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.

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Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th St.
New York, NY 10021

From Research:

  1. Goytizolo EA, Buschiazzo V, Memtsoudis SG et al. The Effect of Regional Analgesia on Vascular Tone in Hip Arthroplasty Patients. HSS J. 2016 Jul;12(2):125-31.
  2. Cozowicz, C; Mörwald, E; Memtsoudis, SG et al. Are sleep apnea patients at increased risk for opioid induced respiratory depression after surgery compared to controls?  – A pilot study. Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) 6th Annual Meeting October 20, 2016 - October 21, 2016 Chicago IL.
  3. Mancenido D, Curren J. Clinical Research Management Database Using REDCap. Annual Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Conference; September 30 – October 2, 2016; Montreal, QC Canada.