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Pain and MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate Awardees Named

ASRA's third exam candidates have been certified.
5-Jun-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Apps Help Doctors Protect Patients Taking Anticoagulants

Providing anesthesia and pain medicine to patients taking anticoagulants can be dangerous due to serious drug interactions. This app gives doctors access to warnings and critical information related to the many drug interactions based on the most...
16-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Drug Shortages Threatening Patient Care

Anesthesiologists across the world are experiencing severe shortages of anesthetic medications that are key to providing safe and effective patient care. The result is work-arounds – finding other approaches that can result in the best possible...
16-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Linked to Less Pain, Fewer Opioids in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement

Researchers are continually working to find treatments that reduce the need for opioids and better manage patient pain. One example is the use of peripheral nerve blocks in patients undergoing the common procedure of a knee replacement. Dr. David...
16-Apr-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Alain Borgeat, a “Pioneer” in the Field, Named Gaston Labat Award Winner

Known for his pioneering work on the development and use of propofol as well as perineural catheters for continuous nerve blocks, Dr. Alain Borgeat of Switzerland has been awarded the prestigious Gaston Labat Award for his many contributions to...
10-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


ASRA 2018 Research Grant Recipients Selected

ASRA has announced the 2018 recipients of three of its research grants including the inaugural recipients of ASRA's new Young Investigator and Graduate Student Awards. The studies have implications for patients with cancer, reduced opioid use, and...
9-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Best of Meeting Abstract: General Anesthesia Versus Regional Anesthesia in Mortality and Delirium of Elderly Hip Fracture Patients: A Nationwide Population-Based Study

Study finds elderly hip fracture patients have better survival rates with regional than general anesthesia during surgery,
5-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Best of Meeting Abstract: Predictors of Postoperative Pain in 1,008 Spine Surgery Patients

Use of 2 or more different classes of nonopioid analgesic medications in the interoperative period associated with reduction in postoperative pain.
5-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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