By | | January 17, 2017

SpecialtyCare Presentations at AACP Annual Seminar

Two members of SpecialtyCare’s Medical Office will give presentations at the 38th Annual Seminar of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Linda Mongero, CCP, will present on the effect of ultrafiltration on end-cardiopulmonary bypass hematocrit in cardiac surgery. Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CPBMT, CCP, will give an oral presentation comparing the effectiveness of two methods of blood management: ANH (acute normovolemic hemodilution) and AP (autologous priming). The event will be held January 19-22, 2017 in San Diego. We hope you’ll be able to attend.

By | | November 14, 2016

New Perfusion Research: Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions

SpecialtyCare’s Senior Biostatistician, Eric Tesdahl, PhD, presented original research at the American Heart Association’s 2016 Scientific Sessions on November 14 in New Orleans. Based on data in SpecialtyCare’s Operative Procedural Registry (SCOPE™), “Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions” reviews 54,122 coronary artery bypass (CABG) procedures and finds that women are 30% more likely to receive a transfusion, which can lead to higher rates of infection, increased LOS, etc.

By | | August 23, 2016

OR Manager Conference

Visit us at Booth 106 on Sept. 21-23, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The OR Managers conference offers continuing education and networking opportunities to those that manage today’s OR suite. It’s a great opportunity to connect with more than 1,400 surgical suite leaders, managers, and directors.

By | | April 29, 2016

Presentations at ASNM

SpecialtyCare contributed two presentations at the 2016 Annual Meeting of American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) in Chicago, May 12-15, 2016. Remote Neuromonitoring Physician Matthew Eccher, MD, MS, FAAN, FACNS, presented a clinical overview titled, “Data Sources: IOM Registries and Data Structures,” during which he discussed case series—the chief source of research insight into factors determining surgical outcomes. As detailed by Dr. Eccher, statistical considerations have driven creation of large patient registries to maximize the validity of conclusions derived from this research design, but the registries present considerable methodological and…

By | | February 5, 2016

Becker’s ASC Review

14th Annual Spine Orthopedic and Pain-Management Driven ASC Conference June 9-11, 2016 (Chicago, Ill) Swissotel This spine, orthopedic, and pain management focused conference unites physicians, surgeons, clinical leaders and business executives to discuss improvement opportunities for ambulatory surgery centers.

By | | January 5, 2016

SpecialtyCare Releases New Research at the 84th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Anthony Sestokas, Ph.D., DABNM, FASNM, recently presented two new research studies at the 84th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in Chicago. The findings are based on clinical data captured in SpecialtyCare’s multi-institutional database. The first study, “Neurologic Outcomes Following Differential Resolution of Neuromonitoring Alerts during Extradural Spine Surgery,” is a retrospective review of 54,000 consecutive extradural spine procedures monitored from May 2013 through August 2015, and examines the relationship between reversal of intraoperative neurophysiologic change and neurologic outcome following segmental spine surgery. The scientific…