LATEST CSA NEWS

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.

House Committees Introduce ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

Please find an update from the ASA concerning legislation introduced by the House GOP leadership to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

The OB Patient Experience – A New Paradigm

Patient experience is the new Holy Grail. Just as patient satisfaction became king, scores are no longer sufficient. Like any business, a positive customer experience leads to brand loyalty, repeat business, referrals and social proof. Long ago, I incorporated the “business” aspects of running a busy obstetric anesthesiology service into my curriculum for obstetric anesthesiology fellowship. To thrive in 2017, you need to know, too!

Anesthesia and Developing Brains — Implications of the FDA Warning

For more than 15 years, the potential for lasting neurotoxic effects of agents used to induce general anesthesia and sedation when administered to young children — and indirectly through pregnant women to fetuses with developing brains — has been a subject of concern and considerable research interest.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints.

No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

A single glucocorticoid injection provides only short-term relief from chronic low back pain

A single intradiscal glucocorticoid injection reduces low back pain associated with active discopathy at 1 month for patients in which first-line conservative treatments had failed.

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