February 5, 2024

Blood Salvage During Surgery

Blood or cell salvage, also referred to as autologous blood transfusion or intraoperative blood salvage, is a medical procedure that ...
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harm reduction
January 8, 2024

How Harm Reduction Applies to Anesthesia

Anesthesia is a critical aspect of medical practice and is especially important in ensuring patient comfort and safety during surgical ...
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December 7, 2023

Discharge Time After Surgery

After surgery, the process of recovery is a continuous process that begins as the patient emerges from anesthesia and concludes ...
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November 8, 2023

Causes of Hemodynamic Instability during Surgery

Each year, an estimated 230 million surgical operations are performed around the world. The influence of hemodynamic instability (or shock) ...
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September 26, 2023

Risk Factors for Intraoperative Hypotension

Intraoperative hypotension (IOH) is a common complication during surgical procedures under anesthesia [2]. IOH can lead to adverse outcomes, including ...
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August 30, 2023

Wildfires and Health

Although wildfires have occurred naturally for thousands of years, the intensity and frequency of these catastrophic events have increased in ...
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July 17, 2023

Encryption for Cybersecurity in Healthcare

The security of healthcare data remains a challenge in institutions across the U.S. A recent Stanford University report estimates a ...
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June 22, 2023

Viscoelastic Testing in Anesthesia and Surgery

Hemorrhage remains a major contributor to morbidity and mortality during the perioperative period. The swift diagnosis and treatment of coagulopathy ...
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May 26, 2023

Certificate of Need in US Healthcare

Since the 1960s, some US states have passed and enforced certificate of need (CON) laws for healthcare entities, with regulations ...
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April 19, 2023

How Are New Anesthesia Drugs Developed?

Anesthetic drug development is experiencing a resurgence of interest given new demands in clinical practice that can potentially be met ...
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March 22, 2023

COVID Reinfection Trends Over Time

Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 60% of Americans have been infected with COVID-19 (1). Contrary to initial ...
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February 23, 2023

Health Impacts of 2022 Midterm Elections

In the midst of political turmoil, an impending economic recession, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 midterm elections reflected this ...
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