Latest Cardiothoracic anesthesiology Stories

2014-03-20 23:01:22

Project Is Part of Anesthesia Group’s Ongoing Efforts to Improve Patient Outcomes Orange, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Allied Anesthesia physicians have undertaken a clinical pathways initiative to reduce the amount of time patients spend in post-op following the six most common surgeries performed at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. The pain control guidelines are designed to standardize best practices, reduce costs and improve patient safety and outcomes. Allied physicians have already...

2011-06-13 13:02:44

Only 35% of anaesthesiologists are carrying out a simple procedure during high-risk surgery that can make a significant impact on how well patients recover from their operations, according to new research presented today (Sunday 12 June) at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam. A survey of 463 randomly selected European and US anaesthesiologists found that although more than 95% of them knew that it was of major importance that enough oxygen reached all parts of the body during...

2009-08-31 10:01:53

Cardiac events are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, and new guidelines issued today by the European Society of Cardiology address this common and complicated challenge.The risk of cardiac complications depends on the condition of the patient prior to surgery, the prevalence of heart disease, and the magnitude and duration of the surgical procedure. After major surgery the incidence of cardiac death varies between 0.5% and 1.5%, and of...

2007-09-13 09:00:37

TROY, Mich., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medical device maker Somanetics Corporation today announced that The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has added cerebral oximetry as a metric to be collected as part of the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database effective January 1, 2008. Somanetics' INVOS System is a cerebral oximeter that helps medical professionals protect patients during cardiac surgery by reflecting whether the brain has adequate oxygenation throughout the operation....

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