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Study presented at the ACS NSQIP National Conference reports that evidence-based measures plus an interdisciplinary team approach reduces surgical site infection rates in a high-risk patient population A common postoperative complication after open heart operations - infection at the surgical site - has been reduced by 77 percent at a Canadian ... (more)
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Fire Rescue Magazine
Off-Duty Florida Medics Treat Hangovers with IV "Cocktails"
A new bar in South Tampa mixes cocktails called Hair of the Dog, Chicken Soup and Fountain of Youth.
Key element of CPR missing from guidelines
Removing the head tilt/chin lift component of rescue breaths from the latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines could be a mistake, according to Queen's University professor Anthony Ho.
Customer Interaction Solutions
Institute of Medicine Releases Important Report on the Future of Graduate Medical Education
Institute of Medicine released a report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs , containing recommendations to improve the graduate medical education system.
Tuesday Memo: Bellevue prostitution ... Passed out on a flagpole ... Bertha poll
Doctor and prostitution ring: No charges have been filed, but the feds are investigating an Eastside anesthesiologist in connection with a large-scale Asian prostitution ring based in Bellevue.
The Washington Post
Academiaa s seamier side: Lying, cheating and fraud
The seamier side of academia, lying, cheating and occasionally stealing, this is the world revealed by a blog which, by all rights, should be dry and boring, like its name, "Retraction Watch."
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Review article: closed-loop systems in anesthesia: is there a...
Closed-loop controllers are encountered in all aspects of modern life in applications ranging from air-conditioning to spaceflight.
Drs. Oz & Roizen: Used with care, wooden cutting boards are OK
I'm having a hip replacement in the fall , and I'm a bit worried about the surgery itself and about "going under."
Predicting the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients...
From UniversitA© Paris Diderot, PRES Sorbonne Paris CitA© and Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Saint Louis LariboisiA re University Hospitals, U942 Inserm, Paris, France ; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc, Montville, NJ ; Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Janssen Research & Development LLC, ... (more)
US News & World Report
Are You Getting the Right Anesthetic?
When you're about to have surgery, the last thing you want to worry about is the efficacy of the drugs used to put you under.
The Winnipeg Free Press
CPR recommendations should be tweaked to urge chin lift, expert suggests
Dr. Anthony Ho says that when CPR guidelines were updated in 2010 a step that is probably needed was taken out.
Medical News Today
Targeting cell apoptosis after TIA in the elderly
Researchers at the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, China discovered transient ischemia led to cell apoptosis in the hippocampus and changes in memory and cognition of aged rats.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Surgical safety program greatly reduces surgical site infections for heart operations
Study presented at the ACS NSQIP National Conference reports that evidence-based measures plus an interdisciplinary team approach reduces surgical site infection rates in a high-risk patient population New York City : A common postoperative complication after open heart operations-infection at the surgical site-has been reduced by 77 percent at a ... (more)
Sat Jul 26, 2014
The Miami Herald
5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales
Miami Children's Hospital anesthesiologist Dr. Rafael Gonzalez and his 4-month-old patient Cherica Fremond, who received anesthesia before undergoing an MRI.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
HangIVer Bar sticks it to customers to cure fatigue, hangovers
The HangIVer Bar does hydration therapy for treating fatigue, illness and, yes, hangovers.
ASA launches national Perioperative Surgical Home learning collaborative
The American Society of Anesthesiologists today announced the launch of its ASA Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative, a national initiative designed to improve the patient experience before, during and after surgery.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
American Society of Anesthesiologists organizations receive ASAE's Power of A Award
The American Society of Association Executives announced its 2014 Power of A Award winners, including two affiliated organizations of the American Society of Anesthesiologists .
Heart and Respiratory Rate Detectors Integrated Into Seat Belts, Car Seats
The readings are collected by a computer that can interpret the vital signs with the hope of warning the driver if he/she is falling asleep.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Bellevue doctor focus of pimping investigation
Seattlepi.com reports that court papers say the doctor, an anesthesiologist based at Overlake Medical Center, is suspected of moving hundreds of thousands of dollars through bank accounts to launder the proceeds of his girlfriend's prostitution ring.