November 8, 2023
Hospital Competition in the US
The healthcare landscape in the United States is extremely complex, marked by exchanges and relationships between providers, insurance companies, patients, ...
September 27, 2023
Portable Ultrasound for OR Use
Ultrasound technology harnesses high-frequency sound waves beyond the hearing abilities of humans. Ultrasonography operates with probes which generate sound waves ...
August 30, 2023
Medications that Slow Gastric Emptying
Medications that Slow Gastric Emptying Gastric emptying is a complex physiological process that involves the coordinated movement of ingested food ...
July 3, 2023
In recent years, subscription-based healthcare has emerged as a revolutionary alternative to the traditional healthcare system. This model, often labeled ...
June 19, 2023
Effect of Stress on Surgery Outcomes
Undergoing surgery places physiological stress on the body, but stress can also have an impact on surgery outcomes. Though there ...
April 28, 2023
Anesthesia Considerations for Patients Taking Blood Thinners
Perioperative and regional anesthesia management for patients on anticoagulation can pose a major problem. Typically, anticoagulants, i.e. blood thinners, are ...
April 3, 2023
Safety of Non-Operating Room Anesthesia
Non-operating room anesthesia, also known as NORA, refers to the use of anesthesia in settings outside of a traditional operating ...
March 6, 2023
The Importance of Sleep Before Surgery
Getting a good night’s rest before undergoing surgery can help reduce the levels of postoperative pain that you experience and ...
January 12, 2023
Uses of Cameras in Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery using a camera has arguably been the most important surgical advancement in the last three decades.4 It ...
December 15, 2022
Post-Anesthesia Induction Hypotension
Hypotension, also known as low blood pressure, can occur during or after anesthesia and must be watched closely by anesthesia ...
November 15, 2022
Health Misinformation on Social Media
Access to accurate, up-to-date health information has been critical to keeping individuals and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As ...
October 6, 2022
Retinoids: Medical and Aesthetic Uses
Retinoids are a class of molecules derived from or similar to vitamin A, which is also known as retinol. Retinoids ...
September 5, 2022
Long Covid in Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Populations
For most people, mild or moderate COVID-19 lasts for about two weeks. In others, however, health problems linger even after ...
August 1, 2022
Post Dural Puncture Headache
Neuraxial anesthesia refers to the administration of local anesthetic in or around the central nervous system (CNS), which blocks sensation ...
July 4, 2022
Health System Responses to Data Breaches
One of the fundamental beliefs within the American medical system is that patients have the right to privacy. This right ...
June 7, 2022
R-Ketamine vs. S-Ketamine
(R,S)-ketamine is a N-methyl-ᴅ-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist and a commonly used anesthetic agent worldwide. In the late 1990s, studies and ...
May 2, 2022
Silent Hypoxia in COVID-19
Silent hypoxia is characterized by a significantly reduced oxygen saturation level with no associated breathing difficulties, at least in its ...
April 4, 2022
Anesthesia Considerations for Balloon Sinuplasty
In 2005, the FDA approved balloon sinus ostial dilation–also known as balloon sinuplasty, or BSD–for use in treating both recurrent ...
March 8, 2022
Anesthesiology vs. Pain Medicine
Historically, pain medicine was a subset of the general field of anesthesiology . With the advent of nerve procedures, however, ...
February 7, 2022
Anesthesia Considerations for Thyroid Surgery
The thyroid is a gland located in the anterior region of the neck and is a critical part of the ...
January 4, 2022
Antibodies After COVID-19 Infection
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, is still a global problem. Research on protection due to antibodies after ...
December 6, 2021
Controversy Over “No Surprises Act” Implementation
Last December, Congress passed the “No Surprises Act” to shield patients from unexpected bills incurred when they receive medical treatment from ...
November 1, 2021
IV Ibuprofen for Analgesia
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Although most familiar in its oral form, ibuprofen can also be administered as ...
October 4, 2021
VR for Pediatric Medical Procedures
Originally developed for the entertainment industry as the next generation of video gaming systems, “virtual reality” (VR) presents exciting applications ...
September 6, 2021
Vaccine Response in Immunosuppressed Patients
Vaccines are essential tools in reducing the transmission and symptoms of many diseases. However, not all populations respond identically to ...
August 2, 2021
Light Sedation for Mechanical Ventilation
In order to reduce pain, decrease anxiety, and avoid complications, sedating mechanically ventilated patients is common practice. While mechanical ventilators ...
July 5, 2021
Ketamine for Chronic Depression
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the third-highest cause of disability worldwide, but researchers have yet to identify a pharmacological therapy ...
June 7, 2021
The Impact of the Perioperative Surgical Home on Patient Experience
Traditionally, anesthesia care for surgical patients has lacked in continuity, with negative impacts on patient safety and well-being. On top ...
May 3, 2021
Current Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which affects 17% of women and 34% of men in the United States, is characterized by ...
April 5, 2021
Lidocaine: Overview and Uses
Lidocaine is an intermediate-acting local anesthetic commonly used in surgical, obstetrical, and diagnostic procedure.1 This tertiary amine was first synthesized ...
March 8, 2021
Demographic Trends in Telehealth Access during COVID-19
Over the course of the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the healthcare landscape. The virus’ ability to ...
February 8, 2021
High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation: Indications and Risks
High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is a lung-protective method of mechanical ventilation that utilizes nonconventional gas exchange mechanisms to provide lung ventilation ...
January 11, 2021
Understanding Medical Tourism
Medical tourism is the process of traveling to a different country for medical care. Tens of thousands of U.S. residents ...
December 14, 2020
Diagnosing Iron Deficiency Anemia Preoperatively
Preoperative anemia is associated with an increased chance of perioperative morbidity and mortality . This is true across a variety ...
November 16, 2020
Uses and Risks of Sedative Medications to Manage Sleep Disorders
Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder in America, with 6-10% of Americans meeting the criteria for an insomnia disorder ...
October 12, 2020
Vaccine Deployment during a Pandemic
Several vaccines for Covid-19 are currently in development and will likely be approved in the coming months. However, after a ...
September 14, 2020
Potential for the Development of a Non-Hepatotoxic Acetaminophen Alternative
Scientists have recently identified a chemical analog of acetaminophen (ApAP) that appears to have decreased liver and kidney toxicity. The peer-reviewed publication, “A novel pipeline of ...
August 17, 2020
Perioperative Concerns Regarding COVID-19
COVID-19 is an infectious syndrome caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus has spread quickly since it was first discovered ...
July 20, 2020
The Evolution of Robotic Anesthesia
The onset of the technological revolution has changed the way healthcare is practiced. Robotic surgery became popular as healthcare professionals ...
June 17, 2020
Effects of Anesthesia Exposure on the Developing Brain
General anesthesia is typically used during surgeries to put patients in an unconscious state, meaning that it interrupts their cognitive ...
May 14, 2020
The Differences between Private and Government Insurance Plans
Insurance in the United States can be divided into two funding categories: private and government. Government insurance is paid for or subsidized ...
May 11, 2020
The Smart Infusion Pump
One of the anesthesia provider’s main roles is to administer anesthetic and analgesic drugs before, during and after a procedure.1 This delivery can occur via a variety of ...