Patients & Anesthesia Research

What You Need to Know About Clinical Research

You may be approached by an anesthesiologist about participating in a research study. While the Department of Anesthesiology hopes eligible patients will consider participating in clinical research, participation is completely voluntary.

 All clinical research projects at HSS have been approved by our Institutional Review Board, which ensures that all research does not have any unreasonable risks.

The Need for Clinical Research

Research identifies ways to improve the Department of Anesthesiology's approach to anesthesia and pain control. By participating in research, patients who are eligible can help us improve our practice of anesthesia for future patients.

About Our Research Division

Types of Clinical Research

  • A clinical trial determines if one therapy has advantages over another therapy.  This research compares the two therapies and gathers information about their outcomes.
  • An observational study involves performing our usual anesthetic while collecting additional information in order to determine rates of benefits and side effects.

From Your Anesthesiologist:

Dr. Kanupriya KumarThe Role of Safe Opioid Prescribing in Orthopedic Surgery
by Dr. Kanupriya Kumar

Seth Waldman, MDAre Pain Clinics Right for You?
featuring Seth Waldman, MD

Carrie Guheen, MD

What is Regional Anesthesia?
by Dr. Carrie Guheen

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From Research:

  1. Soffin EM, YaDeau JT. Enhanced recovery after surgery for primary hip and knee arthroplasty: a review of the evidence. Br J Anaesth. 2016 Dec;117(suppl 3):iii62-iii72.
  2. Soffin EM, YaDeau JT. Peripheral Nerve Catheters: Ready for a Central Role? Anesth Analg. 2017 Jan;124(1):4-6.
  3. Aiyer R, Barkin RL, Bhatia A, Gungor S. A systematic review on the treatment of phantom limb pain with spinal cord stimulation. Pain Manag. 2017 Jan;7(1):59-69.

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