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Anesthesia may cause memory problems
Researchers at The University of Wisconsin-Madison linked anesthesia with a slight decline in memory. The findings were published in the journal Anaesthesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I have pain in my upper thigh?
Learn about different causes of upper thigh pain, from injuries to nerve problems. We look at the associated symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Nigeria:Time to Increase Doctors Retirement Age
[Daily Trust] "Op finished," announced the General Surgeon, signalling to the anaesthetic team that the surgery was over. The General Surgeon, Dr David has 35 years of surgical experience under his belt. Dr David, having been put out to pasture at 60, is now 67 and is engaged by government as a contract doctor. He was called in by the gynaecological team when they realized the patient would need a General Surgeon's attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Long-duration GA Influences the Intelligence of Children Long-duration GA Influences the Intelligence of Children
This study assessed the short- and long-term impact of general anesthesia of various durations on intellectual development and cognitive performance in school age children.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Perioperative Considerations Patients With T2DM on SGLT2i Perioperative Considerations Patients With T2DM on SGLT2i
SGLT2 inhibitors create new management challenges for anesthesiologists. What are the unique considerations for diabetic patients taking these agents perioperatively?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antidepressant response within hours? Experts weigh evidence on ketamine as fast-acting treatment for depression in Harvard Review of Psychiatry
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Recent studies suggest that ketamine, a widely used anesthetic agent, could offer a wholly new approach to treating severe depression -- producing an antidepressant response in hours rather than weeks. Two reviews of recent evidence on ketamine and related drugs for treating depression appear in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can surgery and anaesthesia affect memory?
(Wiley) Findings from a new Anaesthesia study suggest that patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anthem: anesthesiologists 'unneeded' for some operations  
Insurance company Anthem has issued new guidelines suggesting that ophthalmologists administer and monster anesthesia while looking through microscopes to operate on eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSIB warning over medication errors across NHS
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will review the processes for giving medication to NHS patients after a child was given an oral anaesthetic intravenously by mistake. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Biomarkers ID'd for Anesthesia-Related Neural Damage
(MedPage Today) -- Rising neurofilament light, tau levels after surgery suggest neuronal injury (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

How long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth? | Michael Brooks
A revolution is coming in our relationship with ‘lower’ creatures, provoked by a greater knowledge of their cognition. Labour’s new plans for animal welfare are just a startScientific insight is a powerful thing, but will it ever override the human lust for health, prosperity and, saddest of all, convenience? This question entered my head as I read of the Labour party ’s newly announcedpolicies for animal welfare“informed and underpinned by the latest evidence on animal sentience”. Such an approach would lead to laudable bans on foie gras imports and nonsensical badger culling. But let &...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Michael Brooks Tags: Ethical and green living Animals Animal welfare Biology Science Ethics Richard Dawkins Environment The meat industry Food Farming fish UK news Source Type: news

Edmonton dentist guilty of unprofessional conduct in case that left girl brain-damaged
An Edmonton dentist whose five-year-old patient suffered a permanent brain injury is guilty of failing to provide appropriate care during treatment in his office that involved anesthesia, the Alberta Dental Association and College has ruled. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Pacira shares fall after FDA committee rejects expanded use for Exparel pain drug
Shares in Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:PCRX) fell nearly -16% today after a panel of experts convened by the FDA voted against an expanded use for Pacira’s injectable pain drug. The pharmaceutical company previously submitted an application seeking to use the local anesthetic as a regional pain-killer. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pacira shares fall after FDA committee rejects expanded use for Exparel pain drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Pacira Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Efficacy of Articaine versus Lidocaine in Supplemental Infiltration for Mandibular First versus Second Molars with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial
ConclusionsThe success rate for IANB with 4% articaine was 25%. Articaine and lidocaine had similar success rates for supplemental infiltration in first molars, whereas articaine was significantly more successful for second molars. However, because BI often did not provide profound pulpal anesthesia, additional techniques including intraosseous anesthesia may still be required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cerebral Oxygenation During Infant and Neonatal Anesthesia Cerebral Oxygenation During Infant and Neonatal Anesthesia
This study aimed to determine the incidence of low cerebral oxygenation during general anesthesia in infants. Might cerebral desaturation be a potential cause of later cognitive impairment?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

At AAAS, Brown explains how statistics, neuroscience improve anesthesiology
(Picower Institute at MIT) Dr. Emery Brown, an MIT neuroscientist and MGH anesthesiologist, has combined scientific and statistical methods to put the brain at the center of anesthesiology practice. By deciphering and monitoring EEG readings in real time he can more optimally dose patients under general anesthesia. He's presenting at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting, Friday Feb. 16. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation
How does the McGrath MAC video laryngoscope compare with the Airway Scope and Macintosh laryngoscope for routine nasotracheal intubation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors flock to Twitter to post Valentine's Day rhymes
Posting under the hashtag #medicalvalentine, dozens of creative versions have been posted on Twitter. A Devon-based anaesthetist used the hashtag to make a joke around a technique used in trauma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Depression Found to Up Successful Opioid Cessation
Taking antidepressants helped non - cancer pain patients successfully stop long - term opioid use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Rob Kass and Byron Yu to discuss advanced techniques for understanding brain function
(Carnegie Mellon University) The session will feature examples of the ways cutting-edge statistical methods are contributing important new insights; explore how statistical data analysis is helpful in understanding the mechanisms of anesthesia and loss of consciousness; and demonstrate the use of a brain-computer interface for illuminating how neurons work in the brain and providing better treatment options for paralyzed patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could a Disinfecting Robot Help Tackle HAIs?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that “on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.” Given such risk to patients, let alone the cost of treatment, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking to for ways to reduce these numbers. One solution, a disinfecting robot employing short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UVC), is designed to disinfect an entire room in one cycle. A recent study explored some of the challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome them. “The CDC recently stated that C. diff rates are at an...
Source: MDDI - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

It ’s very rare to wake up during a general anaesthetic | Letters
Anaesthetists respond to a recent Guardian articleAccidental awareness (when a patient becomes conscious during a general anaesthetic) is an incredibly important issue to both patients and anaesthetists (The long read, 9 February). Patients undergoing surgery can be assured that it is highly uncommon to wake up during a general anaesthetic.The largest ever research study (NAP5) performed on this topic was carried out in 2014 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. It showed that approximately one person in 20,000 reported awareness, and it most commonly occur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Doctors Science Society UK news Medical research Source Type: news

Miracle balloon is saving babies from stillbirth
The procedure takes place at about 28 weeks into pregnancy, with the mother under local anaesthetic and the baby given a general anaesthetic administered via a tiny needle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails
Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-AdamsWhen Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed and get as much rest as possible before the baby came. But her blood pressure kept rising – this condition, known as pre-eclampsia, is not uncommon but can lead to sometimes-fatal complications – and the doctors decided to induce the birth. When her cervix failed to dilate properly afte...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Cole-Adams Tags: Consciousness Medical research Neuroscience Health Society Hospitals Human biology Psychology Books Source Type: news

Kenya:Joy as KNH Medics Successfully Replant 17-Year-Old Boy's Severed Hand
[Nairobi News] A team of 15 surgeons, anesthetists and nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital have successfully reattached the hand of a 17-year-old boy which was severed by a chaff cutter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients
What impact does the perioperative administration of gabapentin have on reduction of postoperative pain, opioid use, and delirium in surgical patients over 65?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is this pain in my lower right abdomen?
We look at a number of different causes of pain, ranging in severity, in the lower right abdomen. We also examine when treatment is required. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

More Caution on General Anesthesia in Stroke Thrombectomy More Caution on General Anesthesia in Stroke Thrombectomy
Results from subanalysis of the DEFUSE 3 trial has reinforced concerns about performing the endovascular procedure for acute ischemic stroke under general anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Guidelines for Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Guidelines for Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass
New guidelines which detail the optimal management of anticoagulation during the conduct of cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass have been developed by an expert working group.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Contrast Agent Reactions: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, docs devise program to help opioid addicts (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Plants pass out from human-use anesthetics, experts say
A team of researchers studied how plants, such as the Venus flytrap, are affected by general anesthetic drugs, including those used on humans. Every time, the plants went unconscious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ketamine help treat alcohol dependence?
Current treatments for alcohol dependence often fail. So researchers are investigating more unusual interventionsJanuary 2018 has come to an end and with it the month that people increasingly use to abstain from alcohol. It is still unknown whether Dry January has alasting effect on drinking behaviours, and people with an alcohol dependency problem should always seek support from their GP before going through detox. Nonetheless, Dry January undoubtedly drives a critical conversation about alcohol use and provides an opportunity for us to reconsider our relationship with alcohol (one of the main goals of the charity Alcohol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Beth Marsh, Lilla Porffy, Meryem Grabski, Will Lawn Tags: Science Alcohol Society Drugs Source Type: news

Sleep and Pain Are Definitely Coupled--but How Tightly? Sleep and Pain Are Definitely Coupled--but How Tightly?
Does insufficient sleep increase vulnerability to chronic pain? In this commentary, the author ponders how to structure studies which can advance our understanding of the pain/sleep relationship.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Worsens Link Between PTSD, Chronic Pain in Youth
Findings among youth aged 10 to 17, with sleep suggested as an important target for intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Trilobites: Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?
Plants can be frozen in place with the same anesthetics used on you during surgery. It suggests they may be less different from animals than is often assumed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Flowers and Plants Anesthesia and Anesthetics Animal Cognition Annals of Botany Baluska, Frantisek vis-multimedia Source Type: news

Blind Insertion or Blindly Inserted: Advanced Airways Revisited
Blind insertion or blindly inserted? One thing we do in EMS that many of us most pride ourselves on is advanced airway management—though gaining that pride may have required a few moments of pants-wetting terror along the way. For patients in respiratory failure rapidly progressing to respiratory or cardiac arrest, there are few scenarios that run us right up against the front lines of life and death, and with so much potential to affect the outcome. These cases bring into focus the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (manual), and affective (emotional/psychological) elements of our job like nothing else we do. Yet ev...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy
This study evaluated the combination of a selective COX-2 inhibitor and an SSRI for reduction of postoperative pain after spine surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liberia: MSF Opens Pediatric Surgery Program
The program includes emergency and non-emergency surgery for children and will provide practical training opportunities for Liberian surgical residents and nurse anesthetists. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Surgery patient overdosed when accidentally given 10x the intended dose of anesthesia – doctors didn’t notice anything until it was too late
(Natural News) The Mayo Clinic recently came under fire as a male senior patient suffered a ketamine overdose following a medical error, the Daily Mail reported. According to the report, the patient who is in his 60s had an overdose after an anesthesiologist accidentally took a more concentrated bottle of ketamine to sedate him. The patient allegedly received 950 milligrams... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the causes of forearm pain?
A look at forearm pain, a condition characterized by pain between the elbow and the wrist. Included is detail on the treatment options and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction After Surgery
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 -- Following surgery, many patients head home with prescriptions for 30 or more opioid painkillers -- enough to trigger addiction, warns a leading group of anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Odds of Post - Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches
Mortality after elective surgery increases in graded manner as day of surgery approaches weekend (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Must-Download Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Our picks include apps for cardiologists, anesthesiologist, and med students (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding
Do high cumulative doses of epidural fentanyl administered during labor influence breastfeeding duration and success?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgery patients in enhanced recovery program leave hospital sooner, take fewer opioids
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Colorectal and bariatric surgery patients benefited from an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, leaving the hospital sooner and requiring fewer opioids to control pain, according to new research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018 meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news