Dr. Brian J. Cammarata, MD

Bio

Dr. Cammarata is a partner with Old Pueblo Anesthesia (OPA) and is actively involved in clinical practice.  His roles within OPA include director of risk management, director of quality assurance and member of the executive committee. He has practiced at Tucson Medical Center (TMC) for approximately ten years.  His medical staff participation includes Chairman of Anesthesiology, Director of Medical Informatics and member of the medical executive committee.

At the state level, he is an active member of the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists (AzSA) and Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). He is currently the immediate past president of the AzSA. His roles within the AzSA have included member of the board of directors, treasurer, vice president and president. His roles within ArMA include a member of the finance committee.

At the national level, Dr. Cammarata is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). His currently participates as a member of several ASA committees including Professional Liability, Patient Safety/Education and Surgical Anesthesia.

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Affiliation:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.

    The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients' experience, and was tied ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of women dependent on drugs such as narcotic painkillers or heroin during pregnancy has more than doubled in the past decade and a half, a new study finds, though it still remains below a half-percent of all pregnancies.

    The stud...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient's recovery, a small study found.

    The study included 38 patients who took part in a "prehab...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same, a new study indicates.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 3.2 million cases o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesiologists may need to improve their hand hygiene habits during surgery, because they might be putting patients at risk for infections, a new study suggests.

    Researchers observed anesthesiologists during operations and found that they had an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.

    Physicians in Alabama -- the state wit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hip fracture surgery patients who are given regional anesthesia have a slightly lower risk of death and a slightly shorter hospital stay than those who receive general anesthesia, a new study shows.

    Regional anesthesia involves delivery of anesth...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gender may play a part in how much pain a patient feels following surgery, new research suggests.

    An Austrian study involving more than 10,000 people found that men experience more pain after major surgery, while women report feeling more pain fol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of your surgery or hospital admission could affect your risk of death, according to new research.

    One study found that a patient's risk of death after surgery is highest on weekends, afternoons and in February. Another study concluded ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lung ultrasound can quickly reveal if a pregnant woman with a serious condition called preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, according to a new study.

    Preeclampsia, which causes extremely high blood pressure, can lead to stroke, blee...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Critically ill people who survive a stay in the intensive care unit face a heightened risk of mental health problems in the months after hospital discharge, a large new study suggests.

    The study of more than 24,000 Danish ICU patients found that...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More concern about the safety of a common anesthetic has been raised in a new study.

    Patients who received the anesthesia drug etomidate during surgery might be at increased risk for cardiovascular problems or death, according to the study, which...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More concern about the safety of a common anesthetic has been raised in a new study.

    Patients who received the anesthesia drug etomidate during surgery might be at increased risk for cardiovascular problems or death, according to the study, which...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More concern about the safety of a common anesthetic has been raised in a new study.

    Patients who received the anesthesia drug etomidate during surgery might be at increased risk for cardiovascular problems or death, according to the study, which...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers insight into what happens in the brain when a person is given anesthesia, and the finding could help spare patients the traumatic experience of becoming aware of their own surgery.

    The British researchers suspect they've found a t...Full Article