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.

Government Shutdown Cold Make Hospitals Wait Longer for New Generic Drugs
Modern Healthcare, January 17, 2019

OR Shutdown Enters Third Week Over Drape Wall Impasse
Anesthesiologists want to build the drape wall. Surgeons more flexible on issue.
MedPage Today, January 17, 2019

Association Between Postoperative Delirium and Long-Term Cognitive Function After Major NonEmergent Surgery
MD Linx, January 17, 2019

JAMA Forum: Teaching Pelvic Examination Under Anesthesia Without Patient Consent
News@JAMA, January 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence May Soon Cause Unprecedented Disruption
Arab News, January 16, 2019

Hospital Develops Recovery, Care Program
Journal Courier (Jacksonville, Ill.), January 16, 2019

Can Anesthesia Influence Cancer Outcomes After Surgery?
JAMA Surgery, January 16, 2019

Minimally Invasive Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section in Maternal Anticoagulation Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
MD Linx, January 15, 2019

Monongahela Man Finds Success with Outpatient Knee Replacement
Herald-Standard (Uniontown, Pa.), January 14, 2019

Chinese Teen D‌i‌es After Rare Aller‌gic R‌eactio‌n to Anesthesia During Nose Job
NextShark, January 14, 2019

Sleep Apnea Patients at Higher Risk of Difficult Intubation
Specialty Medical Dialogues, January 13, 2019

Pain Relief During Labor Varies Across U.S.
WSAU (Stevens Point, Wis.), January 11, 2019

Pain Relief During Labor Varies Across U.S.
Reuters, January 11, 2019

Effect of Preoperative Pregabalin on Analgesia and Interleukins After Lumbotomy: Prospective, Randomized, Comparative, Double-Blind Study
Dovepress, January 11, 2019

Bladen County Hospital to Permanently Close Maternity Center Due to Hurricane Damage, Declining Deliveries
WECT 6 News (Wilmington, N.C.), January 10, 2019

Patient Safety Panel to Discuss Solutions to Eliminating Preventable Post-Operative Delirium
AP News, January 10, 2019

Risk Factors for Early Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction After Colorectal Surgery
MD Linx, January 10, 2019

Local Anesthesia and Anxiolytic Techniques for Oculoplastic Surgery
Dovepress, January 10, 2019

Time from Neuraxial Anesthesia Placement to Delivery is Inversely Proportional to Umbilical Arterial Cord pH at Scheduled Cesarean Delivery
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, January 9, 2019

Sleep Apnea Tied to Intubation Risk
MedPage Today, January 9, 2019

What It Felt Like to Get an Epidural as a Fat Woman
Romper, January 9, 2018

New Procedure to Help Reduce Pain Without Opioids
CRNA Corey Johnson is featured.
The Daily Evergreen (Washington State University), January 7, 2019

Evaluation of Cerebral Oxygen Saturation During Hypotensive Anesthesia in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
MD Linx, January 7, 2019

Guest Opinion: Advanced Practice Nurses Can Combat Doctor Shortages
Bucks County Courier Times, January 4, 2019

Effect of Adjunctive Dexmedetomidine on Anesthesia and Analgesia Requirement and Recovery Characteristics During Bispectral Index-Guided Anesthesia for Cerebello-Pontine Angle Surgeries: A Randomized Clinical Trial
MD Linx, January 4, 2019

Local Anesthesia Beneficial in EVAR for Ruptured AAA
Healio, January 4, 2019

Nurse Anesthetists: Always There, Caring for Illinois Since 1880
Daily Herald, January 3, 2019

Association of Peripheral Nerve Blocks with Postoperative Outcomes in Ambulatory Shoulder Surgery Patients: A Single-Centre Matched-Cohort Study
MD Linx, January 2, 2019

The Effect of Temperature on Levobupivacaine Spinal Anesthesia, January 1, 2019

Virtual Reality Transforms Hospital Stay for Kids
WPSD 6 (Paducah, Ky.), January 1, 2019

Federal Mandate Requires Hospitals to Post Prices Online
News on 6 (Tulsa, Okla.), January 1, 2019

General Anesthesia in Dental Procedures Reviewed for Young Children
Benzinga, December 31, 2018

Beyond the Mask: Innovation and Opportunities for CRNAs Podcast by Sharon Pearce, MSN, CRNA, and Jeremy Stanley, CFP, AIF, Podcast Republic.
Also available on iTunes.

Horace Wells: The Consequences of Pain Relief, Then and Now
The Hartford Courant, December 27, 2018

New Calibration Can Improve Needle Pressure Measurements in Nerve Blocks
Anesthesiology News, December 27, 2018

Preoperational Chronic Pain Impairs the Attention Ability Before Surgery and Recovery of Attention and Memory Abilities After Surgery in Non-Elderly Patients
Dovepress, December 27, 2018

First Simultaneous Transplants of Liver, Different-Blood-Type Kidney Successfully Conducted
The Korea Herald, December 26, 2018

Anesthetic-Induced Myocardial Conditioning: Molecular Fundamentals and Scope
Current Medicinal Chemistry, December 26, 2018

Development of New Drugs Fuels the Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market
Morgan Newspaper (Blacksburg, Va.), December 25, 2018

How Singing a Weezer Song Helped This 19 Year Old During Brain Surgery
Forbes, December 23, 2018

African Child with a Facial Tumor Whom Dikembe Mutombo Brought to the U.S., Dies From Anesthesia Reaction, December 22, 2018

Telemedicine and APRNs at Plaza Health Network at the Forefront of Advanced Skilled Nursing Care Services
Miami's Community Newspapers, December 21, 2018

Effect of Local Anesthesia (With Lidocaine vs Bupivacaine) on Cognitive Function in Patients Undergoing Elective Cataract Surgery
Dovepress, December 21, 2018

Don't Underestimate Anesthesia's Role in Value-Based Care
Becker's ASC Review, December 21, 2018

Report: Zero Percent of Northshore University Healthsystem School of Nurse Anesthesia Students Repaying Loans are in Default
North Cook News (Cook County, Illinois), December 21, 2018

Sierra Leone News: 225 Free Surgeries Performed in Bo, Pujehun by Mission Possible in One Week
Awoko Newspaper (Freetown, Sierra Leone), December 20, 2018

Comparison of Isobaric Levobupivacaine Versus Hyperbaric Bupivacaine in Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section: A Prospective Randomized Case Control Study
Indian Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, October-December 2018

Postoperative Analgesia After Combined Thoracoscopic-Laparoscopic Esophagectomy: A Randomized Comparison of Continuous Infusion and Intermittent Bolus Thoracic Epidural Regimens
Dovepress, December 18, 2018

Comparison of the Potency of Phenylephrine and Norepinephrine Bolus Doses Used to Treat Post-Spinal Hypotension During Elective Caesarean Section
MD Linx, December 17, 2018

How Should You Manage Patients Using Marijuana?
Jovanna Eisenbarth, DNAP, CRNA, ARNP, NSPM-C, is one of the three nursing experts featured in the article. OR Manager, December 13, 2018

Primary Care Workforce Data and the Need for Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority
Health Affairs, December 13, 2018

Topical Anesthesia Therapy Using Lidocaine-Loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carriers: Tocopheryl Polyethylene Glycol 1000 Succinate-Modified Transdermal Delivery System
Dovepress, December 13, 2018

Protracted Amnesia and Catatonia After Routine Colonoscopy Using Propfol for Sedation
Healio, December 12, 2018

Functional Fat Injection Under Local Anesthesia to Treat Severe Postsurgical Dysphagia, a Case Report
Journal of the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck, December 11, 2018

Congress Likely to Revive Earmarks, Signaling a Boon for Hospitals
Modern Healthcare, December 11, 2018

Three Things States Need to Do to Ensure Patients Receive the Care They Need, According to New HHS Report
Becker's ASC Review, December 10, 2018

Hurting the Healers—The Tragedy of Hospital Shootings
Modern Healthcare, December 10, 2018

Catherine Grant: Please, Let Nurse Practitioners Serve Patients
Trib Live (Pennsylvania), December 8, 2018

Jerod Smith: Health Care Crisis? There's an APP for That
Trib Live (Pennsylvania), December 8, 2018

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

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 Advanced 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

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