December 6, 2021
Buprenorphine: Analgesia and Treating Opioid Use Disorder
Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from the opioid thebaine.  Buprenorphine was originally developed to provide analgesia but is ...
November 15, 2021
Clinical Trials for COVID Anti-Viral Treatments
While COVID-19 vaccines confer a certain degree of immunity to the virus, they are not 100% effective in all cases ...
November 1, 2021
Deidentification of Patient Data
In the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) governs the use and disclosure of ...
October 18, 2021
Anesthesia for Cancer Biopsies
Choosing what type of anesthesia to use and where to administer it for a cancer biopsy can be challenging. For ...
October 4, 2021
Human Genome Editing: Ethical Considerations
Rapid advances in genome editing technology following the development of CRISPR have led to almost miraculous progress toward the treatment ...
September 20, 2021
Human Genome Editing: Status
The field of human genome editing has exploded in the past 10 years, thanks to the revolutionary gene editing technology ...
September 7, 2021
COVID-19 Transmission by Children
Babies and toddlers may be more likely to transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 to others in their households compared ...
August 16, 2021
Returning to In-Person School
On July 12, 2021, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) jointly ...
August 2, 2021
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Anesthesia Considerations
Atrial fibrillation is a medical condition that affects roughly 33.5 million people worldwide . Underlying cardiac conditions such as hypertension ...
July 19, 2021
ASA Recommendations on No Surprises Act Implementation
On January 1st, 2022, the Biden administration’s “No Surprises Act” will be implemented in medical practices throughout America. The bill ...
July 6, 2021
Mosquito Modification to Control Mosquito-Borne Disease
Mosquitos are a common vector for deadly diseases in humans, including malaria and dengue fever. Their capacity for disease transmission ...
June 21, 2021
Quantitative Neuromuscular Monitoring in Anesthesia
Residual paralysis is a prevalent yet under-recognized issue in perioperative medicine. Residual paralysis occurs when the effects of a neuromuscular ...