Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for August 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly
FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There is rapidly growing interest in the use of marijuana and cannabinoids for pain, according to a survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in BMJ Open.
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt, according to the Medical School Debt Report 2019, published by the staffing firm Weatherby Healthcare.
No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For children undergoing tonsillectomy, having perioperative opioid fills is not associated with return visits for pain or dehydration, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Major Surgery Linked to Lasting Change in Cognitive Trajectory
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Major surgery is associated with a small, long-term change in the average cognitive trajectory, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in The BMJ.
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices, according to a review published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.
Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients can achieve better outcomes by choosing a hospital and a surgeon with adequate, ongoing experience performing a specific surgery, according to a new report entitled Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group's Report on High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals.