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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.




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