January 11, 2021

Hair Color and Anesthesia

In recent years, a number of researchers have undertaken studies comparing the reactions of red-haired patients undergoing anesthesia to dark-haired or otherwise ...
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December 14, 2020

ACE Inhibitors: Treating Delirium in ICU Patients

Delirium is defined as a disturbance in mental state that can result in reduced awareness and impaired thinking.1 According to some estimates, over 2/3 of intensive care ...
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November 16, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Development: Current Progress

On November 9th, 2020, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their joint COVID-19 candidate two-dose vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing ...
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October 14, 2020

Anesthesia Emergence: Managing Patient Discomfort

Managing a patient’s emergence from anesthesia requires being mindful of several complications that can disturb the patient’s experience. Ideally, anesthesia emergence ...
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September 14, 2020

Anesthesia Management in Patients with Opioid Tolerance

Treating pain in patients with existing opioid tolerance is an inherently difficult task. Considering the very real desire to alleviate ...
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August 17, 2020

The Role of Exascale Computing in Predicting Perioperative Outcomes

  Computers have facilitated and revolutionized the way we study and understand the complexity and multiscale nature of biology. The ...
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July 23, 2020

Postoperative Disability Assessments

As surgeries become more available and advanced, a natural interest develops in measuring their outcomes. Although these studies are indicative of the ...
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June 15, 2020

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) accounts for a large proportion of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide and is the leading direct obstetric ...
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May 6, 2020

The Rise of Mental Health Awareness

Mental illness, directly and indirectly, affects millions of people across the globe. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) ...
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November 12, 2019

Employment Outlook in Anesthesiology

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are roughly 30,000 physicians practicing anesthesiology in the United States [1]. Most ...
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August 5, 2019

Alarm Fatigue – Managing Alarm Systems to Improve Patient Safety

Originally meant to alert clinicians of critical medical problems, physiological alarms can potentially adversely affect quality of care if there ...
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