Anesthesia News Roundup

Anesthesia News Roundup is a collection of news items pertaining to the clinical side of anesthesia, the business of anesthesia, professional ethics, and items of interest.

Disclaimer: Anesthesia News Roundup is for informational purposes, and its content should not be interpreted as endorsements, standards of care, or position statements of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. All links are accurate upon posting, but may become obsolete due to publishers moving content or expiring older content.

Using Operating Room Turnover Time by Anesthesia Trainee Level to Assess Improving Systems-Based Practice Milestones
BMC Medical Education, December 5, 2018

New Benefits to Incorporating a Nurse Practitioner for Your Practice
MultiBriefs, December 5, 2018

ASC, Anesthesia Provider Relationships Risk Violating Anti-Kickback Laws—Three Insights
Becker's ASC Review, December 4, 2018

Six Ways People in History Used Marijuana that We Don't Use Any Longer
Civilized, December 3, 2018

How Price Transparency Could Affect Anesthesia Practices—Five Takeaways
Becker's ASC Review, December 3, 2018

Four Woman-Dominated Careers Men Are Starting to Enter
Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois), November 29, 2018

Eight Things to Know About Orthopedic and Spine Pain Management
Becker's Spine Review, November 29, 2018

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Now Equipped with World's Most Adanced Simulators for Nursing Education
Caledonian Record, November 28, 2018

Patient-controlled Paravertebral Analgesia for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy
MDLinx, November 27, 2018

The Application of WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) in Hand Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, November 26, 2018

Effect of Depth of Sedation in Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair on Postoperative Delirium: The STRIDE Randomized Clinical Trial
MDLinx, November 26, 2018

Research Indicates Compound Could Combat Drug Addiction
Albuquerque Journal, November 22, 2018

Diaphragm Atrophy From Mechanical Ventilation Increases Complications
Anesthesiology News, November 22, 2018

A Case Report of Multiple Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery: 80 Anesthesia Applications in a Period of 6 Years
BMC Anesthesia, November 20, 2018

Mercy Shooting Highlights Importance of Drills, Preparing Staff
Modern Healthcare, November 20, 2018

Comparison of Regional with General Anesthesia on Mortality and Perioperative Length of Stay in Older Patients After Hip Fracture Surgery
International Journal for Quality in Health Care, November 17, 2018

Use of a Bougie for Emergency Intubation: A Second Look
Anesthesiology News, November 17, 2018

Calculating Efficiency to OR Operations
DVIDS, November 16, 2018

Top Anesthesia Challenges, the Field's Future and How CRNAs Will Shape It—Five Qs With AANA President
Becker's ASC Review, November 15, 2018

FDA Warns Against Using Unapproved Drugs in Implantable Pumps
Anesthesiology News, November 15, 2018

A Chemical Found in Some Vape Flavors Has Been Linked to an Irreversible Condition Called 'Popcorn Lung'
Insider, November 15, 2018

Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty is Becoming the New Standard: Three Research Insights
Becker's ASC Review, November 15, 2018

First Brain Tumour Surgery Without Anesthesia Held at Lahore General Hospital
Pakistan Today, November 15, 2018

Regional Anesthesia to Ameliorate Postoperative Analgesia Outcomes in Pediatric Surgical Patients: An Updated Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Dovepress, November 15, 2018

AMA to Advocate on Gender Definition, Sexual Assault Treatment
Modern Healthcare, November 13, 2018

Issues and Challenges of Pediatric Anesthesia in Bangladesh
Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access, November 13, 2018

Propofol vs Inhalational Agents to Maintain General Anaesthesia in Ambulatory and In-Patient Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
MDLinx, November 12, 2018

What ASC Anesthesia Groups Should Know About the 2019 Final Payment Rule: 6 Insights
Becker's ASC Review, November 12, 2018

Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks an Effective Alternative Analgesic Modality in Certain Cancer Patients
Anesthesiology News, November 12, 2018

The Need for Nurses is Growing in Georgia. How Will Hospitals Keep Up With the Demand
The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), November 12, 2018

U.K. Study Finds Remifentanil Leads to Fewer Epidurals Than Meperidine
Anesthesiology News, November 11, 2018

Nurse Practitioners the Solution to the Health Care Shortage
Reno Gazette Journal, November 11, 2018

UW Alum Who Fought in World War I Helped Create Veterans Day as National Holiday for All Vets
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 8, 2018

Nearly All MIPS Clinicians Score Bonuses for Year 1
Modern Healthcare, November 8, 2018

FDA Plans Curbs on E-Cigarette Sales Over Concerns About Surge in Teen Vaping
The Washington Post, November 8, 2018

Effects of Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block Combined with General Laryngeal Mask Airway Anesthesia in Children Undergoing Femoral Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Trial
Dovepress, November 8, 2018

Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction After Sevoflurane or Propofol General Anaesthesia in Combination With Spinal Anaesthesia for Hip Arthroplasty
Anesthesia and Intensive Care, November 8, 2018

Keeping Patients Safe From Residual Neuromuscular Blockade: The Case for Lower-Dose Sugammadex
Anesthesiology News, November 8, 2018

Fresenius Loses Bid to Revive Diprivan Patent on Bass Challenge
Bloomberg, November 7, 2018

Using Ultrasound, Scientists Deliver Drugs to Specific Brain Regions
Discover Magazine, November 7, 2018

Outpatient Surgery Dilemma: What Caused Postop Leg Rigidity, Spasms, and Sweating?
MedPage Today, November 5, 2018

FDA Approves, Explains Need for New Acute Pain Sufentanil Formulation
Anesthesiology News, November 5, 2018

Large Numbers of Negative Trial Results Impede Progress in Critical Care Medicine
Medical Bag, November 5, 2018

75 Percent of Anesthesiologists Say Surgeons' OR Hours Should Be Capped
Becker's ASC Review, November 2, 2018

A Basic Review of Pain Pathways and Analgesia
Anesthesiology News, November 1, 2018

Effect of Intrathecal Dexmedetomidine on Preventing Shivering in Cesarean Section After Spinal Anesthesia: A Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis
Dovepress, November 2018

Video: Anesthesiologist Describes MKO Melt Benefits in Cataract Surgery
Ocular Surgery News, October 31, 2018

Rare Complication Causes Temporary Blindness During Routine Procedure
MDLinx, October 31, 2018

Anesthesiology and Critical Care in an Age of Mass Casualty Events
Anesthesiology News, October 31, 2018

Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection Following Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Meta-Analysis
Dovepress, October 31, 2018

Effects of Propofol and Etomidate Anesthesia on Cardiovascular miRNA Expression: The Different Profiles?
BMC Anesthesia, October 24, 2018

Tramadol: A Valuable Treatment for Pain in Southeast Asian Countries
Dovepress, October 24, 2018

Nurse Anesthesia Students, Faculty Present Research at AANA National Congress
Webster University, October 22, 2018

NYSANA Announces New Board President and New Board Members
Digital Journal, October 22, 2018

NMC Surgical Staff Take Time for Mission Trip
The Kansan, October 20, 2018

Muscle Relaxants During Anesthesia May Increase Risk of Perioperative Pulmonary Complications
American Journal of Managed Care, October 20, 2018

Factors Associated with Suboptimal Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block for Arthroscopy
Clinical Pain Advisor, October 19, 2018

SCSU Nursing Program Receives $1 Million Gift
St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, Minn.), October 19, 2018

Marijuana in Babies? Colorado Researchers Find New Evidence
Modern Healthcare, October 19, 2018

Effect of Equipotent Doses of Propofol vs Sevoflurane Anesthesia on Regulatory T Cells After Breast Cancer Surgery
MD Linx, October 18, 2018

Five New Terms Describing Cognitive Changes Linked to Anesthesia
Becker's ASC Review, October 18, 2018

Shutting Down a 'Molecular Tunnel' to Induce General Anesthesia
MD Linx, October 18, 2018

Caribbean Nurses Provide $1,000 Scholarships
Caribbean Life, October 18, 2018

University of Pittsburgh Receives $1.2 Million NSF Grant to Analyze Anesthesia Big Data
University of Pittsburgh, October 18, 2018

Effect of Cricoid Pressure Compared with a Sham Procedure in the Rapid Sequence Induction of Anesthesia -the IRIS Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA Surgery, October 17, 2018

Ketamine and Acute Pain
MedPage Today, October 17, 2018

Looking to Solve the Primary Care Shortage? Deploy Nurse Practitioners
Fierce Healthcare, October 16, 2018

Verma Argues 'Medicare for All' Would Cause Physician Shortage
Modern Healthcare, October 16, 2018

Arterial Catheterization Preferences Vary Among Cardiac Anesthesiologists
Anesthesiology News, October 16, 2018

Nurse Practitioners Can Lead the Way in Affecting Colorectal Cancer Screening
The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), October 16, 2018

Going Under: Potential Side Effects of General Anesthesia
Med Shadow, October 15, 2018

28th Combat Support Hospital Sends Troops to Rwanda to Heal, Learn
The Fayetteville Observer, October 13, 2018

Data Points: A State-by-State Look at Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios
Modern Healthcare, October 13, 2018

Comparison of Postoperative Analgesic Effect of Caudal Bupivacaine With and Without Ketamine in Pediatric Subumbilical Surgeries
Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, October 12, 2018

Eight Hospitals Evacuate Patients in Wake of Hurricane Michael
Modern Healthcare, October 12, 2018

Meet Prescience, the AI That Can Help Anesthesiologists Make Critical Decisions in the OR
Packt, October 12, 2018

Effect of Remifentanil on the Recovery Profile After Head and Neck Surgeries: A Prospective Study
MDLinx, October 12, 2018

OR Nurses Share their Perception of Surgical Smoke Dangers
Becker's Hospital Review, October 11, 2018

Nerve Stimulation in Mice Suggests New Way to Reduce Delirium After Surgery
Science Daily, October 11, 2018

Cost Analysis of Vitrectomy Under Local Versus General Anesthesia in a Developing Country
Dovepress, October 10, 2018

Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures Linked to Bisphosphonates
Medscape, October 9, 2018

Physician Assistant Market Poised to Fill Patient Care Access Gaps
Patient EngagementHIT, October 9, 2018

Cerebral Blood Flow Measured with Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy During Anesthesia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, October 8, 2018

A Q&A With the First Man Elected as American Nurses Association President
HealthLeaders Media, October 5, 2018

The U.S. Nursing Boom is Just Getting Started
Yahoo Finance, October 5, 2018

Frailty and Anesthesia - Risks During and Post-Surgery
Dovepress, October 5, 2018

Care of Adult Patients in the ICU Clinical Practice Guidelines (2018)
Medscape, October 4, 2018

Providers Are Going Digital to Meet Increased Demand
Modern Healthcare, October 2, 2018

Anesthesia Duration Tied to Complications in Head, Neck Surgery
Anesthesiology News, September 27, 2018

Healthcare Remains Prime Target for Hackers
Modern Healthcare, September 25, 2018

Effects of Proprofol/Remifentanil-Based Total Intravenous Anesthesia vs Sevoflurane-Based Inhalational Anesthesia on the Release of VEGF-C and TGF-[Beta] and Prognosis After Breast Cancer Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized and Controlled Study
MD Linx, September 26, 2018

New Study to Reduce Complications Due to Anesthesia
UpMatters, September 25, 2018

Your View: Why It's Important to Upgrade Nurse Practitioner Status in Pennsylvania
Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania), September 24, 2018

Valves, Anesthesia Strategies Confer Similar Outcomes in Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis
Healio, September 23, 2018

HHS Supportive of MAT Prescribing by Nurse Anesthetists, Midwives
MedPage Today, September 21, 2018

Assess Tracheal Length to Avoid Gum Elastic Bougie Complications
Anesthesiology News, September 21, 2018

Zebrafish Research Highlights Role of Locus Coeruleus in Anesthesia
Chinese Academy of Science, September 20, 2018

Muscle Relaxants Used During General Anesthesia Can Increase Risk of Pulmonary Complications
News-Medical.net, September 18, 2018

Anesthesia Drugs: Muscle Relaxants Increase Risk of Respiratory Complications
Technical University of Munich, September 17, 2018

Medical Laws and Ethics: What to Do When Conflict Occurs
AMA Wire, September 14, 2018

It's a Knockout! New Technology Lets Patients Become Their Own Anaesthetist
Med-Tech Innovation News, September 13, 2018

Use of Propofol for Prevention of Post-Delivery Nausea During Cesarean Section: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
MD Linx, September 13, 2018

Greenville Doctor Speaks Out About Genetic Disease That Took the Life of His Brother
WSPA.com, September 13, 2018

Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR), September 12, 2018

John "Iain" Glen Wins Lasker Award for Development of Propofol
The Scientist, September 11, 2018

Effectiveness of Intramuscular Neostigmine to Accelerate Bladder Emptying After Spinal Anesthesia
Dovepress, September 11, 2018

Randomized Double-Blind Trial of Short- vs Long-Acting Analgesia at the Sacrospinous Ligament
MD Linx, September 7, 2018

Ketamine Anesthesia Does Not Improve Depression Scores in Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Tria
MDLinx, September 7, 2018

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Opens Nominations for Medical History Accolade
Anesthesiology News, September 6, 2018

Extubation and Delirium: Anesthesiology News Report
MedPage Today, September 5, 2018

First-Ever IV Ketamine Infusion Consensus Guidelines for Chronic Pain Released
Pain Medicine News, September 4, 2018

Letter to Editor
Ohio Has Significant Shortage in Healthcare Professionals
Cleveland.com, September 4, 2018

Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal Surgery
MPR, August 31, 2018

Ohio Bill Would Give Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Independence from Doctors
Cleveland.com, August 30, 2018

Mobile App Helps Young Patients Overcome Fear of Anesthesia
Benzinga, August 30, 2018

Unbearably Cute: Ohio Surgery Center Invites Kids, Teddy Bears to Facility
Becker's ASC Review, August 29, 2018

Airway Management of the Obstetric Patient: What's New?
Anesthesiology News, August 29, 2018

For Julie Hutchinson, Diagnosis and Treatment Brings Renewed Strength
PANA for Quality Care, August 29, 2018

Dexmedetomidine Attenuates the Propofol-Induced Longterm Neurotoxicity in the Developing Brain of Rats by Enhancing the PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathway
Dovepress, August 28, 2018

Airway Management of Children with Rare Syndromes
Anesthesiology News, August 27, 2018

Patients Can Be Sent Home Alone Without Increased Risk, Study Finds—Three Insignts
Becker's ASC Review, August 27, 2018

Retraction Watch Still Going Strong After Eight Years
Genome Web, August 27, 2018

10 Rules for Approaching Difficult Intubation
Anesthesiology News, August 24, 2018

3D-Printed Simulator for Neuraxial Anesthesia Training May Improve Safety of Spinal Procedures: 5 Details
Becker's Spine Review, August 24, 2018

Awake Intubation in the Age of Video Laryngoscopy
Anesthesiology News, August 22, 2018

A Sleep-Like State Precedes Emerging From Anesthesia-Induced Unconsciousness
Reliawire, August 21, 2018

What Providers Should Know About Issuing Advance Notice of NonCoverage—Eight Takeaways
Becker's ASC Review, August 21, 2018

COPD as a Risk Factor of the Complications in Lower Limb Arthroplasty: A Patient-Matched Study
Dovepress, August 21, 2018

Nebraska Conducts First Execution in the U.S. to Use Fentanyl
Multibriefs Exclusive, August 21, 2018

What are Millennial Nurses Thinking? Here are a Few Insights
HealthLeaders Media, August 16, 2018

Agency Faces Ongoing Challenges Filling Provider Vacancies
U.S. Government Accountability Office, August 15, 2018

Young Nurses Seek Advanced Degrees, Leaving Gaps in Direct Patient Care
Modern Healthcare, August 15, 2018

Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Block, an ED Opioid Alternative
Anesthesiology News, August 15, 2018

South Carolina Nurses Given Broader Prescribing Power, Greater Authority to Practice
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), August 14, 2018

Does Heavier Sedation Worsen Post-Op Delirium Risk?
MedPage Today, August 14, 2018

Delirium Associated with Unplanned Extubations
Anesthesiology News, August 13, 2018

Intraoperative Sedation with Dexmedetomidine is Superior to Propofol for Elderly Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
MDLinx, August 13, 2018

Short- and Long-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Hepatectomy for Colorectal Liver Metastases in Elderly Patients
Doverpress, August 10, 2018

Mother, Son Duo Graduate from Nursing School
The Destin Log (Fort Walton Beach, Florida), August 10, 2018

Emergency Intubation Outside the Operating Room
Anesthesiology News, August 10, 2018

Airway on Demand: A Case with a Missing Epiglottis
Anesthesiology News, August 9, 2018

Effect of Depth of Sedation in Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair on Postoperative Delirium
JAMA Network, August 8, 2018

Nurses Striving to Make for a Better Mississippi
Mississippi Business Journal, August 8, 2018

High-Frequency Jet Ventilation Safe, Effective in Cardiac Cath Lab
Anesthesiology News, August 8, 2018

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: Current Perspectives
Dovepress, August 8, 2018

The Current State of Airway Management: Are We Doing Better?
Anesthesiology News, August 7, 2018

Electroconvulsive Therapy Provides Relief From Mental Disorders
KMVT 11, August 7, 2018

Drug Shortages Felt at Hospitals and Clinics Near and Far
Herald Business Journal (Everett, Washington), August 6, 2018

These Four CMS Proposals Could Affect Anesthesia Providers
Becker's ASC Review, August 6, 2018

Study Outlines Methods to Reduce Risks Linked to Anesthesia for Sanfilippo Patients
Sanfilippo Syndrome News, August 2, 2018

Cuff Leak Test Good at Ruling in Post-Extubation Airway Obstruction
Anesthesiology News, August 2, 2018

CRNAs: A Short History of Nurse Anesthesia and the Future of Anesthesia Care
LinkedIn, April 7, 2017