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Anesthesiology, January 2011 CME

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Course Fee
Member price: $10.00
Non-member price: $20.00

This course is a part of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME 2011 Annual Subscription

This course closed on January, 31st 2014 and is no longer available for enrollments.

Course Description

THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.

The focus of Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.

Read the article by Le Manach et al. entitled “Impact of preoperative statin therapy on adverse postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing vascular surgery” on page 98 of this issue.

This article discusses how unabridged preoperative statin therapy is associated with cardiac and vascular benefits after uncomplicated major vascular surgery and with reduced mortality in the case of major surgical complications.

Member price: $10.00                  Non-member price: $20.00

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the learner should recognize postoperative complications of infrarenal aortic surgery, the importance of beginning statin therapy prior to infrarenal aortic surgery, and the impact of statin therapy on mortality after infrarenal aortic surgery.

Faculty & Credentials:

Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D. reported receiving consulting fess from Adynxx, Neurogesx, and Vertex. 

CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D. reported receiving consulting fees from Masimo and GE Medical. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D. has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Authors: Yannick Le Manach, M.D., has reported no financial relationship with commercial interests. Cristina Ibanez Esteves, M.D., Michelle Bertrand, M.D., Jean Pierre Goarin, M.D., Marie-Helene Fleron, M.D., Pierre Coriat, M.D., and Fabien Koskas, M.D., Ph.D., have not provided disclosure information. Bruno Riou, M.D., Ph. D., has reported receiving funds for research from Sangart, LFB, Paris, France, and ThermoFisher, Clichy, France, consulting fees from Sangart and ThermoFisher, Clichy, France, and Honoraria from Sanofi, Paris, France, LFB, Paris, France, and ThermoFisher, Clichy, France.  Paul Landais, M.D., Ph.D. has not provided disclosure information.

ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Core Competencies:

Medical knowledge

Target Audience:

Physicians involved with anesthesiology education, clinical practice, and research

CME Credit:

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Read the article in print or online, and take the CME exam online.

Required Hardware / Software:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years.

Activity Release Date:

12/31/2010 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

01/31/2014 (All day)