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 - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

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We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Thoracic paravertebral block may be a safe anesthetic method for abdominal surgery in those patients who would undergo potential severe complications by using general anesthesia. PMID: 29983183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first gout case initially presenting with bilateral olecranon bursitis. Bursal fluid analysis is important in such atypical presentation to look for MSU crystals and establish a diagnosis.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThoracic paravertebral block may be a safe anesthetic method for abdominal surgery in those patients who would undergo potential severe complications by using general anesthesia.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosO bloqueio paravertebral torácico guiado por ultrassom é geralmente considerado uma boa alternativa à anestesia peridural torácica para o controle da dor em cirurgia torácica e mamária. Além disso, ultimamente o bloqueio paravertebral torácico tem sido usado durante cirurgias abdominais, especialmente hepática e renal. No entanto, seu papel est&...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Anaesthesiology, Volume 31, Issue 4Author(s): Adrian Sultana, David Torres, Roman SchumannOpioid-free anaesthesia (OFA) is a technique where no intraoperative systemic, neuraxial or intracavitary opioid is administered with the anaesthetic. Opioid-free analgesia similarly avoids opioids in the perioperative period.There are many compelling reasons to avoid opioids in the surgical population.A number of case reports and, increasingly, prospective studies from all over the world support its benefits, especially in the morbidly obese population with o...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first gout case initially presenting with bilateral olecranon bursitis. Bursal fluid analysis is important in such atypical presentation to look for MSU crystals and establish a diagnosis.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Anaesthesiology, Volume 31, Issue 4Author(s): Adrian Sultana, David Torres, Roman SchumannOpioid-free anaesthesia (OFA) is a technique where no intraoperative systemic, neuraxial or intracavitary opioid is administered with the anaesthetic. Opioid-free analgesia similarly avoids opioids in the perioperative period.There are many compelling reasons to avoid opioids in the surgical population.A number of case reports and, increasingly, prospective studies from all over the world support its benefits, especially in the morbidly obese population with o...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThoracic paravertebral block may be a safe anesthetic method for abdominal surgery in those patients who would undergo potential severe complications by using general anesthesia.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosO bloqueio paravertebral torácico guiado por ultrassom é geralmente considerado uma boa alternativa à anestesia peridural torácica para o controle da dor em cirurgia torácica e mamária. Além disso, ultimamente o bloqueio paravertebral torácico tem sido usado durante cirurgias abdominais, especialmente hepática e renal. No entanto, seu papel est&...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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 app...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
The FDA approved a new medical device for patients suffering from severe emphysema. The Pulmonx Zephyr Endobronchial Valve is a one-way valve system to be implanted through the airways using a traditional bronchoscope. The valve is integrated into a ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Medicine Thoracic Surgery Source Type: blogs
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