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Women Who Focus Negatively, Magnify Chronic Pain, More Likely to Be Taking Prescribed Opioids

Female chronic pain sufferers who catastrophize, a psychological condition in which pain is exaggerated or irrationally focused on, not only report greater pain intensity, but are more likely to be taking prescribed opioids than men with the same...
15-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Taking Opioids for Pain? Speak Up. Ask the Hard Questions.

Opioids are often known as the “go-to” pain killer for short-term pain, but this doesn’t mean they’re always the right treatment. The American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests those who take opioids ask some tough questions –...
14-Jun-2017 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Named as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in Chicago

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced today that it has been named a winner in the 2017 Chicago Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Medium Business, 101-300 Employees category.
8-Jun-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Kraig de Lanzac, M.D., with 2017 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) presented Kraig de Lanzac, M.D., president of the Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists (LSA) with the 2017 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government Award.
24-May-2017 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Call on Policymakers to Oppose Bill That Puts Patient Safety at Risk

The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA) called upon members of the Legislature to oppose a bill that endangers patient safety. The legislation A.0442/S.1385 fails to establish even the most basic parameters of acceptable practice of...
1-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals How Lifebox Pulse Oximeters Lead to Patient Safety Improvement

A new report published today in the journal Anaesthesia reveals the positive impact of the donation of Lifebox pulse oximeters and training to patient safety in Malawi.
25-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Methadone May Reduce Need for Opioids After Surgery

Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology.
24-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Urges the OHA to Resume Spinal Injection Coverage for Low-Income, Disabled Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

ASA recommends the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Health Evidence Review Committee (HERC) reconsider its initial ruling that eliminates coverage for epidural steroid spinal injections for patients suffering from chronic back pain in the state’s...
5-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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