LATEST CSA NEWS

Changes to Pediatric Dental Anesthesia May Hit Roadblock

The death of an Albany boy after a visit to the dentist has inspired a call for sweeping changes to state law that could move forward next week. But there's a battle. Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura explains how kids dentist appointments could change -- and why some are against it.

Support safe dental anesthesia for California children: Guest commentary

If your child needs to have tonsils removed, you probably take it for granted that a physician who specializes in anesthesiology will take care of anesthesia and monitoring, while the surgeon focuses 100 percent attention on performing the surgery.

Staying Awake in Surgery

Today’s minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques allow patients to undergo complex procedures with small incisions and fast recovery times. Nearly all these cases require general anesthesia, controlled breathing and complete muscle paralysis; the surgeon needs a motionless target. The patient cannot be awake.

Repeal and Replace Rejected in House

On Friday, March 24, Republican leadership removed the House GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from consideration on the House Floor. This move to postpone final votes on the House Republican budget reconciliation bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), follows days of debate as House Republican leaders and the President worked to develop a package that Republican members could support.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function

Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to 6 weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms...

New tool uses behavioral cues to assess pain in ICU patients who can't communicate

A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients -including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in...

Discovery of 'mini-brains' could change understanding of pain medication

The human body's peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted to...

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