Orlando, FL,
19
October
2019
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03:01 PM
America/New_York

HSS Presents New Research at 2019 ASA Annual Meeting

At this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting, HSS presented new research related to anesthesiology and orthopedic surgery with a focus on patient safety and optimizing outcomes.

  • Trends in Spine Patients Over Time: Age and Comorbidities Have Increased, While Complication Rates Have Decreased or Remained the Same
    • Research shows that the median age of patients undergoing spine surgery has increased significantly from 2006 to 2016, with an accompanying increase in comorbidities. However, the overall rates of complications from these surgeries have either stayed the same or decreased.
       
  • Researchers Identify Risk Factors for New-Onset Depression, Anxiety After Orthopedic Surgery
    • Anesthesiologist Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, MBA, and colleagues have identified risk factors for new-onset depression and anxiety after certain types of orthopedic surgery, and have made recommendations for identifying at-risk patients. 
       
  • Increased Use of “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” Protocols Reduces Risk of Complications in Spine and Joint Replacement Surgery 
About HSS

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the tenth consecutive year), No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2019-2020), and named a leader in pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2019-2020). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In addition, HSS will be opening a new facility in Florida in early 2020. In 2018, HSS provided care to 139,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures, and people from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. There were more than 37,000 pediatric visits to the HSS Lerner Children’s Pavilion for treatment by a team of interdisciplinary experts. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally. www.hss.edu.