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MON, OCT 3, 2016

A difference of opinion: PTs weigh-in on peripheral nerve blocks

It seems some physical therapists (PTs) and some anesthesiologists hold different opinions about pain medicine, particularly its effect on PTs' ability to rehab patients following total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. The difference caught the attention of Steven Porter, MD, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic,... Read More

THU, SEP 22, 2016

Need for More Perioperative Data. We Agree.

Data, it’s getting bigger and bigger and driving businesses and service providers in every vertical. When done right, the collection, analysis and use of information generates efficiencies, lowers costs, improves performance and service delivery, and results in happy clients and customers. In healthcare, it can also result in healthier populations... Read More

THU, SEP 15, 2016

September, Discussions About Back-to-School and mTBIs in Sports Renew

It’s that time of year, when legions of students and athletes fill school buses and gridirons across the country and the spotlight again shifts to sports-related collisions that result in concussions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, football, hockey and lacrosse contribute to the number of concussions.... Read More

THU, SEP 8, 2016

Do redheads need more anesthesia than others?

Though it sounds like a strange question to ask, it seems that over the years, evidence has emerged supporting the claim that redheads may sometimes require up to twice the amount of anesthetics for procedures than that of their blonde and brunette counterparts.   Redheads experience more pain and require about 20... Read More

THU, SEP 1, 2016

​5 Surprising Anesthesia Facts

1 ) When invented in the 1840s, some people criticized anesthesia as a “needless luxury.” In the nineteenth century, clergymen objected greatly to the use of anesthetics to reduce pain during childbirth as they described it to be a frustration of the Almighty’s designs.  James Miller, a nineteenth-century Scottish surgeon who chronicled... Read More