HSS presents new research at 2019 ASRA Annual Meeting
At this year's American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) annual meeting, HSS presented new research related to anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, and expanding physician medical knowledge worldwide.
HSS Training in Ghana Expands Physician Knowledge and Use of Regional Anesthesia During Surgery
- Anesthesiologists Swetha R. Pakala, MD, and Mark A. Brouillette, MD, presented research showing that the Global Health Initiative increased physician knowledge, clinical skills and use of peripheral nerve blocks for extremity surgeries at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana.
HSS Provides New Recommendations for Anesthesia Use During Total Joint Replacement
- Anesthesiologist Stavros Memstoudis, MD, PhD, MBA, and colleagues who participated in a year-long consensus project published their recommendations for the type of anesthesia that should be used during total hip replacement and total knee replacement.
Minority, Low Socioeconomic Status Pediatric Patients Getting Ambulatory/Sports-Related Surgeries Are Less Likely to Receive Regional Anesthesia
- Anesthesiologist Kate DelPizzo, MD, found that in New York state, younger pediatric patients, as well as minorities and those with low socioeconomic status, are less likely to receive regional anesthesia during ambulatory surgeries. She emphasized that this disparity in care must be addressed.
Cautious Approach Recommended for Determining Same-Day Discharge After Total Joint Replacement
- Although the overall risk for complications is low, anesthesiologist Jiabin Liu, MD, PhD, found that same-day discharge after total joint replacement may increase the risk for cardiac and pulmonary complications. He urges a measured approach and case-by-case consideration in recommending same-day discharge for patients.
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 ninth consecutive year), No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019), 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 late 2019. 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 traveled 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.