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Results: 225 Article(s) Found.

Use of Anesthetics in Young Children – A Consensus Statement of the ESA, ESPA, EACTA & EuroSTAR

Jun 05, 2017 05:00 AM

The ESA/ESPA/EACTA/EuroSTAR European Anaesthesiology Societies find that the current evidence to support the recent FDA Safety Warning is insufficient and incomplete. They conclude that there is no compelling evidence to change anesthetic practice for young children and pregnant women.

IARS Board of Trustees Past Chair Davy Cheng has been appointed Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs at the Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, effective July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2023.

May 30, 2017 05:00 AM

Dr. Cheng has served as the Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine since September 2001. He will conclude this role in June 2017. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in 1983, and completed his anesthesia residency and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1987 at the University of Toronto. He completed a subspecialty in a Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship at the University of Iowa.

Now available! The SmartTots Panel Livestream from the 2017 IARS Annual Meeting

Apr 20, 2017 05:00 PM

The International Anesthesia Research Society hosted a SmartTots-related education session at the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting. The session, The Neuroscience of Brain Development: Opportunities and Alternative Perspectives for Pediatric Anesthesia Research described age-dependent changes in anesthesia-induced brain activity in children and how this activity likely relates to the development of underlying brain circuits and early childhood development.

IARS Joins WFSA SAFE-T Consortium

Feb 14, 2017 06:00 PM

The IARS has joined the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) SAFE-T Consortium. The SAFE-T Consortium (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody – Today) is a global collaboration of industry and organizations committed to the advancement of patient safety and the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia.

International Anesthesia Research Society Statement on U.S. Travel Restrictions

Feb 14, 2017 12:00 PM

The IARS Board of Trustees has issued the following statement regarding the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Symposium and the U.S. Executive Order on travel restrictions

Response to the FDA Med Watch December 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016 07:11 PM

On Wednesday, December 14, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Drug Safety Communication warning that; "repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic or sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than three years of age or in pregnant women during the final trimester may affect development of children’s brains." The FDA defined lengthy as greater than three hours of exposure.

Preventing Zika From Blood Transfusion—Steps to Reduce Transfusion Needs Will Also Lower Zika Risk

Dec 02, 2016 04:34 PM

As the Zika epidemic spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. The problem of transfusion-related Zika virus transmission—and recommended strategies to reduce that risk—are outlined in a special article in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia is published by Wolters Kluwer.

WHO Recommends 29 Ways to Stop Surgical Infections and Avoid Superbugs

Nov 03, 2016 05:41 PM

New Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection issued by the World Health Organization include a list of 29 concrete recommendations distilled by 20 of the world’s leading experts from 26 reviews of the latest evidence. The recommendations were published in "The Lancet Infectious Diseases" and are designed to address the increasing burden of health care associated infections on both patients and health care systems globally.

Dr. Davy Cheng Chairs Circulation Track at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA), and the Scientific Affairs Committee of the WFSA in Hong Kong

Oct 07, 2016 06:13 PM

Dr. Davy Cheng, Chair and Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Western University, chaired the Circulation Track of WCA HK 2016, and led 80 esteemed cardiac anesthesiologists presenting in the track.

Correction to Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Meeting Ads

Jul 27, 2016 09:41 PM

In the August issue of A&A, ads appeared promoting the SCA 2016 Annual Meeting & Workshops and 2016 Echo Week meeting. We apologize for any confusion.

Results: 225 Article(s) Found.