Compensation of men vs. women in anesthesia: Exploring gender pay equity

Is there a pay disparity between male and female anesthesiologists? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. The newest data ASA has on this issue and strategies for change are the focus of the Monday session “Compensation Trends in Anesthesiology: A Report on the ASA Survey.”

FAER-Helrich Lecture: The perioperative neurotoxicity puzzle

It may be years before the scientific community arrives at any conclusions about the relationship between anesthetics and Alzheimer’s disease. But that doesn’t let today’s anesthesiologists off the hook.

Enhanced recovery after lung surgery is a marathon, not a sprint

In January 2019, the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) published guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery. It was a much-needed set of principles.

Researching without a grant requires resourcefulness

Research is a critical component for furthering medical treatment, but it can seem almost impossible to undertake without the support of a grant. With the right resources and type of study, launching a research project is not only possible, it may be the best way to secure grant money for your next project.

Question of the Day: Do you believe political advocacy is important for anesthesiology?

The ASA Daily News wants to know if you believe political advocacy is important for anesthesiology. How do you advocate or plan to advocate for the specialty?

Anesthesia challenges for morbidly obese patients

Obesity is far too common in the United States. Predictably, morbid obesity – even ultra-obesity – is steadily becoming a regular health care challenge for patients and their physicians.

Outsmart burnout

Job burnout isn’t a medical diagnosis listed in the DSM-5. In fact, it can be hard to define. The usual description includes emotional exhaustion, a sense of detachment and a feeling of disillusionment caused by chronic work stress.

Truth or dogma?

When medical traditions and dogma clash with research and evidence, it’s time to consider the clinical implications to patient care. Not everything is what it seems.

The how and why of hemorrhage control

Traumatic injuries are a leading cause of death and disability throughout the world. War, gun violence, suicide attempts, road traffic injuries and falls can result in critical hemorrhage.

The key to quality patient care is connection

A doctor’s ability to keenly observe a patient in detail is part of a ritual that has, for centuries, connected doctors with their patients. But this process is becoming endangered as the demands of Big Data threaten this critical component of the diagnostic process.