Perioperative BP Monitoring in Patients With Obesity Perioperative BP Monitoring in Patients With Obesity
What alternatives to traditional arm cuffs exist for noninvasive blood pressure measurement in patients with obesity?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Inhaled, IV Anesthestics Even in Cardiac Surgery Survival
(MedPage Today) -- MYRIAD trial doesn't favor cardioprotection of sevoflurane, similar drugs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A cure for PTSD? Anesthetic wipes emotional trauma from memory, study finds
Scientists at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain found that propofol specifically targets emotional memory and disrupts recall for trauma - but not 'emotionally neutral' memories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Survival Benefit for Volatile Anesthesia in Elective CABG Surgery No Survival Benefit for Volatile Anesthesia in Elective CABG Surgery
In a comparison of gas versus needle, a new pragmatic trial has shown that using a volatile anesthesia agent during elective coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not produce fewer deaths after one year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Homeopathic Company About Illegal Product Claims
Nutra Pharma warned that failure to correct the violations may result in legal action (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Sibling comparison analysis suggested association confounded by specific maternal factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- For patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), there is no significant difference in deaths at one year with anesthesia with a volatile agent versus total intravenous anesthesia, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Standardized Morphine Infusions for Use in Children Standardized Morphine Infusions for Use in Children
This study investigated the feasibility and safety of quality assured, standardized concentrations of pediatric nurse/patient-controlled morphine infusions, supplied as pre-filled syringes.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ultrasound provides precise, minimally invasive way to measure heart function in children
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. New research published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), illustrates how a novel minimally invasive method using catheter-based ultrasound to measure heart function performed with similar precision to a traditional highly invasive device. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical students open the envelopes to their futures on Match Day
You could cut the tension with a scalpel inside UCLA ’s Geffen Hall and across town atCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.It was Match Day 2019 and 150  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA fourth-year students, along with 25 of their counterparts at Drew University, who were watching via simulcast, were about to learn which hospital has accepted them for residency, or advanced training in their chosen specialty.At precisely 9 a.m., the doctors-to-be poured outside and, surrounded by friends and families, nervously ripped open their acceptance envelopes. Screams and peals of laughter split the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Laser Tx for Port-Wine Stains Safe Without Anesthesia in Infants
(MedPage Today) -- Effective interventions seen as early as 5 days in retrospective review (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 15, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

North Yorkshire theatre nurses aiming to boost continuity of care
Theatre nurses at a hospital in North Yorkshire will now be caring for patients throughout their whole procedure  – from the moment they go to sleep in the anaesthetic room, to the moment they wake up in the recovery room. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Driving Pressure During Thoracic Surgery Driving Pressure During Thoracic Surgery
How do these ventilation strategies compare in terms of postoperative pulmonary complications after thoracic surgery?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dual Receipt of Opioids Tied to Increased Risk for OD Death
Those enrolled in both VA and Medicare Part D have higher odds of death from Rx opioid overdose (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Doctors Welcome New Depression Drug, Cautiously
Esketamine, the nasal-spray antidepressant recently approved by the F.D.A., is promising, but using it entails some practical challenges. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Depression (Mental) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Antidepressants Doctors Anesthesia and Anesthetics Spravato Janssen Pharmaceutica Food and Drug Administration your-feed-science Source Type: news

Perioperative Management of Disruptive Patients Perioperative Management of Disruptive Patients
What should you do if a patient demonstrates discriminatory behavior towards an anesthesiology resident? Learn from one center's experience.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of Postop Cognitive Dysfunction After Colorectal Surgery Risk of Postop Cognitive Dysfunction After Colorectal Surgery
This study aimed to identify risk factors for early postoperative cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray For Depression
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the powerful anesthetic that has been used illegally as the club drug Special K. It will be sold as Spravato. More specifically, it’s for patients who have tried at least two other medications without success, and it should be taken with an oral antidepressant. Esketamine will be sold as Spravato. (Image credit:Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.) “There has been a longstanding need for additional effective treatments for ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local CNN Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Esketamine Special K Spravato Source Type: news

Davis-based company raises funds to research alternatives to opioids
Davis-based Expanesthetics Inc. has picked up another $1.83 million in venture capital to bolster its research of new “inhaled” anesthetic products and alternatives to opioids.  The company raised $1.39 million in equity during a recent general solicitation, and raised $445,000 through a securities offering to existing shareholders, according to Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed on March 4.  Expanesthetics has been gradually accruing funds since February 2017, when it raised… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine -- for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug, Esketamine (Spravato), for Severe Depression
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine -- for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

BU medical students win award for video on preventing falls from operating room tables
(Boston University School of Medicine) Two fourth-year medical students from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have been honored with the 'Best Instructional Exhibit Award' for their scientific presentation, Falls From An Operating Room Table: A Patient Safety Educational Tool. The award was presented at the 72nd Post-Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology in New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA approves ketamine-like nasal spray for depression
The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the powerful anesthetic that has been used illegally as the club drug Special K. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson ’s Ketamine-Derived Drug For Treatment-Resistant Depression
The green light means ketamine –an anesthetic abused as a party drug but promoted by some doctors without FDA approval as a necessary treatment for the most severely depressed patients—has spawned the first materially new depression treatment in decades. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

This Ketamine-Like Drug Has Been Approved to Treat Depression
(WASHINGTON) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used for decades as a powerful anesthetic to prepare patients for surgery. In the 1990s, the medication was adopted as a party drug by the underground rave culture due to its ability to produce psychedelic, out-of-body experiences. More recently, some doctors have given ketamin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime overnight Source Type: news

In biggest advance for depression in years, FDA approves novel treatment for hardest cases
The nasal spray works in a new way and is based on an old anesthetic, ketamine, that has been used as a party drug (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Ketamine nasal spray could be used to treat depression
The FDA is expected to approve the first new class of depression medication in decades. It's a nasal spray version of the drug ketamine, which is used in anesthesia. In powder form, it is also the party drug, "Special K." Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Central Hospital Receives $89 000 RTGs Worth of Drugs
[263Chat] A local financial institution, Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe has donated RTGS$89 000 worth of Anesthesia drugs to the Harare Central Hospital to alleviate the acute shortage of drugs and help deliver quality health care to the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Poised to Approve Ketamine-Like Drug to Ease Depression
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could give its approval this week to esketamine -- a relative of the " club drug " and anesthetic ketamine -- against severe depression. If that approval comes, it could be the first new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug - Drug Interaction Alerts
Number of interruptive DDI alerts substantially decreased as result of alert refinement efforts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

A New Way of Looking at Things
It can get pretty crowded in an interventional procedure room, specifically for those places where image-guided therapy is being conducted. “Some of these procedures may require upwards of 15—or sometimes even 20—people in the suite,” said Barry T. Katzen, MD, founder and chief medical executive of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, in an interview with MD+DI. “And all of them have certain needs for technology, for space, for visualization, and things like that.” He noted th...
Source: MDDI - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Masimo wins CE Mark for next-gen SedLine pediatric brain monitor
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its next-gen SedLine brain function monitor intended for pediatric patients. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that with the clearance, its next-gen SedLine monitoring tech is now available for all patients one year and older in CE Mark countries. Masimo said that the SedLine system is designed to allow clinicians to monitor the state of the brain while patients are under anesthesia. The company added that the system features a pediatric-specific signal processing engine intended to improve the performance of the company’s p...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Masimo Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?
There are many possible causes of pain in the hands or wrists, including injuries, repetitive strain, cysts, and arthritis. Some home remedies may help relieve the discomfort, but a person should see a doctor for severe, persistent, or reoccurring hand pain. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Causes Telltale Brain Activity Patterns
The drugs lead to widespread, predictable changes in brain waves that can help anesthesiologists personalize anesthesia and develop anesthetic-based treatments. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
The parasite that causes malaria has evolved to evade many of the drugs that researchers have developed to fight the tropical disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes flank pain?
Flank pain is pain that occurs on either or both sides of the torso, just below the ribs. The most common reason for flank pain is a muscle strain, but there are other possible underlying causes. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

An Intubation Strategy When Only the Epiglottis Is Visible An Intubation Strategy When Only the Epiglottis Is Visible
The authors describe an adjunctive technique in C-L III airway, when only the epiglottis is seen, which can facilitate intubation and improve success without increasing procedure difficulty.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 12 natural ways to relieve pain
People have used natural pain relief methods for centuries. In this article, we discuss 12 natural pain relievers that people can try, including herbal remedies, yoga, and acupuncture. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Vertos Medical ’s spinal stenosis treatment wins CE mark
Vertos Medical said it has received CE mark approval for its lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) treatment device kit. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Vertos said its Mild device kit enables a minimally invasive procedure to remove the cause of stenosis through a portal the size of a baby aspirin. The procedure requires no stitches, general anesthesia, implants or overnight hospital stays, the company added. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Vertos Medical’s spinal stenosis treatment wins CE mark appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured News Well Orthopedics Surgical CE Mark Vertos Medical Source Type: news

Active Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation During Resuscitation
Active intrathoracic pressure regulation (aIPR) is a novel therapy approved for the treatment of low blood flow states, such as cardiac arrest. This therapy is delivered with a device called the CirQPOD that’s inserted into a standard respiratory circuit between the patient and a means to provide positive pressure ventilation (e.g., bag-valve balloon or mechanical ventilator). Between each positive pressure ventilation, aIPR decrease intrathoracic pressure to subatmospheric levels, which subsequently enhances blood return to the heart and increases stoke volume, cardiac output, arterial blood pressures and coronary p...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicolas Segal, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Impact of Crystalloid vs Colloid Solutions on Renal Function Impact of Crystalloid vs Colloid Solutions on Renal Function
This study compared the potential nephrotoxic effects of two approaches to intraoperative fluid therapy in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: 1 Hour of General Anesthesia Deemed Safe for Infants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results of GAS trial provides reassurance on general anesthesia and children's neurodevelopment (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 26, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Opioid - Related Mortality Up From 1999 to 2016 in Eastern U.S.
Opioid - related mortality rates, especially from synthetic opioids, increased rapidly in eastern states (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems
A report from the Royal College of Anaesthetists showcases programmes in hospitals across England that are improving patient care before, during and after surgery. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How a Medtronic-Sponsored Study Could Help Hospitals Save Lives and Money
The results of a Medtronic-sponsored study could go a long way toward helping hospitals identify patients at high risk of developing opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), a form of respiratory compromise. Last year MD+DI spoke with Ashish Khanna, MD, primary study investigator for the PRODIGY study, about how challenging it is to predict episodes or severity of cardiorespiratory decompression in patients who appear to be in stable condition and staying on the general care floor. Khanna, who is now an associate professor of anesthesiology and intensivist at the Wake Forest School ...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business R & D Source Type: news

Acupuncture Alleviates Moderate - to - Severe Menopause Symptoms
Decreases seen in hot flushes, day - and - night sweats, sleep problems, emotional and physical symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

You Asked: What to Do When a Doctor ’ s Visit Is the Cause of Pain?
Tips for dealing with pelvic pain during an OB-GYN exam. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER, M.D. Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Anesthesia and Anesthetics Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Hospital Carries Out Its First Successful Brain Surgery
[This is Africa] Malawian Dr Ken-Keller Kumwenda and a team of local doctors, nurses and anaesthetists have carried out that hospitals first ever brain tumour surgery. However, as the country does not meet the recommended surgeon ratio, does this present a career opportunity for the country's youth? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Choice of Anesthesia Technique for Deep Brain Stimulation Choice of Anesthesia Technique for Deep Brain Stimulation
The authors present their experiences with an alternative anesthesia technique for deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease patients who cannot tolerate conscious sedation.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Link Between NSAIDs and C. Diff? Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, anesthesiologists as perioperative hospitalists (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news