ASA member Jeffrey S. Jacobs, M.D. authored a guest column on KevinMD.com in August about the patient safety challenge to treat patients with OSA who undergo anesthesia. Dr. Jacobs stressed the importance of having a physician anesthesiologist diagnose OSA and then develop a tailored anesthetic plan to prevent complications during the perioperative period.

FoxNews.com ran an article by ASA member Anita Gupta, M.D. this August where she discussed research showing how genetic factors account for a substantial proportion of a patient’s response to drugs. By undergoing genetic testing, physicians would be able to anticipate how a patient may respond to a drug rather than relying on a trial-and-error process.

In the September issue of Outpatient Surgery News, ASA members Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., and Ryan Nagy, M.D. discussed the benefits of continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNB), which are being used more often in outpatient settings. While the results have...

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