December 24, 2019
Anesthetic Implications of Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a general term for a group of heterogenous disorders affecting kidney structure and function.1 CKD ...
December 13, 2019
Anesthetic Emergence: What is Neural Inertia?
Achieving a smooth and rapid emergence from general anesthesia is a primary goal in all surgical cases. Previously, it was ...
December 10, 2019
Anesthetic Modulation of Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease
A growing body of evidence suggests that neuroinflammation plays a role in the development of neurodegeneration in patients with Alzheimer’s ...
December 6, 2019
Free Medical Education May Change Physician Workforce
The implementation of new debt-free scholarship programs in four top-tier medical schools could have a tremendous impact on the future ...
November 27, 2019
Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Neurological Complications
Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) after peripheral nerve block (PNB) is usually temporary, lasting a few days to weeks.1 According to ...
November 25, 2019
Local Anesthetic Toxicity and Its Management
Local anesthetics are frequently used in the practice of anesthesia and many other areas of medicine as a method to ...
November 20, 2019
Anesthetic Complications in Plastic Surgery
Anesthetic complications in plastic surgery are generally rare, but potentially catastrophic. Thus, maintaining patient safety in the operating room is ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...