September 28, 2020
Substance Use Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are characterized by the repetitive use of alcohol or drugs that results in either addiction or impairment ...
August 31, 2020
The Physiology of Endorphins
Endorphins are naturally synthesized neuropeptides whose primary function is to produce analgesia, in addition to being involved in natural reward circuits.i Three opioid peptides – α-endorphin, β-endorphin, and γ-endorphin – comprise ...
August 3, 2020
Reversing the Effects of Direct Oral Anti-Coagulants in the Perioperative ...
Warfarin and heparin have been the standard of care in anticoagulation for many years for patients with atrial fibrillation and other thrombotic conditions. ...
July 6, 2020
How COVID-19 Affects Obstetric & Pediatric Care
The recent outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the associated disease COVID-19 raises many concerns about disease ...
June 30, 2020
The Quadratus Lumborum Block
Truncal nerve blocks were first described in 2001 with the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. Increasing clinical use of ultrasound ...
May 6, 2020
Barhemsys (Amisulpride) for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Anesthesia is given worldwide to more than 75 million surgical patients annually. Untreated, one third will suffer postoperative nausea, vomiting, ...
April 17, 2020
Meditation during the Preoperative Period
Surgery can be a stressful time for patients and their families. The perioperative period can elicit feelings of fear and anxiety1 as well as ...
March 27, 2020
Cannabinoids in Chronic Pain Management
Roughly eighty percent of the world population has no or insufficient access to treatment for moderate to severe pain. In particular, ...
March 2, 2020
Sevoflurane: Biological Mechanisms, Surgical Applications and Side Effects
Sevoflurane is one of the most commonly used anesthetic drugs, ranking closely with isoflurane, desflurane and nitrous oxide.1 It was ...
February 25, 2020
Morphine: Biological Mechanisms, Clinical Applications and Adverse Effects
Morphine is the prototypical opioid drug to which all other opioids are compared.1 Despite a century of opioid research, there ...
February 21, 2020
Propofol: Biological Mechanisms, Surgical Applications, and Side Effects
Propofol is one of the most commonly used intravenous agents for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. Characterized by fast ...
February 5, 2020
Enflurane: Biological Mechanisms, Surgical Applications and Side Effects
Enflurane is an inhaled drug used for general anesthesia.1 It is a clear, colorless, stable liquid often sold under the ...
January 31, 2020
Mobile Apps for Postoperative Pain Management
In the age of the Internet and other types of innovative technology, digital health care solutions are becoming widespread.1 These ...
January 29, 2020
Cognitive Processes in Anesthesiology
When humans are responsible for performing a task or making a decision, there is always a certain level of “human ...
January 14, 2020
Anesthesia for Spine Surgery
Anesthesiology is a field with a number of subspecialties, including cardiac, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric, neurologic, regional, critical care and pain ...
January 6, 2020
An Engineer’s Perspective on Anesthesia Machines
Anesthesia machines are a complex array of mechanical, electrical, and digital components. The safety of anesthesia administration relies on both ...
January 3, 2020
Ketamine for Anesthesia
Ketamine is a well-known drug used to induce anesthesia and reduce pain in humans and animals.1 People also use ketamine ...
December 31, 2019
Locum Tenens: A Viable Employment Option for Anesthesiologists
The term “locum tenens” comes from Latin, meaning to “hold one’s place.” Traditionally, locum tenens doctors were hired on a ...
December 24, 2019
Anesthesia and Alcohol Use
In 2017, 86.3 percent of adults in the United States reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their ...
December 17, 2019
Anesthesia for Emergency Surgery
Preoperative assessment and preparation are vital to successful anesthesia administration, reduced intraoperative complications and rapid postoperative recovery.1 However, in cases ...
December 9, 2019
Anesthesia for Space Flights
In the future, if humans embark on more prolonged journeys into space, the crews manning the ships will need to ...
November 4, 2019
Anesthesia Residents Compensation Report
Physician training involves many years of education and work, including a minimum of four years of medical school, three to ...
October 21, 2019
Market Overview: Injectable Anesthesia
General anesthesia medications are split into two main categories, based on route of administration: injectable or inhaled.1 Injectable anesthetics can ...
September 11, 2019
An Overview of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) was founded in 1985 as the first of patient safety organizations formed as an ...
June 28, 2019
Verily’s Focus on Leveraging Data to Improve Health Care
The evolution of artificial intelligence is leading to a paradigm shift in the healthcare sector. This change has largely been ...
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