September 20, 2021

Machine Learning to Predict Anesthesia Depth from EEG

Depth of anesthesia describes a patient’s response to general anesthesia. By measuring a patient’s physiological factors, anesthesiologists estimate depth of ...
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August 16, 2021

Why Vaccine Doses Are Staggered

With the growing availability of COVID-19 vaccines, many Americans have had access to a second dose, which is highly recommended ...
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July 19, 2021

“Legal Epidemiology”: the Health Effect of Laws

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has contributed more than $3.6 billion to ...
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June 21, 2021

Variation in Intubation and Extubation Practices

Intubation is a staple in critical care and, especially in the midst of a respiratory pandemic, has unfortunately become more ...
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May 18, 2021

Preoperative Management of Hypertension

Approximately 50% of adults in the United States suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure [1]. The ubiquity of the ...
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April 19, 2021

Cost-of-Care Conversations with Patients

As healthcare costs in the U.S. grow, cost-of-care conversations have become increasingly important. Between 2006 and 2019, the percentage of privately ...
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March 22, 2021

Anesthesia Considerations for Porphyria

The complex production of porphyrins in our bodies is highly regulated and essential for survival. An example of a porphyrin ...
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February 22, 2021

Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency: Anesthesia Considerations

Pseudocholinesterase is an enzyme produced in the liver that is found in most tissues.i Also known as butyrylcholinesterase and plasma cholinesterase, the enzyme metabolizes ...
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January 25, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on School-Age Children: Current Research

In current research, COVID-19 mortality and hospitalization in school-age children appears relatively low.1 However, current research also finds school-age children particularly vulnerable to the ...
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December 28, 2020

Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury: Research and Prevention

The case of mechanical ventilation illustrates both the value and fallibility of medical innovation. While its incorporation into regular medical practice diminished ...
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December 3, 2020

Gender Disparity in Surgery

Gender diversity in medicine has improved dramatically in recent decades.1 In 2017, the number of women entering medical school (50.7%) ...
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October 30, 2020

The Future of Patient-Controlled Analgesia in Clinical Spaces

Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is the administration of pain controlling substances such as opioids or narcotics, where the patient has some ability ...
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September 29, 2020

Understanding Pre-Anesthesia Dietary Restrictions

As modern science and technology has allowed for longer and more complicated surgical procedures to treat increasingly complex medical problems, ...
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August 31, 2020

Co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza

Since December of 2019, the world has become painfully familiar with the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the COVID-19 disease [1]. With flu season ...
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August 3, 2020

Lidocaine for Neuroprotection during Cardiac Surgery

The use of lidocaine infusion in cardiac surgery, among many other intravenous anesthetics, has been hypothesized to function in a neuroprotective manner, preventing cognitive decline and ...
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July 10, 2020

Evaluating Domestic Feasibility of Hospital-at-Home Programs

With many hospitals throughout the world overflowing due to COVID-19, healthcare providers have started searching for ways to reduce the patient load. While hospital-at-home ...
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May 6, 2020

Perioperative Yoga for Analgesia and Improved Surgical Outcomes

Aside from providing anesthetic drugs, anesthesiology practitioners are often responsible for managing a patient’s acute and chronic pain.1 Traditionally, opioid medications have been ...
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April 17, 2020

Pediatric Pain Management

Assessing pain in pediatric patients presents perioperative providers with unique challenges. Depending on the developmental age and the setting of ...
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March 27, 2020

Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can cause undue stress on the patient's heart, vasculature, and other organs, leading to a ...
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February 25, 2020

Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common inborn defects, occurring in approximately 8 in 1,000 live births. ...
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February 21, 2020

Postanesthetic Shivering

Though local and general anesthesia are generally very safe, they are often accompanied by mild to moderate side effects.1,2 These ...
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January 8, 2020

Acupuncture in Anesthesia

Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic ...
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December 27, 2019

Information Security for IoT Devices Used in Anesthesia Care

The Internet of Things, or IoT, describes the billions of devices around the world that are connected to the internet, ...
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November 5, 2019

Conflict Resolution in the Operating Room

Patient care is dependent on effective teamwork between the anesthesiologist and the surgeon.Conflict between the two detracts from this shared ...
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November 1, 2019

Types of Conflict of Interest in Anesthesiology

Conflict of interest (COI) arises when a person’s professional responsibilities are, or are at risk to be, compromised by outside ...
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September 25, 2019

Google Cloud Developing New Healthcare AI Tools

Google Cloud has joined Microsoft and Amazon as the most recent tech company to enter the healthcare industry. Partnering with ...
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August 9, 2019

An Overview of Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) projects that by 2022, U.S. healthcare spending will reach approximately $5 trillion, ...
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