In 2010, the American Society of Anesthesiologists introduced a mannequin-based simulation program to satisfy the American Board of Anesthesiology requirements for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology.
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Researchers used a screening process that allowed them to test more than 350,000 compounds for their potential to serve as anesthetic agents
Infants that receive regional anesthesia vs. general anesthesia for surgery may have better recovery, data from two studies have shown.
Our biggest challenge (and also opportunity) is to demonstrate our value as anesthesiologists and pain medicine specialists in the evolving healthcare landscape.
Model includes expanding residency to train 'super-specialists.'
Patients undergoing total hip and total knee arthroplasties in small- and medium-sized hospitals have been receiving increasingly greater multimodal approaches for postoperative pain management.
Ketamine is associated with significant pain relief among patients with refractory headaches.
In both human patients and rats, subjects regularly given opioids had an increased concentration of CXCL1.
Effect seems to extend to patients exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as smokers.