HSS presents new research at 2017 ASRA Annual Meeting

New York, NY

At this year's American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists (ASRA) annual meeting, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented new research related to anesthesiology and orthopedic surgery.

Specialized Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training Linked to Positive Changes in Anesthesia Care

  • Anesthesiologist Stephen C. Haskins, MD presented research on the positive impact of anesthesiologists having specialized training in focused cardiac ultrasound, and how it led to improved management as well as care in the perioperative setting. Read the full press release here.

Nerve Blocks Tied to Less Nausea and Vomiting after Orthopedic Surgery

  • Jacques YaDeau, MD, PhD, director of research within the Department of Anesthesiology, ran a study on peripheral nerve blocks as a primary anesthetic for patients, and how it decreased nausea for patients after surgery. Read the full press release here.

Regional Anesthesia May Lower Healthcare Costs in Knee and Hip Replacements

  • Anesthesiologist Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, led a study on neuraxial anesthesia as the primary anesthetic being more cost-effective for patients for lower joint replacements. Read the full press release here.

High Opioid Doses Linked to Increase in Complications after Orthopedic Surgery

  • After conducting a population-based study, researchers at HSS including Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, concluded that higher doses of opioids increase complications after a joint-replacement or spinal fusion surgery. Read the full press release here.


About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.


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