not Linked to Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Oct 12, 2020

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Elective surgery using general anesthesia (GA) is not associated with an elevated risk for dementia versus regional anesthesia (RA) among older adults, accordi...

Lifetime Prevalence of Suicide Ideation 17.4 Percent Among Doctors

Oct 09, 2020

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The lifetime prevalence of suicide ideation (SI) is 17.4 percent among physicians, while lifetime prevalence of suicide attempt (SA) is 1.8 percent, accordin...

ASA: Cannabis Users May Need More Anesthesia During Surgery

Oct 09, 2020

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with prior cannabis use may need higher doses of intraoperative inhaled anesthetic and postoperative opioids, according to a study presented at ANES...

Routine Preop Stress Testing Down in Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Oct 07, 2020

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2006 to 2017, the frequency of preoperative stress testing declined annually among patients undergoing elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty, acc...

Hydroxychloroquine Not Beneficial for SARS-CoV-2 Preexposure Prophylaxis

Oct 07, 2020

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hydroxychloroquine administered for eight weeks as preexposure prophylaxis has no clinical benefit in hospital-based health care workers (HCWs) exposed to pat...

ASA: Mortality After Reoperation Higher in Black Children

Oct 07, 2020

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- African American (AA) children are more likely to experience failure to rescue (FTR) after return to the operating room for unplanned reoperation, and minorit...

ASA: Sustained Decrease Seen in Prescription Opioid Abuse in U.S.

Oct 06, 2020

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription pain medication (PPM) abuse decreased significantly from 2007 to 2018, according to a study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY, the annual meeting of the...

September 2020 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Oct 01, 2020

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for September 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as wel...

No Race Difference Found in COVID-19 Mortality Rates at Same Medical Center

Sep 30, 2020

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For admitted COVID-19 patients presenting to the same urban medical center, risk-adjusted outcomes were no worse for non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic patie...

Hospital Admissions Not Related to COVID-19 Fell in Early 2020

Sep 30, 2020

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Non-COVID-19 hospital admissions decreased considerably with the onset of COVID-19, with declines generally similar across patient demographic subgroups f...

New FDA Applications for Opioids Often Based on Short Trials

Sep 30, 2020

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New drug applications (NDAs) for prescription opioids for pain have been based on pivotal trials of short or intermediate duration, often in narrowly define...

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency

Sep 11, 2020

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A protocol based on suctioning frequency plus continuous high-flow oxygen therapy results in a shorter time to decannulation among conscious, critically il...

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Aug 08, 2020

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy for 2009 to 2011 was 78.60 years for the total U.S. population, with the highest life expectancy for Hispanic women, according to the Aug. 7 Na...

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms

Aug 05, 2020

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians say prior authorization (PA) continues to interfere with patient care and can lead to adverse clinical consequences, according to the results of ...

Sex Differences in Income Vary With Proportion of Male Doctors

Aug 02, 2020

FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For surgical and nonsurgical specialists, sex differences in income vary with the proportion of male physicians in a practice, according to a study published ...

CDC Guidance Issued for Testing, Management of HCP Exposed to Hep C

Jul 26, 2020

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance report, published in the July 24 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations...

Financial Health of Hospitals 'Dire' Due to COVID-19

Jul 24, 2020

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 continues to cause financial peril for U.S. hospitals, according to a report released by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Kaufman Hall c...

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors

Jul 09, 2020

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is wide variation in the safety performance of electronic health record (EHR) systems used in U.S. hospitals, according to a study recently published i...

June 2020 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Jul 01, 2020

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as ...