November 12, 2019

Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Biochemical and Biophysical Mechanisms

Studies on the mechanism of peripheral nerve block focus on the interaction of local anesthetics with voltage-gated sodium channels.1 Part ...
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November 6, 2019

Patient and System Factors Affecting Anesthesiologist First Case Start Performance

The performance of anesthesiologists, surgical teams, and perioperative systems is commonly measured by the percent of first case on time ...
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November 4, 2019

An Overview of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Peripheral nerve blocks involve the injection of local anesthetic near a nerve - or bundle of nerves - to numb ...
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October 22, 2019

Effects of Anesthesia on Phantom Limb Pain

In 2005, there were 1.6 million people living with limb loss in the US, 60% to 85% of whom suffer ...
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October 18, 2019

Third-Party Risk Management for Healthcare Companies

Risk management is an important part of any healthcare company’s business strategy. In addition to preventing financial loss, a good ...
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October 14, 2019

Market Forecast: Anesthesia CO2 Absorbents

Since the 18th century, rebreathing circuits in closed environments have been used for everything from deep-sea diving to mining.1 Carbon ...
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October 8, 2019

Neural Mechanisms of General Anesthesia: GABA Receptor Agonists

General anesthesia is a drug-induced, reversible condition characterized by distinct behavioral and physiological features - including unconsciousness, amnesia, analgesia, and ...
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September 30, 2019

Amazon Launches Amazon Care

This week Amazon launched Amazon Care, an app-based healthcare service for current employees and their families in the Seattle area. ...
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September 24, 2019

The Rise of Ethics Committees in Hospitals

In 1980, Jimmy Carter established the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral ...
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September 9, 2019

SAMBA: Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) strives to be the leader in perioperative—i.e., before and after surgery—of the ambulatory surgical ...
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August 27, 2019

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a set of standardized performance measures that allows consumers and purchasers ...
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August 19, 2019

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was first established in 1989 in the hopes of improving the quality ...
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