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.

Multimodal Pain Protocol for Cesarean Delivery Reduces Pain, Adverse Effects
Anesthesiology News, September 11, 2019

Association Between Depression Subtypes and Response to Repeated-Dose Intravenous Ketamine
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, September 10, 2019

Respiratory Compromise Institute Issues New Educational Video Series to Raise Awareness of Respiratory Compromise
Yahoo! Finance, September 10, 2019

J&J Scores Spravato Trial Win in High-Risk Depression. Will Doctors and Payers Buy In?
Fierce Pharma, September 10, 2019

Americans 'Fed Up' With High Healthcare Costs, Surprise Billing, Verma Says
Modern Healthcare, September 10, 2019

Utah Practice Says 320,000 Patient Records Hit in Ransomware Attack
Modern Healthcare, September 10, 2019

Math Makes Room for More Patients
Stanford Children's Health, September 10, 2019

AANP President Weighs In On Full Practice Authority Laws
Nurse.com, September 10, 2019

Cognitive Function After Surgery with Regional or General Anesthesia: A Population-Based Study
Alzheimer's and Dementia/MD Linx, September 9, 2019

Anesthesia Disrupts Neural Microanatomy to Alter Consciousness
Anesthesiology News, September 9, 2019

Cognitive Function After Surgery with Regional or General Anesthesia: A Population-Based Study
Alzheimer's and Dementia/MD Linx, September 9, 2019

HHS Civil Rights Division Enters First Settlement Over Patient Records
Modern Healthcare, September 9, 2019

Data Points Cannabis Use Rising Among Pregnant Women and Teens
Modern Healthcare, September 7, 2019

Calls Mount for CMS to Address Problem of Patient Overlap Across Payment Models
Modern Healthcare, September 7, 2019

Q&A: New Hampshire Hospital Bucks Trend of Rural Hospitals Closing Their Doors
Modern Healthcare, September 7, 2019

Study Maps IV Morphine Equivalence of Sublingual Sufentanil
Anesthesiology News, September 7, 2019

Four Issues on Nurse Leaders' Radar
Health Leaders Media, September 6, 2019

New Google Policy Bars Ads for Unproven Stem Cell Therapies
The Washington Post, September 6, 2019

A Non-Randomized Controlled Study of Total Intravenous Anesthesia Regimens for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies in Children
Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology/MD Linx, September 6, 2019

Rectus Sheath Over Field Block for Midline Hernia Repair
Anesthesiology News, September 6, 2019

Cardioprotective Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Acupuncture Point Stimulation on Perioperative Elderly Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial
Dovepress, September 6, 2019

Comparison of Dexmedetomidine or Sufentanil Combined with Ropivacaine for Epidural Analgesia After Thoracotomy: A Randomized Controlled Study
Dovepress, September 5, 2019

New CT Scan Could Help Parkinson's Patients During Surgery
Fox 31 News (Littleton, Colo.), September 4, 2019

Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting by Use of Rapid Sequence Intubation
Anesthesiology News, August 30, 2019

Chewing Gum Use in the Perioperative Period
EurekAlert!, August 30, 2019

Long-Term Placement of Continuous Popliteal Nerve Block Catheter for Management of a Wounded Patient in a Combat Field Environment: A Case Report
Dovepress, August 29, 2019

Effect of Bupivacaine and Adjuvant Drugs on Skeletal Muscle Tissue Oximetry and Blood Flow: An Experimental Study
Dovepress, August 29, 2019

Cesarean Section Under General Anesthesia for Antepartum Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome: A Case Report
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, August 28, 2019

NPs vs PAs: What's the Difference?
Medscape, August 28, 2019

Impact of Brief Prewarming on Anesthesia-Related Core-Temperature Drop, Hemodynamics, Microperfusion and Postoperative Ventilation in Cytoreductive Surgery of Ovarian Cancer: A Randomized Trial
BMC Anesthesiology, August 26, 2019

The Effect of Xenon-Based Anesthesia on Somatosensory-evoked Potentials in Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia/MD Linx, August 28, 2019

Disclosing Marijuana Use Before Surgery: What You Need to Know
The Fresh Toast, August 28, 2019

Woman Who Killed 'Dirty John' Says She's Still Struggling with PTSD: 'I Had to Learn What Happened to Me'
Fox News, August 23, 2019

Chemist James Trudell, Whose Research Led to Greater Understanding of Anesthetics, Dies
Stanford Medicine News, August 22, 2019

Impact of Brief Prewarming on Anesthesia-Related Core-Temperature Drop, Hemodynamics, Microperfusion and Postoperative Ventilation in Cytoreductive Surgery of Ovarian Cancer: A Randomized Trial
BMC Anesthesiology, August 22, 2019

Scoring Systems to Detect Severe OSA Compared
Anesthesiology News, August 22, 2019

Effect of Intrathecal Dexmedetomidine on Cesarean Section During Spinal Anesthesia: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials
Dovepress, August 21, 2019

Doctors Bring in a Bevy of Lobbyists on Surprise Billing
Axios, August 20, 2019

Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial with Clinical, Neurophysiological, Laboratory and Radiological Outcome for Surgical Versus Non-Surgical Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: The Uppsala Spinal Stenosis Trial
BMJ Open, August 20, 2019

Impact of Postoperative Dexmedetomidine Infusion on Incidence of Delirium in Elderly Patients Undergoing Major Elective NonCardiac Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Dovepress, August 19, 2019

Data Points: Where and Why People Travel for Care
Modern Healthcare, August 17, 2019

Breaking Bias: A Road Map to Boost Women and Minorities into Healthcare Leadership
Modern Healthcare, August 17, 2019

Tech Helping to Alleviate Nurse Shortage, Experience Gaps
Modern Healthcare, August 17, 2019

Comparison of the Effect of Sevoflurane or Propofol Anesthesia on the Regional Cerebral Oxygen Saturation in Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study
BMC Anesthesiology, August 17, 2019

How Bad is the Nursing Shortage?
Modern Healthcare, August 17, 2019

Researchers Refine Guidelines for Pediatric Brain Injuries
University of Washington Medicine, August 16, 2019

New Studies Reveal Growing Epidemic of Nurse Suicides in the U.S.
World Socialist Web Site, August 16, 2019

Hippocrates: Anesthesiologist and Teacher
St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), August 15, 2019

Washington Hospital Refuses to Pay $1 Million Ransomware Demand
Modern Healthcare, August 15, 2019

Undersedation During Total Hip Arthroplasty Reduction Results in Worse Patient Outcomes
Journal of Arthroplasty, August 15, 2019

Effects of Perioperative Intravenous Administration of Dexmedetomidine on Emergence Agitation After General Anesthesia in Adults: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Dovepress, August 15, 2019

Lawmakers Hope to Overhaul Privacy Rules for Substance Use Disorders
Modern Healthcare, August 14, 2019

Surprise Medical Bills Are On the Rise, Study Finds
ABC News, August 14, 2019

Forty Percent of Patients Faced 'Surprise' Out-of-Network Bills at In-Network Hospitals in 2016
Advisory Board, August 14, 2019

Airway Management in Patients With Oropharyngeal Masses
Anesthesiology News, August 14, 2019

Hospitals Call for Overhauling Medicare Advantage Prior Authorization Rules
Modern Healthcare, August 13, 2019

Sex Misconduct Complaints Against California Doctors Up Sharply
Modern Healthcare, August 13, 2019

Major Surgeries Linked to Small Decline in Mental Functioning in Older Age
The Washington Post, August 13, 2019

Doctors Want to Know if Patients Are Pot Users, It May Affect How They Are Sedated
CBS 4 Denver, August 12, 2019

A Man's Dentures Got Stuck in His Throat During Surgery, Leaving Him Bleeding for Weeks
Gizmodo, August 12, 2019

Study Suggests Patients Who Use Cannabis Respond to Anesthesia Differently
CBS 4 Denver, August 12, 2019

Where Are You Most Needed? Six Nursing Shortage Facts for Students
Daily Nurse, August 12, 2019

Bills from Out-of-Network Doctors Rising at In-Network Hospitals
Reuters, August 12, 2019

Airway Management Roundtable 2019: Seven Questions for an International Panel
Anesthesiology News, August 12, 2019

One of Separated Siamese Twins Already Awake
Hungary Today, August 12, 2019

Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Steinert Disease—Case Report
Specialty Medical Dialogues, August 12, 2019

UW Study Indicates Brain Bounces Back After Anesthesia
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 12, 2019

General Anesthesia and Positive Pressure Ventilation Suppress Left and Right Ventricular Myocardial Shortening in Patients Without Myocardial Disease—A Strain Echocardiography Study
Cardiovascular Ultrasound, August 10 2019

CMS Releases Key 2020 Payment and Policy Proposals
JD Supra, August 9, 2019

Wide Awake Hand Surgery at WVU Medicine
WV News, August 9, 2019

Improved Outcomes With Spray vs Nebulized Lidocaine for Bronchoscopy
Pulmonology Advisor, August 9, 2019

Accidental Awareness During Cesarean Delivery
Anesthesiology News, August 9, 2019

Five Questions to Ask Your Anesthesiologist When You Have Angelman Syndrome
Angelman Syndrome News, August 9, 2019

Dexamethasone and Dexmedetomidine as Adjuvants to Local Anesthetic Mixture in Intercostal Nerve Block for Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy: A Prospective Randomized Study
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, August 8, 2019

What is the Best Mode of Delivery of Topical Anesthesia During Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy?
Doc Wire News, August 8, 2019

Anesthesia and Analgesia Practices in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Survey of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Membership
Doc Wire News, August 8, 2019

CMS Releases CY 2020 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule
JD Supra, August 6, 2019

The Etherist Podcast: Untangling the Gordian Knot of Anesthesia Drug Shortages
Anesthesiology News, August 6, 2019

Blog: Proposed Rule Issued by CMS re: Expansion of Open Payments Reporting
JD Supra, August 5, 2019

Health Professionals Urge Marijuana Users to Disclose Smoking Activities to their Anesthesiologist
CRNA Linda Stone is quoted.
Times of CBD, August 5, 2019

Correspondence
Now's Not the Time to Not Be an Expert
Anesthesiology News, August 5, 2019

How Rude! Incivility Can Cause OR Woes
General Surgery News, August 5, 2019

Letter to the Editor
Fentanyl is a Necessary Medical Tool
Letter from Jaron Lassen, CRNA
The Gazette, August 4, 2019

Marijuana Use May Affect Patient Anesthesia
CRNA Linda Stone is quoted.
Pain News Network, August 2, 2019

Tell Your Anesthesiologist You Smoke Week - It Might Have an Effect on Your Surgery
AANA's new guidelines are featured.
The Growth Op, August 2, 2019

CMS Finalizes Rural Wage Index Boost
Modern Healthcare, August 2, 2019

Effects of Propofol on Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury Through Inhibiting the JAK/STAT Pathway
DocWire, August 1, 2019

If You Smoke Pot, Your Anesthesiologist Needs to Know
CRNA Linda Stone is quoted.
NBC News, August 1, 2019

ASHP Releases New Guidelines for Perioperative Pharmacists
Drug Topics, August 1, 2019

Hurry Up and Wait: Docs Say Insurers Increasingly Interfere
Modern Healthcare, August 1, 2019

Effects of Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Postoperative Analgesia After Thoracoscopic Surgery Compared with Local Anesthetic Infiltration: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Dovepress, August 1, 2019

Doctors Find 526 Teeth in Boy's Mouth in India
Fox Q13, August 1, 2019

Complication of Eye Surgery Can Kill in a Minute
Medscape, July 31, 2019

Delay or Proceed? What to Do When Patient Gets URI Before Undergoing Anesthesia
American Academy of Pediatrics, July 31, 2019

Slovenian Discovery May Speed Use of Ketamine as Antidepressant
Total Slovenia News, July 31, 2019

Surgery with Anesthesia Does Not Raise Person's Risk of MS Relapse, Study Finds
Multiple Sclerosis News Today, July 31, 2019

Ketamine Isn't an Opioid and Treats Depression in a Unique Way
Johns Hopkins Medicine, July 31, 2019

CMS 2020 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Includes Changes to the Open Payments Program to Comply with SUPPORT ACT in 2021
Policy & Medicine, July 30, 2019

Deadly Staph Infections Remain Threat in Hospitals and Communities
Anesthesiology News, July 30, 2019

CMS Proposes Requiring Hospitals to Publish Negotiated Rates
Modern Healthcare, July 29, 2019

Innovation Incubators: New Opportunities for Outpatient Total Joints in the ASC
Becker's ASC Review, July 29, 2019

Current Trends in Vitreoretinal Anesthesia
Doc Wire News, July 28, 2019

Commentary: Building an Action Plan to Address Healthcare's Compensation Gap for Women Executives
Modern Healthcare, July 27, 2019

Pre-Warming Before General Anesthesia with Isoflurane Delays the Onset of Hypothermia in Rats
bioRxiv, July 26, 2019

Lawmakers Lobby for Vote on Provider-Friendly Surprise Billing Ban
Modern Healthcare, July 26, 2019

Ultrasound-guided vs Landmark-based Approach to the Distal Suprascapular Nerve Block: A Comparative Cadaveric Study
Arthroscopy, July 26, 2019

Potential Role of Pharmacogenomics Testing in the Setting of Enhanced Recovery Pathways After Surgery
Dovepress, July 26, 2019

Senate Drug-Pricing Legislation Passes Committee Unscathed
Modern Healthcare, July 25, 2019

Four to Compete for Miss Frederick County Fair Title
The Winchester Star, July 25, 2019

Five Questions: Penn Doctors Study Why Elderly Patients Become Confused After Surgery
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 25, 2019

Five Ways the Senate's Drug-Pricing Bill Would Change Provider Pay
Modern Healthcare, July 24, 2019

Senate Stalls Vote on Hospital Contract Reforms, Balance Billing
Modern Healthcare, July 24, 2019

Decade After Life-Saving Surgery at C.S. Mott, Domincan Boy Returns to Ann Arbor
Michigan Live, July 24, 2019

Mount Sinai Files Plans for $600M Redesign of Beth Israel
Modern Healthcare, July 23, 2019

Five Questions to Ask ASC Anesthesia Providers
Becker's ASC Review, July 23, 2019

Surgeons in British Columbia, Canada, Get Fee Increase for Operations on Obese Patients
Vancouver Sun, July 23, 2019

HHS Urges Broad Reforms at Some Indian Health Service Hospitals
Modern Healthcare, July 22, 2019

Anesthetic Management of Post-Thyroidectomy Complications
Anesthesiology News, July 22, 2019

Through Grant, Seton Expands Intensive PTSD Program to Veterans
Austin American Statesman (Austin, Texas), July 21, 2019

Stop the Bleed: A Battlefield Innovation on Civilian Soil
Stars & Stripes Korea, July 21, 2019

Opinion
My Turn: End Surprise Medical Billing by Standing with Patients
Concord Monitor, July 19, 2019

Music May Be an Alternative to Drug Used to Calm Pre-op Nerves
Nursing Times, July 19, 2019

Managing Anesthesia Services in ASCs—Five Top Problems and Solutions
Becker's ASC Review, July 19, 2019

Milton Mom Who Says Epidural Got Stuck in Her Back Plans to Launch Foundation
Pensacola News Journal, July 19, 2019

Music May Offer Alternative to Preoperative Drug Routinely Used to Calm Nerves
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, July 18, 2019

Ohio Opioid Distributor, Former Executives Face Rare Criminal Charges as Prosecutors Take a More Aggressive Stance Against Opioids
The Washington Post, July 18, 2019

Editorial
Big Pharma Nears Another Big Win
Modern Healthcare, July 18, 2019

Combination of Spinal Anesthesia and Usg-Guided Low-Dose Bilateral Infraclavicular Block in a Patient with Difficult Airway: A Rare Case Report
Crimson Publisher, July 18, 2019

76 Billion Opioid Pills: Discover How Many Were Sold Near You and By Whom Through The Post's Interactive Database
The Washington Post, July 18, 2019

Drug Company, Four People Indicted in U.S. Painkiller Probe
Modern Healthcare, July 18, 2019

Medical Marijuana Laws Not Linked to Reduced Opioid Misuse
Modern Healthcare, July 17, 2019

Providers Notch Wins in House Surprise Billing Legislation
Modern Healthcare, July 17, 2019

Two-Year Renewals Offered for Medical Canabis Patients
Patient must be renewing with a physician or APRN who certified them in a previous year.
The Maui News, July 17, 2019

CBO Projects Senate Drug-Pricing Proposal Will Save Money
Modern Healthcare, July 17, 2019

Lawmakers Push for No-Surprise Billing Act
The Washington Informer, July 17, 2019

House Panel to Vote on Arbitration Backstop for Surprise Medical Bills
Modern Healthcare, July 16, 2019

A Promising New Anesthetic—Discovered With Help From a Computer
Stanford Medicine, July 16, 2019

Best Neuraxial Technique for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty is Spinal Anesthesia
Anesthesiology News, July 16, 2019

Southeast Hospital Opens State-of-the-Art Hybrid Operating Room
Southeast Missourian, July 16, 2019

Surprise Billing Fixes: Not a Fast-Track to Medicare for All
MedPage Today, July 15, 2019

Fentanyl vs Fentanyl-Dexmedetomidine in Lumbar Foraminotomy Surgery
Dovepress, July 15, 2019

Indwelling Urinary Catheter for Total Joint Arthroplasty Using Epidural Anesthesia
Journal of Arthroplasty/MD Linx, July 15, 2019

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland VA Team Up to Train More Nurses for Primary Care
Modern Healthcare, July 15, 2019

Oral Sedation Satisfactory for Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery
Specialty Medical Dialogues, July 14, 2019

Former TV Reporter Finds New Career as Nurse Alongside His Son
Winston-Salem Journal, July 14, 2019

WakeMed Health & Hospitals Prepares Patients Before Heart Surgery to Improve Outcomes
Modern Healthcare, July 13, 2019

Repaired Meniscal Injury, Age, Among Risk Factors for Opioid Use After ACL Reconstruction
Healio, July 13, 2019

Presentation Will Be Offered to Understand Battlefield Surgery
The Tribune Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.), July 13, 2019

Trump Administration Suffers Setbacks on Drug Price Transparency Efforts
Modern Healthcare, July 13, 2019

Suicide Risk in Nurses Higher Than General Population
MedPage Today, July 12, 2019

More Clinicians Received MIPS Bonuses in Year 2
Modern Healthcare, July 12, 2019

Safer Alternatives to Transversus Thoracis Muscle Plane Block
Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, July 11, 2019

An Alternative Route to Anesthesia-Induced Anaphylaxis
The Scientist, July 10, 2019

Profound Lip and Tongue Swelling After Anesthesia Induction
Anesthesiology News, July 10, 2019

Flaws in Hospital Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Allow Remote Tampering
Tech Crunch, July 9, 2019

CCHR Warns of Treatments That Can Induce, Not Prevent, Suicide
EIN PressWire, July 9, 2019

Pelvic Plexus Block to Provide Better Anesthesia in Transperineal Template-Guided Prostate Biopsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
BMC Urology, July 9, 2019

CMS Policy Change Improved Addiction Treatment Access
Modern Healthcare, July 9, 2019

ERAS Protocols, Although Challenging, Proliferate at U.S. Hospitals
Anesthesiology News, July 8, 2019

Regional Anaesthesia is Associated with Less Patient Satisfaction Compared to General Anaesthesia Following Distal Upper Extremity Surgery: A Prospective Double Centered Observational Study
BMC Anesthesiology/MD Linx, July 5, 2019

Safety and Effectiveness of Intramuscular Ketamine Seation in the Management of Children with Oro-Dental Trauma in a Paediatric Emergency Department
Dental Traumatology/MD Linx, July 5, 2019

Rural Hospitals Support Wage Index Reform
Modern Healthcare, July 3, 2019

Esketamine for Depression: New FDA Approval, New Controversy
Psychology Today, July 3, 2019

Update on the Pharmacogenomics of Pain Management
Dovepress, July 3, 2019

North Carolina Rural Hospitals Loan Program Passes Senate
Modern Healthcare, July 3, 2019

American Pain Society Officially Shuttered
Medscape, July 2, 2019

Editorial
Considering the Patient as a Whole, Including Their Pocketbook
Modern Healthcare, July 1, 2019

N.Y. Quality Improvement Initiative Widened Racial Health Disparities
Modern Healthcare, July 1, 2019

FDA Gets Packed House for First CBD Hearing
Anesthesiology News, July 1, 2019

Early Sedation with Dexmedetomidine in Critically Ill Patients
New England Journal of Medicine/MD Linx, July 1, 2019

Educating Mlitary Veterans to Become Nurses to Care for Fellow Veterans
Rutgers-Camden News Now, July 2019

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