December 6, 2021

Buprenorphine: Analgesia and Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from the opioid thebaine. [1] Buprenorphine was originally developed to provide analgesia but is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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August 2, 2021

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Anesthesia Considerations

Atrial fibrillation is a medical condition that affects roughly 33.5 million people worldwide [1]. Underlying cardiac conditions such as hypertension ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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