News About Anesthesia

Hospitals are Scrambling to Solve their Air Pollution Issue

November 30, 2017 | Popular Science

Volatile general anesthetics are air pollutants. Some health care organizations are working to limit their impact.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Expanesthetics is working on new inhaled general anesthetics that may have less impact on the environment. Also, inexpensive technology (which we use) has long been available to prevent out-gassing these agents. We assume hospitals don't deploy them for economic or logistical reasons.

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Giant of Anesthesia - Ted Eger - Has Passed Away

August 31, 2017 | UCSF Department of Anesthesia

<strong>Editor's Note:</strong> We join with our colleagues around the world in expressing our sadness at the passing away this week of Dr. Ted Eger, pioneer of modern inhaled anesthetics, mentor to our inventor, and developer of the forerunner technology on which Expanesthetics is based. Our community has lost a giant.<br><br> To celebrate his legacy, consider a donation with us in his honor and memory to the <a href="http://wilderness.org" target="_blank">The Wilderness Society</a>.

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Imagine: Facing Surgery Without An Anesthesiologist On Hand

August 10, 2017 | NPR

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists has released a map showing, country by country, the number of anesthesiologists worldwide. They found that wealthy countries, like the U.S. and Germany, have 20 to 30 anesthesiologists for every 100,000 people; but in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia, there are often fewer than one for every 100,000 people. "We describe anesthesiology as the invisible sister of the neglected stepchild of global health," says Julian Gore-Booth, chief executive officer of the WFSA.

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