CSA Online First

CSA Online First is a weekly blog featuring insights from CSA members themselves.

Edited by Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP, with contributions from CSA’s Committee on Professional and Public Communications, Online First is a place where knowledge and opinion from any one of our 3200 plus physician-anesthesiologist members can be shared, discussed and deliberated to advance the specialty of anesthesiology, the practice of medicine and society in general.

"Better solutions to difficult problems are usually made when all sides are heard."

Steven Goldfien, MD


DR. Novak 2

How to do Clinical Research

Feb 27, 2017 / by
  • Novak, Richard, MD

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Beyond the Operating Room

Feb 15, 2017 / by
  • Figura, Myro, MD

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Feb 07, 2017 / by
  • Chamberlin, Keith, MD, MBA, FASA

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Get better at anesthesia – or get out!

Jan 31, 2017 / by
  • Chamberlin, Keith, MD, MBA, FASA

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Anesthesia Safety for Mothers and Children: What does the FDA warning mean?

Jan 23, 2017 / by
  • Agarwal, Rita, MD, FAAP, FASA

The FDA issued a “Drug Safety Communication” on December 14, warning that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than three years, or in pregnant women during their third trimester, “may affect the development of children’s brains.”

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New Epidural/Spinal Law: Not Yet Workable

Jan 10, 2017 / by
  • Zakowski, Mark, MD

We are constantly advocating for your safe practice of anesthesiology by monitoring, advising and participating in the various legislative, regulatory and policy arenas in Sacramento and nationally.

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