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MEDNAX acquires Piedmont Neonatology

MEDNAX, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Piedmont Neonatology, P.C., a private neonatal physician group practice based in Greensboro, N.C. The practice will become part of MEDNAX's Pediatrix Medical Group division, a national group practice consisting of the nation's leading neonatal, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology, and other pediatric specialty physicians. [More]
Study establishes innovative approaches to improve vision of young children with brain tumor

Study establishes innovative approaches to improve vision of young children with brain tumor

Robert Avery, DO, MSCE, of Children's National Health System and colleagues are establishing innovative approaches with technology and medication to improve the vision of young children who have visual pathway glioma, a type of brain tumor. [More]

Regional anesthesia may not make patients more prone to falls after knee replacement surgery

Two types of regional anesthesia do not make patients more prone to falls in the first days after having knee replacement surgery as some have previously suggested, according to a study based on nearly 200,000 patient records in the March issue of Anesthesiology. [More]

Anesthesia Business Consultants to host 2014 AIAPM event in Las Vegas

Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC) announces today that the first annual Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management (AIAPM) is less than two months away—reserve your spot today! ABC has partnered with Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Medical Business Solutions to present the AIAPM. [More]

Study: 85% of patients who have heart attacks after surgery do not experience traditional symptoms

​Without administering a simple blood test in the first few days after surgery, 85 percent of the heart attacks or injuries patients suffer could be missed, according to a study in the March issue of Anesthesiology. [More]

Study reveals that more than 14% of pregnant women are prescribed opioids for pain

More than 14 percent of pregnant women were prescribed opioids (narcotics) for pain at some time during their pregnancy, according to a study posted to the online version of Anesthesiology. [More]
Sedation before nerve block significantly increases false-positive results, shows study

Sedation before nerve block significantly increases false-positive results, shows study

New research suggests that sedating patients before a nerve block needed to diagnose or treat chronic pain increases costs, risks and unnecessary surgeries, and sedation does nothing to increase patient satisfaction or long-term pain control. [More]

Clonidine before surgery may control post-surgical pain and child's anxiety

Managing a child's pain and distress after surgery is an essential part of recovery. However, using strong painkilling medications post-surgery can put kids at risk for side effects and other complications. [More]

MEDNAX reports revenue growth of 20.4% to $567M in Q4 2013

MEDNAX, Inc., the national medical group specializing in neonatal, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, pediatric cardiology and other pediatric subspecialty physician services, today reported earnings of $0.78 per share for the three months ended December 31, 2013. MEDNAX's earnings per share data reflect the impact of a two-for-one stock split that was effective December 19, 2013. [More]
CCSC identifies 5 routine practices for multidisciplinary teams of critical care professionals

CCSC identifies 5 routine practices for multidisciplinary teams of critical care professionals

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) — as part of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) — has identified five routine critical care practices that should be questioned because they may not always be necessary and could, in fact, be harmful. [More]

Robotic surgery holds promise for patients with infective endocarditis

​A potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart, infective endocarditis frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage. [More]

Study: Patients feel safer when they receive surgical safety checklist

Patients feel safer - and likely are safer - when they receive a surgical safety checklist and request that their health care providers use it, suggests a pilot study being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2014. [More]
ASA's recommendations to help patients avoid unnecessary tests for chronic pain

ASA's recommendations to help patients avoid unnecessary tests for chronic pain

Not prescribing opioids first or as a long-term therapy for chronic, non-cancer pain and avoiding MRIs, CTs and X-rays for low-back pain are among the tests and treatments identified by ASA that are commonly ordered but not always necessary. [More]

Par Pharmaceutical enters into definitive agreement to purchase JHP Group Holdings

Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JHP Group Holdings, the parent company of JHP Pharmaceuticals, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets branded and generic sterile injectable products. [More]

Researchers conduct study to evaluate musculoskeletal pain outcomes after motor vehicle collision

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large prospective study to evaluate musculoskeletal pain outcomes after motor vehicle collision in the U.S. [More]

JLR Medical Group becomes founding partner in U.S. Anesthesia Partners

JLR Medical Group, one of Florida's largest anesthesia practices, today announced it will become a founding partner in U.S. Anesthesia Partners ("USAP"), an anesthesia-focused physician services organization. [More]

Pinnacle Anesthesia to become founding partner in U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Pinnacle Anesthesia today announced it will become a founding partner in U.S. Anesthesia Partners, an anesthesia-focused physician services organization. [More]
MEDNAX acquires Summit Anesthesia Associates

MEDNAX acquires Summit Anesthesia Associates

MEDNAX, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Summit Anesthesia Associates, P.A., a physician group practice primarily based in Summit, New Jersey. The practice will become part of MEDNAX's American Anesthesiology division and is the second New Jersey-based anesthesiology practice to join this division. [More]

Preoperative tests increasing for Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery, despite lack of benefits

The elimination of extensive routine preoperative tests and consultations represents an area of potentially large health care savings across many disciplines, particularly for low-risk patients being evaluated for cataract surgery. It is also a major theme of the Choosing Wisely campaign from the American Board of Internal Medicine. [More]

Medical consultation increases for Medicare patients before cataract surgery

Preoperative consultations before cataract surgery became more common for Medicare patients despite no clear guidelines about when to require such a service, hinting at unnecessary use of health care resources, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. [More]