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1Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro     
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Category: University
Brazil
South America, America
2Kuwait University      
Kuwait University
Category: University
Kuwait
Middle East , Asia
3RMIT University     
RMIT University
Category: University
Australia
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic
4Brock University     
Brock University
Category: University
Canada
North America, America
5Universite Bordeaux 1     
Universite Bordeaux 1
Category: University
France
Western Europe, Europe
6University of Cambridge     
University of Cambridge
Category: University
United Kingdom
Northern Europe, Europe
7University of Oxford     
University of Oxford
Category: University
United Kingdom
Northern Europe, Europe
8Massey University    
Massey University
Category: University
New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic
9Australian National University     
Australian National University
Category: University
Australia
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic
10Harvard University    
Harvard University
Category: University
United States
North America, America
11University of Auckland    
University of Auckland
Category: University
New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand, Oceanic
12Stanford University    
Stanford University
Category: University
United States
North America, America

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District Court Did Not Err In Finding Claimant Was Not Disabled From Own Occupation

CINCINNATI - A district court did not err in concluding that a disability claimant was not disabled from his own occupation as an anesthesiologist because the medical evidence supported the disability insurer's conclusion that the claimant could perform the duties of his own occupation with appropriate accommodations, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Nov. 19 (Timothy O'Neill D.O. v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 18-1382, 6th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 32781). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)

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Posted on 17 December 2018 | 3:17 pm

Neostigmine and Atropine for Postdural Puncture Headache Neostigmine and Atropine for Postdural Puncture Headache

Might the addition of neostigmine and atropine improve the efficacy of conventional management for postdural puncture headache?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 11:15 pm

Integrative medicine hold great potential for alleviating pain better than opioids

(Natural News) Integrative medicine approaches, such as acupuncture and yoga, have great potential in treating pain. A review published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia reported that acupuncture, yoga, and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management. For the review, a team of researchers led by Yuan-Chi... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 5:36 pm

Congress Approves Bill That Legalizes Hemp

Title: Congress Approves Bill That Legalizes HempCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 14 December 2018 | 12:00 am

Why Some People Develop Chronic, Treatment-Resistant Pain Why Some People Develop Chronic, Treatment-Resistant Pain

A comprehensive review explores the interactions of biological, social, and psychological factors that contribute to the evolution of treatment-resistant chronic pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 11:15 pm

Patient - Reported Outcome Measures May Aid Communication

Usefulness of PROs varies based on how much doctors value, prioritize, and use them (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 13 December 2018 | 11:00 am

Report: Apple hiring dozens of MDs, solidifies venture into healthcare

Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) has hired dozens of medical doctors for positions with various teams at the company, confirming its plans to move into the healthcare biz, according to a recent CNBC report. Many of the hires have been under the radar, according to the report, which estimates the company has more than 40 and up to 50 doctors on its roster. The move suggests that Apple may be looking to integrate more health technologies into its platforms, and that it could be looking to branch out into applications for people with specific serious medical conditions and not focus as much on general wellness, CNBC reports. The medical professionals are influential, according to the report, and are scattered across a number of teams to guide strategy as the tech giant continues to develop for the healthca...

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 9:33 am

Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Title: Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 12:00 am

Prothrombin Complex Concentrates for Anticoagulant Reversal Prothrombin Complex Concentrates for Anticoagulant Reversal

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Posted on 12 December 2018 | 10:12 pm

Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area

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Posted on 12 December 2018 | 5:00 am

New guidance outlines recommendations for infection control in anesthesiology

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Posted on 10 December 2018 | 10:00 pm

Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non - VHAs

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Posted on 10 December 2018 | 6:00 pm

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

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Posted on 10 December 2018 | 5:00 am

Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness

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Posted on 10 December 2018 | 12:00 am

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

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Posted on 7 December 2018 | 6:00 pm

SAPB for Minimal Invasive Heart Surgery SAPB for Minimal Invasive Heart Surgery

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Posted on 6 December 2018 | 11:15 pm

Global Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Reporting

Conclusion Large disparities exist surrounding OHCA patients among three different high-income countries. In addition to this, there are significant gaps in capturing, reporting, sharing and analyzing OHCA data across regional and national borders. Uniformity of reporting standards continue to hinder the epidemiological evidence base for OHCA. Much about OHCA epidemiology is still unknown in many regions of the world, including countries with regional OHCA surveillance in place. These findings present considerable challenges not only nationally, but globally for evaluating the global burden of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. References 1. National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. (October 2017.) Agency guide for recertification. Retrieved December 6, 2018, from  https://cont...

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 3:47 pm

An App, Your Fingernail -- and Anemia Screening Is Done

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Posted on 6 December 2018 | 12:00 am

Opioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy Users

Title: Opioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy UsersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 12:00 am

Health Tip: Manage Pain With Opioids

Title: Health Tip: Manage Pain With OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 December 2018 | 12:00 am

Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Takes Another Step Forward

Title: Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Takes Another Step ForwardCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 5 December 2018 | 12:00 am

Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 25 - 30

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Posted on 4 December 2018 | 6:00 pm

Hong Kong ’s BookHA app extended to more specialties for case booking services

Yesterday, Hong Kong ’s Hospital Authority (HA) announced that their mobile application, BookHA, which provides new case booking services for Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOPC), would be extended to cover the Clinical Oncology and Anaesthesiology (Pain Clinic) specialties for the convenience of patients starting fro m 3 December 2018. (Source: mobihealthnews)

Posted on 3 December 2018 | 10:55 pm

Conformal Medical raises $9m Series B for anti-stroke cardiac implant

Conformal Medical said today that it raised $9 million in a Series B round for the anti-stroke cardiac implant it’s developing. Nashua, N.H.-based Conformal is working on a left atrial appendage seal to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation patients. It’s designed to adapt to the each patient’s individual physiology, to be easier to implant with less imaging and without general anesthesia. The funding round was led by Catalyst Health Ventures and included “a supportive group of Series A investors,” Conformal said. “This financing will allow us to validate our novel sealing technology in human trials,” CEO Andy Levine said in prepared remarks. “We are pleased to have Catalyst join our strong investor base, which continues to reflect confide...

Posted on 3 December 2018 | 11:22 am

Tranexamic Acid Dosing for Cardiac Surgical Patients With CKD Tranexamic Acid Dosing for Cardiac Surgical Patients With CKD

The authors developed a new TXA dosing regimen for cardiac patients with impaired renal function that optimizes maximal antifibrinolysis while avoiding excessive drug dosing.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 2 December 2018 | 11:15 pm

November 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 2 December 2018 | 9:15 pm

When You ’ re Struggling with Self-Loathing in Bipolar Disorder

Many people with bipolar disorder struggle with self-loathing. Maybe the self-loathing starts as the depressive phase does with all sorts of awful thoughts about yourself. Because that’s how depression works: It outright lies, and inflicts pain. You can’t do anything right. You’re an abject failure. You’re also stupid. And worthless, and no one will ever really love you for you. You are not attractive or thin or strong enough. You are weak, and you are an embarrassment. Maybe it happens after a manic or hypomanic episode, because you feel terrible about what you did or said during that time. And the regret, remorse and shame turn into self-hatred. Maybe the self-loathing lingers always, swimming under the surface, or “simmering at a low temperature,” as clinical psycholog...

Posted on 2 December 2018 | 8:00 am

Nurse Practitioners See Largest Pay Bump Among APRNs Nurse Practitioners See Largest Pay Bump Among APRNs

NPs'pay increased 6% in 2017. Nurse anesthetists again have the highest pay in the group with average earnings at $192,000. Pay satisfaction was lowest among APRNs who work in retail clinics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 30 November 2018 | 5:12 pm

Predicting Postop Hypoxemia in Acute Aortic Dissection Predicting Postop Hypoxemia in Acute Aortic Dissection

The authors developed a model for the prediction of postoperative hypoxemia in patients undergoing operation for acute aortic dissection.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 29 November 2018 | 10:42 pm

Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women

Those with frequent persistent back pain have higher risk for all - cause, cardiovascular, cancer mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 29 November 2018 | 11:00 am

Resumption of Beta-Blockers After Noncardiothoracic Surgery Resumption of Beta-Blockers After Noncardiothoracic Surgery

For patients taking long-term beta-blockers, what is the optimal timing for resumption following noncardiac surgery?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 28 November 2018 | 11:15 pm

Airway Complications by Provider Type: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- The anesthetized brain looks a lot like a sleeping brain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Posted on 28 November 2018 | 5:35 pm

Nurse in Cancer Hoax Gets 2 Years in Prison for Theft Nurse in Cancer Hoax Gets 2 Years in Prison for Theft

A former Ohio State University nurse anesthetist told coworkers and her employer that she had metastatic lung cancer and bilked thousands of dollars from them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 28 November 2018 | 10:42 am

Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals: FDA

Title: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 28 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Next for Disabling Back Pain? New Discs From Patients' Own Cells

Title: Next for Disabling Back Pain? New Discs From Patients' Own CellsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 28 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Pregnancy - Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up

Between 2007 and 2016, pregnancy - associated mortality related to opioids more than doubled (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 27 November 2018 | 11:00 am

Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk

Title: Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated DiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 27 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Fianc é of Dallas woman who died after surgery in Mexico seeks "murder" charge

Laura Avila ​'s family say doctors in Mexico injected anesthesia in the wrong place, causing a heart attack that resulted in brain swelling (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

Posted on 26 November 2018 | 5:13 am

Bolus vs. Continuous Epidural Infusion for Postop Analgesia Bolus vs. Continuous Epidural Infusion for Postop Analgesia

Can a programmed intermittent epidural bolus rather than continuous infusion reduce local anesthetic use and improve postop pain management in patients who undergo major abdominal cancer surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 22 November 2018 | 11:15 pm

AI - Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity

App can cut both severity of advanced cancer patients'reported pain and hospital admissions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 21 November 2018 | 11:00 am

Avenu Medical wins CMS reimbursement for Ellipsys dialysis device

Vascular access system maker Avenu Medical said last Friday it won a HCPCS C-Code from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its Ellipsys dialysis device and the endoAVF procedure. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based company’s Ellipsys vascular access system device is designed for use with end-stage renal disease patients who require hemodialysis. The system, which can be used under local or regional anesthesia, uses an ultrasound-guided catheter that delivers a small amount of thermal energy to fuse a permanent anastomosis between the vein and artery to create an AVF. The newly granted HCPCS reimbursement C-Code was granted in a final ruling from CMS, and will go into effect January 1. “What a rewarding experience to receive a C-code right as we are presenting...

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Posted on 19 November 2018 | 1:18 pm

Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation

Prescription opioid misuse more likely for female respondents identifying as bisexual (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 19 November 2018 | 11:00 am

Multimodal General Anesthesia: Theory and Practice Multimodal General Anesthesia: Theory and Practice

The authors propose a novel strategy for multimodal general anesthesia predicated on choosing a combination of agents that act on different targets in the nociceptive system.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 18 November 2018 | 11:15 pm

Transdermal Nitroglycerin May Help Ease Tendon Pain Transdermal Nitroglycerin May Help Ease Tendon Pain

Nitroglycerin patches help patients with common injuries to tendons, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

Posted on 16 November 2018 | 8:36 am

Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Dysfunction After IV Anesthesia Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Dysfunction After IV Anesthesia

Might obstructive sleep apnea offer protection from anesthesia-induced postoperative cognitive dysfunction by way of hypoxic preconditioning?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 November 2018 | 11:15 pm

Health Tip: Think You Have a Broken Toe?

Title: Health Tip: Think You Have a Broken Toe?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 15 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Nomenclature of Cognitive Change Associated With Surgery Nomenclature of Cognitive Change Associated With Surgery

A working group proposes a formal classification of nomenclature for cognitive change affecting patients after anesthesia and surgery, consistent with terminology used in the wider clinical community.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:15 pm

Conjoined twins separated but still want to be next to each other – video

After a successful operation, Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa are now getting used to independent life although they prefer to remain side-by-side. Dr Joe Crameri from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital said the 15-month-girls are 'doing very well' and 'we feel quietly confident we will have a good result'. Dr Crameri adds there was a sense of relief 'once we realised that we had the ability to divide the liver without compromising the girls and ultimately we didn ’t have to anything fancy to the bowel'. The 15-month-old girls were successfully separated after a six-hour procedure by a team which involved up to 25 surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:00 pm

Podcast: Bedside examination tests to detect beforehand adults who are likely to be difficult to intubate

In conclusion, therefore, standard bedside airway examination tests for difficult airways in patients with no apparent airway abnormalities do not appear to be good screening tests, and we urge great caution in their use and interpretation. "Read the Cochrane ReviewVisit theCochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care websiteListen to more Cochrane PodcastsGet Cochrane Podcasts on iTunesTuesday, November 13, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 1:18 pm

ENCORE-VT: Noninvasive Ablation of VT Could Disrupt EP ENCORE-VT: Noninvasive Ablation of VT Could Disrupt EP

A small study suggests that ventricular arrhythmia may be treated without the need for catheters and anesthesia. John Mandrola, MD, is impressed with the findings and the investigators'lack of hyperbole.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 7:16 am

Safety is Third, Not First, and We All Know It Should Be

Conclusion In educational opportunities, train like you plan to fight. Since there may not be an actual patient, the “benefit” in the risk-benefit analysis may be lesser. However, taking no risks in training ensures you’ll be less prepared to take risks—even R+ risks—in actual operations. For example, you don’t stop patient care because it’s raining, so don’t stop your training simply because it’s raining. Also, during your education, fight the idea that we can ever say “the scene is safe.” Accept that our work is done in an imperfect environment where safety cannot be ensured. Then, recognize that your educational task, to promote the idea that your work needs to be accomplished and needs to be fun and sustainable, is to learn ways to mitigate risk that promote missi...

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Posted on 13 November 2018 | 1:00 am

Southern Africa: SADC Urged to Strengthen Emergency Surgical Care

[New Era] Windhoek -SADC health ministers were urged to re-affirm their commitment and pursue efforts to strengthen emergency and essential surgical care and anaesthesia as an integral component of reviving primary health care acceleration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 12:17 am

Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?

Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 9 November 2018 | 6:00 am

Recent advances in anesthesiology

(Bentham Science Publishers) This new series brings a 2 volume set which provides updates for novice and expert anesthesiologists on a variety of relevant topics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 8 November 2018 | 10:00 pm

Virtual-Reality Hypnosis Eases Kids' Anxiety and Pain After Surgery Virtual-Reality Hypnosis Eases Kids' Anxiety and Pain After Surgery

Virtual-reality hypnosis (VRH) can help reduce children's anxiety and pain after surgery and the need for opioid pain medication, according to a new pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 8 November 2018 | 11:28 am

Do We Violate Women Under Anesthesia?

(MedPage Today) -- ZDogg, MD, examines EUAs (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)

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Posted on 8 November 2018 | 7:35 am

Only a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most Surgeries

Title: Only a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most SurgeriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 8 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems

Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)

Posted on 7 November 2018 | 9:16 am

Propofol Tolerance in Children Undergoing Radiation Therapy Propofol Tolerance in Children Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Do children undergoing repeated deep sedation with propofol during proton radiation therapy develop a significant tolerance?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 6 November 2018 | 11:15 pm

hydromorphone (Dilaudid)

Title: hydromorphone (Dilaudid)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 6 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Anesthesia in early childhood not tied to developmental problems

(Reuters Health) - Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Posted on 5 November 2018 | 4:12 pm

The metal ring that can stop men needing the loo at night 

Inserted surgically under a local anaesthetic, the ClearRing forces enlarged prostate tissue away from the walls of the urethra — the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 4:05 pm

Prehab is the new rehab!  Why getting fit before an operation could speed-up your recovery

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is calling for prehabilitation to become routine in NHS hospitals. The 12-week programme includes physiotherapy and help to quit smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 4:01 pm

Anesthesia in Kids Not Tied to Developmental Problems (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Sibling analysis shows no difference in early cognitive outcomes after a single surgery (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 1:35 pm

Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. James D.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 12:00 pm

FDA OKs Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms

An FDA advisory committee did recommend for approval of Dsuvia in a 10-3 vote last month.  But the committee's chair took the highly unusual move of voicing his opposition at that time. Dr. Raeford Brown, a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky, urged the FDA to reject the drug. (Source: WebMD Health)

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Posted on 5 November 2018 | 5:19 am

hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)

Title: hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 12:00 am

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms

Title: FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite CriticismsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Update on Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury Update on Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury

This review discusses the epidemiology and pathophysiology of surgery-associated acute kidney injury, highlighting the importance of intraoperative oliguria. What are potential preventive strategies?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 November 2018 | 11:15 pm

Why do so few doctors warn patients that anaesthetic can send you psychotic?

Richard Lindley, the former BBC Panorama and ITN journalist, 82, came out of the operating theatre a completely different man, according to his wife Carole Stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 4 November 2018 | 1:53 am

FDA OKs Powerful New Opioid Dsuvia Despite Criticisms

An FDA advisory committee did recommend for approval of Dsuvia in a 10-3 vote last month.  But the committee's chair took the highly unusual move of voicing his opposition at that time. Dr. Raeford Brown, a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky, urged the FDA to reject the drug. (Source: WebMD Health)

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Posted on 2 November 2018 | 4:15 pm

U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach New Record

Title: U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach New RecordCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 2 November 2018 | 1:00 am

Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New Threat

Title: Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New ThreatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 1 November 2018 | 1:00 am

'Don't penalise trusts for reducing surgical activity', says royal college

Patients should be offered clinical alternatives to surgery, including “no surgery”, to ease pressure on the health service, the new head of the Royal College of Anaesthetists has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)

Posted on 1 November 2018 | 12:30 am

Caffeine Accelerates Emergence From Isoflurane Anesthesia Caffeine Accelerates Emergence From Isoflurane Anesthesia

There are currently no drugs available to reverse the coma-like state induced by general anesthetics. Might IV caffeine accelerate anesthetic emergence without ill effects?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 11:05 pm

October 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 31 October 2018 | 10:15 pm

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers ’ Compensation Claimants

Persistent use linked to older age; crush, strain, and sprain injuries; concomitant chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective

In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer using those techniques over open surgery that often requires deeper anesthesia, longer recovery times and comes with a higher risk of infection. That’s the case with c...

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 3:00 pm

How Video Games Can Be Used to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment Methods

These days when it comes to improving the process of diagnosing and treating patients, medtech companies are always looking for explore the unexplored. Level Ex, an innovative medical technology company based out of Chicago, may be taking the most unique approach with the release of their latest mobile game designed to train, educate, and improve the diagnosis and treatment skills of physicians. The new mobile game, known as Pulm Ex, was designed for pulmonologists and aims to bring to life the most challenging patient cases for physicians around the country to help improve their diagnosis and treatment skills using highly realistic virtual patients. The game features a library of different pulmonary cases that include obstructive and restrictive diseases, foreign bodies, endobronchial mas...

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 12:17 pm

Ketamine depression treatment is 'worth every penny,' patients say - but we don't know how it works

The anesthetic-turned-party drug, ketamine, is increasingly being used off-label to treat difficult cases of depression like Lauren Pestikas's, costing the Chicago preschool teacher $3,000 a session. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 10:44 am

Comparison of Oxycodone and Morphine for Cancer Pain Comparison of Oxycodone and Morphine for Cancer Pain

Do oxycodone and morphine differ significantly in their analgesic efficacy or tolerability when used as first-line therapy for patients with moderate to severe cancer pain?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 30 October 2018 | 11:15 pm

A new pharmacological molecule improves the safety of canine sedation and anaesthesia

(University of Helsinki) Vatinoxan reduces the adverse effects on the cardiovascular system of pharmacological agents used for animal sedation and anaesthesia. Also, other drugs achieve their therapeutic effect faster when administered simultaneously with vatinoxan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 30 October 2018 | 10:00 pm

Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study

Title: Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 30 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Philip Elected ASA First Vice President, Receives SUNY Upstate Medical University Distinguished Alumna Award

Beverly Philip, MD, of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, was elected as the new first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for 2018-2019. She also was honored with State University of (Source: BWH News)

Posted on 29 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?

Title: A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 29 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Thoracic Epidural/General Anesthesia in Lumbar Spine Surgery Thoracic Epidural/General Anesthesia in Lumbar Spine Surgery

Could epidural anesthesia combined with general anesthesia provide better postoperative pain relief than general anesthesia alone?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 28 October 2018 | 10:15 pm

Neuropathic Corneal Pain More Common Than Thought Neuropathic Corneal Pain More Common Than Thought

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 26 October 2018 | 9:32 am

An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

Title: An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 26 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Medical News Today: What is opioid-induced constipation?

Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 26 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Medical News Today: Treatment for opioid-induced constipation

Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 26 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Medical News Today: What causes opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?

Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 26 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Expect Boston Scientific to Keep Rounding Out Its Portfolio with M & amp;A

 Boston Scientific has been on quite the shopping spree in 2018. The Marlborough, MA-based company has announced eight acquisitions since the beginning of the year, plus a hefty investment in Millipede, which is likely to lead to an acquisition within the next year or so. Naturally, the company's aggressive M&A strategy has attracted attention from industry analysts who are eager to see if this spree will continue in 2019. During the company's third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CFO Daniel Brennan said Boston Scientific still has a "tremendous amount" of financial flexibility. Looking at 2019 and 2020, Brennan said he expects cash flow to be north of $2 billion in each of those years. "That still gives us ample capacity to be able to continue to execute our...

Posted on 25 October 2018 | 12:05 pm

Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long - Term Opioid Use

Patients who had video - assisted thoracoscopic surgery were less likely to use opioids long term (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 25 October 2018 | 11:00 am

The paraventricular thalamus is a critical thalamic area for wakefulness

Clinical observations indicate that the paramedian region of the thalamus is a critical node for controlling wakefulness. However, the specific nucleus and neural circuitry for this function remain unknown. Using in vivo fiber photometry or multichannel electrophysiological recordings in mice, we found that glutamatergic neurons of the paraventricular thalamus (PVT) exhibited high activities during wakefulness. Suppression of PVT neuronal activity caused a reduction in wakefulness, whereas activation of PVT neurons induced a transition from sleep to wakefulness and an acceleration of emergence from general anesthesia. Moreover, our findings indicate that the PVT–nucleus accumbens projections and hypocretin neurons in the lateral hypothalamus to PVT glutamatergic neurons’ projec...

Posted on 24 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

Topical Ropivacaine and Endotracheal Tube Extubation Topical Ropivacaine and Endotracheal Tube Extubation

Might topical ropivacaine before intubation reduce the incidence of postoperative throat pain and cough during extubation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 23 October 2018 | 10:36 pm

Mayo Clinic Minute: National Health Checkup on Opioids

Despite increased awareness efforts about the opioid crisis; overdose deaths from prescription opioids; and illegal drugs, such as heroin, continue to be a problem. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Halena Gazelka, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist, says results of the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 13 - 17

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 13-17

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 The annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists was held from Oct. 13 to 17 in San Francisco and attracted approximately 15,000 participants from around the world, including anesthesiologists and other health care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 1:00 pm

Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for nomenclature of cognitive changes associated with anesthesia and surgery; the recommendations were published in the November issue of Anesthesiology. Lis Evered, Ph.D., from St.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 6:00 am

FDA Panel OKs Stronger Opioid Despite Concerns

Title: FDA Panel OKs Stronger Opioid Despite ConcernsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Anesthesia Care Team Composition and Surgical Outcomes Anesthesia Care Team Composition and Surgical Outcomes

Might the specific composition of an anesthesia care team impact surgical outcomes in terms of mortality, length of stay, and costs?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 10:14 pm

University of Pittsburgh receives $1.2 million NSF grant to analyze anesthesia big data

(University of Pittsburgh) The National Science Foundation awarded $1,182,305 to the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering to support research into using machine learning and Big Data to analyze electronic anesthesia records and prevent postoperative complications and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 10:00 pm

Ketamine and Acute Pain: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to manage a difficult airway (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

Posted on 17 October 2018 | 6:35 pm

Fulminant C. Diff Infection After Cardiac Surgery Fulminant C. Diff Infection After Cardiac Surgery

This paper outlines several independent risk factors for the development of a fulminant C. difficile infection after cardiac surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 11:15 pm

Children With CP May Have Worse Pain, Be Less Active When Parents Catastrophize Children With CP May Have Worse Pain, Be Less Active When Parents Catastrophize

If their parents catastrophize pain, children with cerebral palsy (CP) have worse pain and more impaired activities of daily living after intrathecal baclofen (ITB) surgery to control spasticity, according to results of a study presented last month at the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress on Pain in Boston.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Posted on 16 October 2018 | 5:46 pm

New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

Title: New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

Title: Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

SASM Guideline on Intraoperative Care of Adults With OSA SASM Guideline on Intraoperative Care of Adults With OSA

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations regarding the intraoperative care of adults with obstructive sleep apnea.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:14 pm

Experts recommend new way to describe cognitive changes after anesthesia, surgery in elderly patient

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) A multidisciplinary, international group of experts has recommended changing the way clinicians and patients describe cognitive changes experienced in some patients after anesthesia and surgery. The recommendations are being published simultaneously in six peer-reviewed journals including, Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 10:00 pm

Variabilities in the Use of IV Epinephrine in the Management of Cardiac Arrest Patients

Discussion The results show a lack of standardization in epinephrine dosing across large EMS systems around the world, in spite of the existence of standard guidelines such as the 2015 AHA CPR and ECC Guidelines.5 Dosing maximums, epinephrine drip use, dosing amount and frequency, and dosing distinction for rhythms not being more consistent across the board shows the current state of uncertainty that epinephrine administration is in at this time. The AHA ECC Guidelines don’t specify dosing maximums or about distinguish between v fib and other rhythms.5 In those two categories, responding agencies showed a lack of standardization, leading to questions about whether a maximum dose is necessary to ensure that epinephrine does more good than harm, and whether it should only be given in certa...

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 11:30 am

New DNA-Based Test Approved to Help Verify Blood Compatibility

Title: New DNA-Based Test Approved to Help Verify Blood CompatibilityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Postpartum depression linked to mother's pain after childbirth

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, suggests new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2018 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 13 October 2018 | 10:00 pm

FDA advisory committee recommends not approving Trevena pain drug

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee, in a close vote, recommended not approving a new drug application submitted by Trevena Inc. for its experimental pain medicine Olinvo. The vote by the federal agency’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee was eight against, and seven in favor of, supporting the approval of the application. The FDA is not required to follow the recommendations of its advisory panels, though it typically does. “We continu e to believe that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 5:29 am

Benco dental helps prevent pain and suffering for pediatric dental patients with product donation to america ’s toothfairy

(Charlotte, NC – October 2, 2018) Children who live in poverty are twice as likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay than their more affluent peers. Thanks to a generous product contribution to America ’s ToothFairy from Benco Dental, thousands of children will receive pain-free treatment.Over $167,000 in Graham Chemical Articaine and Epinephrine anesthetic was donated by Benco Dental to America ’s ToothFairy. The product donation was distributed to ten nonprofit clinics to support treatment services for underserved youth, including Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center and the Orange Grove Dental Clinic.“Having a pain-free experience at the dentist is an important factor in encouraging return visits for preventive and restorative care,” said Richard Cohen, ...

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 5:00 am

Around 550 Nunavut children waiting up to a year for urgent dental care

'If a child requires services under general anaesthetic in the hospital they have some serious dental health problems,' chief dental officer says as hundreds of children wait for treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Posted on 12 October 2018 | 4:00 am

Convergent Dental Announces The Next Generation of Solea ®

New, Smaller Solea Cuts Faster, Smoother and 99.2% Anesthesia-FreeNeedham, MA (October 1, 2018) – Convergent Dental Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2all-tissuedental laser, is pleased to announce The Next Generation of Solea. The latest advancements provide unprecedented performance, significant software upgrades, improved ergonomics, increased accessibility and a smaller footprint.“This new generation of Solea provides a quantum leap in performance at every level. Most importantly it enables dentists to do virtually 100% of cavity preps anesthesia-free, ” remarked Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “In addition, Solea now cuts faster and smoother so dentists get more done in less time with an even better patient experience.” Solea earned it...

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 9:00 am

Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Lower Back Pain

Title: Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Lower Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Trevena Announces Oliceridine FDA Advisory Committee Meeting Outcome

October 11, 2018 -- Trevena, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN), today announced the outcome of the meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC) to review and discuss oliceridine. At the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)

Posted on 10 October 2018 | 10:10 pm

Study identifies effective ketamine doses for treatment-resistant depression

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators identifies two subanesthetic dosage levels of the anesthetic drug ketamine that appear to provide significant symptom relief to patients with treatment-resistant depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 10 October 2018 | 10:00 pm

How Can General Anesthesia Needs Be Reduced?

Child Centered Care could be a cost-effective way to reduce general anesthesia needs. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)

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Posted on 10 October 2018 | 1:24 pm

Medtech reporting would change under new opioid law

A section of the recently-passed bill to address the opioid crisis could have implications for medtech. The 250-page Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act) contains a provision that would require manufacturers of certain medical devices, drugs and biologics covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to report payments or other transfers of value made to “covered recipients.” “Covered recipients,” as originally written in the sunshine provision of the Affordable Care Act, were only physicians and teaching hospitals. Section 6111 of SUPPORT would expand that to include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse spe...

Posted on 10 October 2018 | 9:21 am

Trevena ’s stock slides after safety concerns raised about new drug candidate

Trevena ’s stock closed down 64 percent Tuesday after Food and Drug Administration review staff raised potential safety concerns about the Chesterbrook, Pa., biopharmaceutical company’s lead drug candidate. The new drug candidate for severe-to-moderate pain in patients in need of an intravenous opioid treatment has the proposed brand name Olinvo and the active ingredient oliceridine. In background materials prepared for the agency’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

Posted on 10 October 2018 | 6:19 am

The Importance of Medical Touch

It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence. (Source: NYT Health)

Posted on 8 October 2018 | 3:00 am

Does the Word & quot;Placebo & quot; Evoke a Placebo Response? Does the Word & quot;Placebo & quot; Evoke a Placebo Response?

In this commentary, the author posits that the increase in the placebo response in clinical trials may be due to a change in the general public's conception of what"placebo" means.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 7 October 2018 | 11:15 pm

Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Increases seen in mental health disorders, chronic pain, substance use disorders, heart disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 5 October 2018 | 11:00 am

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary

Title: Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't ImaginaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Don't Blame Obamacare for the Opioid Crisis: Study

Title: Don't Blame Obamacare for the Opioid Crisis: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 October 2018 | 1:00 am

AI for Anesthesia: What Practicing Clinicians Need to Know AI for Anesthesia: What Practicing Clinicians Need to Know

What exciting new concepts might artificial intelligence and machine learning bring to the field of anesthesia?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 3 October 2018 | 11:15 pm

Opioid - Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults

In 2015 - 2016, nearly one in five adults ≥ 65 years filled at least one outpatient opioid prescription (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 3 October 2018 | 11:00 am

Dosage of Dexmedetomidine As a Rapid Bolus for Children Dosage of Dexmedetomidine As a Rapid Bolus for Children

What is the optimal dose of dexmedetomidine as a rapid bolus for pediatric patients to prevent and treat emergence agitation after surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 2 October 2018 | 11:15 pm

For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives

Title: For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free AlternativesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 2 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Patient-Controlled vs Clinician-Controlled Propofol Sedation Patient-Controlled vs Clinician-Controlled Propofol Sedation

How does patient-controlled sedation with propofol compare with clinician-controlled sedation in terms of risks and benefits?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 10:15 pm

NIH Awards Invistics Grant to Expand Drug Diversion Program in...

Proven success with machine learning and advanced analytics enables hospitals to detect and prevent drug theft in nursing and anesthesiology departments with Invistics(PRWeb October 02, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/nih_awards_invistics_grant_to_expand_drug_diversion_program_in_hospitals/prweb15806402.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Use Your Tools and Trust the Technology

Conclusion Ongoing confirmation of proper placement of an airway device is critical. Whether by a colorimetric device, capnometry, or, ideally, capnography, the tools should always be available and always be used. Note that there’s no mention of when this confirmation should take place. That’s because it’s essential to ensure that the tube is in the right spot and stays in the right spot. Each time, every time, all the time! As a healthcare provider, it’s essential to know your equipment, its uses and its limitations. You’re responsible for understanding not only how and why these tools work, but also how and why they might not work. You’ll use that knowledge to guide your actions when unexpected results or situations occur. In other words, you must use your tools and trust the...

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 5:41 pm

Medical News Today: Is pain relief more effective when delivered by a stranger?

An intriguing new study asks whether a health treatment received from a stranger has a stronger effect than one received from someone you already know. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 28 September 2018 | 8:00 am

Persistent Post - Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored

Higher inpatient pain scores linked to persistent use after major oncologic surgery for children, teens (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 11:00 am

Ondansetron Dosing in C-Section Under Spinal Anesthesia Ondansetron Dosing in C-Section Under Spinal Anesthesia

What is the minimal weight-based dose of ondansetron required to reduce hypotension after spinal anesthesia in women undergoing cesarean section?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 10:15 pm

TAVR Safe With Either of Two Valves, Two Types of Anesthesia TAVR Safe With Either of Two Valves, Two Types of Anesthesia

High-risk patients receiving either a self-expandable CoreValve Evolut R or a balloon-expandable SAPIEN 3 valve under either local or general anesthesia had similar outcomes in SOLVE-TAVI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 2:38 pm

Mortality for Unintentional Drug Poisonings Up Since 1979

Trajectory of overall mortality rate smooth; no exponential trajectories in rates for individual drugs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:00 am

Hope for one-in 11 Britons as new shockwave blast offers an end to the agony of kidney stones

The procedure, which can be carried out without an anaesthetic, uses a machine that directs blasts of ultrasound energy at the kidneys. The waves break up troublesome crystals which are passed through urine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 4:08 am

Related gunmen Paddock committed murder-suicide in 1888 and in 2017 - Kumar BJ, Bause GS.

Genealogical and periodical research reveals that two distantly related gunmen surnamed Paddock, a retired dentist-anesthetist and a retired accountant, committed murder-suicide in 1888 and in 2017, respectively.Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All ... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 5:35 pm

HHS Supportive of MAT Prescribing by Nurse Anesthetists, Midwives

(MedPage Today) --'Obvious category to consider,'says top official (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 3:45 pm

Medical News Today: How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain

A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 8:00 am

Medical News Today: What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases resolve without treatment, but some need medication and surgery to relieve symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 20 September 2018 | 7:00 am

Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among Seniors

Title: Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated

Incomplete death certificates led to under - reporting of 70,000 likely opioid deaths (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 19 September 2018 | 11:00 am

20 % of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications

8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug - drug interactions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 19 September 2018 | 11:00 am

Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units

This review provides anesthesiologists and intensivists an overview of the aims, current evidence and practical advice about the application of palliative care in the ICU.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 18 September 2018 | 10:15 pm

Opioid Use Disorders and Postop Pulmonary Complications Opioid Use Disorders and Postop Pulmonary Complications

Are patients with a history of opioid dependence or abuse at increased risk for postoperative pulmonary complications?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 17 September 2018 | 11:14 pm

Persistent Postsurgical Pain: Pathophysiology and Prevention Persistent Postsurgical Pain: Pathophysiology and Prevention

This review examines the etiology of the transition from acute to persistent postoperative pain. What pharmacological options are available to prevent the development of persistent postop pain?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 17 September 2018 | 11:14 pm

Zebrafish research highlights role of locus coeruleus in anesthesia

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Recently, researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Zunyi Medical College, by using a larval zebrafish model, revealed that two commonly used intravenous anesthetic drugs, propofol and etomidate, suppress the excitability of locus coeruleus neurons via synergic mechanisms -- thus inhibiting presynaptic excitatory inputs and inducing membrane hyperpolarization of these cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 17 September 2018 | 10:00 pm

Luciole Medical raised $5.5 million for blood oxygen probe

Swiss startup Luciole Medical announced today that it has closed a $5.5 million (CHF 5.3 million) Series A  financing round to begin commercializing its minimally-invasive monitoring probe to measure blood oxygen levels in the brains of patients in intensive care units. New investor SVC Ltd. (a subsidiary of Credit Suisse), led the round with Blue Ocean Ventures, Investiere and B-to-V as co-investors with significant support from existing shareholder Zürcher Kantonalbank. The company will also use some of the money to continue developing a non-invasive patch designed to measure oxygen saturation and blood flow in brain tissue in patients undergoing surgery. “This support from seasoned investors is a transformative step that will allow us to accelerate the development of our next-genera...

Posted on 17 September 2018 | 9:32 am

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain

Title: 1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 17 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Piriformis Syndrome

Title: Piriformis SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 17 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Anesthesia drugs: Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study supported by the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has confirmed the association between use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications and assessed the chances of the current avoidance strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 16 September 2018 | 10:00 pm

Medical News Today: Chronic pain and the power of placebo

The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 16 September 2018 | 4:00 am

Health Tip: Change Poor Posture

Title: Health Tip: Change Poor PostureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 14 September 2018 | 1:00 am

HSIB questions efficacy of national anaesthetics safety campaign

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has questioned whether a national patient safety initiative has had any impact on wrongly-administered anaesthetics. (Source: HSJ)

Posted on 13 September 2018 | 9:40 am

Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain

Title: Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 13 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 -- For older cancer patients undergoing major cancer surgery, propofol-based general anesthesia may reduce the incidence of delayed neurocognitive recovery versus sevoflurane-based general anesthesia, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 12 September 2018 | 6:00 am

Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?

Title: Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 12 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Practices Related to Steep Trendelenburg Positioning Practices Related to Steep Trendelenburg Positioning

Steep Trendelenburg during surgery has been associated with many injuries. Are U.S. anesthesiologists instituting protective measures and following institutional guidelines?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 11 September 2018 | 11:14 pm

Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA

This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz. (Source: The Scientist)

Posted on 11 September 2018 | 10:29 am

New anaesthetic formula developed that 'tastes of chocolate'

A new anaesthetic formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice has been developed by Australian researchers, who say it has the potential to make it easier to treat sick children. (Source: Nursing Times)

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Posted on 11 September 2018 | 1:01 am

'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: Study

Title: 'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 11 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide

Title: Chronic Pain May Drive Some to SuicideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 11 September 2018 | 1:00 am

New Treatment Approved for Opioid Dependence

Title: New Treatment Approved for Opioid DependenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 11 September 2018 | 1:00 am

4 honored for genetic research and developing anesthetic

Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed "milk of amnesia." (Source: ABC News: Health)

Posted on 10 September 2018 | 10:11 pm

British vet wins top research award for breakthrough anaesthetic

John Glen given 2018 Lasker award for discovery of propofol, now used in 90 countries, enabling millions of surgical operations every yearA British veterinarian has won America ’s top biomedical research prize for his discovery of a new way to knock people out.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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Posted on 10 September 2018 | 10:10 pm

Lasker Awards Given for Work in Genetics, Anesthesia and Promoting Women in Science

The coveted prize was awarded to a Scottish veterinarian, two scientists who championed an overlooked protein and a pioneering researcher who helped advance the careers of other women. (Source: NYT Health)

Posted on 10 September 2018 | 10:01 pm

Oxycontin ’ s Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction

New anti - addiction drug is fast - acting form of buprenorphine, which helps control drug cravings (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 10 September 2018 | 6:00 pm

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide

8.8 percent of suicide decedents have evidence of chronic pain; percentage increased from 2003 to 2014 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 10 September 2018 | 6:00 pm

Maniwaki Hospital forced into costly solution to lure specialists

Unable to attract full-time anesthesiologists, the only hospital in Maniwaki, Que., is being forced to tap into a costly provincial program to pay visiting doctors for piecemeal work, or face the closure of its surgical department. (Source: CBC | Health)

Posted on 10 September 2018 | 11:04 am

Naloxone Rarely Administered by Layperson in Opioid Deaths

Bystanders present in large proportion of overdose deaths; 17.4 percent involve Rx opioids only (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 10 September 2018 | 11:00 am

Naloxone Nasal Spray Works Best to Stop Opioid OD: Study

Title: Naloxone Nasal Spray Works Best to Stop Opioid OD: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 10 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction

Title: Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid AddictionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 10 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Depression Treatment: Where We Are Missing the Mark

Depression affects 450 million people worldwide and 15 million adults in the United States (U.S.) alone. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 40,000 lives every year. We see these heartbreaking stories making headlines too often, and there are tens of thousands more we do not know about. The scariest part? There is no end in sight. Antidepressants are one of the three most commonly used therapeutic drug classes in the United States. Approximately 1 in 9 Americans of all ages reported taking at least one antidepressant medication — a number that was less than 1 in 50 just three decades ago. The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain highlighted the growing need for a comprehensive solution for depression rates in the United State...

Posted on 7 September 2018 | 8:00 am

Surgeons Recommend Fewer Opioid Pills After Nose Jobs

Title: Surgeons Recommend Fewer Opioid Pills After Nose JobsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 7 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Dislocated Ankle (Ankle Dislocation)

Title: Dislocated Ankle (Ankle Dislocation)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 6 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Extubation and Delirium: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros and cons of a cuff leak test (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Posted on 5 September 2018 | 6:35 pm

Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain at Work

Title: Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain at WorkCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 September 2018 | 1:00 am

A Model to Predict Survival of Sepsis Patients in an ICU A Model to Predict Survival of Sepsis Patients in an ICU

Might a panel of biomarkers of lymphocyte apoptosis and immune function be an effective tool for predicting 28-day survival for sepsis patients?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 September 2018 | 11:14 pm

Self - Injury Tops Diabetes As Cause of Death in United States

In 2016, death rates were 29.1 versus 24.8 per 100,000 population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 4 September 2018 | 11:00 am

Anesthesia ineffective on infected roots: advice for extraction?

The consensus seems to be that local anesthesia is not effective on infected roots.   Do you have any advice for achieving more effective anesthesia in infected areas during extraction?The postAnesthesia ineffective on infected roots: advice for extraction? appeared first onOsseoNews Dental Implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)

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Posted on 4 September 2018 | 3:07 am

Opium Poppy Genome Research May Aid Painkiller Production

Title: Opium Poppy Genome Research May Aid Painkiller ProductionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 4 September 2018 | 1:00 am

August 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 3 September 2018 | 10:15 pm

ACE Inhibitors and ARBs Before Surgery: An Ongoing Dilemma ACE Inhibitors and ARBs Before Surgery: An Ongoing Dilemma

Confusion still reigns regarding the discontinuation of these common antihypertensive medications prior to elective surgery. What's the prudent path to take?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 3 September 2018 | 10:15 pm

Intraoperative Hypotension and Stroke in Cardiac Surgery Intraoperative Hypotension and Stroke in Cardiac Surgery

Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Might intraoperative hypotension be a potentially modifiable risk factor for perioperative stroke?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 3 September 2018 | 10:15 pm

Are Anesthesiologists Always Needed for Routine Colonoscopy? Are Anesthesiologists Always Needed for Routine Colonoscopy?

Sedation is commonly used for routine screening colonoscopy in the United States, but is it always necessary and does it always need to be administered by an anesthesiologist?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted on 3 September 2018 | 7:11 am

Monkey Trials Raise Hope for Non-Addictive Opioid Alternative

Title: Monkey Trials Raise Hope for Non-Addictive Opioid AlternativeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 31 August 2018 | 1:00 am

States Struggle With Onslaught of Opioid OD Deaths

Title: States Struggle With Onslaught of Opioid OD DeathsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 31 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help

Title: Low Back Pain? These Exercises May HelpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 30 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Administration Timing and Effects of Opioids on Postop Pain Administration Timing and Effects of Opioids on Postop Pain

Might opioid administration before or during surgery, rather than after surgery, actually worsen postoperative pain?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 29 August 2018 | 10:14 pm

New therapy spurs nerve fibers to regrow through scar tissue, transmit signals after spinal cord injury in rodents

Neuroscientists at UCLA, Harvard University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have identified a three-pronged treatment that triggers axons — the tiny fibers that link nerve cells and enable them to communicate — to regrow after spinal cord injury in rodents. Not only did the axons grow through scars, they could also transmit signals across the damaged tissue.If researchers can produce similar results in human studies,  the findings could lead to a therapy to regrow axon connections in  people living with spinal cord injury, potentially restoring function. Nature publishes the research in its Aug. 29 online edition.“The idea was to deliver a sequence of three very different treatments and test whether the combination could stimulate disconnected axons to regrow across ...

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Posted on 29 August 2018 | 2:40 pm

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Online Options for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

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Posted on 29 August 2018 | 1:36 pm

Ketamine May Ease Depression By Acting Like an Opioid, Study Suggests

Ketamine, once known primarily as a club drug, has in recent years gained legitimacy among some scientific experts as potential therapy for hard-to-treat depression. It works faster than antidepressants but wears off fairly quickly, and the health consequences of taking ketamine over months and years is so far unknown. The drug is FDA-approved as an anesthetic, and several academic centers across the U.S. run ketamine clinics; private ketamine clinics run by doctors have also sprung up. But new research points to what could be a major drawback of the drug. It seems to behave like an opioid in the brain, which experts worry could set patients up for dependence. The small study, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests that ketamine may work as an antidepressant b...

Posted on 29 August 2018 | 8:47 am

Dental anaesthesia for children – effects of a computer-controlled delivery system on pain and heart rate: a randomised clinical trial

British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAvailable online 22 August 2018AbstractLocal anaesthesia in dentistry is usually given by conventional injection through a syringe. In this randomised, single-blind, split-mouth clinical study we evaluated the perception of pain and changes in heart rate in children being given dental local anaesthesia using a computer-controlled device compared with that given using a traditional syringe. Participants were in good general health with nocontraindications to local anaesthetics. One half of each maxilla was anaesthetised using each technique, the order having been randomly selected according to a computer-generated sequence. The hypothesis was that the controlled anaesthetic flow rate results in virtually imperceptible injections. The outcomes...

Posted on 29 August 2018 | 6:10 am

Warning Letters Target Illegal Online Sales of Opioid Meds: FDA

Title: Warning Letters Target Illegal Online Sales of Opioid Meds: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 29 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Opioid Choice and Postop Recovery After Laparoscopic Surgery Opioid Choice and Postop Recovery After Laparoscopic Surgery

Does the choice of opioids during surgery affect a patient's postoperative quality of recovery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 28 August 2018 | 10:14 pm

With Preparation, Sending Adult Patients Home Alone After Ambulatory Anesthesia Is Safe With Preparation, Sending Adult Patients Home Alone After Ambulatory Anesthesia Is Safe

Adult patients having outpatient procedures with short-acting sedation may be safe going home alone, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 24 August 2018 | 3:52 pm

Doctor Accused of Killing Family With Gas-Filled Yoga Ball Doctor Accused of Killing Family With Gas-Filled Yoga Ball

Prosecutors told a Hong Kong court that he filled the yoga ball with carbon monoxide and left it leaking in the car he knew his wife would drive. His daughter's death was likely not part of the plan, they say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 24 August 2018 | 2:14 pm

Government Rules Aimed at Curbing Opioid Prescriptions May Have Backfired

Title: Government Rules Aimed at Curbing Opioid Prescriptions May Have BackfiredCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 24 August 2018 | 1:00 am

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working

For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain. If she wanted to go dancing with friends at the local club on Sunday, Buonanno would stop eating on Friday so there wouldn’t be anything in her system to interrup...

Posted on 23 August 2018 | 5:15 am

SPR Therapeutics Wins Nod for Dual Lead PNS System

The use of neurostimulation could be an effective weapon in the long fight to eliminate the opioid epidemic in the U.S. FDA just recently signed off on a neurostimulation pain treatment therapy from SPR Therapeutics. The Cleveland-based company said it has received clearance to market the Sprint extensa (dual lead) Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System. The company also received clearance for some updated features on its single lead pain treatment application. “This recent clearance allows now for a dual lead or two lead to be used in the treatment of pain and it allows us to target just more than one nerve,” Maria Bennett, SPR Therapeutics Founder, President and CEO, told MD+DI. “There are some types of pain that require two differ...

Posted on 22 August 2018 | 12:51 pm

BrainsWay wins ‘historic milestone’ clearance to treat OCD

BrainsWay said it has won de novo clearance from the FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults. The clearance marks the second indication granted for BrainsWay Deep TMS, and the first noninvasive medical device clearance for the treatment of OCD. The FDA  cleared the device for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in 2013. Deep TMS treatment is non-invasive, requires no anesthesia and has been demonstrated to be safe and well-tolerated, according to a statement by the Jerusalem, Israel-based company. BrainsWay’s H7- coil targets the anterior cingulate cortex, a region known for many years to be centrally implicated in the pathophysiology of OCD, according to Abraham Zangen, a scientific f...

Posted on 22 August 2018 | 8:19 am

Postop Complications With Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs in OSA Postop Complications With Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs in OSA

Are patients with obstructive sleep apnea at higher risk of postoperative complications from the use of neuromuscular blocking drugs than non-OSA patients?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 21 August 2018 | 10:14 pm

Hypnosis Doesn ’ t Cut Post - Op Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery

Those who perceived that they received hypnosis had significantly reduced fatigue and anxiety (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 21 August 2018 | 11:00 am

Art Tours May Have Analgesic Effect for Chronic Pain Patients Art Tours May Have Analgesic Effect for Chronic Pain Patients

Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 21 August 2018 | 9:39 am

Neuroinflammation in Chronic and Widespread Pain Neuroinflammation in Chronic and Widespread Pain

This article examines the contribution of neuroinflammation to the pathophysiology of chronic and widespread pain. Might neuroinflammation be a target for novel therapeutic approaches?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 21 August 2018 | 9:15 am

Hypnosis Doesn't Cut Post-Op Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Hypnosis before general anesthesia does not reduce postoperative breast pain among patients undergoing minor breast cancer surgery, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in JAMA Network Open. Jibba Amraoui, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 21 August 2018 | 6:00 am

Olean General selects new anesthesiology provider, ending 24-year relationship

After a competitive bid process, Olean General Hospital will shift to a new provider in January for anesthesiology services. The hospital announced last week it would begin using Geat Lakes Anesthesiology, ending a 24-year relationship with Southern Tier Anesthesiologists. It’s the first major vendor change for the Cattaraugus County hospital since it became part of Kaleida Health, which contracts with Great Lakes An esthesiology for services at its John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

Posted on 21 August 2018 | 4:04 am

Treatment of Chronic Pain With Buprenorphine Formulations Treatment of Chronic Pain With Buprenorphine Formulations

Is buprenorphine an effective alternative to conventional pharmacological management of chronic pain? Which is the most effective delivery method?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 20 August 2018 | 11:15 pm

The Icy Truth: The World of Resuscitation is NOT Flat

For those looking for a better way to preserve the brain and vital organs in the future, an article released recently about work by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital may give us a peek at a future tool in our resuscitation toolbox. It’s a process that might prove valuable if used in conjunction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), impedance threshold devices (ITDs) and head-up CPR to keep people in a suspended state of animation until their malady is found, corrected and allowed to begin healing. Massachusetts General is the original and largest teaching hospital at Harvard Medical School. Their work is visionary and must be respected. In the article about their latest research it’s pointed out that the creation of sharp ice crystals can damage cell membranes and...

Posted on 20 August 2018 | 4:27 pm

More Opioid Users Getting Treatment Since Medicaid Expansion

Title: More Opioid Users Getting Treatment Since Medicaid ExpansionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Blood management program safely reduces transfusions in orthopedic patients

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) A patient blood management program designed to limit the amount of transfused blood orthopedic patients undergoing common surgeries such as hip and knee replacement receive was associated with fewer transfusions, reduced blood use and improved outcomes, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 19 August 2018 | 10:00 pm

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Children with abdominal pain commonly had clinically significant anxiety, moderate disability, pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 17 August 2018 | 6:00 pm

The week in wildlife – in pictures

An anaesthetised polar bear, a surprising pine marten and a potty-mouthed parrot are among this week ’s imagesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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Posted on 17 August 2018 | 7:26 am

Statins associated with improvement of rare lung disease

This study suggests that oral statin therapy may be a new approach for patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.AUTHORSThe study ’s co-senior authors are Dr. Elizabeth Tarling of UCLA and Dr. Bruce Trapnell of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other authors are listed in the journal article.JOURNALThe study was  published in the journal Nature Communications. FUNDINGThe National Institutes of Health funded the research.Learn more about the  cardiovascular research theme at UCLA.  (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 6:03 pm

Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?

Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 12:00 pm

Benzodiazepines vs. Narcotics (Opioids)

Title: Benzodiazepines vs. Narcotics (Opioids)Category: MedicationsCreated: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)

Title: Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Reduced Selective Learning in Patients With Fibromyalgia Reduced Selective Learning in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Might impaired differential learning contribute to the transition from regional musculoskeletal pain to the experience of widespread pain in patients with fibromyalgia?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 15 August 2018 | 10:14 pm

Health Professionals Have Role in Warning About Impaired Driving

Substantial portion of drug - tested, fatally injured drivers test positive for opioids or marijuana (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 6:00 pm

Marijuana May Improve Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer

Some significant benefits observed in quality of life domains for patients with newly diagnosed HNC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 11:00 am

Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed

Expert panel recommends five action steps for treating opioid abuse and its intersecting epidemics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 11:00 am

Heating Capabilities of Small Fluid Warming Systems Heating Capabilities of Small Fluid Warming Systems

This study tested and compared the heating capabilities of three small fluid warming systems. Are they as effective as full-size units at maintaining stable heating?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 August 2018 | 9:15 am

Radiofrequency Ablation Fixes Mesothelioma Recurrence in Case Study

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used successfully in Japan to treat post-surgery recurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a case study published recently by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Although RFA has been utilized for several years to treat various thoracic lesions, the study authors believe this is the first time it worked effectively with mesothelioma cancer cells. “It shows promising efficacy,” the authors wrote. “Radiofrequency should be considered an option for treating recurrence of MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].” RFA is a minimally invasive medical procedure that utilizes the electrical energy of radiofrequency to generate enough heat to kill tumor cells without damaging surrounding tissue. It has received considerable attention in rec...

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Posted on 15 August 2018 | 7:13 am

Davis-based Expanesthetics raises another $1.16 million in venture capital

Davis-based pharmaceutical company Expanesthetics Inc. has raised another $1.16 million in venture capital, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.   The 6-year-old company is developing alternatives to general anesthetics. Expanesthetics is the sole licensee of a patented anesthetic technology originally researched through programs associated with the University of California. The latest round of investment was funded by existing shareholde rs, over half of whom are anesthesiologists… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 3:56 pm

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Title: Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 1:00 am

De la Rosa Siles Awarded F1000 Outstanding Presentation Poster Prize

Xavier de la Rosa Siles, PhD, of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, received the F100 Outstanding Presentation Poster Prize from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and F1000Research at the Resolution of Inflammati (Source: BWH News)

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 6:00 pm

SpaceLabs ’ Arkon anesthesia system recalled again

The FDA  has slapped SpaceLabs Healthcare with a Class 1 recall of its Arkon anesthesia delivery system for going into a “failed state” on numerous occasions since 2013. The recall covers 253 units. No injuries or deaths were reported. During the failed state, the mechanical ventilation function stops working while the machine is in use or while idle. Emergency oxygen, vaporized agent delivery, and manual ventilation are still available.  The failed state can be cleared by powering down and restarting the system, which takes less than two minutes, according to the FDA recall notice. SpaceLabs has not identified the reason for the failed state, the agency added.  The recalled units were manufactured between September 21, 2012 and  September 28, 2017 under the model numbe...

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Posted on 13 August 2018 | 9:35 am

Inside Hologic ’ s evolving definition of women ’ s healthcare

Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX), known in the medtech industry for its mammography and diagnostics devices, is rethinking what it means to be a women’s healthcare company. The 6,000-person company wants to expand its reach to include products that care for women’s well-being, as well as their health – a concept that Dr. Edward Evantash honed when he led the Ob/Gyn division at Tufts Medical Center. “The beauty of being an Ob/Gyn is that you really take care of women throughout the continuum of their lifecycle,” Evantash, Hologic’s medical director & VP of global medical affairs, told MassDevice.com. “You get the full breadth of medical care for women. That’s essentially Hologic.” When Evantash first landed at Hologic in 2009, the company was focuse...

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 6:50 am

Lighter sedation won't drop risk of postop delirium

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say a study designed to see if reducing the amount of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients surprisingly found that lighter sedation failed to do so in severely ill people undergoing hip fracture repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 12 August 2018 | 10:00 pm

Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System recalled due to unexpected failed state while in use or idle https://go.usa.gov/xUHbw   #fda #medicaldevice

Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System recalled due to unexpected failed state while in use or idle https://go.usa.gov/xUHbw  #fda #medicaldevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 1:46 pm

Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death

Title: Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Medical News Today: Treating pain with magnetic fields

New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 9 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Routine X - Ray Not Needed After US - Guided Central Line Insertion

Low risk of pneumothorax, catheter misplacement after ultrasound - guided procedure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 7 August 2018 | 11:00 am

Intraneural Injection: Is the Jury Still Out? Intraneural Injection: Is the Jury Still Out?

Conventional wisdom holds that direct intraneural injection should be avoided, but questions still remain. A new study examines the controversy, but does it change the conclusion?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 11:14 pm

Continuous Noninvasive BP Monitoring During Surgery Continuous Noninvasive BP Monitoring During Surgery

Can continuous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring during surgery reduce the incidence of intraoperative hypotension?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 10:44 pm

Woman who claims she got a C-section without anesthesia 'was offered a $25 gift card as a sorry'

Delfina Mota and her fiance, Paul Iheanachor filed a lawsuit for $5 million against the hospital that they claim gave Mota a C-section without anesthesia and then offered her a $25 gift card to 'smooth it over.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 6 August 2018 | 3:43 pm

Dexmedetomidine or Fentanyl With Bupivacaine in Leg Surgery Dexmedetomidine or Fentanyl With Bupivacaine in Leg Surgery

This study evaluated the efficacy of three spinal anesthesia methods: bupivacaine alone or with dexmedetomidine or fentanyl in lower limb orthopedic surgeries. Is one superior?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 5 August 2018 | 11:14 pm

Many joint and spine patients report unused opioids, lack of proper disposal

According to a study published online in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, following joint and spine surgery, many patients report unused opioids, infrequent use of analgesic alternatives, and lack of knowledge regarding safe opioid storage and disposal.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)

Posted on 4 August 2018 | 9:36 pm

Aratana lands fourth FDA approval

Aratana Therapeutics Inc. landed its fourth FDA approval Friday. The company was granted a label extension of Nocita to alleviate postoperative pain for cats after a declawing procedure. Aratana (Nasdaq: PETX) first received approval for the product in 2016 to be used in dogs after knee surgery. The product is also similar to a bupivacaine, a local anesthetic used in humans. Nocita brought Aratana $1.8 million in sales in the quarter ending June 30, and $2.8 million in all of 20 17 — the product's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 3 August 2018 | 2:07 pm

Morning Break: Facebook Addiction Tx; Reused Condom Warning; C-Section Sans Anesthesia

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

Posted on 2 August 2018 | 7:15 am

As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop

Title: As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't DropCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 2 August 2018 | 1:00 am

'I was just screaming': Mother claims doctors gave her an emergency c-section WITHOUT anesthesia  

When Delfina Mota's blood pressure dropped and doctors couldn't find her baby's heart beat while she was in labor, the team at the California hospital cut her open without anesthesia, her suit claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 1 August 2018 | 9:15 am

July 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for July 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 31 July 2018 | 10:15 pm

Anxiety, Depression May Help Predict Outcome Of Low Back Pain Treatment Anxiety, Depression May Help Predict Outcome Of Low Back Pain Treatment

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

Posted on 31 July 2018 | 8:15 pm

Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use

Title: Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid UseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 31 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors

Clinical significance of the pain reduction remains uncertain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Posted on 30 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Oxycodone for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Roxybond)

Title: Oxycodone for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Roxybond)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 30 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid Crisis

Title: Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid CrisisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 30 July 2018 | 1:00 am

DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section

Can intrathecal dexmedetomidine potentiate hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for patients undergoing caesarean, without additional side effects?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 29 July 2018 | 10:14 pm

Scientists review the potentially harmful effects of anesthesia on developing brains

(Natural News) The usage of general anesthesia can have detrimental effects on the brains of young children. This was the conclusion that Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovi, head of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, came to in her review of past scientific studies that discussed the matter. The studies that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 27 July 2018 | 8:19 pm

Shin Splints

Title: Shin SplintsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 27 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Frozen Shoulder

Title: Frozen ShoulderCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 27 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Opioids Tied to Bad Sex Life and Lack of Desire Opioids Tied to Bad Sex Life and Lack of Desire

Chronic pain patients who take opioids may be less satisfied with their sex life and more likely to experience a lack of desire than people who don't rely on these prescription narcotics, a Danish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 26 July 2018 | 11:11 pm

Reducing Computers in Rounds May Cut Communication Barriers

Associated with reduced barriers to communication in surgical ICU patient presentations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 26 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Each baby counts: Themed report on anaesthetic care, including lessons identified from Each Baby Counts babies born 2015 to 2017

A report from RCOG describing detailed findings of reviews into the care of mothers of 49 babies who either died or were born with brain damage, and where it was felt there were critical anaesthetic contributory factors. The report makes 12 recommendations for practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Posted on 26 July 2018 | 6:14 am

Sprained Ankle? Opioid Rx More Likely in Some States Than Others

Title: Sprained Ankle? Opioid Rx More Likely in Some States Than OthersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 26 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Opioids Before Joint Replacement Tied to Worse Recovery

Title: Opioids Before Joint Replacement Tied to Worse RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 26 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Update on IV Ketamine for Pain: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, uptick in older, sicker patients having ambulatory surgery (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

Posted on 25 July 2018 | 6:35 pm

Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively

81 percent believe marijuana has at least one benefit; 91 percent believe it has at least one risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 25 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Adhesive respiratory monitor detects breathing problems early

[Image from Exspiron]Children can be at risk for compromised breathing after surgery or from conditions like asthma, congestive heart failure or sleep apnea. Opioid therapy and sedation for medical procedures can also depress breathing. Unless a child is sick enough to have a breathing tube, respiratory problems can be difficult to detect early. Yet early detection can mean the difference between life and death. “There is currently no real-time objective measure,” says Viviane Nasr, MD, an anesthesiologist with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Cardiac Anesthesia. “Instead, respiratory assessment relies on oximetry data, a late indicator of respiratory decline, and on subjective clinical assessment.” A new device, recently cleared by the FDA for children 1 year and older...

Posted on 25 July 2018 | 5:00 am

Medical News Today: Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?

The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position, but others are more severe, including cancer. Learn about nine causes of pain in the right side of the neck here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 25 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Title: Lumbar Spinal StenosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/30/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 25 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Allurion Puts Consumers First with Weight Loss Balloon Treatment

Allurion Technologies is hoping to be able to get FDA approval to launch its obesity treatment balloon in 2020. The Natick, MA-based company said it was making progress toward its goal of getting Elipse on the U.S market by completing enrollment in the ENLIGHTEN clinical trial. The company exceeded its 400-patient target for the clinical study. “The reason we exceeded our target was because of the unprecedented demand that we experienced for the trial,” Shantanu Gaur, co-founder and CEO of Allurion, told MD+DI. “It was really astonishing to see the traffic numbers at our study website. All over the country people were clamoring to be a part of ENLIGHTEN. The response is supportive of our vision that [Elipse] isn’t just a balloon, but a frictionless weight loss experience that seem...

Posted on 24 July 2018 | 12:31 pm

Health care incubator launches in Tampa, aims to strike down opioid epidemic

An innovative accelerator in South Florida has partnered with a Tampa General Hospital executive to create a think tank aimed at preventing opioid abuse. The Center for Analgesic Transformation is created by the collaboration of South Florida Accelerator LLC, an innovation aggregator and early stage venture fund, and Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. along with Dr. Devanand Mangar, the chief of anesthesiology at Tampa General Hospital and president and CEO of Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility and North… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 11:56 am

Guidelines Conflict for Long - Term Opioid Tx in Cancer Survivors

Inconsistencies exist between CDC and NCCN opioid guideline recommendations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Ultrasound could cure dementia without any side effects

Researchers from Tohoku University, Japan, claim low-intensity pulsed ultrasound waves could benefit elderly patients by avoiding the need for surgery or risky anaesthesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted on 23 July 2018 | 9:32 am

Medical News Today: Ketamine could help reduce opioid use in the ER

Because of the opioid epidemic, researchers are testing the viability of alternatives, one of which is ketamine. A new study assesses its use in the ER. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 9:00 am

Propofol, Breast Cancer Cells, the Immune System, and Outcome Propofol, Breast Cancer Cells, the Immune System, and Outcome

This study reviews the effects of propofol on breast cancer cell biology, the immune system, and post-op pain.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 22 July 2018 | 11:15 pm

Childbirth safety programme looks at anaesthetic care

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published a detailed analysis of anaesthetic care given to 49 mothers between 2015 and 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)

Posted on 22 July 2018 | 6:00 pm

Stress Ball or Hand-holding During Skin Cancer Surgery Stress Ball or Hand-holding During Skin Cancer Surgery

For nonmelanoma skin cancer patients, extra stress-relieving measures did not reduce anxiety better than usual care for excisional surgery under local anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 3:49 am

Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications

Hospitals across the country are reporting significant shortages of pain medication. A survey of anesthesiologists found that 95 percent say it is impacting patient care.(Image credit: Rick Bowmer/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 3:11 am

Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?

Title: Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

Title: Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 1:00 am

& lt;small & gt;L & lt;/small & gt; - Glutamine Reduces Number of Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease

Significantly fewer pain crises, hospitalizations compared with those receiving placebo (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Medical News Today: Chronic pain: New compound may replace opioids

Researchers have designed a drug that may soon be a safe, effective alternative to opioids for treating moderate-to-severe chronic pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

Title: Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Resetting E-Prescriptions for Opioids Helps Curb Use: Study

Title: Resetting E-Prescriptions for Opioids Helps Curb Use: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Obstetric Anesthesia and Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes Obstetric Anesthesia and Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes

Review recent advances in obstetric anesthesia, as well as the effects of maternal anesthesia on breastfeeding, fever, and sepsis. How does obstetric anesthesia impact fetal and maternal safety?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 11:14 pm

Peripheral Nerve Injury After General Anesthesia Peripheral Nerve Injury After General Anesthesia

This comprehensive review examines the mechanisms, monitoring, and prevention of perioperative peripheral nerve injury, an uncommon, but important, complication of general anesthesia.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 11:14 pm

Mayo Clinic study: Anesthesia, surgery linked to decline in memory and thinking

(Mayo Clinic) In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed nearly 2,000 participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and found that exposure to anesthesia after age 70 was linked to long-term changes in brain function. The results appear in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

Anesthesia, surgery linked to subtle decline in memory and thinking in older adults, Mayo study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed nearly 2,000 participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and found that exposure to anesthesia after age 70 was linked to [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 6:00 pm

University of British Columbia seeks Faculty Research Associate - Canada

The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology& Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia in Canada seeks applications for a full-time Research Associate in the Therapeutics Section.The successful candidate will lead and conduct a complex systematic review, synthesizing research evidence on the effects of regulatory safety advisories on prescribing, medicine use, and health outcomes. The candidate will also conduct related analyses and contribute tok nowledge translation for multiple projects at the Therapeutics Initiative within the Therapeutics Section of the Department.  The candidate will hold a graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a health sciences discipline and have a minimum of 5 years of experience conducting systematic reviews.   Read more about this job and apply...

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 11:03 am

No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Anesthesia care team composition is not associated with surgical outcomes, according to a study recently published in Anesthesiology. Eric C. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., from Stanford University in California, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 6:00 am

The Latest on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Title: The Latest on Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Do stress balls or hand holding reduce anxiety during skin cancer surgery?

(JAMA Network) Exploring whether hand-holding or squeezing a stress ball would reduce patient anxiety during skin cancer surgery under local anesthesia was the main focus of this randomized clinical trial. The study of 135 patients at an urban academic medical center reports that patients who used stress balls or whose hands were held weren't less anxious, didn't experience less pain and were no more satisfied with the procedure than other patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

Sudan:Four Women 'Die From Anesthesia' in Obstetrics Hospital

[Radio Dabanga] Wad Medani -Four women are suspected to have died from a corrupted drug used in anesthesia during operations in Wad Medani Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynaecology on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Posted on 17 July 2018 | 5:13 am

BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management

Does obesity increase the risk of difficult tracheal intubation and laryngoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 July 2018 | 10:44 pm

'Concussion pill' shows promise in pre-clinical pilot study

(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) The findings of a pre-clinical pilot study testing a of combining CBD (a cannabinoid derivative of hemp) with an NMDA antagonist (an anesthetic used in animals and humans) for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussion. were recently released, and show that the combination therapy improved the cognitive functions of animals, compared with those treated with a single vehicle. In addition, there were no adverse effects from either the combination therapy or the individual components. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 15 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

The rising tide of opioid use and abuse: the role of the anesthesiologist - Koepke EJ, Manning EL, Miller TE, Ganesh A, Williams DGA, Manning MW.

Opioid use has risen dramatically in the past three decades. In the USA, opioid overdose has become a leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. A patient's first exposure to opioids may be during the perioperative period, a ... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 13 July 2018 | 4:41 am

Physical Exam Techniques Clarify Diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Myofascial Pain Physical Exam Techniques Clarify Diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Myofascial Pain

Careful assessment of pain during palpation of pelvic muscles can help to clarify the diagnosis of pelvic floor myofascial pain, according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

Posted on 12 July 2018 | 10:09 pm

Steroid injections given in the hip are associated with risk of bone death

(Natural News) Undergoing hip steroid injection treatment may do more harm than good in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), recent research shows. A team of health experts found that while steroids and anesthetics are commonly given to OA patients to relieve joint pain, the treatment may significantly increase the likelihood of suffering from subsequent bone death and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Posted on 11 July 2018 | 9:56 pm

Chronic Pain Patients Ask FDA to Ease Opioid Prescribing Restrictions

Title: Chronic Pain Patients Ask FDA to Ease Opioid Prescribing RestrictionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Any Opioid Use Tied to Involvement in Criminal Justice System

History of involvement with criminal justice system increased with intensity of drug use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 10 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Title: Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 10 July 2018 | 1:00 am

American Association of Feline Practitioners releases new feline anesthesia guidelines

(SAGE) The American Association of Feline Practitioners today released the first feline-specific anesthesia guidelines to the veterinary community, which are published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. General anesthesia is an essential component of felinepractice, without which surgery and certain other treatment modalities and diagnostic procedures would be impossible. These feline-focused guidelines are vital to cat health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

Posted on 9 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

Jill Mhyre to Chair UAMS Anesthesiology Department (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Jill M. Mhyre has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)

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Posted on 8 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Medical News Today: Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain

A 4-year prospective cohort study finds that cannabis may not be very effective for treating chronic pain that is not cancer-related. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 8 July 2018 | 4:00 am

Trump ’ s tariffs on $34B of Chinese products kick in

Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on $34 billion of Chinese goods, including a slew of medical devices, went into effect on Friday. China immediately retaliated, kicking off tariffs of equal size for American goods. Trump said this week that his administration will implement tariffs for another $16 billion worth of Chinese goods in the coming weeks. He’s also reportedly considering additional tariffs on $500 billion worth of products, according to CNBC. The China-made medical devices on the list of products affected by new U.S. tariffs include pacemakers, X-ray generators, anesthetic devices and optical instruments, CNN reported. All told, the levies imposed by the Trump administration could take a $5 billion bite out of the U.S. medtech industry, according to AdvaMed publi...

Posted on 6 July 2018 | 10:07 am

Medical News Today: You may be partly conscious under general anesthesia

Under anesthesia, do we completely lose consciousness, or does part of it persist but in a different form? New research investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 6 July 2018 | 9:00 am

Consumed by Depression: Mental Illness and Its Pain

Pain is universal, varied, and subjective. An evolutionary deterrent and motivator, in some ways essential, in some ways utterly pointless. It can provide common ground, or be the most isolating of experiences. Everyone falls somewhere within its range. My pain came from depression. Not everyone experiences depression in this way; for some it may be a numbness, a complete absence of emotion. For me, it was active, physical. It began as a little ball of discomfort just below my rib cage, then spreads through my entire torso, eventually radiating outward into my limbs and stopping just short of my finger and toe nails. It flowed through me like blood; at its worst it produced intense shock-like pulses from my core. It came on so gradually, mild and short episodes at first, that I wasn’t ov...

Posted on 6 July 2018 | 8:00 am

IV Acetaminophen Minimally Helpful for Colectomy Pain

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Intravenous acetaminophen does not decrease opioid utilization to a clinically significant threshold among colectomy patients, according to a study published in the July issue of Anesthesiology. Isaac Wasserman, M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 6 July 2018 | 6:00 am

Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain

Title: Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 6 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Nerve Block Approaches for Major Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Nerve Block Approaches for Major Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

This study examined alternatives to interscalene nerve block for arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which frequently causes hemidiaphragmatic paralysis.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 July 2018 | 11:14 pm

Current Anesthesia Trends for Electrophysiology Procedures Current Anesthesia Trends for Electrophysiology Procedures

Anesthesiologists are becoming more involved in caring for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures. How has practice and perceptions changed regarding anesthesia coverage in EP?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 July 2018 | 11:14 pm

Low-cost needle simulator aims to revolutionize medical training

(Penn State) Administering needle-based procedures in anesthesiology, such as epidurals, is a complex and delicate procedure and the current training methods for doctors are costly and fall short in preparing them for every patient and situation they will face. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 4 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

Humans are partially conscious when under general anaesthetic

Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, found that although people are unable to feel pain while under the knife, their brains keep track of what is going on around them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted on 4 July 2018 | 8:48 am

Humans are partially conscious when under general anaesthetic: Nearly half can be woken with a shout

Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, found that although people are unable to feel pain while under the knife, their brains keep track of what is going on around them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 4 July 2018 | 5:11 am

Layoffs loom after Southeast Anesthesiology loses Atrium Health contact

Local layoffs appear to be looming after a longtime anesthesiology practice recently lost a recent battle to keep its contract with Atrium Health. Florida-based Mednax (NYSE: MD) — the parent of Charlotte-based Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants — has filed notice that more than 160 of its employees working in several local Atrium Health facilities could lose their jobs by Aug. 31 after the two parties failed to reach an agreement for continuing services. The layoff letter to the state, written… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

Posted on 3 July 2018 | 1:09 pm

Medical News Today: What causes chest pain and vomiting?

There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another cardiac event in adults. Learn more about chest pain and vomiting in adults and children, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 3 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

Layoffs loom after Southeast Anesthesiology loses Atrium Health contract

Local layoffs appear to be looming after a longtime anesthesiology practice recently lost a recent battle to keep its contract with Atrium Health. Florida-based Mednax (NYSE: MD) — the parent of Charlotte-based Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants — has filed notice that more than 150 of its employees working in several local Atrium Health facilities could lose their jobs by Aug. 31 after the two parties failed to reach an agreement for continuing services. The layoff letter to the state, written… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

Posted on 3 July 2018 | 12:58 pm

Consciousness is partly preserved during general anesthesia

(University of Turku) Finnish researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with the loss of consciousness itself and also by the non-specific effects of the drugs. Nearly all participants recalled dreaming during unresponsiveness and, somewhat surprisingly, words presented during anesthesia were still processed in the brain even though the participants were unable to recall them later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 2 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

Consciousness is partly preserved during general anaesthesia

(University of Turku) Finnish researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anaesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with the loss of consciousness itself and also by the non-specific effects of the drugs. Nearly all participants recalled dreaming during unresponsiveness and, somewhat surprisingly, words presented during anaesthesia were still processed in the brain even though the participants were unable to recall them later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 2 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

How a New Emphysema Device Won FDA Approval in Six Months

FDA has approved a new device intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema. The approval comes just two weeks after an FDA advisory panel shot down a competing technology targeting the same patient population. The agency approved Pulmonx Inc.'s Zephyr endobronchial valve through the breakthrough device designation, a pathway reserved for devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating disease or condition. Devices also must meet one of the following criteria: the device must represent a breakthrough technology; there must be no approved or cleared alternatives; the device must offer significant advantages over existing approved or cleared alternatives, or the availability of the device is in the be...

Posted on 2 July 2018 | 1:35 pm

Use of Palliative Care, Oxygen Therapy Increasing for COPD

Increase in use of formal palliative care services, long - term oxygen, but proportions still remain low (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 2 July 2018 | 11:00 am

June 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 1 July 2018 | 10:15 pm

Patient Satisfaction With Epidural Analgesia for Labour Pain Patient Satisfaction With Epidural Analgesia for Labour Pain

What clinical and demographic factors might influence patient satisfaction in women receiving epidural analgesia for labor pain relief?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 1 July 2018 | 10:14 pm

One Doctor & #039;s Hope for Better Patient Monitoring

Anyone who has ever been a hospital patient on a general care floor should be familiar with the standard vital check routine in which a nurse enters the room every four- to six-hours to chart your blood pressure and other vital signs to monitor your condition. But what if your condition suddenly deteriorates in between those routine checks? Is there a better way to monitor these patients? Ashish Khanna, MD, an anesthesiologist and researcher at the Cleveland Clinic believes there is. "The problem with that approach is that we are essentially seeing our patients at a snapshot of time and ignoring large chunks of time where they are possibly showing signs of deterioration," Khanna told MD+DI. In a manuscript recently published by the Journal of Critical Care, Khanna described how challengi...

Posted on 29 June 2018 | 12:15 pm

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve

The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from entering the diseased alveoli but allow it to escape during exhalation. The federal safety watchdog said it granted Zephyr’s PMA based on a 190-patient study comparing treatme...

Posted on 29 June 2018 | 11:35 am

Nearly two-thirds of Britons say they would NEVER donate life-saving stems cells

A survey by the blood-cancer charity Anthony Nolan found two in five people claim rumours of stem cell donations being painful put them off, with a third of thinking it is done without any anesthesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 29 June 2018 | 9:37 am

Elbow Pain

Title: Elbow PainCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 28 June 2018 | 1:00 am

FDA grants de novo clearance to Avenu Medical for Ellipsys vascular access system

Vascular access system maker Avenu Medical said today it won FDA de novo clearance for its Ellipsys vascular access system designed for use with end-stage renal disease patients who require hemodialysis. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based company touted that its Ellipsys EndoAVF technology acts as an alternative to traditional AV fistula creation. The system, which can be used under local or regional anesthesia, uses an ultrasound-guided catheter that delivers a small amount of thermal energy to fuse a permanent anastomosis between the vein and artery to create an AVF. “Using the Ellipsys vascular access system is very similar to common procedures such as obtaining venous and arterial access with ultrasound. Most physicians involved in vascular access have the endovascular skill...

Posted on 27 June 2018 | 8:49 am

Desperate shortage of injected painkillers is forcing doctors to delay critical surgeries

Anesthesia shortages mean mothers in need of emergency c-sections can only get slow-acting drugs, delaying the operation. Post-surgery patients may be left with less effective medication, doctors say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 27 June 2018 | 8:32 am

Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?

Title: Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 27 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Under Spinal Anesthesia Sudden Cardiac Arrest Under Spinal Anesthesia

While rare, sudden cardiac arrest following spinal anesthesia can happen even in young, healthy patients. Review the risk factors and management strategies in this case report.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 10:14 pm

Structure of major brain receptor that is treatment target for epilepsy, anxiety solved

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern researchers today published the first atomic structure of a brain receptor bound to a drug used to reverse anesthesia and to treat sedative overdoses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 26 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

Cannabis Use Prevalence Up Across Adult Age Groups

After 2007, overall increase in adjusted odds of daily versus nondaily cannabis use for ages 12 to 64 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 11:00 am

Pain Therapeutics Announces Results of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting for Remoxy ER

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTIE), a drug development company, today announced that a joint meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 10:06 am

Mednax anesthesiology subsidiary moves forward with lawsuit against Atrium Health

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, a subsidiary of Sunrise-based Mednax (NYSE:MD), has no plans to drop its lawsuit against Atrium Health — despite failing to block the health-care system’s switch to a new anesthesia provider. A North Carolina Business Court judge denied Southeast Anesthesiology’s request for a preliminary injunction on Friday in its legal battle with one of the state's largest hospital systems.  Southeast An esthesiology, an affiliate , had sought that legal relief, alleging… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 9:52 am

Risky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death Risk

Title: Risky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Degenerative Disc Disease & Sciatica

Title: Degenerative Disc Disease& SciaticaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/4/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 26 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Hyperpathia: & quot;To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Question & quot; Hyperpathia: & quot;To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Question & quot;

This review explores the phenomenon of hyperpathia. How is it defined and measured, and what is its presumed pathophysiology? Is it really a unique syndrome or merely a subset of hyperalgesia?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 25 June 2018 | 11:14 pm

Shernan Honored with Arthur E. Weyman Award

Stanton K. Shernan, MD, of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, received the Arthur E. Weyman Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) for his exceptional work with echocardiography. This award w (Source: BWH News)

Posted on 25 June 2018 | 6:00 pm

Southeast Anesthesiology moves forward with lawsuit against Atrium Health

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants has no plans to drop its lawsuit against Atrium Health — despite failing to block the health-care system’s switch to a new anesthesia provider. An N.C. Business Court judge denied Southeast Anesthesiology’s request for a preliminary injunction on Friday.  Southeast Anesthesiology, an affiliate of Mednax (NYSE:MD), had sought that legal relief, alleging Atrium and Scope Anesthesia founder Dr. Thomas Wherry obtained and attempted to use its proprietary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

Posted on 25 June 2018 | 1:01 pm

Acupuncture found to be an effective pain reliever for women in labor compared to spinal-epidural anesthesia

(Natural News) Acupuncture analgesia is an effective pain reliever for women in labor, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since labor pain is severe and can be associated with side effects to the mother and fetus, scientists continue to search for available and safe pain relief treatments for women... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Posted on 25 June 2018 | 12:05 pm

Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?

Title: Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 25 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study

Title: Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 25 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Predicting Complications After Abdominal Cancer Surgery Predicting Complications After Abdominal Cancer Surgery

Are there specific clinical factors that might help predict perioperative complications in cancer patients undergoing abdominal surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 24 June 2018 | 11:14 pm

Court order allows Atrium Health to bring on new anesthesia provider

A North Carolina Business Court ruling will allow Atrium Health to sign with a new anesthesia provider. North Carolina Business Court Judge Michael Robinson issued a split order on Friday, granting Southeast Anesthesiology Consultant’s request for an injunction to block Atrium Health from soliciting its anesthesiologists.  He then denied Southeast Anesthesiology’s request for an injunction ove r its allegations that Atrium had obtained and used trade secrets and propriety information to establish… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 23 June 2018 | 9:41 pm

Rate of Death Up in Year After Non - Fatal Opioid Overdose

Excess of deaths attributable to substance use - associated, mental health, and medical conditions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 21 June 2018 | 11:00 am

Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction)

Title: Tommy John Surgery (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 20 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery

Are cardiac surgical patients who are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea at increased risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 11:14 pm

How judge ’s decision could impact longtime Charlotte anesthesiology practice’s future

Most of Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants' physicians spend their days in operating rooms across Atrium Health facilities. But a canceled contract will sever that long-term relationship between Southeast and Charlotte-based Atrium starting July 1 unless the courts intervene. An N.C. Business Court judge listened to nearly five hours of testimony on Monday, focusing on whether to issue a temporary restraining order an d preliminary injunction against Atrium Health and Dr. Thomas Wherry. Wherry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 12:38 pm

Stocks slide further as Trump doubles down on China tariffs

The Trump administration yesterday added $200 billion worth of tariffs to the $50 billion in trade levies already slated to go into place next month and threatened to add $200 billion more, sending share prices down The news put the Dow Jone Industrial Average on track for its longest losing streak in 15 months and added to losses posted last week when the first $50 billion round of tariffs was announced. Those levies included medical devices made in the People’s Republic that could put a $5 billion hit on the U.S. medtech industry, imposing an extra 25% duty on Chinese imports with “industrially significant” technologies, according to the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The newest set of $200 billion tariffs would add a 10% duty to Chinese imports selected b...

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Posted on 19 June 2018 | 11:09 am

Medical News Today: What does having both chest pain and headache mean?

When someone has chest pain and a headache at the same time, the causes are usually unrelated. However, some conditions can cause both symptoms. We explain these conditions here. We also discuss when chest pain and a headache might be due to issues relating to the heart or blood pressure, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 7:00 am

Algorithm Predicts Very Low Blood Pressure During Surgery

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- A machine-learning algorithm can predict hypotension during surgery based on high-fidelity arterial pressure waveform analysis, according to a study published online June 11 in Anesthesiology. Feras Hatib, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 6:01 am

Out of their minds: wild ideas at the ‘Coachella of consciousness’

An annual conference on consciousness in the Arizona desert takes an anything-goes approach to some seriously wacky theoriesBy Tom BartlettStart with Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra and a robot that loves you no matter what. Add a knighted British physicist, a renowned French neuroscientist and a prominent Australian philosopher/occasional blues singer. Toss in a bunch of psychologists, mathematicians, anaesthetists, artists, meditators, a computer programmer or two and several busloads of amateur theorists waving self-published manuscripts and touting grand unified solutions. Send them all to a sw.y resort in the desert for a week, supply them with lots of free coffee and beer and ask them to unpack a riddle so confounding that it ’s unclear how to ma...

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

Anesthetic efficacy of mental/incisive nerve block compared to inferior alveolar nerve block using 4% articaine in mandibular premolars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized clinical trial

ConclusionsMINB and IANB with 4% articaine had similar efficacy in anesthetizing mandibular premolars with irreversible pulpitis. Post-injection pain with MINB was higher than with IANB.Clinical relevanceMINB and IANB with 4% articaine can be used interchangeably to anesthetize mandibular premolars with irreversible pulpitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 5:23 am

Self-harm by sharp foreign body ingestion - Robertson AR.

This study aims to follow up patients presenting with foreign body (FB) ingestion requiring urgent endoscopic intervention under general anaesthetic in theatr... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Posted on 18 June 2018 | 2:39 am

First Ketamine Guidelines for Pain Released

Title: First Ketamine Guidelines for Pain ReleasedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 1:00 am

FDA Panel Shoots Down Endobronchial Coil System – Is the Device Doomed?

    BTG plc (LSE: BTG), the global specialist healthcare company, notes that the US Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Anesthesiology and Respiratory Therapy Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee yesterday voted against the approval of the Elevair™ Endobronchial Coil System for the treatment of people with severe emphysema. The Panel voted as follows: that there is reasonable assurance that Elevair™ is safe for use in patients who meet the criteria specified in the proposed indication, while considering the additional procedures needed to maintain effectiveness (7-5 in favour); that there is reasonable assurance that Elevair™ is effective for use in patients who meet the criteria specified in the proposed indication (7-5 against); and that the benefits...

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 12:02 am

Troponin-I Levels and Outcome in Patients With High CVD Risk Troponin-I Levels and Outcome in Patients With High CVD Risk

Might troponin-I elevation serve as a prognostic marker for hospital mortality in critically ill patients with a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 17 June 2018 | 10:14 pm

Ketamine Used to Subdue Dozens at Request of Minneapolis Police, Report Says

The Star Tribune reported that emergency medical workers were asked by officers 62 times last year to sedate people with the powerful anesthetic. (Source: NYT Health)

Posted on 16 June 2018 | 6:13 am

Markets slide on Trump ’ s China tariffs

Stock markets the world over slipped today after the Trump Administration pulled the trigger on $50 billion in tariffs against China, including medical devices made in the People’s Republic that could put a $5 billion hit on the U.S. medtech industry. The new tariffs impose an extra 25% duty on Chinese imports with “industrially significant” technologies, according to the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, which claimed that an “exhaustive” investigation found that “China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable and discriminatory, and burden U.S. commerce.” The Chinese government immediately threatened to counter with an equivalent amount of tariffs ...

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Posted on 15 June 2018 | 11:13 am

Walk Test IDs Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery

Preoperative 6 - minute walk distance linked to POCD risk in older adults undergoing cardiac surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 15 June 2018 | 11:00 am

When DEA Cracked Down on Opioids, Abusers Moved to Black Market: Study

Title: When DEA Cracked Down on Opioids, Abusers Moved to Black Market: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 15 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Cost Effectiveness of Anesthesia Providers Cost Effectiveness of Anesthesia Providers

How cost effective are various anesthesia delivery model types? Could expanding the role of CRNAs help reduce costs?Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 11:14 pm

Amisulpride for Postop Nausea and Vomiting Amisulpride for Postop Nausea and Vomiting

Might the dopamine antagonist amisulpride given in combination with a standard antiemetic at anesthesia induction reduce the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients at high risk?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 11:14 pm

Preceptis Medical closes Series B

Preceptis Medical said yesterday it closed a Series B round of financing to help support its Hummingbird tympanostomy tube system designed for pediatric ear tube placement procedures. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system is designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures, allowing moderate, conscious sedation with no need for general anesthesia. Preceptis said the Series B financing round was led by Montesy Helen Limited, and will support the expansion of the company’s commercial infrastructure, the completion of an office study and for development of future pipeline services and technologies. The company added that it has found Chinese partners to distribute its devices in China and Hong Kong. “Parents an...

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Posted on 14 June 2018 | 1:30 pm

Children Can Drink Clear Fluids Until One Hour Before Anesthesia

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- On the day of surgery it is practical to allow children to drink until one hour before anesthesia, according to a special interest article published online April 27 in Pediatric Anesthesia. Mark Thomas, M.B.B.Chir., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 1:00 pm

Illicit Opioid Trade Up With Restrictions on Hydrocodone

2014 ruling to reschedule hydrocodone combo products coincided with rise in cryptomarket trade (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 11:00 am

Anesthesiologists Now Offering Ball-Peen Hammer as Natural Option for Sedation

(MedPage Today) -- For those who want a drug-free surgery (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 8:35 am

The Fallout from Falsified Data: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, clear fluids tamp down post-op nausea (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 4:35 pm

Dexmedetomidine Cuts & #947;-Aminobutyric Acid Receptor Function

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Dexmedetomidine prevents excessive γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor function after anesthesia, according to a study published online June 7 in Anesthesiology. Dian-Shi Wang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 13 June 2018 | 6:00 am

Tiger Woods: Stress Fracture and Torn ACL

Title: Tiger Woods: Stress Fracture and Torn ACLCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/20/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Pain Management Over-The-Counter

Title: Pain Management Over-The-CounterCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/5/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Fibromyalgia: 2004 Perspectives

Title: Fibromyalgia: 2004 PerspectivesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/1/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Hammer Toe

Title: Hammer ToeCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/6/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Chondromalacia: What Makes Knee Pain Worse?

Title: Chondromalacia: What Makes Knee Pain Worse?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/16/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Phantom Limb Pain: Mirror Therapy Treatment

Title: Phantom Limb Pain: Mirror Therapy TreatmentCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 3/24/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Pain (Acute and Chronic)

Title: Pain (Acute and Chronic)Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/30/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Spinal Cord Injury: C4 Is a Crucial Level

Title: Spinal Cord Injury: C4 Is a Crucial LevelCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/12/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Fibromyalgia Treatments Without Drugs

Title: Fibromyalgia Treatments Without DrugsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/27/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Vertebroplasty Treatment For Spine Fractures

Title: Vertebroplasty Treatment For Spine FracturesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/4/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Sidelined by a Dislocated Shoulder

Title: Sidelined by a Dislocated ShoulderCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/18/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Older Age, ICU, Poor Renal Fcn Up Risk of Opioid OD in Hospital

For hospitalized patients, risk also increased for those receiving three or more CNS antidepressants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 6:00 pm

Puerto Rico Issues New Data on Hurricane Maria Deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest. Doctors near his small town sent him to Puerto Rico's main hospital for emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm. But when the ambulance pulled into the parking lot in the capital, San Juan, after a more than two-hour drive, a doctor ran out to stop it. "He said, 'Don't bring him in here, I can't care for him. I don't have power. I don't have water. I don't have an anesthesiologist,'" Perez's daughter, Nerybelle, recalled. The 95-year-old Perez died as the ambulance drove him back to southwestern Puerto Rico but he is not included in the island's official hurricane death toll of 64 people, a figure at the center of a growing legal and political fight over...

Posted on 11 June 2018 | 11:49 pm

How Condition-specific Should Measures of Pain Intensity Be? How Condition-specific Should Measures of Pain Intensity Be?

Are condition-specific measures superior to generic ones for assessment of pain? In this commentary, the authors submit that both can be useful, depending on circumstance.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 11 June 2018 | 10:14 pm

Ketamine seen as "fast-acting" for those who suffer from depression

(Natural News) Ketamine started out as an anesthetic for surgeries, only to quickly get abused as a hallucinogenic party drug. Now a U.S. study is claiming it can serve as a “fast-acting” treatment for people afflicted with clinical depression, an article from the BBC reported. The researchers administered ketamine to participants via nasal spray. It claimed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Posted on 11 June 2018 | 12:37 pm

Medical News Today: What causes chest pain that comes and goes?

Chest pain can have many origins, including problems with the heart, muscles, and lungs. When this pain comes and goes, a person may suspect a problem with the heart. In this article, we explore possible causes of intermittent chest pain, how to tell when the problem is heart-related, and when to call a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 11 June 2018 | 4:00 am

Algorithm predicts dangerous low blood pressure during surgery

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts potentially dangerous low blood pressure, or hypotension, that can occur during surgery. The algorithm identifies hypotension 15 minutes before it occurs in 84 percent of cases, the researchers report in a new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 10 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

Zipper injuries: extrication technique - Patil M, R SG, Durgigudi P.

Introduction: Zip injuries are the second most common cause of genital injuries in children. Several management techniques are reported. However these techniques are difficult and potentially dangerous, requiring general anaesthesia. “Rolling back” tec... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 9 June 2018 | 9:39 am

Patients on Opioids OK With Lower Doses

Title: Patients on Opioids OK With Lower DosesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 8 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Factors ID ’ d for Persistent Opioid Use After Pediatric Surgery

Findings in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemo (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Posted on 7 June 2018 | 11:00 am

Breaking: Surgeon Asks Anesthesia to Lower His Airplane Tray Table

(MedPage Today) -- Many reasons why he couldn't do it himself (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

Posted on 7 June 2018 | 8:35 am

Medical News Today: What are the best cannabis strains for chronic pain?

Many different medications are available to treat chronic pain. One natural alternative treatment option is marijuana, or cannabis, which has a range of pain-relieving properties. There are different strains of marijuana. The most effective one depends on the type of pain. Learn more about marijuana for pain here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 7 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Understanding how drug reduces confusion in older patients after surgery may lead to better care

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) A drug that reduces delirium in postoperative patients may work by preventing the overactivity of certain receptors in brain cells, according to a new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The researchers say the findings could lead to more widespread use of the drug, dexmedetomidine, and speed the development of new treatments for postoperative delirium with fewer side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 6 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

SSRIs and SNRIs and Bleeding in Cardiac Surgical Patients SSRIs and SNRIs and Bleeding in Cardiac Surgical Patients

SSRIs and SNRIs are known to alter hemostasis. Does the use of these medications increase the risk of bleeding and transfusion in patients undergoing cardiac surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 5 June 2018 | 11:14 pm

NHS patient died after private hospital surgery he should never have had

A private hospital company is facing legal action by the family of a 28-year-old man who died after an anaesthetist was left “alone and unsupported” following surgery he should never have had, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)

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Posted on 4 June 2018 | 11:20 pm

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them

This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)

Posted on 4 June 2018 | 2:10 pm

Administration of Sufentanil and Opioid Induced Cough Administration of Sufentanil and Opioid Induced Cough

Might changing the administration of sufentanil from a peripheral route to a central vein reduce the occurrence and severity of opioid-induced cough?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 3 June 2018 | 10:11 pm

Study shows taking aspirin before or after coronary

(ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)) New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark shows that in patients undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, taking aspirin before and after surgery is associated with an 18 percent to 34 percent reduced mortality risk after four years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 2 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

Study reveals hypnosedation as an effective alternative to general anesthesia for various surgeries

(ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)) New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark shows that hypnosedation is a valuable alternative to conventional general anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 2 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

Multisensory Interventions Cut Pain in Preterm Infant Eye Exams

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- The addition of multisensory pain-reducing interventions to topical anesthetic (TA) reduces pain in eye examinations of preterm infants, according to research published online June 1 in Pediatrics. Timothy Disher, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 1 June 2018 | 6:00 am

Namibia:Omuthiya Hospital Not Up to Standard - Angala

[New Era] Omuthiya -The health care facility at Omuthiya does not meet the requirements to be called a hospital, because it is not fully equipped with a functional theatre and it does not have anaesthetic equipment for the administering of drugs before surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Posted on 1 June 2018 | 5:02 am

Inhalational vs. IV Anesthesia in High Risk Children Inhalational vs. IV Anesthesia in High Risk Children

Can method of anesthesia induction reduce the occurrence of perioperative respiratory adverse events in children at high risk?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 31 May 2018 | 10:38 pm

Arthur edits survival guide for anesthesiology residents

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Dr. Mary Arthur, director of the anesthesiology residency program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the editor of Anesthesiology CA-1 Pocket Survival Guide, a new book designed to help new anesthesiology residents better navigate the transition from their intern year to the first clinical training year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 31 May 2018 | 10:00 pm

Prompts May Up Goals - of - Care Dialogues at Outpatient Visits

Patient - specific intervention tied to increase in goals - of - care discussions for patients with serious illness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 31 May 2018 | 11:00 am

Managing Dental Anxiety

Fear of going to the dentist is a common health-care related anxiety. Patients often express a broad range of triggers, such as the fear of pain, claustrophobia, needles, sounds, or sensations. Unfortunately, long term avoidance of oral healthcare can lead to deeply debilitating problems that can be physically, psychologically and socially impactful. Our mouth represents a center point for our survival, by impacting our ability to eat comfortably and communicate. So, caring for this immensely important part of our bodies is crucial for both our general health and psychological wellbeing.  Often minor dental problems can be easily ignored. Many people may be aware that something feels wrong or isn’t right in their mouths. It might be an area where food becomes stuck, it could be a sharp ...

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Posted on 31 May 2018 | 8:00 am

New Strategy to Reduce VTE: General Surgery News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, health system battles its own anesthesiologists (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

Posted on 30 May 2018 | 8:35 pm

Fake CBD Oil Sickens 52 People in Utah

Title: Fake CBD Oil Sickens 52 People in UtahCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 30 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Alternatives for opioids: Does Integrative Medicine hold the answers for non-addictive pain treatment?

(Natural News) A meta-analysis published online in the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal shows that integrative medicine treatments — such as yoga, acupuncture and mindfulness meditation as well as relaxation techniques and massage therapy — show preliminary efficacy in pain management. A team of researchers at the Harvard Medical School reviewed up to 32 studies as part of the review. The experts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 29 May 2018 | 6:32 pm

Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the diaphragm area?

The diaphragm, a sheet of muscle in the middle chest area, is essential for breathing. Any diaphragm pain can, therefore, be very alarming. Possible causes of pain include trauma, musculoskeletal problems, and pregnancy. The treatment will depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and their treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 29 May 2018 | 11:00 am

Medical News Today: One shot may block chemo pain for several weeks

One injection of a protein into the spines of mice reversed pain states induced by chemotherapy for 2 months by altering pain processes in cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 29 May 2018 | 10:00 am

Advances and Challenges in Anesthesia Technology Advances and Challenges in Anesthesia Technology

The authors of this editorial highlight the many advances in anesthesia technology which have contributed to improving the quality of perioperative care. What more still needs to be addressed?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 11:15 pm

Lawsuits allege dancing doctor was negligent

At least seven lawsuits have been filed against a surgeon in Georgia who shared videos of herself dancing on YouTube during surgery while patients are in view and under anesthesia. The suits claim she is unqualified and her behavior resulted in poor outcomes including brain damage. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

Posted on 25 May 2018 | 11:04 am

Med Students Still Do Pelvic Exams on Women Under Anesthesia Med Students Still Do Pelvic Exams on Women Under Anesthesia

Medical students are still performing pelvic exams on anesthetized women without their consent. An ethicist explains why this practice must end.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 25 May 2018 | 7:11 am

Awake Video-Assisted Surgery Option for'Inoperable' Lungs Awake Video-Assisted Surgery Option for'Inoperable' Lungs

For patients with poor lung function who are not good candidates for surgery because of the risks associated with general anesthesia, awake video-assisted thoracic surgery could be an alternative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 1:07 pm

Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: Report and findings of the Royal College of Anaesthetists' 6th National Audit Project

The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-threatening anaphylaxis that occurred in NHS hospitals during one year – from three million anaesthetics. The findings are wide-ranging and often unexpected, highlighting new trends in the drugs causing anaphylaxis and the need for changes to hospital procedures and training, combined with better reporting and investigation of incidents. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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Posted on 24 May 2018 | 9:14 am

Regional Anesthesia Tied to Lower Opioid Use in TKA, THA

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- Regional anesthesia is associated with a lower opioid consumption in both knee and hip replacement surgeries, compared to general anesthesia, according to a study published May 14 in PAIN Practice. Katharina Donauer, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 6:00 am

Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: Report and findings of the Royal College of Anaesthetists' 6th National Audit Project

The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-threatening anaphylaxis that occurred in NHS hospitals during one year – from three million anaesthetics. The findings are wide-ranging and often unexpected, highlighting new trends in the drugs causing anaphylaxis and the need for changes to hospital procedures and training, combined with better reporting and investigation of incidents. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 4:14 am

Most First-Time Moms Say Labor Pains Were Manageable

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- Many first-time mothers have mistaken ideas about managing the pain of childbirth, a new survey reveals. The survey, commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), included more than 900 U.S. mothers, 73... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 3:00 am

FDA Warns That Benzocaine Teething Products Are Not Safe for Children

The Food and Drug Administration warned parents on Wednesday about the dangers of using teething products that contain the popular numbing agent benzocaine. The FDA said that benzocaine can have a rare, but serious side effect on children, and especially those under 2 years old. The local anesthetic can cause a condition called methemoglobinemia, which reduces the amount of oxygen in a person’s blood and can be life-threatening, according to the FDA. The agency also sent a letter asking manufacturers to stop selling products aimed at babies and toddlers, prompting at least one major company to discontinue its teething products. While benzocaine is used in many over-the-counter products from brands such as Orajel, Anbesol, Orabase, Hurricaine and Topex, the FDA says it provides &ldqu...

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Posted on 23 May 2018 | 6:01 pm

Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA Says Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA Says

The agency will also increase warnings on all benzocaine-containing over-the-counter and prescription topical anesthetics because of the rare but serious risk for methemoglobinemia.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 5:05 pm

FDA Warns Infant Teething Medications Are Unsafe

WASHINGTON, DC (CBS Local) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents against using over-the-counter teething products because of an ingredient that can cause serious side effects and even death in infants. The FDA released a statement urging Americans to avoid buying over-the-counter (OTC) medications containing benzocaine. “In addition to our letters to companies who make these products, we urge parents, caregivers and retailers who sell them to heed our warnings and not use over-the-counter products containing benzocaine for teething pain,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in the May 23 release. Benzocaine is marketed as a pain reliever for babies who are teething. It’s also promoted as a remedy for sore throats, canker sores, and g...

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 12:40 pm

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post - treatment and at three months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 11:00 am

Uganda:Govt Revises Training Curriculum for Health Professionals

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has launched new curricula for nurses, pharmacies, anaesthetic officers and theatre technicians to equip them with updated relevant skills required in advancing health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

The Technology of Video Laryngoscopy The Technology of Video Laryngoscopy

This article reviews the technical aspects of video laryngoscopy, its advantages and limitations, and its impact on difficult airway management.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 22 May 2018 | 11:15 pm

Post - Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans

Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 22 May 2018 | 6:00 pm

Medical News Today: How long does numbness last after the dentist?

Going to the dentist for even a simple procedure might require numbing or anesthetic, because the nerves in the teeth are very sensitive. This numb feeling, from Novocaine or other drugs, will last some time after the procedure is finished. Learn more about how long Novocaine lasts, and how to make it wear off faster. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 22 May 2018 | 12:00 pm

Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: Report and findings of the Royal College of Anaesthetists' 6th National Audit Project

The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-threatening anaphylaxis that occurred in NHS hospitals during one year – from three million anaesthetics. The findings are wide-ranging and often unexpected, highlighting new trends in the drugs causing anaphylaxis and the need for changes to hospital procedures and training, combined with better reporting and investigation of incidents. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Posted on 22 May 2018 | 6:44 am

Risk of serious and potentially fatal blood disorder prompts FDA action on oral over-the-counter benzocaine products used for teething and mouth pain and prescription local anesthetics

FDA is taking safety actions regarding over-the-counter benzocaine oral drug products and prescription local anesthetics. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)

Posted on 22 May 2018 | 6:00 am

Medical News Today: How to get a splinter out

Splinters are very common but can be painful, especially if they are difficult to remove. In this article, learn about different ways to remove a splinter. These include using tweezers or duct tape and soaking the area. We also explain the signs of infection and when to see a doctor for professional removal. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 22 May 2018 | 4:00 am

Hip Pain

Title: Hip PainCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 22 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction

Bioengineered tracheal and bronchial reconstruction reported using stented aortic matrices (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 21 May 2018 | 6:00 pm

Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study

Title: Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 21 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Use, Reliability of Depth of Hypnosis Monitors in Children Use, Reliability of Depth of Hypnosis Monitors in Children

How do practicing anesthesiologists feel regarding the use of depth of hypnosis monitors in children? Are they reliable, and when and why should they be used?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 11:14 pm

International anesthesia standards updated with WHO in global effort to improve surgical care

(World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists) This month the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) launched an update of the International Standards For A Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time as an official WHO guideline. The standards are recommended for anesthesia professionals throughout the world and are intended to provide guidance to anesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining quality and safety in anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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Posted on 20 May 2018 | 10:00 pm

International anaesthesia standards updated with WHO in global effort to improve surgical care

(World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists) This month the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) launched an update of the International Standards For A Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time as an official WHO guideline. The standards are recommended for anaesthesia professionals throughout the world and are intended to provide guidance to anaesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining quality and safety in anaesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 10:00 pm

New form of local anesthetic does not reduce opioid use or complications after knee surgery

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Contrary to what some studies may suggest, the local anesthetic drug, liposomal bupivacaine, did not reduce in-hospital opioid prescriptions or opioid-related complications in patients who received the drug during total knee replacement surgery as part of a multimodal approach to manage postsurgical pain, finds a new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 10:00 pm

Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: Report and findings of the Royal College of Anaesthetists' 6th National Audit Project

The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-threatening anaphylaxis that occurred in NHS hospitals during one year – from three million anaesthetics. The findings are wide-ranging and often unexpected, highlighting new trends in the drugs causing anaphylaxis and the need for changes to hospital procedures and training, combined with better reporting and investigation of incidents. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 8:14 am

Dead on the table: a theoretical expansion of the vicarious trauma that operating room clinicians experience when their patients die - Hartley H, Wright DK, Vanderspank-Wright B, Grassau P, Murray MA.

The practice of operating room (OR) clinicians - nurses, surgeons, and anesthetists - is fundamentally about preserving life. Some patients, however, die in the OR. Clinicians are therefore vulnerable to moral and emotional trauma. In this paper, we discus... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Posted on 18 May 2018 | 5:42 am

FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

Title: FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for WithdrawalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations

How do abuse-deterrent opioid formulations work--and are they effective? This review details the mechanisms and pharmacology of 10 abuse-deterrent formulations currently approved in the US.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 11:14 pm

South Africa:Free State Doctors Battle With Sub-Standard Theatre Equipment

[Daily Maverick] Brand new theatre beds are broken within months and sub-standard anaesthesia machines stand unused following the award of a multi-million rand medical equipment tender by the Free State Department of Health to a company called Mediquip SA Hub of which two co-directors are George Sebulela, of the Black Business Council and one of the latest additions to the Eskom board, and Tefetso Bernard Phitsane, a senior ANC politician in the Free State and close ally of Ace Magashule. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 4:02 am

Judge denies temporary restraining order in Atrium-Southeast Anesthesiology contract dispute, sets hearing

A N.C. Business Court judge declined to issue a temporary restraining order this week in an ongoing anesthesia contract dispute between Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants and Atrium Health. Instead, Judge Michael Robinson set a hearing on that motion for June 18. “The Court concludes, in its discretion, that the alleged harm to (Southeast Anesthesiology) is not so immediate that the motion cannot be briefed and heard on an expedited basis prior to the Atrium Agreements’ terminat ion on June… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Posted on 16 May 2018 | 12:20 pm

Opioid Makers' Perks to Docs Tied to More Prescriptions

Title: Opioid Makers' Perks to Docs Tied to More PrescriptionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 15 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: Study

Title: Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 15 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives

Title: Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's LivesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 15 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Professionals Underestimate Patients' Pain Professionals Underestimate Patients' Pain

This study indicates that professionals consistently tend to underestimate pain compared with the patient's own assessment. Is this contributing to undertreatment of pain?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 May 2018 | 11:14 pm

Adjuvant DEX Infusion During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Adjuvant DEX Infusion During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Can intraoperative DEX infusion improve analgesia during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy while reducing postoperative morphine consumption?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 13 May 2018 | 10:14 pm

HSS anesthesia education program sees sustainable results in Vietnam

(Hospital for Special Surgery) Training local clinicians with regional anesthesia techniques has helped the Vietnamese medical community improve their approach to anesthesia care, results of a survey conducted by the Global Health Initiative at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) indicate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 13 May 2018 | 10:00 pm

Severe allergic reactions in surgery 'caused by antibiotics'

Anaesthetists say deaths could have been prevented with better knowledge of patient allergies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

Posted on 13 May 2018 | 8:18 pm

Study identifies receptor that may be targeted to repair the heart after heart attack, cardiac arrest

This study, published in April in the journal Anesthesiology, confirmed the presence of the receptor in rodent hearts, which are similar in composition to human hearts.UCLA HealthDr. Soban Umar“This study clues us in to how we might be able to better help patients heal when they experience heart conditions,” said Dr. Soban Umar, first author of the study and an assistant professor in residence in the  department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “For the first time, we’re finding a particular receptor in the heart that could unlock new pathways for treatment.”Using a laboratory method known as “western blot” to detect certain proteins in tissue, the researchers identified the presence of FFAR-1 in the heart. This...

Posted on 11 May 2018 | 9:02 am

Operating theatre staff celebrated with first national awareness day

An awareness day highlighting the contribution of operating department practitioners (ODPs) to patient care will take place on Monday (14 May), UNISON has announced. The first National ODP’s Day will be marked across the country with activities including operating theatre tours, bake sales, and careers talks at schools. The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), which is affiliated to UNISON, has declared that the day will be an annual event to raise the profile of ODPs and their crucial NHS role. ODPs work in operating theatres as well as in other areas within hospitals providing critical care. Their job includes ensuring equipment is working properly such as anaesthesia machines and catheters, and that surgeons have the correct instruments. UNISON head of health Sara Gor...

Posted on 11 May 2018 | 4:31 am

Many Oncologists Discuss, Recommend Medical Marijuana

But majority of oncologists don't feel knowledgeable enough to make these recommendations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Posted on 10 May 2018 | 6:00 pm

Vertebroplasty No Better Than Local Anesthetic for Pain Vertebroplasty No Better Than Local Anesthetic for Pain

The results'do not support...vertebroplasty as standard pain treatment in patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures,'say researchers. Local anesthetic seems just as good.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 10 May 2018 | 11:13 am

Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery

Title: Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 9 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Labor Analgesia as a Predictor for Postpartum Depression Labor Analgesia as a Predictor for Postpartum Depression

Does effective epidural analgesia during labor reduce postpartum depression risk?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 8 May 2018 | 10:14 pm

Evidence Lacking for Impact of PDMPs on Drug Overdoses

Evidence insufficient that drug monitoring programs increase or decrease opioid overdoses in U.S. (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 8 May 2018 | 11:00 am

Atrium updates lawsuit, says fear-based campaign set to ‘poison public mindset’

Atrium Health  amended its countersuit against Mednax Inc. (NYSE:MD) on Monday, citing a ramped-up and “dishonest” advertising campaign and Mednax’s corporate difficulties as drivers. The Charlotte-based health-care system, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, says that step is necessary as a very public contract dispute over anesthesia services continues to escalate.  “Mednax’s public, misleading statements and its smear campaign against Atrium Health are unprecedented in the health-care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Posted on 8 May 2018 | 4:40 am

Victims of Japan's forced sterilizations demand justice after decades of silence

TOKYO (Reuters) - One day when Saburo Kita was 14, he was taken from an institution for troubled children to see a doctor. Despite protesting that his health was fine, he was ordered to strip, lie down on a table, and was given a local anesthetic. (Source: Reuters: Health)

Posted on 8 May 2018 | 1:18 am

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for anesthesia drug

The company has received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market its product in the US market, Zydus Cadila said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)

Posted on 4 May 2018 | 6:00 pm

Fast-growing startup takes anesthesiologists on the road so kids get faster dental care

A startup that brings anesthesia to dental and medical offices in Central and Southeast Ohio aims to double sales this year as it helps patients avoid months-long waits for procedures and lower their bills. For now, SmileMD Inc. focuses mainly on pediatric dentistry for its traveling anesthesiologists, asking its rural clients to schedule five or six procedures on the day it visits that otherwise would have meant patients traveling to Columbus. “It is a new way of taking care of patients in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

Posted on 4 May 2018 | 12:41 pm

A Connecticut Woman Had a 132-Pound Ovarian Tumor Removed

Dr. Vaagn Andikyan, a gynecologic oncologist at Connecticut’s Danbury Hospital, had never seen anything like it. A 38-year-old woman had been referred to Andikyan after rapid weight gain — nearly 10 pounds a week over the course of two months — prompted her to seek medical attention. By the time she got to the hospital, a three-foot-wide, 132-pound ovarian tumor was taking up her entire abdomen. The tumor wasn’t cancerous, but it had caused her legs to swell so much that she couldn’t walk, leaving her wheelchair-bound. She was severely malnourished because of its position over her digestive tract, and her intestines had been pushed into her chest. She was desperate for relief. “I was very cautious. Nobody wants their patient to have a negative outcome,&...

Posted on 4 May 2018 | 10:01 am

New Opioid Analgesic Approvals and Utilization in the US New Opioid Analgesic Approvals and Utilization in the US

How has the introduction of the many new opioid analgesics approved by the USFDA since 1997 changed patterns of opioid prescribing?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 3 May 2018 | 10:14 pm

Report: FDA plans reorganized “ super office ” for device regulation

The FDA is planning a new “super office” for its Center for Devices and Radiological Health department and the soon-to-be created Office of Product Evolution and Quality, according to a Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society report. The new office will aim to support a new dynamic and overcome existing separations of functionality within the FDA to create “more organic connections and information sharing,” CDRH head Jeffrey Shuren said, according to the report. The change comes as the federal watchdog looks to shift its monitoring to taking into account the total product lifecycle of medical devices, RAPS reports, and will fold four previously separate offices into a single entity. “We’re taking technologies that we put into different offices and move away...

Posted on 3 May 2018 | 7:47 am

Many Patients Have Unused Opioids After Spine, Joint Surgery

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 -- Many patients undergoing elective same-day or inpatient joint and spine surgery have unused opioids at one- and six-month follow-up, according to a study published online April 17 in Anesthesia& Analgesia. Mark C.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 3 May 2018 | 6:00 am

Health Tip: When To Call Your Doctor If You Have Lower Back Pain

Title: Health Tip: When To Call Your Doctor If You Have Lower Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 3 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Periop Care Benefits Older Patients but Uncommon: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, communication failures contribute to liability (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Posted on 2 May 2018 | 4:35 pm

The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at Hospitals

The top five drugs in shortest supply are opioids like hydromorphone (Dilaudid), fentanyl and morphine, the local anesthetic bupivacaine, and the lifesaving allergy drug epinephrine, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) survey found. (Source: WebMD Health)

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Posted on 2 May 2018 | 8:15 am

Pelvic Exams Done on Anesthetized Women Without Consent: Still Happening Pelvic Exams Done on Anesthetized Women Without Consent: Still Happening

In many teaching hospitals, students doing their gynecology rotation"practice" a pelvic exam on a surgical patient without their consent. An ethics expert says this is unethical.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 2 May 2018 | 7:06 am

The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at U.S. Hospitals

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures, a new survey shows. More than 98 percent of anesthesiologists responding to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

Posted on 2 May 2018 | 3:05 am

The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at U.S. Hospitals

Title: The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at U.S. HospitalsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 2 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Blood Type May Play Role in Death Risk After Trauma

Title: Blood Type May Play Role in Death Risk After TraumaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 2 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Anesthesia Before Age 3 Not Linked to Intelligence Deficits

However, multiple early exposures associated with decreases in processing speed, fine motor abilities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 1 May 2018 | 11:00 am

April 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for April 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 30 April 2018 | 10:15 pm

An Alarm About Anthem's Proposed Cuts To Anesthesia Staff During Eye Surgery

Anthem ’s guidance if implemented, would increase the risk of complications during routine cataract surgery (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

Posted on 30 April 2018 | 9:17 pm

2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalists

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medical technology industry's premier awards program. Since 1998, the MDEAs have recognized achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Each year, a panel of jurors comprised of designers, engineers, and clinicians awards bronze, silver, gold, and best-in-show honors to the most innovative products on the market in nine categories. Take a look at this year's finalists and vote for your favorite at the end. We'll announce the winners June 12, 2018, in a special ceremony at MD&M East. 1.  Cardiovascular Devices—devices and equipment used to diagnose or treat conditions of the heart and circulatory system 2.  Drug-Delivery and Combination Products—i...

Posted on 27 April 2018 | 2:15 pm

Anesthesiologists Report Drug Shortages Impacting Patient Care

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 -- Almost all anesthesiologists report drug shortages, which have a negative impact on patient care, according to a report published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). ASA members were surveyed informally to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 27 April 2018 | 1:00 pm

Medical News Today: What could cause chest pain?

Pain in the chest may cause people to worry. Although some causes are severe, such as heart attacks, many of the potential causes are less worrisome. In this article, we examine 26 possible causes, including muscle injuries, asthma, and angina. We also look at when people should contact a doctor for treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 27 April 2018 | 7:00 am

A Team of Two: EMS And Epidemiology

“What’s an epidemiologist?” is usually the first question I get asked when people inquire about my career. If someone happens to know what an epidemiologist is, they usually ask if I work with viruses like Ebola or the flu. They might even reference a few movies like Outbreak, Contagion, or World War Z. I must admit, I wouldn’t mind single-handedly saving the world from a rare and horrific disease, but in the real world, epidemiology is a little less glamorous. Epidemiology is “the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to the control of health problems”1 When looking at epidemiology through the lens of EMS, these health-related states can include illness, traumatic injuries,...

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 11:46 am

Many Public Speakers at FDA Ad-Com Meetings Don't Disclose COI Many Public Speakers at FDA Ad-Com Meetings Don't Disclose COI

Many public speakers at U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADAC) meetings have conflicts of interest that they don't disclose, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 11:24 am

Multiple Anesthesia Exposures Affect Learning and Attention

Adverse outcomes more likely to develop in children with multiple exposures before age 3 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 11:00 am

Medical News Today: Researchers use light to battle chronic pain

An innovative technique uses pulses of light to trim oversensitive neurons. It could, one day, help in the treatment of neuropathic pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 9:00 am

Multiple Anesthesia Exposures Affect Learning and Attention

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 -- Children with multiple exposures to anesthesia before age 3 are more likely to develop adverse outcomes related to learning and attention, according to a recent study published in Anesthesiology. Danqing Hu, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 26 April 2018 | 6:00 am

Medical News Today: How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate pain in this muscle, also known as the lats. Here, learn to identify, relieve, and prevent pain in the latissimus dorsi. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 26 April 2018 | 4:00 am

Impedance Cardiography for Monitoring During C-Section Impedance Cardiography for Monitoring During C-Section

This study assessed the utility of impedence cardiograpy as a noninvasive tool to continuously monitor hemodynamics during cesarean section.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 10:15 pm

Atrium CEO: Anesthesiology practice using ‘fear-based’ campaign

Atrium Health CEO Gene Woods says he won ’t resume negotiations with its anesthesiology provider amid a very public “fear-based campaign.” The Charlotte health-care system’s contract with Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants ends June 30.  Atrium has already signed a deal with Scope Anesthesiology of North Carolina to provide th ose services starting July 1. “We are preparing for a seamless transition,” Woods says. Southeast Anesthesiology in Charlotte — an affiliate of Mednax (NYSE:MD),… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 9:05 pm

Xenon detection in human blood: analytical validation by accuracy profile and identification of critical storage parameters - Frampas C, Ney J, Coburn M, Augsburger M, Varlet V.

Xenon is a rare, mostly inert, noble gas that has applications in a wide range of fields, including medicine. Xenon acts on the human body as a useful organ-protective and anesthetic agent and has also been previously studied for potential applications in ... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 6:42 pm

Atrium CEO: Anesthesiology practice using ‘fear-based’ campaign

Atrium Health CEO Gene Woods says he won ’t resume negotiations with its anesthesiology provider amid a very public “fear-based campaign.” The Charlotte health-care system’s contract with Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants ends June 30.  Atrium has already signed a deal with Scope Anesthesiology of North Carolina to provide th ose services starting July 1. “We are preparing for a seamless transition,” Woods says. Southeast Anesthesiology in Charlotte — an affiliate of Mednax (NYSE:MD),… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 6:36 pm

People With Opioid Use Disorder Have High Suicide Rate

Based on data from multiple sources, many opioid - overdose deaths seem to be suicides (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 25 April 2018 | 6:00 pm

Anesthesia Doesn't Seem to Harm Child's IQ: Study

Title: Anesthesia Doesn't Seem to Harm Child's IQ: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)

Posted on 25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Machine Learning in Pain Research Machine Learning in Pain Research

This article explores how the emerging discipline of computational pain research provides new tools to further our understanding.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 23 April 2018 | 10:14 pm

Celecoxib Lowers Opioid Use Post Head & amp; Neck Cancer Surgery

Decreased opioid use seen after head and neck cancer surgery with free tissue reconstruction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Posted on 23 April 2018 | 11:00 am

FDA approves Angel Medical System ’ s AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor

The FDA this week approved Angel Medical Systems AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitor system after the device had previously been rejected unanimously by an FDA advisory panel in 2016. The initial rejection came after the Tinton Falls, N.J.-based company presented partial data from its pivotal trial of the device in after having pulled the plug on it before completion, according to a Healio report from 2016. The panel voted 4 to 8 that the system was safe, and unanimously that the device was ineffective and that the benefits did not outweigh the risk, according to Healio. Angel Medical eventually won approval, however, after submitting a new retrospective analysis which the FDA. After reviewing the analysis, the agency stated that “the results of that analysis demonstrate a ...

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 11:34 am

Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 6:00 am

Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Eight factors contribute to postoperative pain after spine surgery, according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City. Quentin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 6:00 am

THE LIST: Legal battles shaking up Charlotte ’s largest physician groups

Atrium Health Medical Group, known as Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group until earlier this year, has long been the top of the CBJ ’s Top 25 List of Charlotte-area physician groups. This year is no different, with the group’s count of local staff physicians standing at over 1,600 — but two lawsuits have been filed against Atrium recently. Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is No. 7 on The List with 90 physicians. It w as involved in more than 135,000 procedures in the Charlotte market… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 4:56 am

Medical Groups

Medical groups surveyed for this list have offices in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer or Yolo counties. Not all groups surveyed responded to inquiries. Among them were Central Anesthesia Service Exchange Medical Group, which ranked No. 10 in 2015, the last time our medical group list was published; Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants Medical Group, which ranked No. 11; and Capital Neurological Surgeons, which ranked No. 18. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Posted on 20 April 2018 | 4:00 am

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

Title: Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 20 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Evidence for Effects of Anesthesia on the Developing Brain Evidence for Effects of Anesthesia on the Developing Brain

Recently, the USFDA advised that repeated exposure to general anesthetics may affect neurodevelopment in young children, primarily based on animal studies. Is there corroborating human evidence?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 10:14 pm

From Paper to AIMS: Automating the Anesthesia Record

April 24, 2018 4:00-5:00pm ET.(Surgical Information Systems) (Source: HSR Information Central)

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 3:26 am

Medical News Today: Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain

Opioids are routinely given after surgery to help minimize pain. However, according to new research, opioids may increase the risk of chronic pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Predicting Delirium After Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults Predicting Delirium After Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults

What factors might put elderly cardiac surgery patients at risk of postoperative delirium?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 18 April 2018 | 10:14 pm

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors

More cancer survivors prescribed five or more unique medications, including those with abuse potential (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 18 April 2018 | 11:00 am

Anesthetized by chloroform before hanging - Vadysinghe AN, Sivasubramanium M.

We present a unique case of suicidal hanging. The deceased was a 31-year-old male who was found hanging from a tree in a dense thicket, with his lower limbs in contact with the ground (partial suspension). There was an apparatus similar to a facial mask pl... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 18 April 2018 | 10:42 am

Morton's Neuroma

Title: Morton's NeuromaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 18 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Having fully stocked cart to treat malignant hyperthermia during labor not cost-beneficial

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Maintaining a stocked cart, with a full supply of the life-saving drug dantrolene, to treat malignant hyperthermia, a rare but potentially fatal adverse reaction to general anesthesia, may not be cost-beneficial in hospital maternity units where the incidence of the reaction is low, according to a new paper published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 10:00 pm

Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that anesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

(Mayo Clinic) A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges among people who had anesthesia several times as small children: Although their intelligence is comparable, they score modestly lower on tests measuring fine motor skills, and their parents are more likely to report behavioral and learning problems. The findings are published in Anesthesiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 17 April 2018 | 10:00 pm

Neuroscience Education, Motor Control Training Ease Spinal Pain

Pain neuroscience education, targeted motor control training more effective for chronic spinal pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 11:00 am

NY pulls statue of doctor who tested on black women without anesthesia

Through his torturous techniques, Dr James Marion Sims invented the speculum, which is still used by gynecologists, as well as a way to fix a tear between the uterus and bladder during childbirth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 10:58 am

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide. Psychiatrists were cautiously optimistic about the anesthetic's potential... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 8:04 am

‘ The NHS has always been there ’

The first person to be born in the NHS, nearly 70 years ago, addressed health delegates in Brighton this week, with a striking observation. “I worry that, for the majority of people, the NHS has always been there,” said Aneira Thomas. “They don’t remember a time before it, or they were not born then. “And perhaps the further from that historic day we get, the easier it is to take the NHS for granted, and for expectations to get too high. “There are often negative views about A&E waiting times,” she added. “It appears that as a country we are less grateful that we have an A&E and ambulances to take us there – with no fee to pay.” As UNISON and many others prepare to celebrate the NHS’s 70th anniversary this year, Ms Thomas spoke of the night in 1948 when he...

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 3:05 am

Safety Info for Opioids Found Lacking

Title: Safety Info for Opioids Found LackingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 17 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

Title: Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Understanding Infusion Pumps Understanding Infusion Pumps

This article discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages of the various types of infusion pumps, their monitoring capabilities, and potential for error.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 April 2018 | 11:14 pm

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?

Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, but because of their location next to vital structures, the potential complications can be higher. Similarly, midline injuries tend to be less risk for complications than l...

Posted on 15 April 2018 | 6:37 pm

Ketamine 'shows promise' in treating depression

Trials using nasal spray esketamine showed rapid improvement in depressive symptoms Related items fromOnMedica Management of depression: non-pharmacological Management of depression: pharmacological Diagnosis and evaluation of depression in adults Anaesthetists call for protection of ketamine Surge in antidepressant prescriptions for fourth year running (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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Posted on 15 April 2018 | 6:00 pm

Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that anesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

But multiple doses before age 3 may mean problems with behavior, fine motor skills later in life ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges among people who had anesthesia [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)

Posted on 15 April 2018 | 6:00 pm

TAP Block Cuts Post-Op Opioid Need in Bariatric Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Less rescue medication needed and shorter length of stay with local anesthesia technique (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

Posted on 14 April 2018 | 12:35 pm

The 25 highest  and lowest-paid jobs in the Seattle area

Seattle may consider itself a tech hub, but health care is where the highest-paying jobs are. The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows anesthesiologists and OB/GYNs are at the high-end of big earners. The Puget Sound Business Journal crunched the numbers to determine the 25 highest-paid professions by annual salary. The figures cover the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area. Health care professions account for 11 of the 25 highest-paying occupations. While this sector may be the highest-paid,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 13 April 2018 | 12:07 pm

Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

Title: Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 April 2018 | 1:00 am

A Traditionally Circumcising Society in Tanzania Welcomes the HIV Prevention Benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

April 12, 2018Since 2011, IntraHealth International has reached more than 960,000 boys and men in Tanzania with VMMC.  “A circumcised male is expected to be very brave and not display any sign of fear,” says Moses Matiko. “During traditional circumcision, he is expected to stay still and not show he is experiencing pain. There are selected community members who watch to see that he observes the rules.”Moses grew up in Tarime District in Mara, a region in northeast Tanzania, and is part of the Kurya society. For Kurya clans, traditional circumcision like Moses describes —usually with no painkillers and performed in large groups—is an important cultural practice that marks the transition from being a boy to becoming a man.  Traditional circumcision, common in some parts of Tanz...

Posted on 12 April 2018 | 2:00 pm

Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner Now Backs Marijuana Legalization, Joins Cannabis Company Board

Title: Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner Now Backs Marijuana Legalization, Joins Cannabis Company BoardCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 12 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Consequences of Continuing ACEIs/ARBs in the Preop Period Consequences of Continuing ACEIs/ARBs in the Preop Period

Patients using ACEIs or ARBs have been reported to be prone to hypotension during the administration of anesthesia. Should these drugs be discontinued in patients undergoing surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 11 April 2018 | 10:14 pm

Babies feel pain at 21 weeks: Doctors say that open fetal surgery should include anesthesia for the fetus

(Natural News) What babies experience in the womb has long been the subject of debate, but experts who don’t have a vested interest in carrying out abortions are being increasingly vocal about the fact that a fetus does feel pain from much earlier than many people would like to believe. A new study from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 11 April 2018 | 4:53 am

Education, Depression, Pain Associated With Opioid Misuse

Illicit drug use also a significant predictor of misuse in adults ≥ 50 taking opioids for chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 10 April 2018 | 11:00 am

Medical News Today: What causes calf muscle pain?

Calf muscle pain is often caused by overuse or a sports injury. However, it can also indicate an underlying medical issue, including deep vein thrombosis or diabetic neuropathy. Learn more about the causes of calf muscle pain, as well as what stretches can provide relief and when you should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 10 April 2018 | 5:00 am

As Prince Phillip has surgery at 96, doctors say you're NEVER too old for a new hip!

Like the Duke of Edinburgh, many pensioners will undergo hip operations in their tenth decade. But, now, the life-changing op no longer needs general anaesthetic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted on 9 April 2018 | 5:03 pm

FDA OKs Exparel for Pain Relief After Shoulder Surgery FDA OKs Exparel for Pain Relief After Shoulder Surgery

Clinical trial data do not support the general use of Exparel for regional nerve blocks for analgesia after procedures other than shoulder surgery, the FDA said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 9 April 2018 | 2:12 pm

How Do You Fix A Broken Nail?

Discussion Distal digits, especially of the hand, are important as they provide support for pinching and grip, give tactile sensation and contribute to cosmesis. Trauma to the distal digit and nailbed ranges from significant trauma with digital crush injuries or amputation to minor broken nails causing only annoyance. Most injuries especially in children involve the hand especially the middle finger. The dominant hand is more common if the child has a hand-preference. Usually they occur indoors especially being caused by being pinched by a door. Significant trauma requires surgical intervention and may require specialty surgical intervention by a hand specialist. Survival rates for distal digital amputations with re-implantation vary based on several factors. A 2011 systematic review of f...

Posted on 8 April 2018 | 6:14 pm

No-Notice Incidents: Expanding Traditional Roles to Address Patient Surge

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 04/2018 This two-page tip sheet is part of a series from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) for hospitals and other healthcare facilities planning for no-notice incident response, based on healthcare system lessons learned from recent no-notice incidents. As part of their planning, healthcare facilities should consider planning for specialty providers and other personnel to assume non-traditional roles to help address the patient surge. This document provides tips on Non-Traditional Roles of Anesthesiologists, and Non-Traditional Roles of Other Personnel. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

Posted on 7 April 2018 | 9:30 am

Medical News Today: Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest

A bubbling or gurgling feeling in the chest may have many possible causes. Causes could include asthma, atrial fibrillation, bronchitis, a collapsed lung, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or in rarer cases, a lung tumor. Learn more about the possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 7 April 2018 | 4:00 am

Atrium CEO addresses lawsuits, media 'noise' in employee memo

Atrium Health CEO Gene Woods reached out to his employees Thursday in the midst of two separate lawsuits tied to contract disputes. In recent weeks, the Charlotte health-care system, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, has been named in a lawsuit by Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, an affiliate of publicly traded Mednax (NYSE: MD). It also faces legal action from 92 physicians at Mecklenburg Medical Group, its largest p hysician practice. Both are tied to ongoing contract disputes. Atrium… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Posted on 6 April 2018 | 8:30 am

Southeast Anesthesiology: ‘Facts will speak’ in lawsuit against Atrium Health

Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is looking forward to presenting its case against Atrium Health in court. The anesthesiology provider and the Charlotte-based health-care system are engaged in a legal battle over its contract — and Atrium’s decision to sign with a new provider. Southeast, an affiliate of publicly traded Mednax (NYSE: MD), filed a lawsuit against Atrium Health on March 26. This we ek, Atrium, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, countered that lawsuit with one of its own,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

Posted on 6 April 2018 | 4:15 am

Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment in Children Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment in Children

In this commentary, the authors explore current controversies surrounding the possible long-term neurodevelopmental effects of anesthesia on young children. Where do we go from here?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 5 April 2018 | 10:14 pm

Intrathecal Morphine and Postop Pain in Knee Arthroplasty Intrathecal Morphine and Postop Pain in Knee Arthroplasty

Is intrathecal morphine effective in reducing postoperative pain in total knee arthroplasty patients? How does it impact circulating levels of analgesic endocannabinoids?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 April 2018 | 10:14 pm

Marijuana Legalization May Reduce Opioid Use

Implementation of adult - use marijuana laws linked to 6.38 percent lower rate of opioid prescribing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 4 April 2018 | 11:00 am

Older Americans Support Medical Marijuana: Poll

Title: Older Americans Support Medical Marijuana: PollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 3 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Could Medical Pot Help Curb the Opioid Abuse Crisis?

Title: Could Medical Pot Help Curb the Opioid Abuse Crisis?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 3 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Ketamine being considered as a potential new treatment for depression

(Natural News) In an effort to look for new forms of treatment for the seemingly worsening problem of depression and mental illness in the country, a group of researchers have come up with a potential solution: none other than ketamine, a known synthetic compound that is used as an anesthetic and analgesic drug. It has been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 2 April 2018 | 4:46 pm

ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize

Title: ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They RealizeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 2 April 2018 | 1:00 am

March 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for March 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Posted on 1 April 2018 | 10:15 pm

Myocardial Protection by GIK in On-Pump Cardiac Surgery Myocardial Protection by GIK in On-Pump Cardiac Surgery

Can pretreatment with an IV infusion of glucose-insulin-potassium attenuate postcardiotomy ventricular dysfunction and improve outcome in patients undergoing open-heart surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 1 April 2018 | 10:14 pm

Medical News Today: How much will this hurt? Brain waves may hold the answer

By measuring brain waves, it might soon be possible to predict who will respond more sensitively to pain. The secret, it seems, lies in our alpha waves. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 1 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Marijuana Commission's Carlos Roman Defends Panel's Choices

Dr. Carlos Roman, the Little Rock anesthesiologist and pain management specialist who has found himself in the storm of controversy surrounding the state’s issuance of licenses to grow medical marijuana disputes what he calls the “false narrative” about his scoring of the applicants and defended the honesty of the commission. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)

Posted on 31 March 2018 | 4:15 pm

Crescita Announces Launch of Pliaglis in U.S.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 29, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CTX) ("Crescita" or "the Company"), a commercial dermatology company with a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products an... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, Product Launch Crescita Therapeutics, Pliaglis, lidocaine, tetracaine, dermal anaesthesia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

Posted on 29 March 2018 | 9:19 am

Health Tip: Repairing Your Hernia

Title: Health Tip: Repairing Your HerniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 29 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Dexmedetomidine Prevents AKI After Adult Cardiac Surgery Dexmedetomidine Prevents AKI After Adult Cardiac Surgery

Acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery is a serious complication. Might perioperative administration of dexmedetomidine reduce the risk in adult patients?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 28 March 2018 | 10:14 pm

Atrium exec: Lawsuit over anesthesia contract ‘misleading, inaccurate’

Atrium Health defended its decision on Wednesday to contract with a new anesthesia provider — and called a lawsuit questioning the move misleading and inaccurate. The Charlotte-based health-care system signed a deal with Scope Anesthesia of North Carolina late last year. That decision was spurred by 18 months of failed contract talks with current provider Southeast Anesthesiology Consu ltants, says Ken Haynes, chief operating officer for Atrium. Southeast, affiliated companies and Dr. Russell… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

Posted on 28 March 2018 | 3:13 pm

Milestone Scientific wins Health Canada license for epidural drug-delivery system

Health Canada issued a medical device license to Milestone Scientific (NYSE:MLSS) this week for the company’s CompuFlo Epidural computer-controlled anesthesia system. The Livingston, N.J.-based company developed CompuFlo Epidural to use dynamic pressure sensing to help anesthesiologists correctly identify the epidural space and reduce complications in real-time. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Milestone Scientific wins Health Canada license for epidural drug-delivery system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

Posted on 27 March 2018 | 12:12 pm

Southeast Anesthesiology sues Atrium Health over canceled contract

A contract battle over anesthesia services at Charlotte-area hospitals has landed in court. Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, affiliated companies and Dr. Russell Sauder filed that lawsuit on Monday.   It alleges Atrium Health, Dr. Thomas Wherry and his companies Total Anesthesia Solutions and Scope Anesthesia of North Carolina have harmed Southeast Anesthesiology “through a scheme to restrain trade in the community and misappropriate plaintiffs’ trade secrets and confidential and propriet ary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Posted on 27 March 2018 | 9:49 am

Hijacking the Endogenous Opioid System to Treat Pain Hijacking the Endogenous Opioid System to Treat Pain

Learn how our understanding of the endogenous opioid system has evolved, and find out what it means to the field of pain management.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 26 March 2018 | 10:15 pm

Anthem Policy on Cataract Surgery Stirs Debate: HealthLeaders Media

(MedPage Today) -- Also, clinicians voice concerns about Anthem anesthesia policy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Posted on 26 March 2018 | 4:00 pm

Eye-tracking device reveals cost of reading interruptions

Interrupting radiologists as they examined medical images significantly increased...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill Night shifts take a toll on radiologist performance Radiologists face constant interruptions during daily work Hold the phone: Interruptions harm accuracy of residents Frequent interruptions bedevil on-call radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

Posted on 26 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Targeted Genotyping for Chronic Postsurgical Pain Targeted Genotyping for Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Are there specific genetic factors that might identify patients at greater risk of chronic postsurgical pain?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 10:03 pm

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise in Fibromyalgia

Improvement in fibromyalgia impact questionnaire scores was greater for combined tai chi groups (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 11:00 am

Woman Dies From Bee Sting Acupuncture

Title: Woman Dies From Bee Sting AcupunctureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Gabapentin vs. Tramadol

Title: Gabapentin vs. TramadolCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Gabapentin vs. Baclofen

Title: Gabapentin vs. BaclofenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

Title: Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Tai Chi Beats Aerobics for Fibromyalgia Pain

Title: Tai Chi Beats Aerobics for Fibromyalgia PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Cardiac Arrest in the OR: Special Perioperative Situations Cardiac Arrest in the OR: Special Perioperative Situations

Review management of several perioperative emergencies that are likely to be immediately life threatening, including anaphylaxis, tension pneumothorax, malignant hyperthermia, and more.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 10:14 pm

Curbing Abuse in the OR: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, opioid abuse linked to readmission (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 4:35 pm

March Madness: Boston Scientific Continues Buying Spree

Boston Scientific is set to acquire NxThera, a urology specialist, for about $406 million. The transaction consists of an upfront cash payment of $306 million, and up to an additional $100 million in potential commercial milestone payments over the next four years. The deal is set to close in the second quarter of 2018. Maple Grove, MN-based NxThera has developed and commercialized the Rezūm system, which is a minimally invasive therapy for the treatment of symptoms arising from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The system was cleared by FDA in 2015 and has CE mark. Treatment with the Rezūm system is typically performed in a physician's office without general anesthesia and uses water vapor to remove excess prostate tissue thereby alleviating obstruction to flow, which helps reduce B...

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 11:24 am

Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

Title: Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Ankle Pain

Title: Ankle PainCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 21 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Medical News Today: What could be causing my collarbone pain?

Collarbone pain is common. Some causes are easy to manage, while others require emergency treatment. Learn more about symptoms and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 20 March 2018 | 10:00 am

Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of inner thigh pain

Pain in the inner thigh can have many causes including injury, menstruation, or a hernia. Learn more about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 20 March 2018 | 6:00 am

Pain management in low-resource settings -- anesthesiologists advocate for increased access

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Increasing the availability of effective pain management in low- to middle-income countries will be an essential part of ongoing efforts to expand global access to safe surgery and anesthesia, according to a special article in the April issue of Anesthesia& Analgesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 19 March 2018 | 10:00 pm

Featured Review: Vertebroplasty for treating spinal fractures due to osteoporosis

High quality evidence shows that vertebroplasty does not provide more clinically important benefits than placebo but may cause people harm.Osteoporosis is characterised by thin, fragile bones and may result in minimal trauma fractures of the spine bones (vertebrae). They can cause severe pain and disability. Vertebroplasty involves injecting medical-grade cement into a fractured vertebra through a needle, under light sedation or general anaesthesia. The cement hardens in the bone space to form an internal cast. This procedure has been widely used to treat osteoporotic vertebral fractures, although two placebo-controlled trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009 found that the benefits were no greater than placebo. Since then three further placebo-controlled trials hav...

Posted on 19 March 2018 | 12:53 pm

Better Outcomes Seen With Multimodal Analgesia for Joint Replacement Better Outcomes Seen With Multimodal Analgesia for Joint Replacement

Multimodal pain management is associated with fewer perioperative complications, less opioid use and shorter hospital stays, according to a database study of more than 1.5 million joint replacements.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

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Posted on 19 March 2018 | 12:40 pm

BD to divest stake in Vyaire Medical to Apax Partners in $435m deal

Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today it agreed to divest itself of its minority stake in respiratory solutions joint venture Vyaire Medical to joint manager Apax Partners in a deal worth $435 million. The sale will put Vyaire Medical, which Apax and BD formed in 2016 around BD’s ventilation, respiratory diagnostics, vital signs and AirLife businesses, under direct control by the Apax Funds. “Since the Apax Funds acquired a majority stake in Vyaire Medical in October 2016, strong progress has been made by the business. A new senior management team led by CEO Dave Mowry has established key functions, delivered operational improvements, upgraded commercial capabilities and made two accretive acquisitions. It was on the basis of this progress, and the promise that we continue ...

Posted on 19 March 2018 | 11:41 am

Single tooth anesthesia versus conventional anesthesia: a cross-over study

ConclusionThe STA technique resulted in lower pain, discomfort, and lower intensity of physiological parameters. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

Posted on 16 March 2018 | 8:30 am

Advancing Patient Safety in Airway Management Advancing Patient Safety in Airway Management

Which major advances in airway management have positively impacted patient safety in recent years?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 March 2018 | 10:15 pm

Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestation

(University of Seville) From the second trimester of pregnancy, the future baby already shows signs of pain when given a harmful stimulus or as a response to stress. In response to this confirmation, the researchers indicate the need to anesthetize the fetus during open fetal surgery, OFS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 15 March 2018 | 10:00 pm

Researchers advise the use of anaesthesia in foetuses from 21 weeks of gestation

(University of Seville) From the second trimester of pregnancy, the future baby already shows signs of pain when given a harmful stimulus or as a response to stress. In response to this confirmation, the researchers indicate the need to anaesthetise the foetus during open foetal surgery, OFS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 15 March 2018 | 10:00 pm

Urinary Retention

Title: Urinary RetentionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/12/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 15 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Longer-Term Effects of Anesthesia and Analgesia After Total Knee Replacement

No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)

Posted on 14 March 2018 | 11:09 pm

A Visual Aid for Optimal Positioning for Spinal Anesthesia A Visual Aid for Optimal Positioning for Spinal Anesthesia

Can use of a visual image in conjunction with verbal instructions improve successful positioning for neuraxial blockade?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 March 2018 | 10:14 pm

Bradford man woke up in the middle of surgery

Fenn Settle claims he had to urinate on the operating table at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to gain the attention of surgeons when his general anaesthetic wore off during surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 14 March 2018 | 5:11 am

BRAIN DRAIN: Anesthesia shown to destroy cognitive performance in adults

(Natural News) It is common procedure for patients undergoing major surgeries to first receive a specialized dose of anesthesia in order to put them to “sleep.” But the long-term cognitive effects of exposure to such drugs appears to be detrimental, according to a new study published in the journal Anaesthesia. For their paper, researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Posted on 14 March 2018 | 4:09 am

Novel use for drug reduces post-operative nausea and vomiting

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) An innovative use for a known drug is showing promise as an effective treatment for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 13 March 2018 | 10:00 pm

Opioid Receipt Up for Teens With Mental Health Conditions

Teens with pre - existing mental health conditions, tx more likely to transition to long - term opioid use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 13 March 2018 | 11:00 am

For some surgeries, nerve blocks mean better outcomes (and fewer opioids)

A type of regional anesthesia used for musculoskeletal surgeries, nerve blocks offer less pain and a better recovery with few side effects. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)

Posted on 13 March 2018 | 9:45 am

Medical News Today: Have scientists found an answer to chronic pain?

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition that affects up to 1 in 10 Americans. Researchers untangle the pathways involved and design a potential treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 13 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Pediatric Anesthetist Skills Checklist

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Posted on 9 March 2018 | 1:55 pm

Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury Multimodality Neuromonitoring in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury

This article describes various neuromonitoring techniques used to guide the management of patients with TBI. What is the latest evidence and expert consensus guidelines for neuromonitoring?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 8 March 2018 | 10:05 pm

Abiomed agrees to pay $3m to settle kickbacks allegations

Federal prosecutors said today that Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) agreed to pony up more than $3 million to settle allegations that it wined and dined physicians to induce them to use its Impella heart pump. The U.S. Justice Dept. said that Danvers-based Abiomed agreed to settle the allegations for $3.1 million after a whistleblower’s lawsuit – which is still under seal at the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts – accused the company of buying meals for doctors “at some of the country’s most expensive restaurants, including Menton in Boston, Nobu in Los Angeles, Spago in Beverly Hills, and Eleven Madison Park in New York City.” Abiomed managers approved the expenses for meals during which “attendees ordered alcohol in an amount inconsistent with legitimate scienti...

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Posted on 8 March 2018 | 11:02 am

Medical News Today: What causes chest pain on the right side?

Right-sided chest pain can be caused by many different conditions, illnesses, and injuries. We look at 17 causes and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 8 March 2018 | 1:00 am

Cardiac Arrest in the OR: Resuscitation and Management Cardiac Arrest in the OR: Resuscitation and Management

This article reviews common causes and management of cardiac arrest and periprocedural crises that occur in the operating room, from the perspective of the anesthesiologist.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 7 March 2018 | 10:14 pm

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

Title: Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 7 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Medical News Today: What causes pain behind the knee?

Pain in the back of the knee can have many causes, including Baker's cyst and muscle injuries. Learn more about causes, how to treat it, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 6 March 2018 | 10:00 am

Reimbursement Trends for Medical Devices in Japan

In conclusion, with the regulatory review speed by Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) becoming competitive with FDA for PMA devices and the time to reimbursement being about a year after regulatory clearance with 80% of U.S. list price, Japan might be the best market, after the United States, to enter as an international market for many new companies. For 510(k) devices, the speed of reimbursement will be the same, although the speed to regulatory clearance remains a challenge. How soon a U.S. manufacturer submits the regulatory submission to PMDA is still the most substantial gap in term of commercialization speed between the two countries. This analysis shows that when it comes to companies’ strategy in Japan, the sooner they act, the better.       (Source:...

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Posted on 5 March 2018 | 9:08 pm

Level of inflammation could help predict effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy for major depression

FINDINGSPeople with major depression that has not been well controlled by medications and who have a biomarker in their blood indicating a higher level of inflammation may benefit more than people with less inflammation from electroconvulsive therapy to ease symptoms of their depression, according to a new UCLA study.BACKGROUNDInflammatory molecules in the blood, such as C-reactive protein and interleukin 6, are associated with depression, and higher levels of inflammation predict that people won ’t respond as well to antidepressant medications as other people do.Scientists wanted to see if levels of inflammatory molecules could predict how well people with treatment-resistant depression would respond to electroconvulsive therapy. ECT, which involves a brief electrical stimulation of the...

Posted on 5 March 2018 | 11:16 am

Medical News Today: Hold my hand: Touching may ease pain by syncing brainwaves

A new study examines what happens in the brains of romantic partners as one of them is going through physical pain and the other is trying to comfort them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 5 March 2018 | 9:00 am

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails – podcast

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year.•Read the text version hereSubscribe viaAudioboom,iTunes,Soundcloud,Mixcloud,Acast&Sticherand join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

Posted on 5 March 2018 | 5:00 am

Medical News Today: Why do nipples become hard?

We take a look at why nipples become hard and sometimes painful. Learn more about the possible causes of pain and when to see a doctor, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 2 March 2018 | 10:00 am

Medical News Today: Exercises for a pinched nerve in your hip

Learn about the symptoms and treatment for a pinched nerve in the hip, including home remedies and exercises. We also talk about when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 2 March 2018 | 7:00 am

Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?

Title: Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 2 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Improving Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessments Improving Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessments

This study defined the cardiac risks of individual operations, demonstrating how grouping operations leads to imprecision.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 1 March 2018 | 10:14 pm

Cutting Out Gluten May Help Some Battle Nerve Pain

Title: Cutting Out Gluten May Help Some Battle Nerve PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 1 March 2018 | 12:00 am

Perioperative Hypoxemic Events in Patients With Sleep Apnea Perioperative Hypoxemic Events in Patients With Sleep Apnea

This study compared two regimens generally considered suitable for OSA patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 28 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

Multimodal approach to pain management reduces opioids, prescriptions after joint replacement

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) A multimodal approach to pain management (using two or more different methods or medications to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone was associated with a decrease in opioid use, opioid prescriptions and common opioid-related complications in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacements, according to a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 28 February 2018 | 10:00 pm

Repeated anesthesia in infancy increases anxiety-linked behavior in nonhuman primates

(Emory Health Sciences) Animals exposed to anesthesia 3x in infancy later displayed increased anxiety-linked behaviors such as scratching, self-touching and self-grooming when under mild stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

Posted on 28 February 2018 | 10:00 pm

Seven Hills Anesthesia CEO focuses on growth while staying independent

Mark Grossman, who became the first CEO of Seven Hills Anesthesia in July, said one of the first things he asked when interviewing for the job was whether the physician group intended to remain independent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 28 February 2018 | 8:34 am

Low Risk of Serotonin Syndrome for Triptans + SSRI/SNRI

Researchers question FDA advisory warning on risk of concomitant use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 27 February 2018 | 11:00 am

Group CBT, Pain Education Improve Pain, Physical Function

Simplified group cognitive behavioral tx and education improved chronic pain in outpatient clinics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 26 February 2018 | 6:00 pm

Knee Pain, Functional Impairment Associated With Depression

In elderly Japanese, difficulty putting on, taking off socks, pain at night linked to depressive symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 26 February 2018 | 11:00 am

New research looks to reduce side effects in commonly used drugs

New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anaesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects. One in five Australians experience chronic pain, and 250,000 Australians live with epilepsy, 40 per cent of which are children. (Source: World Pharma News)

Posted on 26 February 2018 | 4:00 am

Anthem Calls on Eye Surgeons to Monitor Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery Anthem Calls on Eye Surgeons to Monitor Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery

The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand during the common surgery.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 23 February 2018 | 11:19 am

NHS seeks Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthetics or Cardiology - Oxford, UK

Job Reference: 918-RX2446Employer:NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)Department:  Clinical DirectorateLocation:   OxfordSalary: £30,605 to £48,123 paApplications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiology or Anaesthetics. This post is funded by NHSBT, and will be based in the Oxford Blood Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. It is a fixed term post for 2 years or 3 years part time.This post will see you work alongside teams carrying out a programme of clinical research to assess alternatives and adjuncts to transfusion to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are at risk of serious or life-threatening bleeding.This work will build on the work of an established research group, who plan to perform four complex (network meta-analysis) systematic reviews on use...

Posted on 22 February 2018 | 10:16 pm

Malignant Hyperthermia in the Post-Genomics Era Malignant Hyperthermia in the Post-Genomics Era

This review summarizes the latest evidence on the genetics of malignant hyperthermia susceptibility, guidelines for genetic diagnosis, and the limitations of current genetic screening.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 22 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

NHS seeks Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthetics or Orthopaedics - Oxford, UK

NHS seeks Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthetics or OrthopaedicsJob Reference:918-RX2435Employer:NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)Department:   Clinical DirectorateLocation:    OxfordSalary: £30,605 to £48,123 paApplications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Orthopaedics or Anaesthetics. This post is funded by NHSBT, and will be based in the Oxford Blood Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. It is a fixed term post for 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time.This post will see you work alongside teams carrying out a programme of clinical research to assess alternatives and adjuncts to transfusion to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are at risk of serious or life-threatening bleeding.This work will build on the work of an established research group, who...

Posted on 22 February 2018 | 10:08 pm

Anesthesia may cause memory problems

Researchers at The University of Wisconsin-Madison linked anesthesia with a slight decline in memory. The findings were published in the journal Anaesthesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 22 February 2018 | 4:05 pm

Medical News Today: Why do I have pain in my upper thigh?

Learn about different causes of upper thigh pain, from injuries to nerve problems. We look at the associated symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 22 February 2018 | 1:00 pm

Nigeria:Time to Increase Doctors Retirement Age

[Daily Trust] "Op finished," announced the General Surgeon, signalling to the anaesthetic team that the surgery was over. The General Surgeon, Dr David has 35 years of surgical experience under his belt. Dr David, having been put out to pasture at 60, is now 67 and is engaged by government as a contract doctor. He was called in by the gynaecological team when they realized the patient would need a General Surgeon's attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Posted on 22 February 2018 | 4:26 am

Some Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get Relief

Title: Some Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Dose and Still Get ReliefCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 22 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Long-duration GA Influences the Intelligence of Children Long-duration GA Influences the Intelligence of Children

This study assessed the short- and long-term impact of general anesthesia of various durations on intellectual development and cognitive performance in school age children.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 21 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

Perioperative Considerations Patients With T2DM on SGLT2i Perioperative Considerations Patients With T2DM on SGLT2i

SGLT2 inhibitors create new management challenges for anesthesiologists. What are the unique considerations for diabetic patients taking these agents perioperatively?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 21 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

Can surgery and anaesthesia affect memory?

(Wiley) Findings from a new Anaesthesia study suggest that patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 21 February 2018 | 10:00 pm

Antidepressant response within hours? Experts weigh evidence on ketamine as fast-acting treatment for depression in Harvard Review of Psychiatry

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Recent studies suggest that ketamine, a widely used anesthetic agent, could offer a wholly new approach to treating severe depression -- producing an antidepressant response in hours rather than weeks. Two reviews of recent evidence on ketamine and related drugs for treating depression appear in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 21 February 2018 | 10:00 pm

Anthem: anesthesiologists 'unneeded' for some operations  

Insurance company Anthem has issued new guidelines suggesting that ophthalmologists administer and monster anesthesia while looking through microscopes to operate on eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted on 21 February 2018 | 1:27 pm

Foot Pain

Title: Foot PainCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/13/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 21 February 2018 | 12:00 am

HSIB warning over medication errors across NHS

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will review the processes for giving medication to NHS patients after a child was given an oral anaesthetic intravenously by mistake. (Source: HSJ)

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 11:00 pm

Fatal Opioid ODs Drop for People Treated While Jailed

Title: Fatal Opioid ODs Drop for People Treated While JailedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Biomarkers ID'd for Anesthesia-Related Neural Damage

(MedPage Today) -- Rising neurofilament light, tau levels after surgery suggest neuronal injury (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 11:30 am

How long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth? | Michael Brooks

A revolution is coming in our relationship with ‘lower’ creatures, provoked by a greater knowledge of their cognition. Labour’s new plans for animal welfare are just a startScientific insight is a powerful thing, but will it ever override the human lust for health, prosperity and, saddest of all, convenience? This question entered my head as I read of the Labour party ’s newly announcedpolicies for animal welfare“informed and underpinned by the latest evidence on animal sentience”. Such an approach would lead to laudable bans on foie gras imports and nonsensical badger culling. But let ’s be careful what we wish for: further down the line, it would also lead to some uncomfortable dilemmas. In fact, how we redraw our relationship with animals promises to be one of the dominant...

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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 5:02 pm

Edmonton dentist guilty of unprofessional conduct in case that left girl brain-damaged

An Edmonton dentist whose five-year-old patient suffered a permanent brain injury is guilty of failing to provide appropriate care during treatment in his office that involved anesthesia, the Alberta Dental Association and College has ruled. (Source: CBC | Health)

Posted on 16 February 2018 | 1:28 pm

Pacira shares fall after FDA committee rejects expanded use for Exparel pain drug

Shares in Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:PCRX) fell nearly -16% today after a panel of experts convened by the FDA voted against an expanded use for Pacira’s injectable pain drug. The pharmaceutical company previously submitted an application seeking to use the local anesthetic as a regional pain-killer. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pacira shares fall after FDA committee rejects expanded use for Exparel pain drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

Posted on 16 February 2018 | 11:04 am

Efficacy of Articaine versus Lidocaine in Supplemental Infiltration for Mandibular First versus Second Molars with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial

ConclusionsThe success rate for IANB with 4% articaine was 25%. Articaine and lidocaine had similar success rates for supplemental infiltration in first molars, whereas articaine was significantly more successful for second molars. However, because BI often did not provide profound pulpal anesthesia, additional techniques including intraosseous anesthesia may still be required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

Posted on 16 February 2018 | 7:09 am

Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill

Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

Posted on 16 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Aleve (naproxen) vs. Celebrex (celecoxib)

Title: Aleve (naproxen) vs. Celebrex (celecoxib)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 16 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Cerebral Oxygenation During Infant and Neonatal Anesthesia Cerebral Oxygenation During Infant and Neonatal Anesthesia

This study aimed to determine the incidence of low cerebral oxygenation during general anesthesia in infants. Might cerebral desaturation be a potential cause of later cognitive impairment?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 10:15 pm

At AAAS, Brown explains how statistics, neuroscience improve anesthesiology

(Picower Institute at MIT) Dr. Emery Brown, an MIT neuroscientist and MGH anesthesiologist, has combined scientific and statistical methods to put the brain at the center of anesthesiology practice. By deciphering and monitoring EEG readings in real time he can more optimally dose patients under general anesthesia. He's presenting at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting, Friday Feb. 16. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 10:00 pm

McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation

How does the McGrath MAC video laryngoscope compare with the Airway Scope and Macintosh laryngoscope for routine nasotracheal intubation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

Doctors flock to Twitter to post Valentine's Day rhymes

Posting under the hashtag #medicalvalentine, dozens of creative versions have been posted on Twitter. A Devon-based anaesthetist used the hashtag to make a joke around a technique used in trauma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted on 14 February 2018 | 8:51 am

Treating Depression Found to Up Successful Opioid Cessation

Taking antidepressants helped non - cancer pain patients successfully stop long - term opioid use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 13 February 2018 | 11:00 am

Rob Kass and Byron Yu to discuss advanced techniques for understanding brain function

(Carnegie Mellon University) The session will feature examples of the ways cutting-edge statistical methods are contributing important new insights; explore how statistical data analysis is helpful in understanding the mechanisms of anesthesia and loss of consciousness; and demonstrate the use of a brain-computer interface for illuminating how neurons work in the brain and providing better treatment options for paralyzed patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 10:00 pm

Could a Disinfecting Robot Help Tackle HAIs?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that “on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.” Given such risk to patients, let alone the cost of treatment, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking to for ways to reduce these numbers. One solution, a disinfecting robot employing short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UVC), is designed to disinfect an entire room in one cycle. A recent study explored some of the challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome them. “The CDC recently stated that C. diff rates are at an all-time high, and hospital-acquired infections continue to cost health care facilities precious lives and dollars,” explained Chuck Dunn, CEO and President of Tru-D SmartUVC. Th...

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 9:17 pm

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras

Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an ambulance, but there was no such thing. The patient was a little girl with a deep slice to her foot. "I had my first aid kit with me and I could bandage, but this girl needed ...

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 8:55 pm

It ’s very rare to wake up during a general anaesthetic | Letters

Anaesthetists respond to a recent Guardian articleAccidental awareness (when a patient becomes conscious during a general anaesthetic) is an incredibly important issue to both patients and anaesthetists (The long read, 9 February). Patients undergoing surgery can be assured that it is highly uncommon to wake up during a general anaesthetic.The largest ever research study (NAP5) performed on this topic was carried out in 2014 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. It showed that approximately one person in 20,000 reported awareness, and it most commonly occurred before surgery started or after it finished.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 11:07 am

Opioid Maker Stops Marketing the Painkillers to Doctors

Title: Opioid Maker Stops Marketing the Painkillers to DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Miracle balloon is saving babies from stillbirth

The procedure takes place at about 28 weeks into pregnancy, with the mother under local anaesthetic and the baby given a general anaesthetic administered via a tiny needle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted on 10 February 2018 | 3:05 pm

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-AdamsWhen Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed and get as much rest as possible before the baby came. But her blood pressure kept rising – this condition, known as pre-eclampsia, is not uncommon but can lead to sometimes-fatal complications – and the doctors decided to induce the birth. When her cervix failed to dilate properly after 17 hours of labour, they decided instead to deliver the child by caesarean section under general anaesthetic. Rachel remembers being wheeled into the operating theatre. She remembe...

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 11:00 pm

Kenya:Joy as KNH Medics Successfully Replant 17-Year-Old Boy's Severed Hand

[Nairobi News] A team of 15 surgeons, anesthetists and nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital have successfully reattached the hand of a 17-year-old boy which was severed by a chaff cutter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 10:39 pm

Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients

What impact does the perioperative administration of gabapentin have on reduction of postoperative pain, opioid use, and delirium in surgical patients over 65?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

Medical News Today: What is this pain in my lower right abdomen?

We look at a number of different causes of pain, ranging in severity, in the lower right abdomen. We also examine when treatment is required. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 8:00 am

More Caution on General Anesthesia in Stroke Thrombectomy More Caution on General Anesthesia in Stroke Thrombectomy

Results from subanalysis of the DEFUSE 3 trial has reinforced concerns about performing the endovascular procedure for acute ischemic stroke under general anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted on 8 February 2018 | 7:25 am

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

Title: Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Baclofen vs, Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)

Title: Baclofen vs, Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: Study

Title: Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Baclofen and Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)

Title: Baclofen and Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Guidelines for Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Guidelines for Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

New guidelines which detail the optimal management of anticoagulation during the conduct of cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass have been developed by an expert working group.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 7 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

Contrast Agent Reactions: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, docs devise program to help opioid addicts (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)

Posted on 7 February 2018 | 3:35 pm

Plants pass out from human-use anesthetics, experts say

A team of researchers studied how plants, such as the Venus flytrap, are affected by general anesthetic drugs, including those used on humans. Every time, the plants went unconscious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 5 February 2018 | 5:44 pm

Could ketamine help treat alcohol dependence?

Current treatments for alcohol dependence often fail. So researchers are investigating more unusual interventionsJanuary 2018 has come to an end and with it the month that people increasingly use to abstain from alcohol. It is still unknown whether Dry January has alasting effect on drinking behaviours, and people with an alcohol dependency problem should always seek support from their GP before going through detox. Nonetheless, Dry January undoubtedly drives a critical conversation about alcohol use and provides an opportunity for us to reconsider our relationship with alcohol (one of the main goals of the charity Alcohol Concern, who support the challenge).While overall alcohol consumption in the UK is falling, alcohol abuse still represents thefifth biggest risk factor for illness, deat...

Posted on 5 February 2018 | 7:42 am

Sleep and Pain Are Definitely Coupled--but How Tightly? Sleep and Pain Are Definitely Coupled--but How Tightly?

Does insufficient sleep increase vulnerability to chronic pain? In this commentary, the author ponders how to structure studies which can advance our understanding of the pain/sleep relationship.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 February 2018 | 11:15 pm

Poor Sleep Worsens Link Between PTSD, Chronic Pain in Youth

Findings among youth aged 10 to 17, with sleep suggested as an important target for intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 2 February 2018 | 11:00 am

Trilobites: Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?

Plants can be frozen in place with the same anesthetics used on you during surgery. It suggests they may be less different from animals than is often assumed. (Source: NYT Health)

Posted on 2 February 2018 | 9:10 am

Blind Insertion or Blindly Inserted: Advanced Airways Revisited

Blind insertion or blindly inserted? One thing we do in EMS that many of us most pride ourselves on is advanced airway management—though gaining that pride may have required a few moments of pants-wetting terror along the way. For patients in respiratory failure rapidly progressing to respiratory or cardiac arrest, there are few scenarios that run us right up against the front lines of life and death, and with so much potential to affect the outcome. These cases bring into focus the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (manual), and affective (emotional/psychological) elements of our job like nothing else we do. Yet evidence keeps piling up about how much of a mess we often find ourselves in while managing them. Skill Burn-In & Maintenance Initial skill "burn-in," for one, is...

Posted on 1 February 2018 | 1:00 pm

Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy

This study evaluated the combination of a selective COX-2 inhibitor and an SSRI for reduction of postoperative pain after spine surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

Posted on 31 January 2018 | 10:04 pm

Liberia: MSF Opens Pediatric Surgery Program

The program includes emergency and non-emergency surgery for children and will provide practical training opportunities for Liberian surgical residents and nurse anesthetists. Language English (Source: MSF News)

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Posted on 31 January 2018 | 9:41 am

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction After Surgery

Title: How to Avoid Opioid Addiction After SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 31 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Fatigue (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment)

Title: Fatigue (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/12/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 31 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Surgery patient overdosed when accidentally given 10x the intended dose of anesthesia – doctors didn’t notice anything until it was too late

(Natural News) The Mayo Clinic recently came under fire as a male senior patient suffered a ketamine overdose following a medical error, the Daily Mail reported. According to the report, the patient who is in his 60s had an overdose after an anesthesiologist accidentally took a more concentrated bottle of ketamine to sedate him. The patient allegedly received 950 milligrams... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 30 January 2018 | 4:15 pm

Medical News Today: What are the causes of forearm pain?

A look at forearm pain, a condition characterized by pain between the elbow and the wrist. Included is detail on the treatment options and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Posted on 30 January 2018 | 1:00 pm

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction After Surgery

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 -- Following surgery, many patients head home with prescriptions for 30 or more opioid painkillers -- enough to trigger addiction, warns a leading group of anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

Posted on 30 January 2018 | 7:01 am

Odds of Post - Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches

Mortality after elective surgery increases in graded manner as day of surgery approaches weekend (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 26 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

iMedicalApps: This Week's Must-Download Apps

(MedPage Today) -- Our picks include apps for cardiologists, anesthesiologist, and med students (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

Posted on 26 January 2018 | 2:30 pm

Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding

Do high cumulative doses of epidural fentanyl administered during labor influence breastfeeding duration and success?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 25 January 2018 | 10:14 pm

Surgery patients in enhanced recovery program leave hospital sooner, take fewer opioids

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Colorectal and bariatric surgery patients benefited from an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, leaving the hospital sooner and requiring fewer opioids to control pain, according to new research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018 meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 25 January 2018 | 10:00 pm

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms

Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next generation of doctors with real-time supervision and tutelage. “Doctors do not need to feel out of their depth, and this technology will allow them to get help whenever...

Posted on 25 January 2018 | 9:04 am

‘We Made Little Spring Rolls With Their Feet.’ These Bears Are Getting Special Treatment for Their Wildfire-Burned Paws

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the University of California, Davis said Wednesday. Rescuers brought two adult bears, one of them pregnant, and the young mountain lion to veterinarians with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the university after the animals were hurt in the largest wildfire in state history. They were found in the Los Padres National Forest, whose mountains stretch through badly burned areas of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The bears had suffered third-degree burns on all their paws, said Ja...

Posted on 25 January 2018 | 8:16 am

Anesthesia Medication Handling Needs a New Vision Anesthesia Medication Handling Needs a New Vision

In this commentary, the author underscores the need for increased vigilance and standardization regarding administration of IV anesthetic agents--which currently gets short shrift in safety efforts.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 24 January 2018 | 10:14 pm

Boston Doctors Try To Save Girl ’ s Vision Using New Cancer Treatment

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, hearing not only that your child has cancer but that she might also lose her eye. That’s exactly what happened to an Andover family and their 3-year-old daughter. But as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital are using a revolutionary technique to try to save her vision and her life. A little over a year ago Dania Snyder was a typical toddler until her parents noticed something unusual about her right eye. “You could see a little flash of a fleshy piece sort of through her pupil,” explains PJ, Dania’s father. That fleshy piece was a tumor. Retinoblastoma. Cancer of the eye. Dania Snyder (WBZ-TV) “As parents, you hear cancer and if you don’t have it your family yet, it’...

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Posted on 23 January 2018 | 3:24 pm

Use Epidural Steroid Injections Cautiously in Patients With Fracture Risk Use Epidural Steroid Injections Cautiously in Patients With Fracture Risk

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

Posted on 23 January 2018 | 1:45 pm

Masimo touts ORi obese patient arterial hemoglobin desaturation warning study results

Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) yesterday released results from a study of its Oxygen Reserve Index’s ability to function as an early warning of impending arterial hemoglobin desaturation in obese patients, touting its ability to provide advanced warning in the high risk patient population. An abstract from the study, which Masimo claims is the first published research investigating the use of the index in the population, was presented at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia’s annual meeting in Miami, Fla. The ORi is a relative indicator of oxygen reserve in the moderate hyperoxic region and serves as an index parameter with a scale between 0 and 1 that can be trended, with optional alarms to notify clinicians of changes in patient’s oxygen reserves, the Irvine, Calif.-based comp...

Posted on 23 January 2018 | 8:30 am

Sleep apnea patient was given a ketamine overdose

A man in his 60s undergoing surgery for sleep apnea overdosed after the anesthesiologist grabbed the wrong bottle of ketamine and administered 10 times the intended amount. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 22 January 2018 | 11:25 am

TAVR Discharge Timing; Stentriever Anesthesia; New Valve Depression

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)

Posted on 19 January 2018 | 9:00 am

TAVR Discharge Timing; Stentreiver Anesthesia; New Valve Depression

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)

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Posted on 19 January 2018 | 9:00 am

Medical News Today: Scientists create new molecule to combat pain

A decoy molecule that interrupts reactions that occur at the site of an injury could lead to new pain drugs that do not involve the central nervous system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 8:00 am

Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are Renewed

Title: Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are RenewedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic vs Open Hysterectomy Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic vs Open Hysterectomy

Do patients undergoing robotic-assisted hysterectomy have increased pulmonary complications compared to those undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 10:14 pm

General Anesthesia at Least as Good as Sedation for Thrombectomy

(MedPage Today) -- Similar infarct size, but possibly better reperfusion and outcomes in trial (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 9:35 am

Statue of Controversial Surgeon to Be Moved From Central Park Statue of Controversial Surgeon to Be Moved From Central Park

Dr J. Marion Sims, dubbed'the father of modern gynecology,'performed experimental surgery on slave women without consent and without anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted on 17 January 2018 | 5:56 am

Capnography Sensor Use During GI Endoscopic Procedures Capnography Sensor Use During GI Endoscopic Procedures

Does capnography monitoring reduce the risk of adverse events and mortality in patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures with sedation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 16 January 2018 | 11:15 pm

CU researcher reviews effect of general anesthesia on developing brain

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The head of the CU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology has written a review of scientific studies on the potentially adverse effects of exposing developing brains to general anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 16 January 2018 | 10:00 pm

Tamper - Resistant Oxycodone Misused Less Often in Australia

Less tampering of oxycodone CR in those who inject opioids; overall opioid use/harm unaffected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 12 January 2018 | 11:00 am

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Linked to Language Delay

Number of APAP tablets, urinary APAP concentration linked to increased odds of language delay in girls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 11 January 2018 | 11:00 am

Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

Title: Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in RunnersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Oxycodone Ingestion in Acute Fracture Pain With Digital Pills Oxycodone Ingestion in Acute Fracture Pain With Digital Pills

Using a digital pill system, this study investigated the way patients used opioids which had been prescribed on an as-needed basis after acute fracture.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 10:14 pm

BU Medical student wins award at national anesthesiology conference

(Boston University School of Medicine) Pamela Huang, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), recently received the ;Best Scientific and Educational Award' at the 2017 PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology in New York for her presentation on patient safety that combines the use of a book with high-definition video. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 10:00 pm

Cochrane seeks two Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care

Cochrane is splittingCochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care (ACE) into two new groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care. We are seeking two Co-ordinating Editors to lead these groups.As of January 2018, two new groups will be created as a result of splitting the portfolio of the current ACE Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care.After 15 and seven years of service, respectively, as Co-ordinating Editors for the Cochrane ACE Group, Ann Moller and Nathan Pace have decided to step down. They will continue their involvement as Editors for the new groups. We thank Ann and Nathan for their contribution as Co-ordinating Editors to Cochrane.We are looking to appoint two new Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Coch...

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 11:03 am

Cochrane seeks two Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Cochrane is splittingCochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care (ACE) into two new groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care. We are seeking two Co-ordinating Editors to lead these groups.As of January 2018, two new groups will be created as a result of splitting the portfolio of the current ACE Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.After 15 and seven years of service, respectively, as Co-ordinating Editors for the Cochrane ACE Group, Ann Moller and Nathan Pace have decided to step down. They will continue their involvement as Editors for the new groups. We thank Ann and Nathan for their contribution as Co-ordinating Editors to Cochrane.We are looking to appoint two new Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.Jane Cracknell, Coch...

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 11:03 am

Cochrane seeks two Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care - any location

Cochrane is splittingCochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care (ACE) into two new groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care. We are seeking two Co-ordinating Editors to lead these groups.As of January 2018, two new groups will be created as a result of splitting the portfolio of the current ACE Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.After 15 and seven years of service, respectively, as Co-ordinating Editors for the Cochrane ACE Group, Ann Moller and Nathan Pace have decided to step down. They will continue their involvement as Editors for the new groups. We thank Ann and Nathan for their contribution as Co-ordinating Editors to Cochrane.We are looking to appoint two new Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.Jane Cracknell, Coch...

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Posted on 10 January 2018 | 11:03 am

Complete Handoffs by Anesthesiologists Tied to Poor Outcomes Complete Handoffs by Anesthesiologists Tied to Poor Outcomes

Complete handovers during anesthesia care are associated with adverse postoperative patient outcomes, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 10 January 2018 | 7:57 am

The five emotions of raising a child with infantile scoliosis

One night, while doing our son’s usual bath routine, I saw what looked like a hump on his back. Avery was 6 months old at the time. At first, I thought that it was just something I was imagining, but the hump never went away. In fact, it seemed to get worse. When Avery was 13 months old, he was officially diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, a rare form of scoliosis that occurs in children under 2 years of age. The first hospital we were referred to would not even consider treating Avery until he was at least 18 months, and that was not a guarantee, so after doing some research, we came to Boston Children’s Hospital for a second opinion. We were referred to Dr. Michael Glotzbecker, one of the surgeons in the Spinal Program at Boston Children’s Orthopedic Center that specializes ...

Posted on 9 January 2018 | 10:36 am

Medical News Today: How general anesthetics affect the brain

By discovering the ways in which general anesthetics do more than induce sleep, researchers open up opportunities to develop improved drugs for surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 9 January 2018 | 10:00 am

Anesthesia Care Hand Off Mid-Surgery Associated With Substantial Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Poor communication the presumed reason (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

Posted on 9 January 2018 | 8:00 am

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears

Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries Overview If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can ’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help. Content Blocks Header About Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs ContentYour shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help keep the ball at the top of your upper-arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. It also helps you lift and rotate your arm.When your rotator cuff tears -- either from a sudden injury or long-term wear-and-tear -- the pain and weakness can make it difficult to do simple tasks that involve reaching overhead, like washing your hair or putting away dishes. If nonsurgical treatments like med...

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 10:21 am

Skelaxin vs. Baclofen

Title: Skelaxin vs. BaclofenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence? Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence?

If prehabilitation has the potential to improve outcomes in GI cancer surgery, why is evidence lacking?Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 4 January 2018 | 10:00 am

Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia for Major Surgery Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia for Major Surgery

Does neuraxial anesthesia, either alone or in combination, improve perioperative outcomes as compared to general anesthesia in patients undergoing major surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 3 January 2018 | 10:08 pm

Pediatric Premedication for Anxiety Pediatric Premedication for Anxiety

Might a combination of dexmedetomidine and ketamine be useful to alleviate preoperative anxiety and improve cooperation in pediatric patients before surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 10:14 pm

Suprascapular or Interscalene Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery Suprascapular or Interscalene Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery

Is suprascapular block a superior alternative to interscalene block for shoulder surgery?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 2 January 2018 | 10:14 pm

Attune Medical touts Enso esophageal temp management device study data

This study demonstrates the ability of the EnsoETM to transfer heat directly to or from the core of the patient, offering an efficient and rapid supplement or alternative to other methods for cooling or warming patients. The results also highlight the reasons for the growing interest in our innovative technology for use across the entire spectrum of patient temperature management,” clinical services VP Maria Gray said in a press release. In October, Attune said it won an expanded indication from the FDA for its Enso esophageal temperature management device. The post Attune Medical touts Enso esophageal temp management device study data appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 1:53 pm

Aegea Medical raises $40m

Aegea Medical said today raised a total of $40 million in financing to support the development of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology designed for endometrial ablation. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said the financing included $30 million from Perceptive Advisors and an additional $10 million from existing equity investors including Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Alloy Ventures, Delphi Ventures, BioMed Ventures and Solas BioVentures. “We are excited to be partnering with Aegea Medical in helping to launch this game-changing technology in the women’s health space. We believe Aegea’s Adaptive Vapor technology has great potential for addressing and expanding the market for endometrial ablation, and we look forward to working with Aegea to achieve these objectives,” Percept...

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 1:26 pm

Pre - Op Accelerometry Can Assess Cardiopulmonary Fitness

Accelerometry variables correlate with cardiopulmonary exercise variables (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 11:00 am

Laser Improves QOL for Breast Telangiectasia Due to Radiation

Significant improvements seen in emotional and functional Skindex - 16 HR - QOL domains, overall score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 2 January 2018 | 11:00 am

Prehospital Field Amputation Leads to Improved Patient Outcome

Industrial accident leads to extrication by amputation Your aeromedical team responds to a 29-year-old female whose right hand has been entrapped between the inside of a hopper wall and industrial auger for five hours. She’s found in a semi-erect position on top of a platform. Although she’s in pain, she expresses that she’s losing sensation to her hand. Upon physical examination, you find that her right hand is entrapped proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints, excluding the patient’s thumb. Multiple attempts at freeing the hand are made to no avail. Upon arrival of a second aeromedical team with an emergency medicine physician and hand surgeon on board, the circumstances are explained to her and it’s recommended that she undergo endotracheal intubation and a complete amputat...

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Posted on 1 January 2018 | 12:13 pm

Low-level laser therapy and anesthetic infiltration for orofacial pain in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial.

CONCLUSIONS:The LLLT by GaAlAs and anesthetic infiltration of lidocaine 2% were equally effective to control orofacial pain in FM individuals. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

Posted on 29 December 2017 | 8:00 am

Locked central fracture dislocation of the hip in a child after low-energy trauma - Nehme AH, Daoud JC, Abdelnour HG, Bou Mounsef JN, Moucharafieh RC, Wehbe JW.

We present the case of a 13-year-old boy who sustained a locked central fracture dislocation of the right acetabulum following a bicycle fall. Immediate external reduction maneuvers under general anesthesia were unsuccessful due to intrapelvic entrapment o... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 29 December 2017 | 12:38 am

Assessing Risk of Problematic Analgesic Use for Chronic Pain Assessing Risk of Problematic Analgesic Use for Chronic Pain

Which validated tool is best for risk assessment and monitoring of chronic non-cancer pain patients being considered for analgesic drugs with abuse potential?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Anesthesia for Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Anesthesia for Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Head and neck cancer patients may present with a difficult airway, as well as significant comorbidities. How should they be assessed and managed for anesthesia?BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Predicting Acute Kidney Injury After Major Abdominal Surgery Predicting Acute Kidney Injury After Major Abdominal Surgery

What is the threshold of urine output associated with risk of AKI after major abdominal surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 28 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Dilon Technologies acquires CoPilot VL video laryngoscope

Dilon Technologies said today it acquired the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope, saying the acquisition will expand its footprint into the anesthesia nad airway space. The CoPilot VL video laryngoscope is designed to provide high-quality video and uses a Bougie Port system to help navigate around corners into the airway, the company said. “We are very pleased to add the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to our ever-growing portfolio of Dilon products. We welcome to the Dilon team both inventors of the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to guide the launch of the product line and ongoing innovations,” Dilon Tech chair & CEO Robert Moussa said in a prepared statement. “Dilon’s strong sales network, solid understanding of anesthesia products and firm commitment to patient care...

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 2:30 pm

Delon Technologies acquires CoPilot VL video laryngoscope

Dilon Technologies said today it acquired the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope, saying the acquisition will expand its footprint into the anesthesia nad airway space. The CoPilot VL video laryngoscope is designed to provide high-quality video and uses a Bougie Port system to help navigate around corners into the airway, the company said. “We are very pleased to add the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to our ever-growing portfolio of Dilon products. We welcome to the Dilon team both inventors of the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to guide the launch of the product line and ongoing innovations,” Dilon Tech chair & CEO Robert Moussa said in a prepared statement. “Dilon’s strong sales network, solid understanding of anesthesia products and firm commitment to patient care...

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 2:30 pm

Variation Seen in Hospice Use for Malignant Glioma

Differences by race, sex, age, level of education, urban versus rural residence identified (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 11:00 am

Comparison of Effect of Oral Premedication with Ibuprofen or Dexamethasone on Anesthetic Efficacy of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block in Patients with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-blind Study.

Bull Tokyo Dent Coll. 2017;58(4):231-236. doi: 10.2209/tdcpublication.2016-0050.AbstractThe purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to determine the effect of preoperative oral administration of ibuprofen or dexamethasone on the success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. Seventy-eight patients with irreversible pulpitis were randomly divided into 3 groups (26 per group) and given one of the following at 1 hr prior to performing local anesthesia: a placebo; 400 mg ibuprofen; or 4 mg dexamethasone. Each patient recorded their pain level on a visual analog scale before taking the medication or placebo, at 15 min after completion of IANB, and during treatment if pain occurred. The success ...

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Posted on 28 December 2017 | 10:00 am

Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair

Deep sedation is a comparable, safe alternative to general anesthesia for patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) for mitral regurgitation, new research from Germany suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 7:45 am

The science of consciousness: Scientists are learning more about how the brain functions while we sleep

(Natural News) The scientific community has long believed that connection between different areas of the cerebral cortex gets disengaged and could no longer communicate effectively during the non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and when a patient is under anesthesia due to the loss of consciousness. However, a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience revealed that the brain remains active and interconnected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 4:13 am

Medical News Today: Sprained finger: Everything you need to know

Learn about sprained fingers, an injury that causes pain in one or more of the fingers. Included are details on how to recognize a sprain from a break. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 28 December 2017 | 4:00 am

A Phone App for Evaluating Postop Recovery After Day Surgery A Phone App for Evaluating Postop Recovery After Day Surgery

Could a smartphone-based assessment tool have a positive effect on postoperative recovery after day surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 27 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia

Learn about the different classifications of cardiomyopathy and their impact on perioperative management in this review.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 27 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Alternatives to Opioids in the Management of Chronic Pain Alternatives to Opioids in the Management of Chronic Pain

This study examines the current evidence on the use of nonopioid analgesics for the most common noncancer chronic pain conditions, including back pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and more.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 27 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Laryngoscopy in Children Who Are Difficult to Intubate Laryngoscopy in Children Who Are Difficult to Intubate

Is videolaryngoscopy a better option than direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 27 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

User-Friendly Frailty Scale: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, experts report predictors of anesthesia duration in kids (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)

Posted on 27 December 2017 | 5:35 pm

Intrapartum Magnesium Administration and Maternal Fever Intrapartum Magnesium Administration and Maternal Fever

Might magnesium may play a protective role against the development of intrapartum fever?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 26 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Health Tip: Sit and Stand Up Straight

Title: Health Tip: Sit and Stand Up StraightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 26 December 2017 | 12:00 am

Intraoperative Ventilation and Postop Respiratory Assistance Intraoperative Ventilation and Postop Respiratory Assistance

Review the postoperative care of patients undergoing general anesthesia and intraoperative use of mechanical ventilation in this article.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 25 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Predicting Persistent Post-surgery Pain Predicting Persistent Post-surgery Pain

Might parameters derived from a preoperative cold pain test predict the development of persistent postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 25 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Genetic Variation of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) May Play Role in Chronic Pain After Surgery

A study conducted in China and published online in the journal Anesthesiology suggests that genetic variation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be linked with an increased risk of chronic postsurgical pain.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)

Posted on 24 December 2017 | 11:07 am

Findings Support Comprehensive Approach for Seniors With Cancer

Persistent symptoms, comorbidities, leisure - time physical activity, financial challenges deemed key factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 21 December 2017 | 11:00 am

CDC: 2015 to 2016 Saw Drop in Life Expectancy in United States

Increase in rate of age - adjusted drug overdose deaths observed during same time period (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 21 December 2017 | 11:00 am

Selective Cannabinoids for Chronic Neuropathic Pain Selective Cannabinoids for Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Are selective cannabinoids effective in treating neuropathic pain that's been refractory to recommended first and second-line medications?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 20 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Preoperative Fasting in Children Preoperative Fasting in Children

This article reviews emerging evidence for liberalizing preoperative fasting regimens in children undergoing elective surgery.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 20 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Predicting Complications in Older Orthopedic Surgical Patients Predicting Complications in Older Orthopedic Surgical Patients

Is unrecognized cognitive impairment in elderly patients a risk factor for development of postoperative complications?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 19 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Benefit and Harm of Pregabalin in Acute Pain Treatment Benefit and Harm of Pregabalin in Acute Pain Treatment

Is pregabalin effective for treatment of postoperative pain?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 19 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Burnout and Resilience in Anesthesia and ICU Medicine Burnout and Resilience in Anesthesia and ICU Medicine

Anesthesia and intensive care medicine are characterized by high stress and intense physical and emotional demands. How can burnout be recognized and dealt with?BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 18 December 2017 | 10:15 pm

Diagnostic Injections About the Shoulder Diagnostic Injections About the Shoulder

Find out how injections of anesthetic agents can help in the diagnosis of shoulder conditions.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

Posted on 18 December 2017 | 5:29 am

Anesthesia in Young Children and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Anesthesia in Young Children and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

What is the current evidence regarding the neurodevelopmental impact of repeated or lengthy exposures to anesthetic and sedative drugs in very young children?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 17 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Medical News Today: Ketamine 'rapid and effective' for reducing suicidal thoughts

The anesthetic ketamine has shown promise as a rapid treatment for reducing suicidal thoughts in people with depression, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 16 December 2017 | 1:00 am

Cutting Carbon Emissions in Healthcare: Target the OR Cutting Carbon Emissions in Healthcare: Target the OR

Addressing climate change in healthcare should target the operating theater, which has a large carbon footprint, mostly as a result of the use of anesthetic gases and energy demands, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 15 December 2017 | 10:06 am

Murder charge after patient dies at Beverly Hills plastic surgery center

Anesthesiologist pleads not guilty to murder in the death of a 71-year-old plastic surgery patient in Beverly Hills (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 5:13 am

Medical News Today: How a gene mutation could help to treat chronic pain

Researchers suggest that a rare gene mutation that causes insensitivity to pain could be utilized to uncover new treatments for chronic pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 14 December 2017 | 8:00 am

Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner

Title: Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids SoonerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 14 December 2017 | 12:00 am

The Perioperative Surgical Home and the Acute Pain Service The Perioperative Surgical Home and the Acute Pain Service

The authors describe how a comprehensive perioperative pain service can be integrated into a Perioperative Surgical Home model, with the aim of improving outcomes and reducing costs.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 13 December 2017 | 11:15 pm

Starvation, Carb Loading, and Outcome After Major Surgery Starvation, Carb Loading, and Outcome After Major Surgery

Are there disadvantages to fasting prior to elective surgery? This paper reviews the physiological changes from fasting and the potential benefits of pre-operative carb loading.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 13 December 2017 | 11:15 pm

Genetics may play role in chronic pain after surgery

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Aside from genetic factors, the study also found patients younger than 65 years old, males and those with a prior history of chronic pain were at increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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Posted on 13 December 2017 | 10:00 pm

Elekta taps Brainlab as US stereotactic neurosurgery distro partner

Elekta (STO:EKTA B) said today it inked an exclusive deal with Brainlab to make it the authorized distributor of Elekta’s stereotactic neurosurgery solutions. Through the deal, Brainlab will be the authorized distributor of Elekta’s Leksell Vantage stereotactic system which won CE Mark approval in the European Union this year. The system also has FDA 510(k) clearance and is commercially available in the US. Stereotactic neurosurgery is a minimally invasive approach to brain surgery designed to treat specific regions of the brain and spare surrounding healthy tissue, and is often used to implant deep brain stimulation leads or to perform lesioning of small brain targets for treating functional disorders. “Early adopters of the Vantage system are experiencing clinical and ...

Posted on 13 December 2017 | 10:05 am

Staggered Sugammadex Dose and Risk of Severe Emergence Cough Staggered Sugammadex Dose and Risk of Severe Emergence Cough

Cough on emergence has been reported as a common adverse reaction with sugammadex reversal. Can staggering the dose reduce the risk?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 13 December 2017 | 10:00 am

Anesthesia and Surgery During Infancy and White Matter Volume Anesthesia and Surgery During Infancy and White Matter Volume

Might anesthetics given during infancy have neurotoxic effects? This neuroimaging study investigated the impact of anesthesia on total and regional white matter volumes and integrity in children.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 11:14 pm

Senzime wins CE Mark for TetraGraph neuromoscular monitor

German patient monitor developer Senzime said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its TetraGraph neuromuscular monitor. The newly cleared TetraGraph monitor is designed for use in the perioperative monitoring of physiologic data in surgical patients under general anesthesia and muscle relaxation using neuromuscular blocking drugs. The system is designed to stimulate a peripheral nerve to measure, analyze and display muscle function in surgical patients who’ve received NMBAs as part of their general anesthesia. “The CE mark is a major milestone for Senzime, we will immediately commence the market roll-out of the TetraGraph system initially in Europe followed by the US and rest of the world. The TetraGraph will allow physicians to monitor the effects of neurom...

Posted on 12 December 2017 | 1:47 pm

Pediatric Oncologists Willing to Consider Medical Marijuana

Those eligible to certify report less favorable attitudes to medical marijuana overall (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Posted on 12 December 2017 | 11:00 am

Litigation and Complaints Associated With Day-case Anesthesia Litigation and Complaints Associated With Day-case Anesthesia

Day surgery continues to increase in popularity--but along with this trend has come increases in the risk of patient harm and the possibility of litigation.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 10:02 pm

Forensic analysis for 54 cases of suxamethonium chloride poisoning - Zhao YF, Zhao BQ, Ma KJ, Zhang J, Chen FY.

Suxamethonium chloride, also known as suxamethonium or succinylcholine, is a medication used to cause short-term muscle relaxation or paralysis as part of general anesthesia. OBJECTIVES: To observe and analyze the performance of forensic science in the ca... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 1:06 am

Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen for Pain (Differences between Side Effects adn Dosage)

Title: Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen for Pain (Differences between Side Effects adn Dosage)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 11 December 2017 | 12:00 am

Video- vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Adults Requiring Intubation Video- vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Adults Requiring Intubation

Do videolaryngoscopes reduce intubation failure and complications compared with direct laryngoscopy in adults?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 10 December 2017 | 11:05 pm

Anesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on animals and humans

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in Annals of Botany has shown that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 10 December 2017 | 10:00 pm

Winnipeg dentist turning baby teeth black — to keep kids out of surgery

A new treatment for tooth cavities could mean that fewer kids need to squirm through complex dental surgeries or go under general anesthetic. (Source: CBC | Health)

Posted on 9 December 2017 | 4:00 am

How Hospitals Can Go Green

Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anesthesia, Climate Change (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)

Posted on 8 December 2017 | 7:00 am

SABCS: Acupuncture Relieves AI - Linked Joint Pain in Breast CA

Greater proportion of patients experiencing a clinically meaningful reduction in worse pain score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 7 December 2017 | 6:00 pm

U.S. Courts, Jails Could Be Key Players in Curbing Opioid Abuse

Title: U.S. Courts, Jails Could Be Key Players in Curbing Opioid AbuseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 7 December 2017 | 12:00 am

Patients OK With Fewer Opioids After Gallbladder Surgery

Title: Patients OK With Fewer Opioids After Gallbladder SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 7 December 2017 | 12:00 am

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

This article provides a primer on this challenging disorder.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 6 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Alarm Limits for Intraoperative Drug Infusions Alarm Limits for Intraoperative Drug Infusions

The authors demonstrate a new method for defining upper limit infusion pump alarm settings for use in a real-world surgical setting.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 6 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

GI Motility Following Thoracic Surgery With Thoracic Epidural GI Motility Following Thoracic Surgery With Thoracic Epidural

Can postoperative thoracic epidural analgesia with ropivacaine or ropivacaine and morphine better accelerate postop GI function following major thoracic surgery as compared to IV morphine alone?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 5 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Reversal of Vecuronium-induced Blockade With Sugammadex Reversal of Vecuronium-induced Blockade With Sugammadex

Rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block that spontaneously recovered to a train-of-four count of four can be reversed with sugammadex. Can these doses of sugammadex also reverse vecuronium?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 5 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

Pain Paradigm Shift: New Multimodal Analgesia Strategies Pain Paradigm Shift: New Multimodal Analgesia Strategies

Drs Beckman and Soffin from Hospital for Special Surgery share a spine surgery case that embodies recent shifts in managing pain.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 5 December 2017 | 8:11 am

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)

Title: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 5 December 2017 | 12:00 am

Starvation Before Surgery: Is Our Practice Based on Evidence? Starvation Before Surgery: Is Our Practice Based on Evidence?

Is the practice of withholding food and drink before elective surgery really necessary? This review examines the evidence and looks at optimal timelines.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 December 2017 | 10:14 pm

A Medical Director's Personal Experience with ECMO Reveals Several Lessons Learned

My personal experience with ED ECMO What does it take to save the life of someone who's in shock and suffering from an acute massive pulmonary embolism? The answer is a comprehensive system of medical care that starts in the field with well-trained providers and is seamlessly backed up by hospitals that can provide highly sophisticated treatments that can now be started in the ED. As a cardiologist and the operational medical director for the city of Richmond, Va., and the surrounding Henrico County, I've had the privilege of helping to develop a comprehensive, regional system of care. In this article, I'm going to use my own personal, near-death experience to illustrate how an integrated emergency healthcare delivery system can dramatically change the odds of survival. Case History In Fal...

Posted on 2 December 2017 | 12:50 am

Smith & Nephew deals topical anesthetic gel to Alliance Pharma

Alliance Pharma (LON:APH) has acquired the rights to Smith & Nephew‘s (NYSE:SNN) anesthetic gel Ametop for $7.5 million, according to the specialty pharmaceutical company. The product, which Smith & Nephew has been selling in the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand and Canada for at least 10 years, is designed to numb a patient’s skin before an injection. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Smith & Nephew deals topical anesthetic gel to Alliance Pharma appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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Posted on 1 December 2017 | 12:19 pm

A Medical Director's Personal Experience with ECMO Reveals Several Lessons Learned

My personal experience with ED ECMO What does it take to save the life of someone who's in shock and suffering from an acute massive pulmonary embolism? The answer is a comprehensive system of medical care that starts in the field with well-trained providers and is seamlessly backed up by hospitals that can provide highly sophisticated treatments that can now be started in the ED. As a cardiologist and the operational medical director for the city of Richmond, Va., and the surrounding Henrico County, I've had the privilege of helping to develop a comprehensive, regional system of care. In this article, I'm going to use my own personal, near-death experience to illustrate how an integrated emergency healthcare delivery system can dramatically change the odds of survival. Case Hi...

Posted on 1 December 2017 | 12:50 am

Direct vs. Indirect Hernia

Title: Direct vs. Indirect HerniaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 30 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Postoperative Management of the Difficult Airway Postoperative Management of the Difficult Airway

What factors may cause postoperative airway problems, and how might they affect airway management strategy?BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 29 November 2017 | 10:15 pm

Nerve Block and Risk of Postop Chronic Use Opioid After TKA Nerve Block and Risk of Postop Chronic Use Opioid After TKA

Might decreasing opioid use in the immediate postoperative period by use of peripheral or neuraxial nerve blockade reduce the risk of chronic opioid use after total knee arthroplasty?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 29 November 2017 | 10:15 pm

Prepared for the unexpected: How Henri beat C. diff

Henri and his sister, Lucienne From the time he was born, Henri has been very reactive — to everything. As a baby, he was allergic to milk and soy, which led to weeping eczema all over his body. His allergies meant frequent ear infections and sinus infections. As a toddler, he was anemic and underweight. He had two urinary tract infections (UTIs) with fevers. At age 3, he had a circumcision because of the repeated UTIs. At age 4, a sinus infection spread to his eye orbit. Every sunscreen on the market gave him (and still gives him) a rash. At age 5, a bug bite on his ear led to a cartilage infection that required antibiotics. Suffice it to say, I am always prepared for the unexpected with Henri. At age 6, during the summer of 2016, Henri had some swelling above his right eye. I couldn...

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Posted on 29 November 2017 | 9:58 am

Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren ’ s story

The post Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had my hysterectomy 10 weeks ago today and what a rollercoaster it’s been thus far! It was a tah bso (total abdominal hysterectomy and ovaries removed). I had it due to a large melon sized fibroid that was sat on top of my womb and growing fast (did 2 years watch and wait with scans, blood tests, hysteroscopy etc.). I refused the coil due to 2 pregnancies with a coil in years ago in my 20’s. I tried tablets to shrink my fibroid but felt dizzy so came off them quickly. I had heavy painful periods due to the fibroid and a lot of discomfort from where it was sat pushing on my organs. I was 44 and had my op end of August. I was so nervous and couldn’t see beyond waking up ...

Posted on 29 November 2017 | 3:54 am

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' Disc

Title: Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' DiscCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 29 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids

Title: Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 29 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Patients React Poorly When Docs Say 'No'

Title: Patients React Poorly When Docs Say 'No'Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 29 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Considerations & Complications After Administering Sugammadex Considerations & Complications After Administering Sugammadex

While sugammadex has dramatically changed clinical practice of neuromuscular reversal, it also presents new challenges and potential complications. What do you need to know?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 28 November 2017 | 10:14 pm

Similar Efficacy for Intranasal, Intramuscular Naloxone

Similar efficacy for higher - concentration intranasal naloxone, IM naloxone administered at same dose (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 28 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Butterfly Medical wins CE Mark for in-office benign prostate hyperplasia device

Medical device developer Butterfly Medical said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its device designed for the in-office treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia. The Israel-based company’s device is designed to dilate the prostatic urethra without any surgical incisions or prostate tissue removal. The device then secures tightly to the prostate tissue to prevent migration to move the lobes of the prostate out of the way and improve urine flow. “We are proud to bring a simple, non-surgical treatment option to the millions of men worldwide afflicted by BPH. With our Butterfly Medical device, they are able to receive treatment quickly and easily in their physician’s office. With market acceptance for our medical approach already demonstrated, our closest ...

Posted on 28 November 2017 | 9:07 am

In search of: Researchers explore the ocean for alternatives to opioids

(University of Utah Health) A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 27 November 2017 | 10:00 pm

When Heart Disease Runs in the Family

Treatment TermsCardiomyopathy Overview Anne Goodes knew her heart beat faster than normal, but it wasn ’t until her local cardiologist detected a heart murmur that she discovered she was at risk for sudden cardiac death. At Duke, she learned the cause was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common heart condition that can run in the family. Goodes soon discovered her children may need to take precaution s as well. Hero Image2017_anne_heart_596.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Learning to Live with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ContentHypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects the cells that make up the heart muscle, said Andrew Wang, MD, a cardiologist who directs the Duke Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic in Durham, NC. It causes areas of the heart muscle wall to thicken, which makes ...

Posted on 27 November 2017 | 2:27 pm

Masimo wins FDA nod for NomoLine capnography sampling lines

Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today it won FDA clearance for its NomoLine capnography sampling lines. The newly cleared NomoLine sampling lines are compatible with both Masimo and third-party OEM NomoLine monitors to allow for sidestream capnography and gas monitoring the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. The lines are designed for both intubated and non-intubated patients in low and high humidity applications. Masimo touted that the NomoLine sampling lines feature no-moisture sampling technology designed to eliminate issues associated with conventional sidestream gas sampling line systems. The NomoLines feature the company’s patented polymer and allow water in sampling lines to continuously evaporate into the surrounding air and leave oxygen, carbon dioxide and anesthetic gases unaffe...

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Posted on 27 November 2017 | 1:29 pm

The anesthetic management of button battery ingestion in children - Ing RJ, Hoagland M, Mayes L, Twite M.

PURPOSE: Injuries related to button battery ingestion are common in children. This review provides an outline of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, management, and anesthetic implications in children who have ingested a button battery. SOURCE: A literature... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 27 November 2017 | 8:03 am

Henry Marsh: 'Ukraine is like a Trabant that wants to be a Ferrari'

Henry Marsh is a celebrated neurosurgeon who travels the world teaching his exacting craft. Robert McCrum joins him in Ukraine as he tries to save the life of 11-year-old ViktoriaWe joined the green-gowned brain surgery team soon after daybreak. The chill of the operating theatre was filled with the inevitable frisson of nerves before a big op. Inside the Orlika Street children ’s hospital in the suburbs ofLviv, on the western edge of Ukraine, the patient was waiting for us, under halogen lights, anaesthetised upon the table.She was corpse-like in unconsciousness. Her chilled cerise fingernails offered a poignant reminder she is a young girl. Viktoria, who is just 11, has a malignant brain tumour. The day before, in the ICU, she had been weepy, fretful and disoriented with brain sickness...

Posted on 26 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Medication Errors in Pediatric Anesthesia Medication Errors in Pediatric Anesthesia

Using the Wake Up Safe database to characterize the types of medication errors reported in pediatric anesthesia, this study sought to determine a pattern of errors amenable to targeted interventions.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 22 November 2017 | 10:14 pm

Baby Boomers Have Increased Risk of Rx Opioid Overdose Death

In addition, those born from 1947 to 1964 and 1979 to 1992 have increased risk of heroin overdose death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 22 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Immediate Access to Opioid Agonists Found Cost - Effective

Findings among patients with opioid use disorder in publicly - funded treatment facilities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 22 November 2017 | 11:00 am

The Obesity Conundrum in Sepsis The Obesity Conundrum in Sepsis

Why have several studies suggested that overweight and obese patients have better sepsis outcomes than normal weight patients? This commentary explores this apparent paradox.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 10:14 pm

Videolaryngoscopy vs. Fiber-optic Intubation in Children Videolaryngoscopy vs. Fiber-optic Intubation in Children

This review compares the success rate of fiber-optic intubation via supraglottic airway to videolaryngoscopy in children with difficult airways. Which presents fewer complications?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 10:14 pm

Ketamine boosts mices' mood when administered by men

A study by University of Maryland researchers found that ketamine, an anesthesia drug also commonly used as a party drug, has anti-depressant properties in mice, but only when administered by men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 6:13 pm

In small Brigham and Women's pilot, eTectRx's digital pills track opioid adherence

Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the US ongoing epidemic, and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia& Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx ’s digital pill technology could allow practitioners to better understand patient opioid adherence, thereby paving the way to more appropriate dosage and use of the drugs. (Source: mobihealthnews)

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 3:29 pm

Using digital pills, researchers find patients consume fewer opioids than expected

Clinicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital published a paper in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia showing that digital pills successfully monitored patients taking opioids following an injury. To track the participants’ opioid use, researchers used etectRx‘s ID-Cap system, which includes a capsule embedded with an ingestible sensor. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Using digital pills, researchers find patients consume fewer opioids than expected appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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Posted on 21 November 2017 | 3:08 pm

Mark Davies on how he nearly died from a heart attack

John, the anaesthetist, told me when he came to see me on his Sunday round that I had just been ‘incredibly unlucky’, writes MARK DAVIES. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 9:20 am

Integrative medicine approaches for pain treatment -- can they be an alternative to opioids?

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia& Analgesia -- a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 10:00 pm

Mark's heart attack story could save YOUR life

John, the anaesthetist, told me when he came to see me on his Sunday round that I had just been ‘incredibly unlucky’, writes MARK DAVIES. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 6:52 pm

Anaesthetist reveals what happens beyond theatre doors

Millions of operations are performed on the NHS every year, but most of us give little thought to the complex medicine that allows us to be ‘put to sleep’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 20 November 2017 | 4:37 pm

Dating Violence Victimization, Nonmedical Rx Med Use Linked

Nonmedical use of prescription drugs linked to dating violence for male, female high school students (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 20 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Medical News Today: What causes pain in the lower left abdomen?

There are a range of conditions that can cause pain in the lower left abdomin, including gas, diverticulitis, and hernias. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 19 November 2017 | 1:00 am

Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse

Drs Beckman and Soffin from Hospital for Special Surgery explain safe and synergistic methods of controlling pain.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 17 November 2017 | 6:35 am

Medical News Today: How to treat a pinched nerve

A pinched nerve is a common occurrence that can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Learn how to get relief from pinched nerves with home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 17 November 2017 | 1:00 am

Anesthesiologist Dr. Donna-Ann Thomas on pre-surgery anxiety

The Yale expert discusses tomophobia — the fear of surgery — and what anesthesiologists can do to alleviate the condition. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)

Posted on 16 November 2017 | 3:23 pm

Use of ketamine for acute suicidal ideation in a patient with chronic pain on prescribed cannabinoids - Bigman D, Kunaparaju S, Bobrin B.

Ketamine is a standard anaesthetic drug that has been studied as a possible treatment for acute suicidal ideation. Aside to the potential psychotropic effects of ketamine, a Cochrane review reported that available studies suggest a modest effect of ketamin... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Posted on 16 November 2017 | 2:24 am

Health Care Experts in Favor of Patient Contribution to Notes

With some cautions, experts are supportive of the OurNotes medical notes intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 15 November 2017 | 6:00 pm

Top Anti-Opioid Meds Are Equally Safe, Effective

Title: Top Anti-Opioid Meds Are Equally Safe, EffectiveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 15 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly

What is the relationship between post-operative delirium and subsequent development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in previously cognitively normal elderly patients?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 November 2017 | 10:14 pm

Multimodal Pain Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain Multimodal Pain Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain

What is the role of interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and what challenges need to be addressed in the implementation of multimodal programs?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 14 November 2017 | 10:14 pm

Health Tip: Spread Awareness of the Opioid Epidemic

Title: Health Tip: Spread Awareness of the Opioid EpidemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 14 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Evidence-based approach to treating post-delivery pain in new moms during opioid crisis

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). In addition, the quantity of opioids prescribed to women after cesarean delivery can be less than currently prescribed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 13 November 2017 | 10:00 pm

Opioid sedatives linked to brain changes in NICU babies

Over-exposure to opioid anesthesia during life-saving surgeries may be linked to abnormal brain development, according to new research from Boston Children's Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 13 November 2017 | 3:45 pm

Prolonged Sedation May be Bad for Baby's Brain

(MedPage Today) -- Infants exposed to prolonged anesthesia had more MRI signs of brain atrophy (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)

Posted on 13 November 2017 | 3:15 pm

The use of ct-scan in foreign body aspiration in children: a 6 years' experience - Pitiot V, Grall M, Ploin D, Truy E, Ayari Khalfallah S.

INTRODUCTION: A foreign body aspiration is a risky situation, common in pediatric emergency. The "gold standard" to rule out a foreign body or proceed to its extraction, is rigid bronchoscopy (RB) under general anesthesia. However, RB is an intrusive exam ... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 13 November 2017 | 6:18 am

How many opioids should one prescribe to outpatient foot and ankle surgery patients?

A study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International attempts to quantify the number of opioid pills taken by opioid-naïve patients who undergo outpatient foot and ankle surgeries with regional anesthesia.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)

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Posted on 11 November 2017 | 8:48 am

Cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) may be effective therapy for patients with knee OA pain

Data from a study published online in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine suggest that, compared with intra-articular steroid (IAS) injection, cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) may be an effective therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)

Posted on 11 November 2017 | 8:45 am

Mass. panel reviews cataract surgery adverse events, makes recommendations for prevention

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A team of specialists in anesthesiology, ophthalmology and patient safety convened in response to a series of injuries to patients receiving cataract surgery has reported its findings regarding factors contributing to those and other adverse events and strategies for preventing patient harm in such procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 9 November 2017 | 10:00 pm

Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ER

Title: Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ERCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 8 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Early breastfeeding success not affected by epidural pain relief with fentanyl

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 7 November 2017 | 10:00 pm

Meet Portland's top opioid prescriber

Dr. Stuart Rosenblum, who is board-certified  in pain medicine and anesthesia, is the top prescriber of the opioid painkiller oxycodone in Portland and the fifth-highest in the state, according to a list compiled by ProPublica based on Medicare data. His name also appeared in a document filed by the Oregon Department of Justice in its $1.1 m illion settlement against Insys Therapeutics Inc., a Chandler, Arizona, opioid manufacturer. In detailing Insys’ practices, the Oregon DOJ cited its relationship… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Posted on 7 November 2017 | 1:41 pm

Rivanna tackles epidural failure rates with its hand-held imaging device

When they were students in the biomedical engineering department at the University of Virginia, Will Mauldin and Kevin Owen found a problem that needed solving – anesthesiologists often fail to successfully place an epidural on their first try. It’s a problem that costs the medical system more than $1.5 billion each year, according to Rivanna Medical. “The failure rates are between 30 – 80% depending on the type of patient and the user’s skill. So, that sounded very high,” Mauldin told Drug Delivery Business News. “Meanwhile, ultrasound had basically taken over in the anesthesia field for all kinds of other procedures, such as vascular access and peripheral nerve blocks, but for some reason it’s still not widely used for neuraxial anesthesia.” Get the fu...

Posted on 7 November 2017 | 10:03 am

Medical News Today: What are hand cramps?

A look at hand cramps, a condition where muscle contractions stiffen the hands. Included is a look at the best methods of prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 7 November 2017 | 10:00 am

Meet the Heroic Animals That Went Into Space Before Humans

The First Space Pioneers Bettmann Archive Animals were every bit as heroic as the first human astronauts By Jeffrey Kluger Animals have long been the science community’s shock troops—the first to hit the beaches when a new frontier of knowledge is being claimed. Those soldiers hardly volunteered for the misison: The thousands of monkeys and mice that were used as test subjects for Jonas Salk’s first polio vaccine were conscripted for the job, whether they wanted to do it or not. That doesn’t diminish their profound contribution to scientific knowledge—indeed, it enlarges it. The same is true of the first animals in space. Human beings had visions of traveling above the atmosphere and out toward the moon and planets, but the survivability of such an enterpri...

Posted on 7 November 2017 | 8:45 am

ACR: Opioids, SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in RA

Increased risk of osteoporotic fracture with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, opioids of any strength (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 6 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Pediatric Supraglottic Airway Devices in Clinical Practice Pediatric Supraglottic Airway Devices in Clinical Practice

This study evaluated the performance of three supraglottic airway devices commonly used in pediatric anesthesia. How did they compare?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 5 November 2017 | 11:14 pm

Medical News Today: Common causes of belly button pain

In this article, learn about the reasons for belly button pain. Included is detail on causes, such as surgery, gastroenteritis, and pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 5 November 2017 | 4:00 am

Medical News Today: What you need to know about hot feet

A look at hot feet, a condition causing a hot or burning sensation to the feet. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and potential lifestyle changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 4 November 2017 | 1:00 am

OHSU study validates deep brain surgery while asleep for Parkinson's patients

Most brain surgeons in the U.S. perform the procedure with patients awake the whole time. Not at OHSU.Most surgeons perform deep brain stimulation to ease the effects of Parkinson ’s disease while the patient is awake. Not at Oregon Health& Science University. OHSU neurologists stopped doing awake surgeries in January 2011. They pioneered a technique to accurately map the brain before and during the procedure, allowing the patient to remain asleep with general anesthesia all the while. With DBS, surgeons implant electrodes into specific areas of the brain that control movement in order to improve motor function and ease tremors, muscle rigidity and slowed movement. The procedure is usually done after a patient ’s medications lose their efficacy. New research from OHSU found that clinic...

Posted on 3 November 2017 | 3:12 pm

Health care tops state's highest-paying occupations

Health care jobs remain the highest-paying occupations in Kansas.   Statewide, anesthesiologists are paid an average of $138.18 an hour, according to a new report from the Kansas Department of Labor. That’s higher than the national average of $129.62 an hour.  Nine of the 10 highest-paid occupations in Kansas are related to the health care industry, the stud y shows.  The same is true for occupations in the Wichita area, according to data compiled for a Wichita Business Journal list in April.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Posted on 3 November 2017 | 1:49 pm

Ice Cube Therapy May Dilute Pain From Local Anesthetic Injections Ice Cube Therapy May Dilute Pain From Local Anesthetic Injections

Briefly applying an ice cube to the skin could diminish the pain associated with local anesthetic injections, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

Posted on 2 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Liposuction Can Reduce Lymphedema - Related Swelling

Case report describes beneficial effect for three patients with lymphedema affecting the leg or arm (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 2 November 2017 | 11:00 am

Medical News Today: What is nociceptive pain?

Nociceptive pain is caused by physical trauma, such as a sports injury, arthritis, dental procedure, or even stubbing a toe. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 2 November 2017 | 7:00 am

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System

Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an independent country within the British Commonwealth, and in 1972 it became a republic. From a public health perspective, trauma in Sri Lanka has become a significant fac...

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Posted on 1 November 2017 | 11:00 pm

Best Practices for Controlled Substance Monitoring

Toward a new best practice for controlled substance monitoring Of all the things we do in EMS, there aren't all that many opportunities to make a difference each day. Many of our patients need little more than transport to an ED, whether for primary care or chronic medical problems. Thus, when any of us gets the chance to administer morphine or fentanyl to a patient with third-degree burns, or to push midazolam in a case of status epilepticus, or to use an induction agent like ketamine for a difficult airway, we may just get to make a difference. We may feel a sense of gratitude, too, for our ability to use those controlled substances—opioids, benzodiazepines and anesthetic induction agents—that we go through a lot of trouble to carry. This trouble stems from the fact that substance ab...

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 11:00 pm

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System

Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an independent country within the British Commonwealth, and in 1972 it became a republic. From a public health perspective, trauma in Sri Lanka has become a significant fac...

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 10:06 pm

Best Practices for Controlled Substance Monitoring

Toward a new best practice for controlled substance monitoring Of all the things we do in EMS, there aren't all that many opportunities to make a difference each day. Many of our patients need little more than transport to an ED, whether for primary care or chronic medical problems. Thus, when any of us gets the chance to administer morphine or fentanyl to a patient with third-degree burns, or to push midazolam in a case of status epilepticus, or to use an induction agent like ketamine for a difficult airway, we may just get to make a difference. We may feel a sense of gratitude, too, for our ability to use those controlled substances—opioids, benzodiazepines and anesthetic induction agents—that we go through a lot of trouble to carry. This trouble stems from the fact that substance ab...

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 10:06 pm

Noninvasive procedure is superior to steroid injection for painful knee osteoarthritis

(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a minimally invasive procedure called cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) provides better pain reduction and functional improvement compared to steroid injection of the knee, concludes a study in Regional Anesthesia& Pain Medicine, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 10:00 pm

Ice cube therapy may dilute pain from local anesthetic injections

(Reuters Health) - Briefly applying an ice cube to the skin could diminish the pain associated with local anesthetic injections, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 11:25 am

Sham Opioids Relieve Aspects of Chronic Back Pain Sham Opioids Relieve Aspects of Chronic Back Pain

Recent studies indicate that patients suffering from pain disorders respond positively to placebo. Should placebos be a legitimate treatment option to prescribe for pain?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 8:14 am

Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam (Mobic) for Pain

Title: Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam (Mobic) for PainCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 1:00 am

Perineural vs Systemic Dexamethasone After Nerve Block Perineural vs Systemic Dexamethasone After Nerve Block

Does perineural administration of dexamethasone provide an advantage over systemic administration as an adjunct to local anesthetic for peripheral nerve block?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted on 31 October 2017 | 10:14 pm

Spinal Anesthesia for Spine Surgery May Improves Outcomes, Cost Spinal Anesthesia for Spine Surgery May Improves Outcomes, Cost

Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 31 October 2017 | 6:03 pm

Spinal Anesthesia for Spine Surgery Improves Outcomes, Cost Spinal Anesthesia for Spine Surgery Improves Outcomes, Cost

Use of spinal anesthesia instead of general anesthesia for spine surgery improved patient recovery and reduced costs by nearly 10%, according to the results of a single-institution study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 31 October 2017 | 5:53 pm

Unique Drug Combo Promising for Severe, Intractable Pain Unique Drug Combo Promising for Severe, Intractable Pain

Low doses of the hormone oxytocin in combination with the anesthetic ketamine may provide a unique and effective therapeutic approach to some patients with severe, intractable pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 31 October 2017 | 9:33 am

Preop Testing Unit Cut Costs by 47% by Applying Guidelines Preop Testing Unit Cut Costs by 47% by Applying Guidelines

The researchers were surprised by how much was spent on unneeded tests:'We were astonished,'they reported during the meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 31 October 2017 | 6:24 am

Maternal Use of Acetaminophen Linked to ADHD in Offspring

Link seen after adjustment for maternal use before pregnancy, familial risk for ADHD (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 30 October 2017 | 1:00 pm

‘Please take good care of our baby sister’: Help for Addison’s hemangioma

Most parents dress their baby girls in headbands for fun. But for Addison Quandt, these accessories, adorned with bows and flowers, weren’t a frivolous fashion statement. Instead, they helped hold in place the gauze that covered a large hemangioma on the back of her neck. “People always said what a fashionable baby she was,” says her mom, Dianne. “If they only knew.” Addison was born with four hemangiomas, common benign vascular tumors that typically appear as red birthmarks within a week or two of birth. In many cases, they don’t cause problems and clear up without treatment. But not only weren’t Addison’s hemangiomas going away — the one on her neck was growing at an alarming pace. “It bled a lot,” says Dianne. “And because of where it was located, it was causing ...

Posted on 30 October 2017 | 10:12 am

Systemic inflammatory response and multiple organ dysfunctions following crush injury: a new experimental model in rabbits - Xu P, Wang F, Zhou XL, Li L, Xiong D, Yong YQ, Zhao Y, Jiang WX.

In this study, we aim to develop a new, reproducible crush injury (CI) model in rabbits. Anesthetized rabbits were compressed on both hind limbs using a special instrument for 6  h followed by 3 h of reperfusion. Blood samples and injured muscles were col... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 30 October 2017 | 4:42 am

Noninvasive Ventilation in Critically Ill Patients Noninvasive Ventilation in Critically Ill Patients

A survey of leading experts on noninvasive ventilation in the critically ill identified ten essential articles on the subject, summarized here.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 29 October 2017 | 11:14 pm

Why Don't Fibromyalgia Patients Stay on Their Meds?

(MedPage Today) -- Jack Cush, MD, reports widespread problem with drug compliance (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)

Posted on 29 October 2017 | 2:35 pm

Patients Prefer Face - to - Face Communication, No Computer

Seventy - two percent of patients with advanced cancer prefer face - to - face communication (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Posted on 27 October 2017 | 11:00 am

Dental Pharmacology Expert Tom Viola, RPh, CCP Launches New Informational Website

“Pharmacology Declassified” Web Site Specifically-Designed to Simplify the Increasingly Complex Pharmacology Landscape for The Entire Dental TeamColumbus, NJ – October 24, 2017 –Tom Viola, RPh, CCP, a world-renowned authority on dental pharmacology, recently launched a new web site (www.TomViola.com) to support and expand hispopular “Pharmacology Declassified”educational platform.According to Viola, “Dental professionals are tasked with the safe and effective management of medically-complex patients – especially with the aging of baby boomers and as we evolve into an oral-systemic health model.However, they arefaced with a seemingly overwhelming amount of information. ”The new “Pharmacology Declassified ”web site is easy to navigate and puts a wealth of information at...

Posted on 27 October 2017 | 10:00 am

Medical News Today: All you need to know about antalgic gait

A look at antalgic gait, where leg or foot pain can alter the way a person walks. Included is detail on symptoms and the outlook for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 27 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Medical News Today: ACDF surgery: What to expect

We look at anterior cervical discectomy surgery, a procedure to reduce neck and back pain caused by disc problems. Learn more about what to expect here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 26 October 2017 | 10:00 am

Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery

Using opioid alternatives during general anesthesia for ear, nose and throat surgeries is safe and effective - and reduces the occurrence of post-surgery nausea, report clinicians from TEAMHealth Anesthesia at Select Physicians Surgery Center in Tampa, Florida.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 25 October 2017 | 2:23 pm

Swedish Massage May Reduce Cancer - Related Fatigue

For breast cancer survivors, larger drop in fatigue scores with Swedish massage than light touch (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Posted on 24 October 2017 | 6:00 pm

Shock therapy still used in England on women and the elderly ... without regulation, according to disturbing report

(Natural News) It sounds like something out of a horror movie: Electrode pads are placed on your head, you’re injected with anesthesia and a muscle relaxant and strapped to a bed, and a doctor pushes a button that causes electric current to pass through your brain, giving you a seizure. Some time later, you’ll wake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Posted on 24 October 2017 | 4:38 pm

Female Anesthesiologists to Ask for Maternity Leave Statement Female Anesthesiologists to Ask for Maternity Leave Statement

The 3-year-old Women in Anesthesiology group wants to find out why women are not advancing in the field. Their agenda covers a range of issues, from maternity leave to leadership to'girl gangs. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 24 October 2017 | 1:49 pm

SonarMed raises $3m in Series C

SonarMed said today it raised $3 million in a Series C round of financing to support continued commercialization and R&D of its pediatric products and gathering of outcomes data from user case studies. The round was led by South Coast Angel Network and joined by existing investors VisionTech Partners, Spring Mill Venture Partners and BioCrossroads and newly invested Queen City Angels, Hyde Park Angels, Baylor Angel Network and Central Texas Angels Network. “We have been involved with SonarMed from the beginning and believe the company is being led by a strong management team with a valuable technology already revolutionizing the way respiratory teams are able to accurately and successfully monitor a baby’s airway in the hospital. The increased adoption of the Company’s AirWav...

Posted on 24 October 2017 | 9:57 am

Opioid Use Down Over 10 Years for Hip and Knee Surgery Opioid Use Down Over 10 Years for Hip and Knee Surgery

In-hospital opioid use for hip and knee replacement decreased by one third between 2006 and 2014, researchers reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Posted on 24 October 2017 | 7:31 am

Patients Overestimate Postoperative Pain, Study Finds Patients Overestimate Postoperative Pain, Study Finds

Patients regularly overestimate the amount postoperative pain they will experience after surgery; the overestimate is particularly apparent with regional anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted on 23 October 2017 | 3:05 pm

Month You Give Birth Could Affect Postpartum Depression Risk

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s estimated that 1 in 9 women in the United States develops postpartum depression, and the time of year a new mom gives birth may make a difference. Looking at the medical records of more than 20,000 women, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that moms who gave birth in the spring or winter had a lower risk of postpartum depression compared to moms who gave birth in the fall or summer They also found that women who were obese, non-white, and did not get an epidural or other anesthesia during delivery appeared to be more likely to develop postpartum depression. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)

Posted on 23 October 2017 | 3:00 pm

Anesthesiology 2017 from the American Society of Anesthesiologists Anesthesiology 2017 from the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Anesthesiology 2017Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 23 October 2017 | 12:14 pm

Limited Evidence of Benefit for Medical Cannabinoids in Children

Strongest evidence for benefit in chemo - induced nausea, vomiting; other uses need more evidence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 23 October 2017 | 11:00 am

NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities

NIH-funded study to test cavity-fighting liquid at three clinical sitesNew York UniversityThe National Institute of Dental& Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, University of Iowa, and NYU Dentistry. University of Michigan's Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, leads the study.Cavities early in childhood are one of the most prevalent chr...

Posted on 23 October 2017 | 9:34 am

Why Shouldn't Nurses Manage Epidural Infusions? Why Shouldn't Nurses Manage Epidural Infusions?

If the anesthesia provider gives the order, can the nurse change the infusion rate or administer a bolus through an epidural catheter?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)

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Posted on 23 October 2017 | 6:12 am

Older diabetes patients at higher risk of POCD

New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests that older patients with diabetes are 84% more likely to develop postoperative cognitive dysfunction.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)

Posted on 23 October 2017 | 5:17 am

Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope

This study compared the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat resulting from two commonly used endotracheal intubation methods.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

Posted on 22 October 2017 | 10:04 pm

The opioid crisis: 'What have we learned and where do we go from here'?

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Anesthesiology and pain medicine should play a leading role in developing effective alternatives and solutions to the US opioid crisis, according to the November issue of Anesthesia& Analgesia -- a special thematic issue presenting information on the 'background, problems, and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 22 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

After skyrocketing, opioid abuse plateaus but remains too high, national analysis shows

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, during delivery had an increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 21 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Medical News Today: What is causing the pain in my shoulder blade?

There are many different possible causes of shoulder blade pain. In this article, we take a look at some common ones and their treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 10:00 am

Ambulant anesthesia: limits and possibilities - Hofer H, Vescia F.

The number of operations carried out on an outpatient basis is increasing in Germany. This trend has been observed for years. The prerequisite is an infrastructure that is in line with guidelines. The competence of the anesthetist must not be restricted to... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 7:39 am

Hip and knee replacement patients using fewer opioids to manage pain after surgery

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapies

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Ketamine may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Patients often overestimate postoperative pain, study finds

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Patients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they'll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. Patients who receive regional anesthesia, such as peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals or spinal anesthesia, were most likely to overestimate their postoperative pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Diabetes boosts risk of cognitive issues after surgery, especially in seniors, study finds

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Older patients with diabetes may be at an 84 percent higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Length of incision may affect pain after cesarean delivery

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Both short and long surgical incisions for cesarean births are associated with increased pain after delivery, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. Based on the findings, the authors recommend an optimal range for cesarean incision length to be between 12 and 17 centimeters (about 4.5-6.5 inches), and advise that neither shorter nor longer incisions be performed when possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shivering

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Perioperative Surgical Home reduces death, ER visits in elderly hip fracture patients

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY ® 2017 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Georgia lawmaker wants HIV patients to be QUARANTINED

Betty Price, a Republican state representative in Atlanta and a trained anesthesiologist, made the staggering claims at a hearing on Tuesday to discuss healthcare and HIV treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 4:28 pm

Vyaire Medical acquires Revolutionary Medical Devices

Vyaire Medical, a joint venture from Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) and Apax Partners, said today it acquired airway management developer Revolutionary Medical Devices for an undisclosed amount. Tucson, Ariz.-based Revolutionary Medical Devices’ main product is the SuperNO2VA, a noninvasive nasal positive airway pressure ventilation system designed to treat respiratory insufficiency from collapsed airways during or after sedation or during intubation. “The acquisition of Revolutionary Medical Devices allows Vyaire to bring another clinically-differentiated airway management solution to the medical device marketplace. RMD’s SuperNO2VA nasal PAP ventilation system enables anesthesiologists to provide oxygen to sedated patients in a more controlled and noninvasive way, a...

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 2:16 pm

Opioid Blocker as Good as Suboxone in First Head-to-Head Trial (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Monthly naltrexone (Vivitrol) non-inferior to buprenorphine/naloxone (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 8:35 am

MSD Innovation Factory is looking for digital solutions for anaesthesiologists

MSD is looking for innovators to solve 7 health-related challenges. One of them seeks to support anaesthesiologists with their continuous education (e.g. at the operation room) or their team building with surgeons. As a leading pharmaceutical company, MSD is aware of the need to incorporate innovation to deliver the best possible value to healthcare professionals, patients and customers. (Source: World Pharma News)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 4:00 am

MSD Innovation Factory is Looking for Digital Solutions for Anaesthesiologists

MSD is looking for innovators to solve 7 health-related challenges. One of them seeks to support anaesthesiologists with their continuous education (e.g. at the operation room) or their team building with surgeons. As a leading pharmaceutical company, MSD is aware of the need to incorporate innovation to deliver the best possible value to healthcare professionals, patients and customers. (Source: eHealth News EU)

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 2:00 am

Epidurals May Not Make Labor Last Longer Epidurals May Not Make Labor Last Longer

Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia (an epidural) to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted on 19 October 2017 | 2:14 pm

Opioid Not Best Migraine Choice (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Drug combo provided faster, sustained pain relief in more patients (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)

Posted on 19 October 2017 | 12:35 pm

Epidurals may not make labor last longer

(Reuters Health) - Giving pregnant women spinal anesthesia known as an epidural to ease their pain during the late stages of labor and delivery may not prolong the process, a new experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)

Posted on 18 October 2017 | 12:59 pm

Medical News Today: Why does the top of my foot hurt?

This article also looks at foot care tips. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 18 October 2017 | 10:00 am

Senator Wants Law Changed After 60 Minutes Story on Opioid Crisis

Title: Senator Wants Law Changed After 60 Minutes Story on Opioid CrisisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Ketamine Not Linked to PTSD in Military Trauma Setting

Only acute stress disorder, total number of surgeries linked to PTSD development in multivariable analysis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 17 October 2017 | 11:00 am

Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation? Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation?

A hospital wants its L&D nurses to learn moderate sedation in the rare event that an emergency C-section is performed under local anesthesia.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 9:42 am

Consensus Bundle on Hypertension in Pregnancy Consensus Bundle on Hypertension in Pregnancy

The National Partnership for Maternal Safety recently published a safety bundle on severe hypertension in pregnancy. What are the key considerations for the anesthesiologist?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 October 2017 | 10:14 pm

Situational Awareness Errors and Brain Damage, Death Situational Awareness Errors and Brain Damage, Death

Research finds that situational awareness errors may have contributed to catastrophic outcomes in most recent anesthesia malpractice claims.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 15 October 2017 | 10:14 pm

Pre - Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts

Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 13 October 2017 | 6:00 pm

MouseOx & #174; Plus Pulse Oximeter for Rodents

The MouseOx® Plus Pulse Oximeter for rodents is a non-invasive pulse oximeter which provides real-time, continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation. This system can be used with either anesthetized or conscious animals. An array of sensors are available making this system appropriate for rodents sized from neonatal mice to adult rats. The MouseOx® Plus Pulse Oximeter has a patented design which enables it to detect heart rates of 90-900 bpm. A number of options are available allowing...This story is related to the following:Pulse Oximeters (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)

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Posted on 13 October 2017 | 9:34 am

MouseOx & #194; & #174; Plus Pulse Oximeter for Rodents

The MouseOx® Plus Pulse Oximeter for rodents is a non-invasive pulse oximeter which provides real-time, continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation. This system can be used with either anesthetized or conscious animals. An array of sensors are available making this system appropriate for rodents sized from neonatal mice to adult rats. The MouseOx® Plus Pulse Oximeter has a patented design which enables it to detect heart rates of 90-900 bpm. A number of options are available allowing...This story is related to the following:Pulse Oximeters (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)

Posted on 13 October 2017 | 5:11 am

Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain

Title: Around the World, Too Little Relief for PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 13 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Inserting a cannula into a vein

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Patients who are given a local anesthetic before having a venous cannula inserted have a clearly reduced sensation of pain when larger gauge cannulas are used. Compared with intradermal lidocaine infusion, the use of vapocoolant spray has the advantage that the rate of venepuncture failures is lower. This is the conclusion reached by Dirk R ü sch and coauthors from Marburg University based on a randomized controlled trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 12 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Boston Scientific, Mayo Clinic file joint patent for self-centering TAVR cath

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) and the Mayo Clinic recently filed a joint patent application for a new ‘self-centering’ catheter device as a result of a collaborative development deal the two announced last March, according to a Twin Cities Business Magazine report. The new device is being designed to help improve heart valve replacement surgery by improving the process of threading guide wires through shrunken and often times shifted aortic valve openings in calcified hearts, according to the report. Currently, surgeons must probe along the surface of the valve with the guide wire to find the opening, requiring constant X-ray imaging and anesthesia and risking possible damage to the valve and arteries through the dislodgment of calcified debris, TCBMag reports. The jointly developed c...

Posted on 12 October 2017 | 3:04 pm

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor

Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo (Source: WebMD Health)

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Posted on 10 October 2017 | 4:15 pm

Epidurals Do Not Prolong Labor

Many obstetricians resist giving epidural anesthesia because they believe it lengthens the duration of labor, but a new study found it does not. (Source: NYT Health)

Posted on 10 October 2017 | 3:00 pm

Respicardia wins FDA nod for Remed ē central sleep apnea neurostim device

Respicardia said today that it won FDA approval for its Remedē transvenous implantable neurostimulation system designed to treat patients with central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to control breathing during sleep, unlike the more common obstructive sleep apnea which consists of a partially collapsed airway which causes pauses in breathing, Respicardia said. The Remedē system consists of a surgically placed battery packa nd thin wires inserted into the blood vessels in the chest near the phrenic nerve, which it stimulates to engage the diaphragm to restore natural breating during sleep and improve patient quality of life and satisfaction. “This implantable device offers patients another treatment option for central sleep apnea. Patients should speak ...

Posted on 10 October 2017 | 1:41 pm

Medicare Coverage Restrictions for Opioids Rose From ‘ 06 to ‘ 15

Formularies increasingly using quantity limits and prior authorization to restrict daily allowable dosing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 10 October 2017 | 11:00 am

Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic

Title: Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid EpidemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 10 October 2017 | 1:00 am

A Special Delivery for Women in Mali

October 09, 2017New hospital equipment and supplies will help health workers give comfort and care to women in need.Health workers and local government officials gathered to welcome an unprecedented special delivery in Koulikoro and Kayes regions in Mali this summer: essential hospital equipment and supplies worth over US$200,000.It ’s the first time this volume of new surgical equipment and supplies has been delivered to health facilities here. And what arrived wasn’t just a donation—it was a targeted contribution of the most-needed medical supplies identified by the health centers themselves.We think this approach is key —not only to how we offer holistic care for women with obstetric fistula in Mali, but to all our work expanding access to high-quality health care around the wor...

Posted on 9 October 2017 | 1:03 pm

A Special Delivery for Mali's Moms

October 09, 2017New hospital equipment and supplies will help health workers give comfort and care to women in need.Health workers and local government officials gathered to welcome an unprecedented special delivery in Koulikoro and Kayes regions in Mali this summer: essential hospital equipment and supplies worth over US$200,000.It ’s the first time this volume of new surgical equipment and supplies has been delivered to health facilities here. And what arrived wasn’t just a donation—it was a targeted contribution of the most-needed medical supplies identified by the health centers themselves.We think this approach is key —not only to how we offer holistic care for women with obstetric fistula in Mali, but to all our work expanding access to high-quality health care around the wor...

Posted on 9 October 2017 | 1:03 pm

Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)

Title: Hydrocodone vs. Hydromorphone (Differences between Side Effects)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 9 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Cigna Says No to OxyContin

Title: Cigna Says No to OxyContinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 9 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Why Do Most Hospitals Ignore Guidelines on Fasting Before Surgery?

(MedPage Today) -- Baltimore anesthesiologist responds to Slate critique (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)

Posted on 8 October 2017 | 4:35 pm

Russian dentist extracts his own wisdom tooth

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dr Rustam Yakhyaev, 24, from Surgut, central Russia, can be seen injecting himself with anaesthetic in the eye-watering clip. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Posted on 5 October 2017 | 4:57 am

The Effect of a Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain The Effect of a Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain

Is this new lay-led, self-management program an effective intervention for patients suffering from chronic pain?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 4 October 2017 | 10:14 pm

An Ape and a Hernia Repair: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros of using multiple nerve blocks for TKA (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Posted on 4 October 2017 | 4:00 pm

We Need to Change Our Approach to Substance Abuse in EMS

Diversion policies may be thought of as the downstream side of a system's approach to controlled substance management. The upstream side, including human resources and occupational health processes for recognizing and testing individuals at risk, may be worth some attention, too. Long-term Consequences Discovering and reporting drug diversions may result in career-ending consequences for our friends and colleagues. However, closing our eyes to this problem may result in even more devastating consequences, including loss of life. It may also lead to potential injury and death of partners, patients, and bystanders, when emergency response vehicles are operated under the influence of legally prescribed or illegally diverted medications. Diversion at Its Source Our jobs are stressful and, at t...

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Posted on 4 October 2017 | 3:27 pm

Patient Factors Differ for Surgical, All - Cause Readmission

Highest odds of return to theater after hip surgery tied to drug abuse, psychoses, dementia, depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 4 October 2017 | 1:00 pm

Polytrauma following a truck accident : how to save lives by guideline-oriented emergency care - Kippnich M, Jelting Y, Markus C, Kredel M, Wurmb T, Kranke P.

BACKGROUND: Identification and immediate treatment of life-threatening conditions is fundamental in patients with multiple trauma. In this context, the S3 guidelines on polytrauma and the S1 guidelines on emergency anesthesia provide the scientific backgro... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 4 October 2017 | 7:12 am

Medical News Today: Breakthrough pain: Causes and medications

Learn about breakthrough pain, which may occur in those who experience chronic pain. What may trigger the pain and how can it be treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Posted on 4 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Clinical Tests to Avoid Post-op Residual Neuromuscular Block Clinical Tests to Avoid Post-op Residual Neuromuscular Block

In this study, the authors developed and validated an algorithm of clinical muscle function tests to identify residual paralysis in awake patients after anesthesia.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)

Posted on 3 October 2017 | 10:17 pm

Virtual reality videos may help alleviate pre-surgical anxiety in children

(Wiley) A virtual reality tour of the operating room prior to anesthesia helped reduce preoperative anxiety in children scheduled to undergo surgery who took part in a clinical trial published in the BJS (British Journal of Surgery). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 3 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Ancient remedy crushes “breakthrough” depression drug

Two breakthrough treatments for depression have been making headlines over the last few weeks. One is ketamine — an illegal party drug called “Special K.” There is a legal use for it — as a heavy-duty anesthetic for horses! Although it seems to work for some severely depressed people, the doctors prescribing it have no idea how or why it works, or what the long-term effects will be for the patients who take it. What we do know is that chronic use of ketamine has been linked to cognitive impairment and bladder inflammation. Taking too high a dose causes hallucinations and temporary paralysis. A ketamine addiction can lead to brain damage. Then there’s the other novel treatment for depression that’s making headlines. This one has a safety record that spans thousands of years —...

Posted on 3 October 2017 | 8:41 am

Regular Leisure - Time Exercise May Cut Incidence of Depression

Correlation was seen for future depression, but not anxiety, regardless of intensity of exercise (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 3 October 2017 | 6:00 am

Hospital Discharges for Prescription Opioids Have Fallen

But inpatient and ED discharges related to heroin have increased in past decade (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 3 October 2017 | 6:00 am

Microneedles can increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry

(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Method aims at ensuring anesthesic substances a deeper penetration inside the mucosa; in tests, patients showed greater tolerance to pain derived from injected anesthesia. Its development was only made possible through S ã o Paulo Research Foundation international seed funding program, which brought together researchers from Brazil and Texas who recently presented their Project in a symposium that took place in USA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Posted on 2 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Opioid Manufacturers to Provide Doctor Training

74 manufacturers of immediate - release opioids notified that drugs will be subject to requirements (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted on 2 October 2017 | 1:00 pm

Fasting Before Anesthesia: An Unsettled Dilemma Fasting Before Anesthesia: An Unsettled Dilemma

While preoperative fasting for surgical patients remains a standard practice, controversy still remains. A new trial regarding gastric residual volume provides further insights.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 2 October 2017 | 9:14 am

Legal Cannabis Use Common Among Cancer Patients

Legalization increases likelihood of use; most want information about the drug from their doctors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 2 October 2017 | 6:00 am

Makers of Quick-Release Opioid Painkillers Must Provide Doctor Training

Title: Makers of Quick-Release Opioid Painkillers Must Provide Doctor TrainingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 2 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Exposures to General Anesthesia and Behavioral Outcomes Exposures to General Anesthesia and Behavioral Outcomes

Do multiple exposures to general anesthesia impact learning and attention in children younger than 3 years?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 1 October 2017 | 11:14 pm

Warnings on Anesthesia before age 3 -- plastic surgeons get update on evidence

(Wolters Kluwer Health) The evidence behind the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recent drug safety warning regarding prolonged anesthesia in infants and young children is discussed in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Posted on 1 October 2017 | 10:00 pm

Upper Abdominal Cancer Resections Up in Octogenarians

Increase in resection rates driven by trends in hepatic and pancreatic resections (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 29 September 2017 | 6:00 pm

Mesothelioma Doctor Creates Preoperative Drink for Patients

Peritoneal mesothelioma specialist Dr. Charles Conway wants to make major surgery an easier, more manageable experience for his patients. His latest innovation — a preoperative, complex-carbohydrate beverage — should help considerably. Conway, director of surgical oncology at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara, California, will begin offering patients the novel drink customized to speed recovery and lessen the risk of dangerous side effects. Conway designed SurgiStrong RecoverAid, a uniquely blended product to fill a void in the growing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs that have sprung up throughout the U.S. “There just weren’t a lot of options out there for the patients. There was nothing that we liked,” Conway told Asbestos.com. “So we decided to ma...

Posted on 29 September 2017 | 7:06 am

Central Neck Dissection Underused in Some Thyroid CA

Risk of reoperation up with lymph node metastasis; reduced with central, lateral neck dissection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 28 September 2017 | 11:00 am

Optimal Length of Post - Op Opioid Pain Medication Rx Identified

Optimal length for each procedure lies between observed median prescription length and early nadir (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 28 September 2017 | 11:00 am

Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?

Title: Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 28 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Cancer Risk Up for RA Patients With Venous Thromboembolism

Risk of cancer increased during the first year after VTE and in longer follow - up period (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 27 September 2017 | 11:00 am

A Novel Thermal Compression Device for Perioperative Warming A Novel Thermal Compression Device for Perioperative Warming

The authors tested a prototype device providing heat to the popliteal fossa and soles of the feet for prevention of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. Is it more effective than standard methods?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 26 September 2017 | 11:14 pm

CDC Launches Campaign to Fight Prescription Opioid Epidemic

Rx Awareness campaign uses testimonials to educate the public, increase awareness about risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 26 September 2017 | 11:00 am

ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations

Title: ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter DurationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 26 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

Title: Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Chronic FatigueCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 26 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Davis-based Expanesthetics raises nearly $3 million

The company licenses technology developed by a UC Davis researcher to analyze compounds and identify alternatives to common anesthetics and analgesics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 10:29 pm

Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During Chemo

Long - term benefits seen for those who practice at least two times a week (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 11:00 am

Lannett's Board Of Directors Initiates CEO Search

CEO Arthur Bedrosian to Step Down Upon Naming of a Successor Company Submits 505(b)(2) New Drug Application for Its Proprietary Anesthetic Product, Cocaine Hydrochloride (HCl) Topical Solution PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marke... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Personnel, FDA Lannett Company, Cocaine HCl (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 6:39 am

CVS to Restrict Opioid Painkiller Prescription Amounts

Title: CVS to Restrict Opioid Painkiller Prescription AmountsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 25 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Intuitive Surgical to integrate GE Healthcare tech in Korea

Intuitive Surgical Korea signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Healthcare Korea aimed at improving the clinical applications of robotic-assisted surgery. Under the agreement, GE Healthcare Korea will provide its CS600 anesthesia machine, which supports multiple ventilation modes tailored to patients, and its patient monitoring technologies as well as needed training and services assistance to Intuitive Surgical Korea’s Da Vinci Training Center. Read the full story at our sister site, The Robot Report. The post Intuitive Surgical to integrate GE Healthcare tech in Korea appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 12:16 pm

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing

Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 11:00 am

How to Get Rid of Constipation

Title: How to Get Rid of ConstipationCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

Title: Addictive Opioids Common for People on DialysisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 22 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight

Title: Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the SpotlightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Changes in [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose activities in a shockwave-induced traumatic brain injury model using lithotripsy - Divani AA, Phan JA, Salazar P, SantaCruz KS, Bachour O, Mahmoudi J, Zhu XH, Pomper M.

We present a longitudinal study of cerebral metabolism using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in a rat model of shockwave-induced traumatic brain injury (SW-TBI). Anesthetized rats received 5 or 10 shockwave pulses to the ri... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 8:17 pm

The journey of harmless bullet: the perioperative care of penetrating cardiac injury - Abou-Leila A, Voronov G.

Traumatic injuries to the heart contribute significantly to trauma are associated with high mortality. Cardiac gunshot wounds (GSW) are considered more lethal compared to other injuries and present several unique challenges to the anesthesia management and... (Source: SafetyLit)

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 8:17 pm

Deals this week: Aspen Global Incorporated, Zhejiang Conba Pharmaceutical, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Mauritius-based holding company Aspen Global Incorporated (AGI) has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to acquire the rights to the latter ’s anaesthetic treatments portfolio for $555m. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:00 pm

Forced From Home: MSF Donor Event in Seattle

October 04, 2017Veteran MSF anesthesiologist Dr. Gerry Bashein will discuss his experiences in the field and provide an in-person opportunity to find out more about our programs across the globe.  An hour-long conversation starts at 6:30pm, followed by a reception.Location: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, Nesholm Family Lecture HallSeattle  (Source: MSF News)

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 11:47 am

Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost

September 21, 2017The sight of serene hills stretching into the horizon calmed my nerves as we snaked our way through steep and narrow dirt roads deep in Buhweju district, in South Western Uganda, 319 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.  Suddenly, it dawned on me why this district is considered “hard to reach” as I imagined what it would be like to traverse the same ground during a rainstorm or at night.It ’s here that I meet Janet Alupo, 20, an operating theatre assistant at Nsika Health Center IV who plans to take this same journey—plus an additional 332 kilometers—every three months to visit her family in Kobwin, a small village in the far eastern district of Ngora. Janet is one of 33 health workers recently recruited to serve and improve health care delivery in Buhweju, wh...

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 9:03 am

Patient Action: As Means and End for Chronic Pain Care Patient Action: As Means and End for Chronic Pain Care

The authors explore the importance of patient action in the self-management of chronic pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 10:14 pm

Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer

Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives. (Source: NYT Health)

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 3:49 pm

Naloxegol Has No Effect on Opioid Dose in Opioid - Tied Constipation

Centrally - mediated analgesia was maintained during treatment with naloxegol in noncancer pain, OIC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 11:00 am

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Title: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 4/25/2012 3:49:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:28:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Posted on 20 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation

Vital signs can change rapidly during endotracheal intubation. Should monitoring intervals be more frequent during this period vs. during a hemodynamically stable period?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 11:14 pm

Total of 0.21 Years Lost Due to Opioid - Related Poisoning Deaths

Drug - related poisoning deaths up from 2000 to 2015, with most of the increase due to opioid deaths (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 6:00 pm

Back Pain Quiz: Test Your Back Pain IQ

Title: Back Pain Quiz: Test Your Back Pain IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/16/2011 3:41:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 6:39:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 1:00 am

Hospital cited after staffers take photos of patient ’s genital injury

Hospital employees used their personal phones to take photos and videos while the patient was under anesthesia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 12:13 pm