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American Society of Anesthesiologists Recent Public Debate Comes to Dead End

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient Safety Week was March 8-14.

Promoting the use of the automated blood pressure device (1979), the pulse oximeter (1983) and the brain activity monitor (1997) was never for personal financial profit. All of these technological devices clearly improved patient safety. This record of actions speaks for Dr. Barry Friedberg as a forward thinking, caring physician.

"Until now, I've never publicly proclaimed what the ASA did in their press release. I just challenged them to match their actions with their claim. Readers may judge for themselves if the ASA's words spoke louder than their actions," said Friedberg.

March 9: ASA press release (The Lunge):

Never Ending Pursuit - Advancing Patient Safety, Satisfaction Throughout the Surgical Experience

March 11: Response (The Parry):

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) - Myths About 'Never Ending Pursuit of Patient Safety and Satisfaction' Debunked

March 19: Response (The Remise):

Dr. Barry Friedberg comments on David vs. Goliath: Who's Really in the Pursuit of Patient Safety & Satisfaction?

March 24: Response (The Riposte):

American Society of Anesthesiologists Primary Agenda Displayed Says Dr. Barry Friedberg of Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia

After being publicly challenged for 19 days, this was the ASA response:

March 30: Tepid answer (The Parry):

Anesthesiology Remains at the Forefront of Modern Medicine

"Why the title doesn't read 'ASA remains at the forefront...' remains a mystery," he observed.

March 31: Touche (The Fleche):

American Society of Anesthesiologists - 2,211 Patient Deaths From Over Medication

'20th century practice substandard for 21st century patient safety,' says Dr. Friedberg

"No deaths have been reported with brain activity monitored PK anesthesia. The ASA-reported dead patients could mean a 'dead end' to this public debate," says Friedberg.

Other complications of routine anesthesia over medication suggested by ongoing research include increased one-year death rates, increase in cancer recurrence, prolonged emergence, delirium, seizures, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, and increased inflammatory response.

Brain activity monitoring was FDA approved (1996), has been scientifically proven and avoids the need for routine anesthesia over medication.

    Source: Barry L. Friedberg, M.D.
    Board Certified Anesthesiologist

    Champion of Anesthesia Patient Safety

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