Legal evaluation of risk as a criterion for determining criminal liability of medical professionals

Conclusions In cases where the medical action results in harmful consequences for the patient but there is proof that the physician performed within to the allowable parameters of risk for the particular procedure, the medical professional shall be considered exempt from any criminal liability.
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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This study is an attempt to investigate the effects of intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on the pain induced by heat and formalin.In this experimental study, seventy male Wistar rats with an average weight of 270-320 g were randomly divided into 5 groups: control; sham, that received 25 μl of saline through the spinal catheter; and three experimental groups, that received 5, 10 or 20 mg/kg Melissa officinalis via the spinal catheter respectively. Five days after catheterization of the spinal cord from the lumbar region under anesthesia, the effects of Intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe PCV-VG mode of ventilation limited the peak inspiratory pressure, decreased the driving pressure and increased the dynamic compliance compared to VCV in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy. PCV-VG may be a preferable modality to prevent barotrauma during laparoscopic surgeries in obese patients.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosO objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a eficácia dos modos de ventilação garantida por volume controlado por pressão (PCV-VG) e ventilação controlada por volume (VCV) para manter pressões adequadas nas vias aéreas, ...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Abstract The inhalational anaesthetic agent - sevoflurane is widely employed for the induction and maintenance of surgical anaesthesia. Sevoflurane possesses a high global warming potential that imposes negative impact to the environment. The only way to resolve the issue is to remove sevoflurane from the medical waste gas before it reaches the atmosphere. A continuous adsorption study with a fixed-bed column was conducted using two commercial granular activated carbons (E-GAC and H-GAC), to selectively remove sevoflurane. The effect of bed depth (Z, 5-15 cm), gas flow rate (Q, 0.5-6.0 L/min) and inlet sevoflu...
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
Hello bone bad boys! I'm an anesthesiologist who has worked at a high volume total joint center of excellence, usually 5-8 total joints/day/OR out by 4/5 with some pretty excellent/good-natured surgeons I'd let operate on my family. Everything was for the most part efficient, almost everyone who was a good candidate had a spinal, possible regional vs. surgeon injecting exparel (more likely injection), 25 min turnovers. I'm at a place now where the surgeon preferences are more variable... Anesthesiologist question on your ortho preferences
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Orthopaedic Surgery Source Type: forums
Anyone leave patient on ventilator until they wake up? Off course I make sure muscle relaxant is fully reversed. It seems patient wake up better this way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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ConclusionThis research supports and extends the ethnomedicinal use of C. songarica as diuretic and hypotensive agent. The results showed that AS-CS from C. songarica could present compounds responsible for hypotensive and diuretic activities with no signs of toxicity, and these effects could involve nitric oxide pathway activated by muscarinic receptors or/and inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study aimed to observe the effects of different degrees of neuromuscular blockade on state and response entropy during sevoflurane anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty-one female patients were randomized to 9 groups (n=9 per group) according to the concentration of sevoflurane and degree of neuromuscular blockade. Response and state entropy were monitored. The endpoints were: 1) impact of neuromuscular blockade on state entropy and response entropy, and the difference between response entropy and state entropy; and 2) the response of entropy after cutaneous tetanic electrical noxious stimulation to the ulnar nerve ...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Na Sun, Bing-Xue Li, Guang-Hui Dong, Da-Yong Li, Bai-Ri Cui, De-Lai Qiu, Song-Biao Cui, Chun-Ping ChuAbstractEthanol (EtOH) exposure causes alterations of motor coordination, balance, behavior, speech, and certain cognitive functions are considered to be caused partly by impairment of cerebellar circuits function and modulation of synaptic transmission. The cerebellar cortical molecular layer interneuron-Purkinje cell (MLI-PC) synapses are critical for various information integration and transmission, which are sensitive to acute and ...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
While recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states as of November 2019, more states gravitating toward legalizing the recreational use of the substance, and 33 states allowing medical marijuana, there’s apparently no stopping this trend. Cannabis, in the form of marijuana, hemp, and cannabidiol (CBD)  is being used for pain relief, to alleviate stress, cope with anxiety, and a number of other mental health disorders and addictions. Yet, there’s a dearth of clinical studies that have been conducted on the overall effects on a user’s health. Clearly, as Crain’s Detroit Business points out, more ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Medications Substance Abuse Cannabis Marijuana Source Type: blogs
Just before I induced anesthesia, he said, “Doc, I want to apologize beforehand. I am incontinent due to a previous surgery so I might wet the sheets.” I told him not to worry and that we understood and that“these things do happen.” His response has stuck with me:“Doc, but there is still some […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs
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