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American Society of Anesthesiologists Releases Following Statement Related to Media Inquires Regarding Michael Jackson's Death

CHICAGO, July 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to breaking news of drugs reportedly found at the scene of Michael Jackson's death, the American Society of Anesthesiologists releases the following statement: "The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), which is made up of physicians provid...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Continues to Ignore Over Medication Risks

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) continues to ignore mention of routine anesthesia over medication risks in the content of its newly launched 'Anesthesia & Me' site. Routine anesthesia over medication affects 99.9% of patients...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches Web Site Focused on Educating and Empowering the Public about Anesthesiology

Web Site Features "Anesthesia & Me"(C) Checklist to Help Patients Organize Vital Medical Information in Preparation for Surgery LifelinetoModernMedicine.com Provides Patients with Physician-Certified Tools and Resources CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, 46 mill...

ASA 'May Day' - Stung By Exposure of Watergate-like Public Record Deletions, American Society of Anesthesiologists Closes Access to Website Newsletter

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Mayday,' the universal sign for distress derived from the French phrase m'aider ("help me"), was appropriately celebrated this May 1st. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) closed public website access to their Newsletter's May edition. ...

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 c...

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

'20th century practice substandard for 21st century patient safety,' says Dr. Friedberg CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- "The American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) April 'Anesthesiology' reports of 2,211 patient deaths between 1999-2005, 90% were from over medication (t...

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

PK anesthesia denied Level I validation for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulse oximeters became available in 1983, making each patient's oxygen status known on a beat-by-beat basis. Not until 1990, did the American Society of Anesth...

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 'Wakes Up' to Office-Based Anesthesia (OBA)

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- An article in this month's official newsletter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) reads: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/LATU011 ) " ... Office-based anesthesia (OBA) requires a different approach than th...

New iPhone Application for Anesthesiologists

Silicon Valley Physician Richard O'Leary, M.D. has developed GasCoder, an iPhone application primarily for anesthesia care providers and their support staff that allows the user to quickly and easily look up CPT® and CPT® anesthesia codes. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) J...

Obstetrical Anesthesia Equally Safe When Provided by CRNAs or Anesthesiologists

Obstetrical anesthesia, whether provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) or anesthesiologists, is extremely safe//. There is no difference in safety between hospitals that use only CRNAs compared with those that use only anesthesiologists, according to a new study. The stu...
Anesthesiologists in Medical Technology

Thermogard XP(TM) Studies to Be Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alsius Corporation (Nasdaq: ALUS ), the worldwide leader in intravascular temperature management (IVTM(TM)) therapies, today announced that four scientific posters featuring both patient cases and laboratory research in which the Thermogard XP...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: A Comprehensive Review of Addiction to Prescription Painkillers Among Patients and Physicians

...tices and legal consequences for under- or overprescribing. In addition to individuals who have chronic pain, both cancer and non-cancer related, anesthesiologists have the greatest risk of opioid dependence and abuse among health care providers. Also in the high-risk group for health care providers are nurse ane...

New Studies Presented at European Society of Anaesthesia Further Validate Masimo PVI(TM) for Noninvasive and Continuous Fluid Monitoring

..., is shown by decreased PVI.(2) Perfusion Index and Pleth Variability Index After Administration of General Anesthetic Agents In this study, anesthesiologists at the Teikyo University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, analyzed changes in PVI and Masimo perfusion index (PI) in 21 surgical patients before an...

Schering-Plough Announces European Launch of BRIDION(R) (Sugammadex)

... "The introduction of BRIDION in Europe represents an important advance for anesthesiologists and the patients they care for during surgery, and is a significant achieve...nium or vecuronium during general anesthesia. As a result, BRIDION can give anesthesiologists greater control in managing the depth of muscle relaxation through to the e...

BRIDION(R) (sugammadex) Injection - First and Only Selective Relaxant Binding Agent - Approved in European Union

... BRIDION allows anesthesiologists to rapidly reverse both moderate and deep ... general anesthesia. As a result, BRIDION can give anesthesiologists greater control in managing the depth of muscle re...ON represents the first advance in two decades for anesthesiologists and their patients, and has the potential to trans...

European Union's CHMP Issues Positive Opinion on Sugammadex

... anesthesiologists to have new tool that works within minutes, upon E...vecuronium. Sugammadex creates the opportunity for anesthesiologists to maintain optimal muscle relaxation to the end o...th undesirable side effects. Sugammadex will allow anesthesiologists to optimize the use of muscle relaxants. "The da...

FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends U.S. Approval of Sugammadex, the First and Only Selective Relaxant Binding Agent

...ective relaxant binding agent (SRBA) and will give anesthesiologists the ability to rapidly and predictably reverse any...exible dosing of muscle relaxation agents enabling anesthesiologists to maintain optimal block through the end of the p...dex to the U.S. market as soon as possible so that anesthesiologists and their patients can benefit from this innovativ...

New Clinical Studies Presented at the 14th World Congress of Anesthesiology Demonstrate Masimo Advancements in Patient Care

...m were highlighted earlier this week to over 8,000 anesthesiologists at the 14th World Congress of Anesthesiology (WCA)...ve hours alone, an astounding number of over 1,000 anesthesiologists visited the booth and experienced first-hand produ...otion and low perfusion pulse oximeters. Scores of anesthesiologists who perform invasive hemoglobin testing routinely ...

Sugammadex Trials Demonstrate Rapid Recovery from Profound Neuromuscular Blockade During General Anesthesia

... spontaneous recovery was demonstrated.(2) The pivotal Signal trial results were presented today at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Society of anesthesiologists (ASA) taking place in San Francisco from October 13-17. The Spectrum trial results were presented on October 14. The Signal trial compared the effica...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds FDA Warning Against Anti-Nausea Drug Droperidol Unnecessary

...ients who received droperidol was 12 percent prior to the warning and 0 percent after placement of the warning. Based on their findings, Mayo Clinic anesthesiologists conclude that the FDA warning against droperidol is unnecessary. They call for other investigators to study the topic to determine if further inquiry ...
Anesthesiologists in Medical Products

IC500 Surgical Table

Description:...0 percent unobstructed fluoroscopic access. Both fixed and mobile imaging C-Arms can pan from head to foot without the need to reposition the patient. anesthesiologists will appreciate this table for its ergonomic design, ultra-quiet electric drive, quality construction, and ease of operation. The key features of the ...
Company:PureLogic Industries, Inc.

OxiMax® NPB-75 Handheld Capnograph/Pulse Oximeter

Description:...ream® CO 2 technology and breath sampling accessories to ensure smooth operation, even in high humidity environments. The American Society of anesthesiologists mandates continual monitoring for the presence of expired carbon dioxide for all patients receiving general anesthesia (see www.asahq.org)....
Company:Nellcor

On-line Electronic Help (OLEH)

Description:...ive electronic textbook, provides real-time access to critical anesthesia-related information. OLEH brings clinical decision support information where anesthesiologists need it most right on the patient monitor screen while taking care of the patient and contributing to error reduction and greater efficiencies with ...
Company:Philips Medical Systems

HERMES-Ready Amsco 3085 SP Surgical Table

Features:...ble control by the surgeon avoids miscommunication and frustration among staff during surgery. Use of the 'intelligent' table can free up time for anesthesiologists and circulating nurses to use for direct patient care. The hand-held control can override the voice control function if necessary for patient safe...
Company:STERIS Corporation
Anesthesiologists in Medical Dictionary

Chemical dependence

... Force on Chemical Dependence of the Committee on Occupational Health ... Time to Take Action on Chemical Dependence . Chemical Dependency in anesthesiologists ... There are three different terms used to define substance-related disorders, including the following: substance abuse, substance dependence a...
Anesthesiologists in Biological News

Penn researchers demonstrate a new model for drug discovery with a fluorescent anesthetic

... PHILADELPHIA - A collaboration of University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin chemists and anesthesiologists have identified a fluorescent anesthetic compound that will assist researchers in obtaining more precise information about how anesthetics work in the...

Jefferson scientists find high glucose before surgery raises risk of dangerous complications

...would be expected in the general population. The researchers report their results on October 15, 2006 at the annual meeting of the American Society of anesthesiologists in Chicago. "These data suggest that if an individual has high blood glucose and is coming for surgery, he or she should correct it first and prob...

PET/MRI scans may help unravel mechanisms of prenatal drug damage

...ero. "Following such surgeries, which are becoming more common to correct congenital malformations, the mother is treated with narcotics for pain--and anesthesiologists are relying on the mother transferring the pain medication to the fetus via the placenta. But we actually do not know if what we give is sufficient to...
Anesthesiologists in Biological Technology

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

ASA Stalwart in Unresponsiveness to Patient Safety & Satisfaction Record Challenge CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) functions much like the American Medical Association (AMA). Both publish monthly educational journals ( Anest...

Five New Clinical Studies Show Value of Masimo PVI & PI

... Data to be presented at American Society of anesthesiologists Annual Meeting as Masimo showcases world's first-and-only noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb) and Oxygen Content (SpOC) monitor with live...

Somanetics Corporation to Present at Cowen & Company 28th Annual Health Care Conference

... levels in the brain and elsewhere in the body in somatic, or skeletal muscle, tissue in patients with or at risk for restricted blood flow. Surgeons, anesthesiologists and other medical professionals can use the information provided by the INVOS System, in conjunction with other available information, to identify bra...

Masimo Announces Continuous Noninvasive Total Hemoglobin

... Masimo to debut this latest Rainbow SET(R) parameter at the upcoming World Congress of anesthesiologists Meeting IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion...

Schering-Plough Announces Sugammadex New Drug Application Filed in Japan

...erse the effects of rocuronium bromide or vecuronium bromide, muscle relaxants commonly used during surgeries that require profound muscle relaxation. anesthesiologists use muscle relaxation to improve surgical conditions, to facilitate intubation and mechanical ventilation, and to reduce the chance of complications. ...

Alexza Announces Partnership With Endo for AZ-003 (Staccato(R) fentanyl) in North America

...ient and easy to use delivery system. In October 2007, results from the AZ-003 Phase 1 clinical trial were presented at the 2007 American Society of anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, California. The clinical trial was conducted in 50 opioid naive healthy volunteers in two stages. In Stage 1, the ar...

Oridion Launches its Fully Integrated Remote Monitoring System and SARA Software for Improved Patient Safety

...M and NEEDHAM, Massachusetts, October 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oridion Systems Ltd. - (SWX: ORIDN) is launching at this week's American Society of anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA its total solution Microstream(R) Monitoring System (MSM(TM)), powered by the Bernoulli(R) Enterprise system. The ...

Masimo Launches Patient SafetyNet and Showcases the Rainbow SET Upgradable Noninvasive Monitoring Platform at 2007 ASA Annual Meeting

...emote monitoring and clinician notification system, and showcase its upgradable Masimo Rainbow SET technology platform at the 2007 American Society of anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on October 13, 2007. Masimo Patient SafetyNet is an easy-to-use system that combines the "gold stan...

GE Medicals Acquisitions May Prompt More Purchases

...suggesting Datex-Ohmeda was bracing for the eventual purchase for a while. But while Datex-Ohmeda staffers were on their way to American Society of anesthesiologists conference in San Francisco to publicize the deal, their new corporate overseers were still busy at the bargaining table. The next day, General El...
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