How researchers look at the bird brain in action
(Ruhr-University Bochum) How do birds make decisions and which brain regions are particularly active when they solve tasks? Researchers from Bochum are investigating these questions. So far, only anesthetized birds and therefore passive experiments could be examined using the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Thus, the examination of brain processes during active tasks was not possible. Now the researchers have constructed an experimental set-up which allows them to carry out fMRI examinations on awake pigeons and thus also investigate cognitive processes for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

An unusually large object removed from the upper esophagus in a patient with self harm syndrome - Lai MJ, Morganstein J, Deckard N, Koshkareva Y.
A 32-year-old female with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia was transported to our tertiary-care hospital after swallowing a large toilet paper holder bracket. Removal of the large foreign body required coordination between anesthesiology, ot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Companion Drug Might Help Prevent Kidney Complications of Lupus
Title: Companion Drug Might Help Prevent Kidney Complications of LupusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Study Tackles Long-Term Opioid Use Among Retired NFL Players
Title: Study Tackles Long-Term Opioid Use Among Retired NFL PlayersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The success of using 2% lidocaine in pain removal during extraction of mandibular premolars: a prospective clinical study
ConclusionThe technique is simple and effective as well. It might be considered as an alternative anesthetic injection to the inferior alveolar nerve block for dental extraction of the mandibular premolars.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Airway Management in the OR in COVID-19 Adult Patients Airway Management in the OR in COVID-19 Adult Patients
This article offers guidance on airway management for a variety of critical care and procedural settings in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 infection.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Opioid Equivalents and Conversions?
Title: What Are Opioid Equivalents and Conversions?Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Nalbuphine vs. Tramadol After Ambulatory Surgery Nalbuphine vs. Tramadol After Ambulatory Surgery
Is intravenous nalbuphine hydrochloride, which generally has less side effects than tramadol, as effective as tramadol for the treatment of postoperative pain after ambulatory surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anesthesia and Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer Anesthesia and Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer
Does the type of anesthesia administered during breast cancer surgery impact postoperative circulating tumor cell counts?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Beaumont Physician Reelected to TMA, AMA Leadership Roles
G. “Ray” Callas, MD, a Beaumont anesthesiologist, was reelected to serve Texas medicine at the state and national level. Physician leaders in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates policymaking body today ratified Dr. Callas ’ reelection to serve on the TMA Board of Trustees, the association ’s governing body, and as a representative of Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates. The TMA House of Delegates met virtually to verify the last of this year ’s TMA elections. The pandemic forced TMA to alter its governance and meetin...
Source: TMA News Room - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency
Suctioning frequency plus continuous oxygen better indicator in critically ill with tracheostomy tube (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Trial Offers New Hope for People With Hemophilia
Title: Early Trial Offers New Hope for People With HemophiliaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Tied to Fewer Admissions in Sickle Cell Disease
But no change in opioid use observed for those receiving medical marijuana certification (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Anesthesiologists' Exposure to COVID-19 in a NYC Med Center Anesthesiologists' Exposure to COVID-19 in a NYC Med Center
What was the extent of work-related exposure among anesthesiologists and intensive care providers caring for COVID-19 patients during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Featured Review: Oxygen therapy in adult intensive care patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Approaches to guiding oxygen therapy in adult intensive care patients with acute respiratory distress syndromeAcute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a very severe breathing problem with a high mortality rate (chance of dying). It has many potential causes, including viral infections such as COVID-19, and there are no specific treatments for it except for giving patients oxygen via a ventilator (artificial breathing machine) on an intensive care unit, often for long periods of time. However, large amounts of oxygen (either a high concentration of oxygen or oxygen administered for a long period of time) are known to i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

MASCC/ISOO Update Guidelines for Management of Mucositis
Topics include basic oral care, photobiomodulation therapy, cryotherapy, natural interventions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Diagnosis and management of genital injuries in girls: 14-year experience - Hoshi R, Uehara S, Hashimoto M, Hosokawa T, Kawashima H, Kaneda H, Hoshino M, Koshinaga T.
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with genital injuries are often recommended to receive an examination under general anesthesia, however, detailed clinical data of such patients are rarely reported. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review was condu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hypotension After Noncardiac Surgery and Myocardial Injury Hypotension After Noncardiac Surgery and Myocardial Injury
Myocardial injury after surgery is a common and severe postoperative complication. Is hypotension during the early postoperative period a contributing factor?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

YouTube Videos for Instruction of Regional Nerve Blocks YouTube Videos for Instruction of Regional Nerve Blocks
This study evaluated the educational quality of user-uploaded videos on regional anesthesia nerve blocks.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The multiple casualty scenario: role of the anesthesiologist - Lam CM, Murray MJ.
PURPOSE of Review: Mass casualty disasters (natural and man-made) present an acute, critical situation that taxes healthcare resources and clinician acumen. This review summarizes the characteristics and management skill sets that anesthesiologists possess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Fauci Wasn't in Meeting About New CDC Testing Guidelines Fauci Wasn't in Meeting About New CDC Testing Guidelines
"I was under general anesthesia in the operating room and was not part of any discussion or deliberation regarding the new testing recommendations," he told CNN.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Withdraws Umbrella EUA for COVID-19 Intubation Boxes FDA Withdraws Umbrella EUA for COVID-19 Intubation Boxes
The decision followed discoveries of potential harm associated with the boxes; now each of the designs will be evaluated separately.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Management of ARDS due to COVID-19 infection Management of ARDS due to COVID-19 infection
This review details the pathophysiology of COVID-19 associated acute respiratory distress syndrome and recommends management approaches for both intubated and non-intubated COVID-19 patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novant Health to offer new Parkinson's treatment at Mint Hill Medical Center, growing its investment in neurology
Patients struggling with tremors will soon have a less invasive treatment option. Starting in September, Novant Health will offer a magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound treatment at Mint Hill Medical Center. The outpatient procedure treats essential tremor and tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease. It uses an MRI to find what is causing the tremor and then leverages ultra sound technology to treat the problem brain tissue with beams of sound-wave energy. No incision or anesthesia is necessary.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Envenomation by Trachinus draco and pain management - Gulen M, Sari S.
We report a case of a 42-y-old female patient who sustained a sting to the neck from a Trachinus draco fish. She subsequently developed complications including arytenoid membrane edema secondary to either the local anesthetic agent administered to the woun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Racial Health Disparities Exist Among Pro Football Players
Former black players, those of other races report worse physical, mental health than white players (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

How Do You Infiltrate Local Anesthesia?
Title: How Do You Infiltrate Local Anesthesia?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Sudan May Have Banned FGM, but the Harsh Practice Continues
A performance at a photo show in El Fasher, Sudan, 2018. The new transitional government of Sudan criminalized female genital mutilation this spring, but the practice has not ended. Credit: MOHAMAD ALMAHADY/UNAMIDBy Rhona Scullion, PassBlue*Aug 18 2020 (IPS) Just four months ago, Sudan took the monumental step to ban female genital mutilation, a painful, unnecessary and dangerous procedure that leaves lasting scars. Generally carried out on girls before they reach puberty, genital mutilation is now punishable in Sudan by up to three years in prison and subject to a fine. In a country where 88 percent of women between 15 a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rhona Scullion Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rates of Prescription Opioid Use Higher in Cancer Survivors
Cancer survivors have similar rates of prescription opioid misuse versus those without cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Antibodies Detected in Maternity Care Workers in U.K.
TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 -- One out of six maternity health care workers are seropositive for antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in Anaesthesia. Sohail... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sprains, Strains? New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not Opioids
Title: Sprains, Strains? New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Pediatric mass casualty preparedness - Perate AR.
Disaster medicine refers to situations in which the need to care for patients outweighs the available resources. It is imperative for anesthesiologists to be involved at a leadership level in mass casualty/disaster preparedness planning. Mass casualty disa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prophylactic physostigmine for extreme and refractory adult emergence delirium, aimed at increasing patient safety and reducing health care workplace violence: a case report - Gutman DA, Hassid M, Jeanes Z, Redding AT, Romeo D.
We present the case of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Sugammadex vs. Neostigmine in Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Sugammadex vs. Neostigmine in Laparoscopic Prostatectomy
Can sugammadex reduce the length of hospital stay, recovery time, and unplanned readmission for patients who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy when compared to neostigmine?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Most Knee Cracking Is Normal, Expert Says
Title: Most Knee Cracking Is Normal, Expert SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Here ’s How Much Money Nurse Anesthetists Earn In Every State
Find where you can earn the most money as a nurse anesthetist in the United Sates. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew DePietro, Contributor Tags: Personal Finance /personal-finance Money /money Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Investing Source Type: news

Olinvyk (oliceridine)
Title: Olinvyk (oliceridine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 8/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Women Have More Depression With Peripheral Artery Disease
Depressive symptoms associated with worse disease - specific health status (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Vasectomies: men recall final cuts and close shaves | Letters
Rob Delaney ’s frank and funny account of his vasectomy revives memories for readers includingMike Cashman and theRev Trevor SmithRob Delaney ’s article about having a vasectomy (‘Could I feel what they were doing? Yes’, 12 August) brought back memories from when I had one because my wife and I did not want more children.The surgeon gave me a local anaesthetic and I was cut above my penis. All went well and I thought it was all over and how brave I had been when I realised he had only done one side and I was only halfway through the operation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Sexual health Reproduction Rob Delaney Biology NHS Family Source Type: news

Remimazolam has low oral bioavailability and no potential for misuse in drug-facilitated sexual assaults, with or without alcohol: results from two randomised clinical trials - Pesic M, St öhr T, Ossig J, Borkett K, Donsbach M, Dao VA, Webster L, Schippers F.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Remimazolam is a new ultra-short-acting benzodiazepine currently being developed for intravenous use in procedural sedation, general anaesthesia, and intensive care unit sedation. Benzodiazepines represent a drug class associated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Airway guidance for the endemic phase of COVID-19, FICM (published 11th August 2020)
Consensus airway guidelines from the Difficult Airway Society (DAS), Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) were published on the 2 External 0 0 0 Anaesthesia-Intensive Care Medicine hub false https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/covid-19-airway-management-principles true false%> website in April 2020 and subsequently 2 External 0 0 0 in the journal Anaesthesia false https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15054 true false%>. These focus mainly on management of critically ill patients with confirmed or suspected CO...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent Opioid Use Seen in ~ 10 Percent of Patients After Cardiac Surgery
Higher opioid dosage prescribed at discharge associated with increased risk for new persistent use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

New IV Opioid Approved for Use in Controlled Settings
Title: New IV Opioid Approved for Use in Controlled SettingsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Is Your Home Workstation Hurting You?
Title: Is Your Home Workstation Hurting You?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Intraop Lidocaine and Pain After TEP Inguinal Hernioplasty Intraop Lidocaine and Pain After TEP Inguinal Hernioplasty
Does intraoperative lidocaine infusion improve postoperative pain-related outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernioplasty?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Who Is Tracking Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19? Who Is Tracking Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19?
Anesthesiologist Claire Rezba instinctively started tracking lost health workers. Researchers and industry professionals say the lack of official data is'scandalous'and is putting lives in danger.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding OK After Mom Has Anesthesia, Experts Say
Title: Breastfeeding OK After Mom Has Anesthesia, Experts SayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 4, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Sevoflurane Shows Promise as Topical Analgesic for Intractable Pain Sevoflurane Shows Promise as Topical Analgesic for Intractable Pain
The widely used inhalational anesthetic sevoflurane was effective as a topical analgesic in treating otherwise refractory pain in an elderly patient with a severe leg ulcer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Risk for Positive COVID - 19 Test Up for Health Care Workers
Risk increased for frontline health care workers compared with the general community (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of SPRAVATO ® (esketamine) CIII Nasal Spray to Treat Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder with Acute Suicidal Ideation or Behavior
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (August 3, 2020) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for SPRAVATO® (esketamine) CIII nasal spray, taken with an oral antidepressant, to treat depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with acute suicidal ideation orbehavior.1 SPRAVATO® is the first and only approved medicine that has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms within 24 hours,1 providing a new option for significant symptom relief until a longer-te...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news