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Anesthesiology News (AN), now in its 40th year, has been the best-read publication for the specialty for the last 17 years. All 47,524 anesthesiologists and anesthesiology residents in the United States receive a copy each month! Our news magazine offers extensive coverage of major scientific meetings affecting the specialty, feature articles on topics relevant to practicing anesthesiologists, in-depth clinical reviews written by thought leaders, practice management articles, medical education, as well as Special Editions, Buyer’s Guides, and a full line of digital media, including the AnesthesiologyNews.com website, e-Newsletters, iPad app, and multimedia content.

In this episode of “Depth of Anesthesia,” David Hao, MD, invites Charles Hardin, MD, on the show to discuss whether COVI...
05/01/2020
‘Depth of Anesthesia’: COVID-19 and ARDS

In this episode of “Depth of Anesthesia,” David Hao, MD, invites Charles Hardin, MD, on the show to discuss whether COVID-19 and acute ARDS are linked.

This episode of “Depth of Anesthesia” explores the claims about links between COVID-19 and ARDS.

Safety concerns of tranexamic acid in patients with prothrombotic conditions may be unwarranted.
05/01/2020
Tranexamic Acid Found To Be Safer In Patients Than Once Thought

Safety concerns of tranexamic acid in patients with prothrombotic conditions may be unwarranted.

Orlando, Fla.—Lingering concerns about the safety of tranexamic acid administration in patients with a history of prothrombotic conditions may be unwarranted.

CarboTrack is designed to enhance sampling of exhaled gas from a patient’s airway.
04/30/2020
New Device Offers Fresh Take On Sidestream Capnography

CarboTrack is designed to enhance sampling of exhaled gas from a patient’s airway.

Orlando, Fla.—A new device is a universal capnography adapter designed to enhance the sampling of exhaled gas from a patient’s airway.

Cytokine Storm Syndrome: Clinicians are scrambling to find treatments to slow its deadly occurrence in patients with sev...
04/29/2020
COVID-19 Brings Cytokine Storm

Cytokine Storm Syndrome: Clinicians are scrambling to find treatments to slow its deadly occurrence in patients with severe COVID-19.

Some of the most severe cases of COVID-19 appear to be linked to “cytokine release syndrome” or “cytokine storm,” and clinicians are scrambling to find effective treatments.

04/29/2020

Airway on Demand episode shows how to intubate a COVID-19 patient. Watch the full video here: https://bit.ly/3f2ubCr

04/29/2020

We want to feature you and your team! Please DM us a photo of your OR or anesthesiology staff ready for action. We will publish the photo on the cover of our upcoming Buyers Guide.

Researchers are questioning whether PCA should be replaced with as-needed opioid administration.
04/29/2020
Is It Time to Shelve PCA for As-Needed Opioid Administration?

Researchers are questioning whether PCA should be replaced with as-needed opioid administration.

Calgary, Alberta—In today’s world of multimodal analgesic approaches and ERAS protocols, should PCA be replaced with as-needed opioid administration?

04/28/2020
FDA Approves First Premixed, Ready-to-Use Ephedrine Injection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved emerphed injection will save time for health-system staff while reducing potential preparation errors and waste.

The FDA approved the first premixed ephedrine injection, which will be packaged in a ready-to-use 50-mg/10-mL vial.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is currently no evidence in medical literature of adverse events when pat...
04/28/2020
WHO: No Evidence of Bad Outcomes From NSAID Use in COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is currently no evidence in medical literature of adverse events when patients with COVID-19 take NSAIDs.

There is no evidence of adverse events when patients with COVID-19 take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to the World Health Organization.

This crisis presents unique challenges, but drug shortages have always been a major concern. Listen to our series that e...
04/28/2020
Ep 1: We Have a Problem (The Etherist, Season 1) | Anesthesiology News presents The Etherist

This crisis presents unique challenges, but drug shortages have always been a major concern. Listen to our series that explores those underlying problems in the U.S. medical supply chain.

In the early months of 2018, a shortage of hyperbaric bupivacaine swept across the country affecting providers and their normal ability to care for their patients. The world of anesthesiology was rattled, but through the efforts of several leaders in the field, the drug shortage didn’t become a de...

ASHP Survey: Medications in critically short supply for intubated COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation.
04/28/2020
ASHP Survey: Mechanical Ventilation Rx Shortages Remain a Challenge

ASHP Survey: Medications in critically short supply for intubated COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation.

Five medications used to sedate or immobilize intubated COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation were cited most often by U.S. hospital pharmacy leaders as being in critically short supply.

How can anesthesiologists and their institutions protect themselves and patients from COVID-19?
04/27/2020
Mitigation Strategies for COVID-19

How can anesthesiologists and their institutions protect themselves and patients from COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus has disrupted lives, financial markets, medical meetings and travel plans around the world.

New software will track our movements and allow people to know if they came in close contact of someone who tests positi...
04/27/2020
How Our Cellphones Will Tame COVID-19 and Save the World

New software will track our movements and allow people to know if they came in close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Apple and Google are working on software that will track our movements to let people know whether they have come in contact with someone positive for COVID-19.

04/27/2020

We want to feature you and your team! Please send us a photo of your OR or anesthesiology staff ready for action. We will publish the photo on the cover of our upcoming Buyers Guide. We want pics showing enthusiasm and pluck!

Here’s a surprise: NSAIDs following total joint surgery do not increase GI bleeding risk.
04/27/2020
Post-Op NSAIDs Not Linked To GI Bleeding

Here’s a surprise: NSAIDs following total joint surgery do not increase GI bleeding risk.

Use of NSAIDs was not related to increased risk for gastrointestinal bleeding after joint surgery, according to a new study.

Do intubation boxes really increase provider safety? The latest Airway on Demand episode compares two simulations, with ...
04/24/2020
Airway on Demand: Intubation Box Simulations for COVID-19-Positive Patients

Do intubation boxes really increase provider safety? The latest Airway on Demand episode compares two simulations, with and without the box, to find out.

In this episode, Dr. Rosenblatt explains the approach to intubating a patient suspected of being positive for COVID-19 using two simulations, one with an intubation box and one without it.

Treating COVID-19? Infectious disease specialists discuss protecting HCWs during the pandemic.
04/23/2020
Treating COVID-19? How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Treating COVID-19? Infectious disease specialists discuss protecting HCWs during the pandemic.

The same rules that apply to everyone else outside a hospital apply on the wards. Here's how to protect yourself and not take your "work" home with you. 

The Clinical Practice of the NYSORA: The underappreciated potential of ankle blocks.
04/22/2020
The Underappreciated Potential of Ankle Blocks

The Clinical Practice of the NYSORA: The underappreciated potential of ankle blocks.

The ankle block is one of the most underrated nerve block techniques in regional anesthesia, according to Admir Hadzic, MD, PhD, the director of NYSORA.

In this episode of “Depth of Anesthesia,” David Hao, MD, invites Justin Morgenstern, MD, on the show to discuss whether ...
04/21/2020
‘Depth of Anesthesia’: COVID-19 and Aerosol-Generating Procedures

In this episode of “Depth of Anesthesia,” David Hao, MD, invites Justin Morgenstern, MD, on the show to discuss whether COVID-19 can spread by aerosols or procedures that generate aerosols.

In this episode Dr. Hao discusses whether COVID-19, aerosols and procedures that generate aerosols.

04/21/2020

Reuse strategies and ingenuity are combining to help physician anesthesiologists confront PPE shortages head-on. https://bit.ly/2RTR7tA

04/20/2020
ASA COVID-19 Town Hall: Economic Relief for Physician Practices

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) President highlighted the society's efforts to advocate for more economic relief for physician practices.

The ASA president detailed the society's efforts to advocate for more economic relief for physician practices, during the weekly ASA town hall on COVID-19.

Treating COVID-19? Infectious disease specialists discuss protecting HCWs during the pandemic.
04/20/2020
Treating COVID-19? How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Treating COVID-19? Infectious disease specialists discuss protecting HCWs during the pandemic.

The same rules that apply to everyone else outside a hospital apply on the wards. Here's how to protect yourself and not take your "work" home with you. 

04/20/2020

The latest Airway on Demand episode shows a video laryngoscopy of a patient who was treated with radiation therapy. Watch the full video here: https://bit.ly/2wQlVUK

The Clinical Practice of the NYSORA: The underappreciated potential of ankle blocks.
04/15/2020
The Underappreciated Potential of Ankle Blocks

The Clinical Practice of the NYSORA: The underappreciated potential of ankle blocks.

The ankle block is one of the most underrated nerve block techniques in regional anesthesia, according to Admir Hadzic, MD, PhD, the director of NYSORA.

04/14/2020
Innovation Hackathon Wants to Reinvent the Ventilator Right Away

Enterprising anesthesiologists are calling upon engineers, innovators, designers and manufacturers to crowd-source a better vent design.

With the COVID-19 crisis yet to peak around the world and supplies of mechanical ventilators steadily growing shorter in some locations, a group of enterprising anesthesiologists is trying to make a difference.

04/14/2020
Shortages of PPE Continue as Workarounds Are Found

ASA President explains the roots of the PPE shortage, how institutions and clinicians are trying to address the problem, and the prospects for future relief.

As COVID-19 continues to challenge health care systems around the world, clinicians are struggling to deal with shortages of PPE, yet reuse strategies are helping confront the issue head-on.

Experts highlight challenges of delivering appropriate nutrition to critically ill COVID-19 patients while also protecti...
04/14/2020
Optimizing Nutrition for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

Experts highlight challenges of delivering appropriate nutrition to critically ill COVID-19 patients while also protecting health care workers.

Nutrition experts highlight the importance of nutrition for improving the prospects of COVID-19 patients.

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Anesthesiology News, now in its 46th year, has been the best-read publication for the specialty for the last 23 years. All 50,105 anesthesiologists and anesthesiology residents in the United States receive a copy every month! It offers extensive coverage of major scientific meetings affecting the specialty, feature articles on topics relevant to practicing anesthesiologists, in-depth clinical reviews written by thought leaders, practice management articles, medical education, as well as Special Editions, Buyer’s Guides, and a full line of digital media, including the AnesthesiologyNews.com website, mobile site, e-Newsletters, and multimedia content.

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