An observance to celebrate the contributions of physicians

ASA recognizes Doctors’ Day time 2012 The American Society of Anesthesiologists today joins Americans across the nation to identify Doctors’ Day time 2012, an observance to celebrate the contributions of physicians. Doctors’ Day has a special connection to anesthesiology, since it honored the efforts of Crawford W first. Long, M .D. On March 30, 1842, Dr. Long administered the 1st ether anesthetic for medical procedures and operated to eliminate a tumor from a patient’s neck. Following the surgery, the patient revealed that he felt nothing and was not aware the medical procedures was over until he awoke.

The overall rate of major and minor anesthesia-related problems for individuals who received spinal or epidural anesthesia during cesarean delivery decreased twenty five %, from 8.9 per 1,000 in 2003 to 6.6 per 1,000 in 2012. No decrease in complications was seen in cesareans performed under general anesthesia. Related StoriesCombatting viral and bacterial lung attacks with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr ChakravarthyAddressing quality of life needs in prostate cancer: an interview with Professor Louis DenisResearchers develop accurate solution to predict postpartum diabetesIn contrast, the price of perioperative problems unrelated to anesthesia increased 47 % during the last 10 years, with at least one non-anesthetic perioperative complication occurring in 7,040 cesarean deliveries.