Anesthesia News Roundup

Anesthesia News Roundup is a collection of news items pertaining to the clinical side of anesthesia, the business of anesthesia, professional ethics, and items of interest.

Disclaimer: Anesthesia News Roundup is for informational purposes, and its content should not be interpreted as endorsements, standards of care, or position statements of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. All links are accurate upon posting, but may become obsolete due to publishers moving content or expiring older content.

State Senate Passes Healthcare Reform Bill
The Mashpee Enterprise, November 18, 2017

Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision
Medscape, November 17, 2017

Nurse Anesthesia No. 1 in Master's Degree Earnings
Becker's ASC Review, November 16, 2017

An Airway Management Technique to Achieve Continuous Decontamination
Anesthesiology News, November 14, 2017

Reducing Length of Stay Through ERAS Protocols
MD Magazine, November 14, 2017

Baby MRIs show prolonged anesthesia may cause brain atrophy
Health Imaging, November 14, 2017

This Biotech is Feeling the Pain After FDA Sets Panel on Anesthetic
Nasdaq November 14, 2017

5 Anesthesiologists, 2 Nurse Anesthetists Making Headlines
Becker's ASC Review, November 14, 2017

Evidence-based Approach to Treating Post-Delivery Pain in New Moms During Opioid Crisis
EurekAlert!, November 14, 2017

Colonoscopy Blues and a Special In-Depth Playlist
Houston Press, November 13, 2017

From Whiskey Anesthesia to a 3D-Printed Heart: 125 Years of Norton Children's Hospital on Display
Markets Insider, November 13, 2017

What are the Differences Between Pain Management Protocols for First and Second Eye Cataract Surgeries?
Healio, November 10, 2017

Upstate University Hospital Community Campus Offers Nitrous Oxide During Labor
Business Journal News Network, November 10, 2017

Liposomal Bupivacaine, Interscalene Block Had Similar Efficacy in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Healio, November 10, 2017

Anatomic Measurements Can Predict Difficult Airways, but BMI Less Useful Independently
Anesthesiology News, November 10, 2017

Dental Anesthesia Safety: Say Something if You See Something
California Dental Association, November 9, 2017

Boomer Grandpa: 'I'd Do It Over Again'
Post Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.), November 8, 2017

Arms Dealers
When eight heads arrived at a shipping warehouse in Detroit, the feds uncovered some unsavory details about the little-known trade in human remains. Pacific Standard, November 7, 2017

Checking a Box is Not Enough to Prevent Surgical Site Infections
Anesthesiology News, November 7, 2017

University of Wisconsin Severely Lakes Female Anesthesiologists—Six Insights
Becker's ASC Review, November 7, 2017

Early Postoperative Delirium After Hemiarthroplasty in Elderly Patients Aged Over 70 Years With Displaced Femoral Neck Fracture
Dove Press, November 6, 2017

UW Anesthesiology Department Challenging for Women, Report Says
Wisconsin News, November 6, 2017

Periarticular Injection With or Without Adductor Canal Block Improves Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Anesthesiology News, November 6, 2017

Duke University Team Looks to Train Ugandans to be Self-Reliant
WRAL, November 5, 2017

The Right Systems, Not the Right Stuff Can Reduce Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesiology News, November 4, 2017

State Scrambles to Solve Nurse License Problem
Silver City Daily Press (N.M.), November 4, 2017

People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery
U.S. News & World Report, November 3, 2017

Safety and Regulation of Surgery and Anesthesia in the Office-Based Setting in the United States
Anesthesiology News, November 3, 2017

Epic Sued Over Millions in Alleged Anesthesia Over-billing; Company Stands by System
Healthcare IT News, November 3, 2017

Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Epic Caused Hundreds of Hospitals to Double-bill Anesthesia Services
Fierce Healthcare, November 3, 2017

Persistent Pain Tied to Memory Decline and Demnetia in Elders
Anesthesiology News, November 3, 2017

Sound That Kills Pain
Oxford-American, November 2, 2017

Labor Lying Down Tied to Higher Odds of Giving Birth Without Interventions
Reuters, November 2, 2017

Noninvasive Procedure is Superior to Steroid Injection for Painful Knee Osteoarthritis
MedicalXpress, November 2, 2017

MACRA 2018: A Look Ahead
Anesthesiology News, November 2, 2017

Mission of Mercy: Duke Neurosurgeons Trek to Africa to Train, Treat the Sick
WRAL, November 1, 2017

Ethics Rounds: Death After Pediatric Dental Anesthesia: An Avoidable Tragedy?
AAP Gateway, November 2017

Ring Block of the Penis: A Proven Addition to Multimodal Pain Relief for Newborn Circumcision
Pediatrics, November 2017

Type of Needle Used in Anesthesia Not Linked to Post-Dural Puncture Headache, Study Shows, October 28, 2017

Using Hypnosis to Treat Cancer's Side Effects
CURE, October 28, 2017

In Arthroscopic Hip Surgery, Pre-Op Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block Does Not Improve Pain Control
Anesthesiology News, October 28, 2017

Would a Mother's Voice Help the Effects of Anesthesia in Children?
Medical News Bulletin, October 27, 2017

Sevoflurane in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ATS Journals, October 27, 2017

Acupuncture Cuts Neck Surgery Pain
Healthcare Medicine Institute, October 26, 2017

Multidisciplinary Perioperative Plans Help Autistic Children and Their Parents
Anesthesiology News, October 26, 2017

APRN Students Improve Doc Shortage, Patient Healthcare Access
Patient EngagementHIT, October 25, 2017

Benefits Seen for Nurse-Administered Propofol Modeled After CAPS
Anesthesiology News, October 25, 2017

Time to Ditch Neuromuscular Blockade in Cardiac Surgery?
Anesthesiology News, October 24, 2017

More Evidence Ketamine Could Alleviate Migraine Pain
Drug Discovery & Development, October 24, 2017

Procedural Simulation and Neuraxial Anesthesia and Analgesia
Anesthesiology News, October 23, 2017

Healthcare Informatics Platforms Make Patient Data Retrievable
HIT Infrastructure, October 23, 2017

Why Shouldn't Nurses Manage Epidural Infusions?
Medscape, October 23, 2017

Messbarger Still Healing and Playing After 56 Years of Medicine in Kearney
Kearney Hub (Nebraska), October 23, 2017

Frank A. Bures: To Fast or Not to Fast
Winona Daily News, October 22, 2017

Diabetes Boosts Risk of Cognitive Issues After Surgery, Especially in Seniors, Study Finds
Medical Xpress, October 22, 2017

Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?
Health Day, October 21, 2017

Inhaled Anesthetics of Special Risk to the Environment—5 Tips to Reduce OR Carbon Footprints
Becker's ASC Review, October 20, 2017

What is the Safest Medication for Emergency Sedation in Children?
Medical Newsbulletin, October 19, 2017

Mediaplanet Teams Up with Industry Leaders to Educate Readers on Safe Anesthesia Care
Mediaplanet, October 18, 2017

View AANA article in Anesthesia Care insert: Optimizing the Patient Experience with Enhanced Recovery and Multimodal Anesthesia

Infiltration of Local Anesthetic Between Popliteal Artery and Knee Capsule Effective for Post-ACL Repair Pain Control, Anesthesiology News, October 18, 2017

Governor's Signature Gives Nursing Pilot Program Permanence: Doctoral Program to Add New Concentration, California State University, Fullerton, October 18, 2017

New Study Finds Epidurals Do Not Prolong Labor, October 18, 2017

My Turn: Herbert Rakatansky: Confronting Racial Inequality in Medical Treatment
Providence Journal, October 18, 2017

NHS Provokes Fury with Indefinite Surgery Ban for Smokers and Obese
The Telegraph, October 17, 2017

American Health Council Honors Winston Renfrow, CRNA, MSN, BSN, as "Best Nurse"
Digital Journal, October 17, 2017

No-sedation Cataract Surgery Addresses Long Wait List, Anesthesiologist Shortage
Winnipeg Free Press, October 17, 2017

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Nerve Blocks Under General Anesthesia: A New Standard of Care?, Pain Medicine News, October 17, 2017

Longer Anesthesia Duration Tied to Surgical Complications, October 16, 2017

Intraoperative Positioning-Related Nerve Injury, Or a Case of Mistaken Identity?
Anesthesiology News, October 13, 2017

Accuracy in Evaluating Gastric Ultrasound Images Before and After Brief Training
Anesthesiology News, October 12, 2017

Hospitals Scramble to Avert Saline Shortage in Wake of Puerto Rico Disaster
Washington Post, October 11, 2017

Effects of Sevoflurane Versus Propofol on Cerebrovascular Reactivity to Carbon Dioxide During Laparoscopic Surgery
Dovepress, October 10, 2017

Prolonged Anesthesia Duration Linked to Surgical Complications
Healio, October 9, 2017

Patients with Glycogen Storage Diseases Undergoing Anesthesia: A Case Series
BioMed Central, October 6, 2017

Health Organizations Partnering to Aid in Medical Mission to Puerto Rico
Lawndale News, October 5, 2017/p>

Effects of Sevoflurane Versus Propofol on Cerebrovascular Reactivity to Carbon Dioxide During Laparoscopic Surgery
Dovepress, October 10, 2017

Prolonged Anesthesia Duration Linked to Surgical Complications
Healio, October 9, 2017

Patients with Glycogen Storage Diseases Undergoing Anesthesia: A Case Series
BioMed Central, October 6, 2017

Health Organizations Partnering to Aid in Medical Mission to Puerto Rico
Lawndale News, October 5, 2017

Novel Mechanism Found in Propofol: Kinesin Inhibition
Anesthesiology News, October 5, 2017

Saline Supply Hamstrung by Puerto Rico Disaster
Modern Healthcare, October 4, 2017

Microneedles Can Increase the Effectiveness of Topical Anesthesia Used in Dentistry
Medical Xpress, October 4, 2017

Virtual Reality Videos May Alleviate Pre-Surgical Anxiety in Children
United Press International, October 4, 2017

Plastic Surgeons Get Tips on Managing Opioid Addiction Risk
Markets Insider, October 3, 2017

Intra-Articular Anesthesia Reduces Pain After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Clinical Pain Advisor, October 2, 2017

Anesthesia Wand Makes Dentist Visits Less Stressful for Patients
CBS Pittsburgh, October 2, 2017

Why You Should  Be Concerned About the Future of Nursing
Huffington Post, October 2, 2017

Standardized Anesthesia Protocol Minimizes Post-Appendectomy Nausea, Vomiting
Anesthesiology News
, September 28, 2017

CDC Issues Guidelines to Halt Surgical Site Infections, General Surgery News, September 28, 2017

An Investigation into the Effect of Depth of Anesthesia on Postoperative Pain in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgery: A Double-Blind Clinical Trial, Dovepress, September 28, 2017

FDA Warning on Anesthesia Calls Attention to Malpractice Risks Associated with Medications, Failure to Timely Refer, AAP Publications, September 27, 2017

Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Epidural Oxycodone in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Pilot Study, Dovepress, September 27, 2017

Novel Opioid Has Faster Onset of Pain Relief, Leads to Fewer Adverse Events
Anesthesiology News
, September 26, 2017

Efficacy of Intravenous Tramadol and Low-Dose Ketamine in the Prevention of Post-Spinal Anesthesia Shivering Following Cesarean Section: A Double-Blinded, Randomized Control Trial
, September 26, 2017

White Matter Volume in Infants May be Affected by General Anesthesia
Neurology Advisor, September 25, 2017

He Survived Knife Stuck in Neck for Seven Hours
India Times
, September 24, 2017

No, Simply Touching Fentanyl Can't Kill You
, September 22, 2017

After Six Months of Age, Infection Risk From Nasal Intubation Higher Than Oral
Anesthesiology News
, September 22, 2017

Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer
New York Times
, September 20, 2017

Managing Postoperative Pain After Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic, The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, September 16, 2017

Acupuncture Painkiller Postoperative Narcotic Boost Found
Health CMi
, September 16, 2017

Pennsylvania Hospital Under Fire After Staff Took Photos of Patient's Genital Injury: 'We Do Pass On Interesting Stuff,' Chicago Tribune, September 15, 2017