Navigation Links
Dr. Barry Friedberg comments on David vs. Goliath: Who's Really in the Pursuit of Patient Safety & Satisfaction?
Date:3/19/2009

Dr. Friedberg vs. The American Society of Anesthesiologists, Action vs. Rhetoric

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- One doctor against 43,000 doesn't seem like very fair odds.

Yet, that's exactly what the foremost international expert in cosmetic surgery anesthesia, Dr. Barry Friedberg, set the stage for last week when he responded to the American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) March 9 press release in which they claimed to be in the "never ending pursuit of patient safety and satisfaction."

"It is extraordinary that my March 11 press release remains on the first page of a Google search for 'American Society of Anesthesiologists' an entire week after it was released," said Friedberg.

"As a caring physician, I am willing to stand on my actions for patient safety and satisfaction. The ASA should be willing to do the same. Let's start with its 7-year delay deciding that knowing patient's oxygen status on a beat-by-beat basis would be a good thing for all patients," says Friedberg.

"I also noted there was not a single article or letter to be found in a search of the archives of the ASA Newsletter on their web site (www.asahq.org) between 1983 and January 1, 1990, when they finally made the decision to declare pulse oximetry a standard of care. That's quite a bit to defend from the start, don't you think?" he continued.

"If you actually got to ask either of them about my press release, I would wager that neither the ASA president nor their spokesperson would say anything more than 'No comment.'" said Friedberg.

Other issues like brain activity monitoring as well as the chance to dramatically improve postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) were raised in Friedberg's press release.

The first modern brain activity monitor was FDA approved in 1996 and subsequen
'/>"/>

SOURCE Dr. Barry L. Friedberg
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Think About It. Barry Spiegelman Memorial Golf Classic Benefits Brain Cancer Research
2. Zone Diet Creator Dr. Barry Sears to Talk About Latest Book Toxic Fat: When Good Fat Turns Bad
3. Barry Arbuckle, PhD, MemorialCare Medical Centers CEO and Immediate Past Chair, California Hospital Association, Speaks Out on California Budget Passage
4. Barry Skirble Joins Four Rivers Software Systems as Chief Technology Officer
5. Barry Manilow Brings Valentines and Music to New York With Concert to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research
6. Barry Manilow Brings Valentines and Music to New York With Concert to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research
7. Barry Switzer to Receive Paul Bear Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award
8. Stanford Professor Barry M. Trost Visits WuXi PharmaTech and Gives Two Seminars
9. Medifast, Inc. Names Barry B. Bondroff, CPA to Board of Directors
10. Drew Barrymore Announces US$1 Million Donation on Oprah
11. MemorialCare Medical Centers CEO Barry Arbuckle Elected Chair of California Hospital Association
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2015)... 24Hr HomeCare is proud to announce that ... COO, and Ryan Iwamoto, Co-Founder & CMO, are Finalists ... 2015 Awards in Greater Los Angeles. The award is ... innovation, financial performance, and a personal commitment to their ... the ongoing success of our organization,” said Co-Founder & ...
(Date:5/25/2015)... (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Thousands ... to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation ... of Texas. According to a Motion filed on ... to modify the Case Management Order pertaining to ... other things, the Motion seeks the adoption of ...
(Date:5/25/2015)... (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Tunstall Americas ... deliver the highest level of service to its Medical ... upgrades and a restructuring of resources, Tunstall now provides ... and the Medical Answering Service to ensure superior patient ... that it has invested over $10 million in expanded ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... The Rolling Stones Zip Code summer stadium ... Petco Park. This iconic group is ready for their ... had a warmup show in Los Angeles at the Henry ... this beloved band not only played their Sticky Fingers album ... "Jumping Jack Flash," "Moonlight Mile" and "All Down the ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Scientists with Cardno ChemRisk, ... air quality compliance issues that may have raised the ... Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the research. ... The group found airborne asbestos levels well above OSHA ... 1984 and 2011. , “Asbestos compliance sampling data associated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:24Hr HomeCare Co-Founders Named Finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Awards 2Health News:Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Move Forward, as Plaintiffs Seek to Modify Order Pertaining to Health Authorizations 2Health News:Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Move Forward, as Plaintiffs Seek to Modify Order Pertaining to Health Authorizations 3Health News:Tunstall Introduces New Medical Answering Service for the 21st Century Practice 2Health News:The Rolling Stones Tickets in San Diego, Orlando, Minneapolis, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Columbus, Nashville & Raleigh 2Health News:New Analysis Finds Too Many Employers Ignored OSHA Asbestos Guidelines, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2
... medical center implemented strict protocols for administering gadolinium-based ... cases for nephrogenic system fibrosis (NSF). Implementing ... diminished kidney function says Dr. Ozden Narin, presenting ... had some patients who developed NSF after they ...
... 1. For Older COPD Patients, Long-acting Inhaled Beta-agonists ... such as inhaled beta-agonists and anticholinergic agents are ... (COPD). Both drugs have been shown to decrease ... function, quality of life, and possibly mortality. However, ...
... Exposure to secondhand smoke, such as a person can get ... has a direct, measurable impact on the brainand the effect ... person doing the smoking. In fact, exposure to this secondhand ... by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of ...
... American workers forced to travel often on business aren,t doing their ... of U.S. researchers found that people who travel for business 20 ... disease than "light" travelers who were on the go only a ... School of Public Health analyzed the medical records of more than ...
... (BRONX, NY) In honor of his significant clinical ... the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 ... 2011 Public Service Award from the American Thoracic Society ... at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ...
... CO Doctors have long sought a way to directly ... skull. Now researchers have developed a way to get the ... poker-chip that rests on a patient,s head, according to findings ... Academic Societies in Denver. "This is the first time ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine 2Health News:Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine 3Health News:Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds 2Health News:Einstein Montefiore lung specialist to receive award for work with 9/11 rescue workers 2Health News:Researchers develop device to measure brain temperature non-invasively 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015 Today, ... central nervous system stimulant indicated for the treatment ... patients beginning Summer 2015. The ... received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug ... an extended-release formulation of methylphenidate capsule with an ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... LONDON , May 22, 2015 ... early phase clinical research unit with a worldwide ... respected for its frequent publications in peer reviewed ... and European stakeholders and regulators in discussions about ... results.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150522/745125) , ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015  China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: ... drugstore chain in China based ... the resignation of Mr. Fuxiang Zhang as ... immediately. Ms. Rebecca Yingnan Zhang has been ... of directors, effective immediately. Meanwhile, Ms. Zhang resigned from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 2Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 3Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 4Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 5Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 6China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Announces Management Change and New Director Appointment 2China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Announces Management Change and New Director Appointment 3
... plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) today announced several ... company,s leadership team. The appointments include: ... company and will serve as general counsel and an ... in March.  Ms. Hooper is currently a partner at ...
... Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading ... a letter dated January 18, 2012 from The Nasdaq Stock ... from the Company,s Board of Directors effective January 4, 2012, ... Nasdaq,s requirement that its audit committee consists of at least ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc Announces New Executive Appointments 2Sinovac Receives Nasdaq Deficiency Letter Regarding Audit Committee Requirement 2
Full Digital Ultrasound System...
Premium Full Color Digital Ultrasound...
... cardiovascular ultrasound system provides dedicated and ... all-digital ultrasound system offering exceptional image ... and spatial resolution everything you ... cardiovascular products. Designed specifically for ...
Aplio was designed for intuitive operation so you can get the results you are looking for quickly and easily. From customizable measurement packages to an ergonomic platform design, Aplio was built m...
Medicine Products: