Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks Improve Fracture Pain Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks Improve Fracture Pain
The ultrasound-guided approach shows benefits in hip fracture-related pain over standard anesthesia, with some caveats.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Hospital, Contractor Battle Over Anesthesiology Staff
(MedPage Today) -- A New Jersey hospital is suing an anesthesiology staffing firm over what it describes as serious staff shortages, while the firm is suing the hospital for poaching its doctors and other clinicians, according to a pair of lawsuits... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 16, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ECMO for Pregnant and Postpartum Patients ECMO for Pregnant and Postpartum Patients
There is growing interest in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in critically ill pregnant and postpartum patients. What are the unique considerations for its use in these patients?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: Radiology Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Block Plus Lidocaine Clears Psoriasis in Small Study
MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 -- Spinal injections of a common anesthetic may help clear the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis, a small pilot study suggests. The study involved four patients with severe psoriasis, and researchers are describing it as a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What is Ondine ’ s Curse?
Discussion Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is an autosomal dominant with variable inheritance genetic disease caused by mutation in the Paired Like Homeobox B2 (PHOX2B) gene on chromosome 4. There are two other genes which may also cause CCHS. CCHS affects the chemoreceptor afferent ventilation pathways and is a neural crest migration problem of the autonomic nervous system. The incidence is unknown but a prevalence of 1 in 200,000 live births has been reported. Obviously it is a rarer phenomenon because of the general lethality of the syndrome. Patients usually present at birth or soon afterwards, but o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How One Physician Managed to Retire at Age 43 How One Physician Managed to Retire at Age 43
An anesthesiologist lived modestly, invested, and managed to retire very early. Now he advises other physicians on how to do the same. Would his strategies work for you?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 12, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Which Factors Fuel Sexual Violence in Healthcare? Which Factors Fuel Sexual Violence in Healthcare?
A Brazilian anesthesiologist recently was accused of abusing a woman undergoing cesarean delivery. His case has revived public discussions of sexual violence perpetrated by healthcare professionals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Your simple throat is the reason you don ’t sound like a chimp
When it comes to the plumbing required to produce human speech, less is more. A new study suggests our larynx evolved to have much simpler vocal anatomy than that of our ancestors. These simplifications may have allowed our species to produce stable, even-toned, and comprehensible speech instead of the rough, warbling vocalizations of other primates. “It’s a fair conclusion,” says Bart de Boer, a linguist who studies the evolution of speech at the Free University of Brussels who wasn’t involved in the work. “Researchers … have been wondering about the evolution of the vocal folds for a long time.” Yet h...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 11, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Glycemic Control in Diabetics Undergoing Open Heart Surgery Glycemic Control in Diabetics Undergoing Open Heart Surgery
Can use of an automated glucose control pump in diabetic patients undergoing open heart surgery reduce the incidence of hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic events?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Propofol Not the Only Option for Abdominal Surgery Anesthesia in Seniors
(MedPage Today) -- Older patients who received anesthesia with etomidate had no higher risk of major complications after elective abdominal surgery compared to propofol, a randomized trial found. Among 1,917 such patients, rates of major in-hospital... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 10, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Surgery Feasible Soon After COVID-19 for Vaccinated Patients
FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 -- Fully vaccinated patients or those undergoing surgery without general anesthesia do not have increased risks for perioperative complications with surgery shortly following COVID-19 infection, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postop Pulmonary Complications in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Postop Pulmonary Complications in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2
This ultrasound study revealed that even in asymptomatic post-COVID-19 patients, there may be residual lung lesions related to the clinical course of SARS-CoV-2 infection.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Probabilities of Successful Development of Pain Medications Probabilities of Successful Development of Pain Medications
This study examined factors which most influence the probability of successful development of new medications for pain. How does the perceived abuse potential of the medication impact these variables?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Featured review: Does the type of anaesthesia for recanalisation therapies for acute ischaemic stroke affect patient outcomes?
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Anesthesiologists Working More Cases May Have Worse Outcomes Anesthesiologists Working More Cases May Have Worse Outcomes
For some surgeries, patients whose anesthesiologist is directing multiple overlapping cases may be more likely to have worse outcomes, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 2, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news