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Tranexamic Acid in the Procedural Setting

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic agent, a medication that reduces bleeding by preventing the lysis of a blood clot. 2 TXA is an analog of the amino acid lysine and it functions by blocking the conversion of plasminogen to the enzyme plasmin, which breaks down blood clots by attacking fibrin. 14 However, these studies may be misleading.

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Richardson retractor

Surgical Techie

The Richardson retractor is a surgical instrument used in various surgical procedures, including gynecological, urological, and abdominal surgeries. It is designed to hold back soft tissues and provide a clear view of the surgical site.


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NEW: A clear way to avoid ureteric injury and all the pain it brings


Such delayed diagnoses cause major problems, often requiring several subsequent procedures to fix them. These injuries come to light sometimes up to 10 days post-surgery, many days after the patient has been discharged. I was once involved in a case where the patient… Source

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SpecialtyCare Leads the Industry in Perfusion Careers as 60% of Americans Are Projected to Have Heart Disease by 2050


Our cardiac services team participates in more than 75,000 heart procedures annually. We capture patient care metrics and outcomes for every cardiac surgery and procedure we support, maintaining one of the largest databases capturing shareable procedural data in the country.

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Anesthesia for Eyelid Surgery

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a common cosmetic or reconstructive procedure aimed at improving the appearance and/or function of the eyelids 1. When planning anesthesia for eyelid surgery, several factors must be considered to tailor the approach to the individual patient’s needs and the nature of the procedure.

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Anesthesiology Residency Developments

Radius Anesthesia

Simulation-based education has become a cornerstone of anesthesiology training, offering residents the opportunity to practice procedures and decision-making in a controlled, risk-free environment. Such innovative training methods can enhance procedural competence and confidence among residents 3,4.

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Mastering the Art of Subcutaneous Injections: A Comprehensive Guide

Surgical Techie

Subcutaneous injections are a common medical procedure used to administer medications into the layer of tissue just beneath the skin. While seemingly straightforward, mastering the technique is crucial for healthcare professionals to ensure optimal patient care and comfort.