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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)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

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)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

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)
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Hospital Care Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Brigham & Women's Hospital etectrx Source Type: news

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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Commentary Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

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)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

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)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

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)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

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 ane...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Hospital Care Imaging Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Spinal Rivanna Medical Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

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 tru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: animals belka ham Laika NASA space strelka Source Type: news

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)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Radiology, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Conference News, Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

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 a...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

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 a...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

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)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

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:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

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)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

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...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nuwan Chamara Ekanayaka, EMT-I Tags: International Operations Source Type: news

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 controlle...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Gleason, EMT-P Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

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 controlle...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Gleason, EMT-P Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news