Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients
The Society for Airway Management gives guidance for optimizing successful management of the difficult airway in adults with COVID-19, while minimizing the risk of clinician exposure.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mass casualty, intentional vehicular trauma and anaesthesia - Walker M, d'Arville A, Lacey J, Lancman B, Moloney J, Hendel S.
The use of motor vehicles to initiate mass casualty incidents is increasing in frequency and such events are called intentional vehicular assaults. Perpetrators are inspired by a range of terrorist ideologies or have extremist views, criminal intent, or me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Spinal vs. General Anesthesia for Total Knee Arthroplasty Spinal vs. General Anesthesia for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Is there a preference for general or spinal anesthesia in terms of adverse events and short-term outcomes in patients undergoing outpatient total knee arthroplasty?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Spinal, General Anesthesia Show Equal Benefit When Used in Hip Fracture Surgery Spinal, General Anesthesia Show Equal Benefit When Used in Hip Fracture Surgery
A test of 1600 hip-fracture surgery patients has found that the type of anesthesia, spinal or general, makes little difference in the result.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

DTI-MRI could help predict onset of Alzheimer's disease
MRI with a diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) protocol could help clinicians predic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could machine learning help clinicians better diagnose autism? MRI finds brain structure changes in elite rugby players MRI shows how head impacts affect brains of young football players Up to 40% of COVID-19 survivors experience neurological effects DTI-MRI shows effects of anesthesia on brain's white matter (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What happened to hip fragility fractures during COVID-19 pandemic? - Mazeda C, Santos PB, Vilas-Boas P, Ant ão J, Barcelos A.
PURPOSE: COVID-19 changed the dynamics of all healthcare system, leading to the restructuring of inpatient teams as well as the emergency department. Scheduled surgeries were suspended, operating rooms were closed, and anesthesiologists redistributed among... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

UCLA Anesthesiologist Escorted From Work Over Vaccine Refusal UCLA Anesthesiologist Escorted From Work Over Vaccine Refusal
Dr Christopher Rake had previously been recorded attending an anti-vaccination rally in late August.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Philips' new tools help gamify the MRI experience for kids
Philips Pediatric Coaching helps children feel more comfortable with MRI scans, avoiding the need for sedation or general anesthesia. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Good for UCLA for escorting out an anti-vaccine doctor
A physician warns of the harm an unvaccinated anesthesiologist can do to his vulnerable patients. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety and Efficacy of Topical Epinephrine in Pediatric Dentistry
Treatment safety and efficacy are extremely important when performing pediatric dental procedures. A new study, published in Anesthesia Progress, found that the use of epinephrine pellets during...(PRWeb October 09, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/safety_and_efficacy_of_topical_epinephrine_in_pediatric_dentistry/prweb18243749.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intraoperative Hypotension Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Delirium Intraoperative Hypotension Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Delirium
In patients undergoing noncardiac surgery under general anesthesia, intraoperative mean arterial pressure of less than 55 mm Hg is associated with increased risk of postoperative delirium within 30 days of surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Respected valued retained: working together to improve retention in anaesthesia
This report finds that up to 1 million operations may be delayed every year because of a shortage of 1,400 anaesthetists – and concludes that the situation will get worse, as one in four working anaesthetists plans to leave the NHS in the next five years. It suggests that working patterns should be adjusted to accommodate the changes of ageing and that adjustments should be made to pension and tax arrangements to ad dress the financial pressures that force doctors to retire. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA anesthesiologist who is vocal against COVID vaccine mandates is escorted out of workplace
A UCLA anesthesiologist who is vocal about his opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate was escorted out of his workplace Monday for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA anesthesiologist, vocal against COVID vaccine mandates, is escorted out of workplace
UCLA anesthesiologist Dr. Christopher B. Rake was escorted out of his workplace for not being vaccinated against COVID-19. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediction of PONV by Point-of-Care Gastric Ultrasound Prediction of PONV by Point-of-Care Gastric Ultrasound
Could bedside ultrasound evaluation of the stomach in patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery predict the risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Persistent Incisional Pain After Noncardiac Surgery Persistent Incisional Pain After Noncardiac Surgery
This study examined the incidence, characteristics, impact, and risk factors associated with persistent incisional pain. What demographic and perioperative factors are associated with increased risk?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

More than a third of electro shock therapy patients given treatment without consent, study suggests
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), where an electric shock of 70 to 450 volts is administered through a patient's brain under general anaesthetic, has a long and controversial history. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological Treatment Provides Pain Relief for Chronic Back Pain
66 percent of patients randomly assigned to pain reprocessing therapy were pain - free after treatment compared with 20 percent in placebo group (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

After the Match: The Anesthesiology Match May be a Harbinger for EM
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: After the Match Source Type: news

DEA Warns of Fentanyl in Counterfeit Opioid Pills
This was the first public safety alert the DEA has issued in six years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Lidocaine + DEX and PONV Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Lidocaine + DEX and PONV Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Might a combined infusion of lidocaine plus dexmedetomidine reduce the occurrence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anesthesiology Shakeup Costs Hospital Its Trauma Designation Anesthesiology Shakeup Costs Hospital Its Trauma Designation
The resulting disruption in anesthesiology services has led the hospital to divert emergency care to other health facilities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Did Anesthesiology Shakeup Cost Hospital Its Trauma Designation? Did Anesthesiology Shakeup Cost Hospital Its Trauma Designation?
The resulting disruption in anesthesiology services has led the hospital to divert emergency care to other health facilities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Deaths, Use Increased From 2015 to 2019
Populations at higher risk for methamphetamine use disorder diversifying rapidly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Suggest Positive Effect and Show Similar Safety with XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Compared to Aspirin in Pediatric Fontan Procedure Patients at Risk for Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Events
RARITAN, NJ, September 27, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today new data from the Phase 3 UNIVERSE study showing treatment with XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in an oral suspension formulation, compared to treatment with aspirin, was associated with numerically fewer blood clots and clinical events strongly associated with blood clots in pediatric patients (aged 2-8 years) who have undergone the Fontan procedure. [1] These findings, which were published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association and included in a recent New Drug Application submitted to the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Orangutan At Zoo Miami Dies Following Dental Surgery
Kumang, a 44-year-old Bornean orangutan, died Thursday during recovery from anesthesia, according to a statement from the South Florida zoo. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaping and E-Cigarette Use in Children and Adolescents Vaping and E-Cigarette Use in Children and Adolescents
In what ways might vaping or e-cigarette use impact the perioperative care of children and adolescents?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pectoral Nerve Blocks for Breast Augmentation Surgery Pectoral Nerve Blocks for Breast Augmentation Surgery
What benefits might pectoral nerve blocks offer in the postoperative pain management of patients undergoing breast augmentation?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Later Opioid Use, Misuse
History of TBI tied to 52 percent increased odds of prescription opioid use, 65 percent increased odds of prescription opioid misuse (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

C-Section Anesthesia Adequacy With Two Sodium Thiopental Doses C-Section Anesthesia Adequacy With Two Sodium Thiopental Doses
This study aimed to determine the optimal sodium thiopental dose for Caesarean section which balances depth of anesthesia with the safety of the neonate. Should we still be using STP for c-sections?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pandemic Tied to Fewer Concussion Visits
However, those seeking care delayed care and were less likely to be from sports (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Death Rates Worsening for Non - Hispanic Blacks
No significant change seen in overdose death rates overall from 2018 to 2019, but rate increased among non - Hispanic Blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbance Common, Tied to Pain, Depression in Older Adults
Sleep disturbance in older adults also more common among those living with a partner and urinating at night (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Reduces Anxiety in Children During PIVC Placement
Virtual reality intervention also significantly decreases pain among patients undergoing peripheral IV catheter placement (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

General or Local Anesthesia for DBS Surgery: Which Is Best? General or Local Anesthesia for DBS Surgery: Which Is Best?
There's no difference in key outcomes when deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease is performed under general or local anesthesia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Health Care Hero: Dr. Amol Soin blazes path in non-addictive ways to manage pain
Dr. Amol Soin, who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine, operates the Ohio Pain Clinic in Centerville. He is a 2021 Health Care Hero. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Poturalski Source Type: news

Health Care Hero: Dr. Amol Soin blazes path in non-addictive ways to manage pain
Dr. Amol Soin, who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine, operates the Ohio Pain Clinic in Centerville. He is a 2021 Health Care Hero. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Poturalski Source Type: news

Australian doctor SUSPENDED over social media posts questioning COVID-19 policies, treatment and vaccines
(Natural News) Medical authorities in Australia have suspended a doctor in Sydney because of his social media posts that criticized how medical authorities were treating COVID-19 patients and questioned the effectiveness of vaccines and lockdowns. Dr. Paul Oosterhuis, an Australian anesthetist who has been practicing medicine for over 30 years, had to present himself to the Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on unorthodox thinking: science would not get far without it | Editorial
The Ig Nobels are a reminder that Jonathan Swift was wrong about reason. Without research driven by curiosity, there would be far fewer breakthroughsIn Gulliver ’s Travels, Jonathan Swift mocked the assumption that the scientific revolution had transformed European culture for the better. The satirical novel, published in 1726, has its eponymous hero stumbling upon “the Academy” in the fictional city of Lagado, and pokes fun at the idea that a scientific temperament could be useful. Swift describes pointless experiments to extract sunbeams from cucumbers and to build houses from the roof downwards. His bo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Science Ig Nobel prizes Science prizes Source Type: news

Midazolam Is Not Associated With Postoperative Delirium Midazolam Is Not Associated With Postoperative Delirium
A new study finds that the administration of midazolam as premedication does not increase the risk of postoperative delirium among older patients.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anterior Quadratus Lumborum Block After Hip Arthroscopy Anterior Quadratus Lumborum Block After Hip Arthroscopy
A new study suggests this novel block may not be the most effective postoperative analgesic strategy after hip joint arthroscopy.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Effect of precooling injection site and cold anesthetic administration on injection pain, onset, and anesthetic efficacy in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized controlled trial
Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)Cite this articledetailsAbstractObjectiveThis randomized controlled clinical trial assessed the analgesic and anesthetic effects of precooling the injection site and administration of refrigerated 2% lignocaine HCl with 1:100,000 epinephrine (LE) in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP).Materials and methodsSixty patients diagnosed with SIP (preoperative pain score  ≥ 85 mm) in maxillary first molars were randomly allocated to two groups. In group I (control), topical gel was applied for a minute followed by conventional LE infiltration, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Is Dissolved
Sackler family to pay $4.5 billion in bankruptcy settlement, denies any personal responsibility (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

The tiny spring that tackles prostate problems
The spring, roughly the size of a paperclip, is implanted under local anaesthetic and then expands to prop open the urethra. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain Management Skills Class Aids Those With Chronic Low Back Pain
Findings show noninferior outcomes at three months versus cognitive behavioral therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Oxycodone vs. Morphine After Endometriosis Resection Oxycodone vs. Morphine After Endometriosis Resection
This study aimed to compare the analgesic potency of oxycodone versus morphine after laparoscopic deep infiltrating endometriosis resection. Is one preferable to the other?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Blocks: Two Better Than One for Hip Replacement Nerve Blocks: Two Better Than One for Hip Replacement
As surgeons aim for quicker recovery and fewer opioids, nerve blocks are playing a bigger role. However, the researchers say the ideal combinations of multimodal analgesia have yet to be identified for total hip arthroplasty.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

OP doctor is accused of participating in $26M Medicare fraud scheme
An Overland Park anesthesiologist is accused of participating in a nationwide scheme that defrauded Medicare out of more than $26 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Indication for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin to Include Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization (LER) Due to Symptomatic PAD
RARITAN, N.J., August 24, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded peripheral artery disease (PAD) indication for the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily) to include patients following recent lower-extremity revascularization (LER) due to symptomatic PAD. The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study. With this approval, XARELTO® is the first and only therapy indicated to help reduce the risks of major cardiovascular (CV) e...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Opioid Tapering Tied to Higher Risk for Overdose, Mental Health Crisis
Rates of overdose, mental health crises increased after dose tapering among patients prescribed stable, long - term, higher - dose opioid therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news