Device Detects Opioid Overdose, Arouses Patients Out of Respiratory Arrest

Med-botics, a firm based in Colorado Springs, won FDA Breakthrough Device status for its Oxalert EPO (Enhanced Pulse Oximeter), a device developed to prevent respiratory arrest from opioid overdoses. Post-op patients and others on heavy opioid the...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

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This study aimed to examine the associations between long-term unemployment, clinician supply, and rates of NAS, while evaluating how these affect rural versus urban communities.
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports Surveys Source Type: research
Conclusion: In the elastase-induced emphysema model, Ang-(1-7) therapy reduced lung damage and improved exploratory activity and social interaction.Support: FAPEMIG/FELUMA
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Mechanisms of lung injury and repair Source Type: research
Conclusion: Treatment with Ang- (1-7) accelerates the resolution of inflammation and the return of pulmonary homeostasis and Mas receptor blockade slow down this process in mice submitted to the experimental model of asthma.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: These results suggest that treatment with Ang-(1-7) interferes in the center of the pathogenesis of asthma, that is, the Th2-type immune response and IgE synthesis.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Therapeutic treatment with Ang-(1-7) at the peak of inflammation decreased eosinophil and neutrophil in a model of asthma induced by OVA and exacerbated by LPS.Support: FAPEMIG/FELUMA
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
From 2015 to 2017, number of opioid - involved overdose deaths increased for nearly all racial/ethnic groups
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
Overdose deaths involving fentanyl or cocaine higher in regions east of Mississippi River
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
In 1819, a soon-to-be-knighted John Herschel (1792 to 1871) discovered that hyposulfite of soda could “fix” or make photographic images permanent by dissolving away unexposed and otherwise insoluble silver salts. This British genius soon coined terms for his astronomical or botanical images as “negatives” or “positives” and for the art as “photography.” Even after it was renamed sodi um thiosulfate, hyposulfite of soda retained photographers’ nickname for it: “hypo.” An antidote for cyanide poisoning, sodium thiosulfate was supplied in ampoules to physicians...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This article provides a concise overview of local anesthetic systemic toxicity, its history, mechanisms, risk factors, prevention, clinical presentation, and treatment, with a special emphasis on issues specific to the geriatric population. The authors used MEDLINE, Scopus, and Google Scholar to search for original research articles (human and animal studies), registries data, case reports, review articles, and pertinent online publications using the combinations of the following search terms: local anesthetics, local anesthetic systemic toxicity, intralipid, lipid emulsion, Exparel, ultrasound-guidance, regional anesthesi...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerThe Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain, a mission not suited for law enforcement. Acting under the authority of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act), the DEA  announced a proposal to reduce, once again, the national production quotas for fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone, and oxymorphone, ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
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