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Training future physician anesthesiologists in our residency and fellowship programs. Offices are on the 2nd floor of the hospital (BI-2144), adult preop is BI-2403, and Pain Clinic is on the 1st floor, BA-1332.
In the teaching hospital tradition, our physician anesthesiologists are clinicians, educators, and researchers. We offer a residency program as well as pain medicine and critical care fellowships.
Augusta University Health
We got you, Augusta. #OurAUHeroes
The new ASA abstract deadline is May 4. Nadine can help you by editing your abstract before you submit it. All you have to do is email it to her. https://www.asahq.org/annualmeeting/education/submissions
Scientific Abstracts (Deadline: April 6, 2020) Submit your scientific research or original investigative work for an oral, group discussion, featured abstract (paper poster), or e-Abstracts presentation. Submission is free for ASA members. Nonmembers may submit an abstract for $25. Submit by April 6...
Georgia COVID-19 Health Alert Webinar for Patients Living with Sickle Cell Disease and their Caregivers. Apr 7, 7pm
The Impact of COVID-19 on Sickle Cell Disease
The College of Science and Mathematics building is coming along nicely
COVID Activated Emergency Scaling of Anesthesiology Responsibilities (CAESAR) ICU - ASA, SOCCA, SCCM, and APSF https://www.asahq.org/in-the-spotlight/coronavirus-covid-19-information/caesar
Content developed and sourced in collaboration with ASA, SOCCA, SCCM and APSF. Read a letter from the CAESAR project contributors (PDF).
ASA Grassroots Network
There are various resources available for economic relief for practices impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Society of Anesthesiologists has compiled this information and will provide updates as they become available. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2JrlVgM
American Medical Association (AMA)
Join us in thanking our nation's physicians and health care teams on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leave your words of encouragement in this open letter, and shout it loud with us: #WeStandWithDocs.
Virtual PPE training https://www.etrainetc.com/covid19PPE-emicrosim
E-Train etc (Etrainetc, LLC) is a full-service software design company that specializes in medical simulations to deliver advanced educational technology to the healthcare community. eTrain’s infrastructure and experience enable us to quickly customize and deliver highly interactive eTraining with...
We are creating an official fund in Dr. Ranita Donald's name that will support medical student research on cardiovascular health by medical students. We need $4500 to create this fund. Please help us to reach this goal by donating online or by check.
Go to www.augusta.edu/giving/anesthesiology.php, select “Other” for Select Fund, and type In Memory of Dr Ranita Donald, Anesthesia in the Fund Designation comment box.
Write checks out to MCG Foundation Inc.; 720 St Sebastian Way Suite 150; Augusta, GA 30901. Memo Line: In Memory of Dr Ranita Donald, Anesthesia.
This week's Artist of the Week is Dr Rosa Lopez Rincon, one of our critical care medicine fellows.
Our Anesthesiology at MCG team is being trained on how to don/doff PAPR and coverall #anesthesia
The American Board of Anesthesiology
We are waiving MOCA 2.0® requirements for the remainder of 2020. We recognize that our diplomates are on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic and we want you to prioritize the needs of your patients, families and yourself.
The MOCA platform will remain open as we’re working to quickly add more COVID-19 MOCA Minute® questions and resources. Read the full announcement: https://bit.ly/3bgiPbk
AMWA live Webinar on literature searches https://www.amwa.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1341625&group=&utm_campaign=Live%20Webinars&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85156046&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_lVkVfU7iBa3gDqmeuOBRwKzTBsa3PSjYqXcAufniH_4P708tCnLVED2H-H3bNQEdO8WySSATquQO2Y9y6qz0Gr7ojrw&_hsmi=85156046
TEE pro tip to prevent the spread of COVID-19 https://twitter.com/drankitjain/status/1242488628934254592
How does Anesthesiology at MCG have interactive didactic sessions while also helping to "flatten the curve"? By using Microsoft Teams!
WHO launches global megatrial of the four most promising coronavirus treatments
Simple design aims to let even overwhelmed physicians and hospitals participate
Could someone who's in the office today kindly water Nadine's plant?
COVID-19 resources in Spanish and French
Just added French and Spanish language #covid-19 resources and guidelines to our coronavirus information page. https://www.wfsahq.org/resources/coronavirus
We matched! Everyone, please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Anesthesiology at MCG residency program! #MatchDay2020 Medical College of Georgia Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
We want to take time to think of those on the front lines. 💙 Thank you to all of our essential personnel who are taking care of our community and showing up in every possible way. Thank you.
Hey, Anesthesiology at MCG. We have collected COVID-19 resources for you. You can find them here: https://my.augusta.edu/anesthesiology/covid19
China Xinhua News
A race against death! An emergency intubation team for #coronavirus patients are working around the clock to save lives. Check out what their work looks like at a short distance. #FightVirus
Congratulations to Drs Michael Beshara and Thomas Epps. These Anesthesiology at MCG CA2s had perfect scores on the ITE! Medical College of Georgia Augusta University Health The American Board of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiologists are trained to handle crises like these. Not having them on the team for crisis management is shortsighted. https://twitter.com/drankitjain/status/1238962577037819908 The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists Augusta University Health Medical College of Georgia
MIT’s deep learning found an antibiotic for a germ nothing else could kill | ZDNet
Scientists at MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute and MIT’s CSAIL built a deep learning network that can acquire a broad representation of molecular structure and thereby discover novel antibiotics. The resulting compound, halicin, can destroy a pathogen for which no cure has existed, and it could...
Using artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans can produce more accurate risk assessment for major cardiovascular events than current methods. https://www.technologynetworks.com/informatics/news/automated-ct-scan-analysis-outperforms-current-analysis-methods-331688?utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TN_Informatics&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84693593&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9PTapPari_LxgsUIkxgb7xd8VP7sIuCJVHucwwVNhJd8EPNRdbncZhN8x0JHiyh0Rxy4T2mtx1oxN6inKeDoDLQ6vGBQ&_hsmi=84693593
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Wisconsin have demonstrated that using artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans can produce more accurate risk assessment for major cardiovascular events than current, standard methods such as the Framingham risk score (FRS) a...
COVID-19 infection control, diagnosis, treatment from Internet Book of Critical Care https://emcrit.org/ibcc/COVID19/
Using treatments for cytokine storm syndrome on patients with COVID-19.
We already have medicines for treating cytokine storm syndrome, the immune response that’s killing many who die of Covid-19.
Link found between periop acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease after noncardiac surgery in retrospective study https://www.anesthesiologynews.com/Clinical-Anesthesiology/Article/03-20/Peri-op-Acute-Kidney-Injury-Linked-to-Chronic-Kidney-Disease-Following-Noncardiac-Surgery/57418?sub=12C53B39323E44E3FF27493F49ABD841FEDC23D0ED637069B779D996D7BC66&enl=true&dgid=&utm_source=enl&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=20200311&utm_medium=title
Researchers have found that peri-op acute injury to the kidney is to chronic kidney disease in the year following noncardiac surgery.
Patient Safety Awareness Week
It's Patient Safety Awareness Week! This is an initiative of Institute for Healthcare Improvement - IHI to advance conversations about improving patient safety.
Anesthesiologists are leaders in patient safety, managing anesthesia care plans to keep patients comfortable and pain-free during operations. They've pioneered techniques and continue to research the best methods to keep patients safe.
Here are some helpful resources from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF): https://www.apsf.org/patient-safety-resources/ #PSAW2020 #PatientSafetyAwarenessWeek
The Practical Essentials of the False Claims Act 2 Easy Pieces - Anesthesiology News
As prevalent as ads for financial services in the Wall Street Journal, health care is bathed in the sound of whistleblowing.
A more nuanced story on the current coronavirus. https://www.propublica.org/article/i-lived-through-sars-and-reported-on-ebola-these-are-the-questions-we-should-be-asking-about-coronavirus?utm_source=pocket-newtab
For concerned civilians and journalists covering the coronavirus, the figures and projections can be overwhelming, frightening or confusing. Here’s what reporter Caroline Chen is focusing on to keep things as accurate and clear as possible.
In animal experiments, nanoparticles containing curcumin prevent cognitive deterioration, reverse damage. Potential for Alzheimer’s. Nanoparticles with curcumin also being tested to prevent spread of genital herpes. https://www.technologynetworks.com/drug-discovery/news/curcumin-the-spice-of-life-if-delivered-via-nanoparticles-331735?utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TN_Breaking%20Science%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84373601&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8R3MyPMBkyVOaC64-RYqlU7bJ82b1axIBqI9zGZJyKZaIu1cUUz64hJeOnbbLTtUn6uBeg67zZmbuYiAj3KviliA8LXA&_hsmi=84373601
The failure of the body to easily absorb curcumin has been a thorn in the side of medical researchers seeking scientific proof that curcumin can successfully treat a number of health conditions. Now, researchers have shown that curcumin can be delivered effectively into human cells via tiny nanopart...
Anesthesiology at MCG grad Dr Suvikram Puri was part of a panel discussion on the opioid epidemic (1:13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4429&v=kAIuq4Kc3nU&feature=emb_logo
Tune in for a live stream hosted by Tampa General Hospital at the Straz Center on March 3, 2020, discussing the opioid epidemic. Speakers include Tampa Mayor...
"Our findings suggest that structural, rather than individual, solutions are needed to achieve sex salary equity."
Even at the very top of medicine there’s a significant pay gap.
The FDA approved a new meloxicam injection therapy for managing moderate to severe pain.
A&A Infographic: Sleep apnea and short-term outcomes after ambulatory surgery
Gabapentin and ketamine - the good and bad https://www.anesthesiologynews.com/Online-First/Article/02-20/The-Good-and-Bad-Sides-of-2-Old-Drugs/57407?sub=12C53B39323E44E3FF27493F49ABD841FEDC23D0ED637069B779D996D7BC66&enl=true&dgid=&utm_source=enl&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=20200228&utm_medium=button
Here's a closer look at gabapentin and ketamine.
Hey, Residents! Starting next week (on 3/3/2020), we'll have ABA BASIC 2020 High-Yield Review every Tuesday, 3-5:30pm.
Each week, you'll receive study materials and practice questions, then Drs Chad Parvus, Roberto Diaz-Galdo, and Eldhose Abrahams will guide you through interactive review sessions to prepare you for this year's exam!
Literature review indicates TMS may treat stroke, acute migraines, dementia https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/tms-shows-promise-for-treating-stroke-and-migraine-331243?utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TN_Breaking%20Science%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83838162&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8qwMvipFsQVVkTOc8N3aWC--OZCK2OuJSZ_L7F8hPL_No6Ml7MrEAo86J2xgM_YuS0k3eNYO2u_0K82d4NYSk4YynwIg&_hsmi=83838162
A new literature review highlights the data supporting further studies into the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat a broader range of common neurological conditions, including stroke and migraine.
Possible connection between skin microbiome and bacterial infections after knee/hip surgeries https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/were-all-the-same-under-the-skin-331193?utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TN_Breaking%20Science%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83770537&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-84Xljs8ydfISRxT8QtTrM0bNEl6Udpx2aPHHkdj3isQcefEXxM4qOoWb5p7ultKPhrSMAxGi-oNjWZjLkHV68IV5AS5w&_hsmi=83770537
Researchers have discovered that, down in the dermis, the same bacteria can be found, regardless of age and gender.
Celebrating birthdays galore
Anesthesiologists uniquely positioned to be translational scientists
There is misperception among physician–scientist trainees that pursuing clinical training in anaesthesiology is squandering scientific training. A common belief about anaesthesiology is that it functions primarily as a clinical specialty operating outside the forefront of medical research. This mi...
MCG scientists find that low folate levels can indicate malnutrition in hospital patients
About 10% of patients who come to complex care hospitals may have low levels of folate and other indicators of malnutrition, investigators say.
Rhonda from AU's Center for Instructional Innovation is introducing the new cloth poster printer. Cloth posters mean no more inconvenient cardboard tubes - you can fold up the poster and put it in your suitcase.
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In the teaching hospital tradition, our physician anesthesiologists are clinicians, educators, and researchers. We offer a fully accredited residency program as well as pain medicine and critical care fellowships. We anticipate accepting our first pediatric anesthesia fellow in the 2020-2021 academic year.