Breast cancer patients who received the combination of a nerve block with general anesthesia for their breast cancer surgery had less cancer recurrence and were three times less likely to die than those who received only
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Under Secretary for Health 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20420
Dear Dr. Petzel,
On behalf of nearly 47,000 members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and our approximately 700 members serving in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) which include members of the Association
Two simple, non-drug treatments—aromatherapy and intravenous administration of a simple sugar solution—may offer effective new approaches to relieving nausea and vomiting after surgery, report a pair of studies in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
Retention of guidewires used to place central venous catheters (CVCs) is a complication that is considered always preventable—but nevertheless still happens, according to a report in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society
Exposure to general anesthesia during medical procedures after age 45 years is not a risk factor for dementia, results of a new study suggest.
The lack of association between anesthesia and dementia was also quite robust in several of the study's sensitivity analyses exploring factors such as the timing of anesthetic exposure before the dementia diagnosis and the age at the time of anesthetic exposure, researchers report.
"The message from this paper is very simple: Anesthesia is not a risk for dementia," said one of the study authors David S. Knopman, MD, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester,
Giving nitrous oxide as part of general anesthesia for noncardiac surgery doesn’t increase the rate of complications and death—and might even decrease the risk of such events, according to a pair of studies in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
This report aired Dateline NBC Sunday, June 4, 7 p.m.
It was sunlit, summer Saturday, a perfect day for a wedding— and Julie Ellis and Chris LeMoult are the picture perfect bride and groom.
They were college sweethearts who had been through their romantic ups and downs, but their love grew even stronger over the years.
As husband and wife, their future was as bright as Julie’s dazzling smile.
It seemed as if Julie and Chris had the world on a string. In their late 20s, they have blossoming careers, Julie with the Discovery Channel, Chris in commercial real estate. Theirs is a storyline right out of a Hollywood movie, and the couple knew how the next scene should play.
Julie becomes a mother to be
April 2, 2003: Chris and Julie thought it would be the happiest day of their happy life.
But it wasn’t going to be a routine delivery. In fact, what is about to happen to Julie may be a cautionary tale for anyone heading for the hospital. They could not have imagined that a day beginning with so much joy could end the way it did.
According to Julie’s hospital records, she was admitted at 7:05 a.m., and a half hour later, her vital signs are taken. Temperature, pulse and white blood count were all normal. Julie appears the picture of health.
The excited parents-to-be decide to make a home movie
I’m very excited to be able to tell you about the Chronic Pain Awareness insert in the September 21, 2012 issue of USA Today featuring a two-page spread on nurse anesthesia and the AANA. The AANA is also featured on the cover in a banner ad promoting “Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: Alleviating Pain for 150 Years.” Distribution markets for the print version of the insert include the New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia editions of USA Today, for a total print circulation exceeding 460,000. Total readership, not including digital impressions, is estimated at more than 1.4 million. All of the sponsors and featured organizations in the insert will also be distributing the publication to their memberships and affiliates electronically, expanding the readership by a wide margin.
The timing of this wonderful exposure for the nurse anesthesia profession and the AANA is fortuitous given the CMS
General Anaesthesia for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Patient with the Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
Paolo Calzavacca, Walter Schmidt, and Manuela Guzzi
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, AO Melegnano, PO Uboldo, 20063 Cernsuco sul Naviglio, Italy
Received 12 November 2011; Accepted 26 December 2011
A national project targeting central line-associated bloodstream infections has lowered overall rates of such infections by 40% among participating hospitals, according to government data released Monday.