LATEST CSA NEWS

Response to the tragic death of George Floyd

The California Society of Anesthesiologists denounces racism, both individual racist actions and systemic racism. The death of George Floyd has caused great pain for communities around the world as well as members of our society.

Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Facet Joint Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain

CSA, along with 12 other medical societies including ASA, recently signed onto a joint statement requesting CMS to avoid reducing reimbursement for lumbar facet radiofrequency ablation procedures – the “backbone” of many pain practices. Thanks to Dr. Shalini Shah, chair of CSA’s Committee on pain Medicine, for leading this important effort for the CSA.

John Henryism and African American physicians during COVID-19

As an anesthesiologist, you are trained to not only perform but to thrive and act in emergency situations. Four years of residency builds psychological resilience, which is defined as the ability to mentally or emotionally cope or return to pre-crisis status quickly.

Amid Rush to Secure Ventilators, Doctors Warn of Shortage of Crucial Drugs

With federal and state officials rushing to secure ventilators for patients battling COVIID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, doctors and pharmacists are warning that the supply of drugs needed to place patients on those ventilators is also dwindling.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

Chest pain and leg pain: Are they connected?

Although it is not typical for chest pain and leg pain to occur together, leg pain can be an indicator of a person’s heart health. Find out more here.

How to treat or get rid of a stye

A stye, or hordeolum, is a bump on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. Bacterial infections cause most styes. There are pain relief and removal techniques a person can try. Read about them here.

Pain in the lower abdomen and bloating: What to know

Lower abdominal pain and bloating sometimes occur together. Read on to find out the potential causes of these symptoms and the treatment options available.

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