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Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression
Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment
Ulnar nerve entrapment is a common injury, but what is the ulnar nerve and what are the causes of ulnar nerve entrapment? How is it diagnosed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Erbium Laser Technology vs Traditional Drilling for Caries Removal: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAvailable online 18 May 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractObjectiveThe study aimed to assess the efficacy of erbium laser technology compared with traditional drilling for caries removal.MethodsA systematic search was conducted through Medline via PubMed, Embase, Cochrane databases, CNKI till December 2016. Randomised controlled trials, quasi-randomized controlled trials, or controlled clinical trials with data comparing the efficacy of erbium laser technology versus traditional drilling for caries removal were included.ResultsFourteen studies were selected in...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Drug Safety in Paediatric Anaesthesia Drug Safety in Paediatric Anaesthesia
Review interventions and recommendations to enhance the safety and quality of drug administration in pediatric anaesthesia in this comprehensive article.British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid - Related Hospitalizations
U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Model of Remifentanil Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Model of Remifentanil Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
The authors present a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model for remifentanil that shows good predictive performance in patients with a wide range of age and weight.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Efficacy and Safety of Mivacurium in Pediatric Patients The Efficacy and Safety of Mivacurium in Pediatric Patients
This study examined the safety and effective dosage of mivacurium, a short-acting non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocker, in children of varying ages.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study
Title: Yoga Soothes Back Pain in StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Father for ban on smartphone sales to kids 13 and under
Denver, Colorado-area anesthesiologist Tim Farnum (inset)drafted a bill to make it illegal to sell smartphones to children under the age of 13 (main) after his own two kids had issues with their own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
Title: Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ERCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 19, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Perioperative Management of Opioid-tolerant Patients Perioperative Management of Opioid-tolerant Patients
How should the management of perioperative and postoperative pain be approached in the opioid-tolerant patient?BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Withholding vs. Continuing ACEIs or ARBs Before Surgery Withholding vs. Continuing ACEIs or ARBs Before Surgery
ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers are commonly withheld before surgery due to concern over intraoperative hypotension and its impact on outcomes, but are these concerns valid?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioid Addicts Find It Hard to Avoid Fentanyl
Potent synthetic opioid now responsible for more than half of overdose deaths, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Treating Pain: Is This a Federal Responsibility?
(MedPage Today) -- How involved should the government be? (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - June 16, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. Veterans
Title: Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. VeteransCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 16, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Strategies Implemented to Cut Opioid ODs, Deaths in Maryland
Strategies include training in screening, interventions, and referrals to treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Lahey Hospital CEO takes top job at New Hampshire health system
The CEO of Lahey Hospital& Medical Center, Joanne Conroy, who oversaw the hospital ’s transition to a new electronic records system, is leaving her post after three years to lead a New Hampshire health system. Conroy, a former anesthesiologist who was named CEO in July 2014, is heading to be the new president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System in Lebanon, New Hampshir e, according to an announcement from Lahey Health, the parent company of Burlington-based Lahey Hospital. Howard Grant,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Zika Virus: Obstetric & Pediatric Anesthesia Considerations Zika Virus: Obstetric & Pediatric Anesthesia Considerations
This article reviews guidance for the evaluation and anesthetic management of Zika-positive parturients and newborns.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women who focus negatively, magnify chronic pain, more likely to be taking prescribed opioids
(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Female chronic pain sufferers who catastrophize, a psychological condition in which pain is exaggerated or irrationally focused on, not only report greater pain intensity, but are more likely to be taking prescribed opioids than men with the same condition, according to a study published Online First in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Six sciatica stretches for pain relief
Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Are We Really Ready for Telehealth CBT for Pain? Are We Really Ready for Telehealth CBT for Pain?
Remote treatment programs for pain have the potential to improve outcomes and reduce health care costs. Are patients--and physicians--ready?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Connected Consciousness After Tracheal Intubation Connected Consciousness After Tracheal Intubation
Using the isolated forearm technique, this study aimed to assess the incidence of connected consciousness during general anesthesia.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Leg Elevation and Post-spinal Hypotension in C-Section Leg Elevation and Post-spinal Hypotension in C-Section
Hypotension is a common complication after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. Can leg elevation performed immediately after spinal block reduce the risk?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Plaintiffs seek $131m in damages in GE anesthesia monopoly case
A group of anesthesia businesses are seeking $131.4 million in trebled damages and $7.4 million in legal fees from GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) related to a previously won monopoly case. The same group of anesthesia companies previously won $43.8 million in damages in a separate case in which a jury determined that GE had “acquired or maintained monopoly power by anticompetitive conduct within relative market,” according to court documents. Plaintiffs in the case referenced the Clayton act saying the previous damages should be trebled and asked for an aggregate amount of $131.4 million in damages, according to ...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News GE Healthcare Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Scienc...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment
Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Science Partners, joined by prior backers Leerink Revelation Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, ONSET Ventures and Aweida Venture Partners. MVM partner Hugo Harrod is joining the Vertos board as part of the transaction, according to a press release. Aliso Viojo, Calif.-based Vertos said it plans to use the proceeds to expand the commercial footprint for Mild, a minimally invasive procedure the company says requires no stitches, general anesth...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Vertos Medical Source Type: news

Olympus settles power morcellator suit
An Olympus (TYO:7733) subsidiary agreed to settle a lawsuit filed over the power laparoscopic morcellator used in a gynecological surgery. Plaintiffs Betty and Elvis Dobson alleged that the Olympus KS PlasmaSORD used in Betty’s 2010 hysterectomy spread myxoid leiomyosarcoma cells in her abdomen and pelvis. Power morcellators use small, rotating blades to break up large tissue masses into fragments and are commonly used to remove benign uterine fibroids in women. Although the FDA approved morcellators in 1995, it wasn’t until 2013 that the late Dr. Amy Reed exposed the risk after undergoing a...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Women's Health Olympus Source Type: news

Why does an anesthetic make us lose consciousness?
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Neuroscientists at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in G ö ttingen have now discovered that certain areas of the brain generate less information when under anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Milestone Scientific wins 510(k) clearance for epidural anesthesia system
Milestone Scientific (NYSE:MLSS) said today that its CompuFlo epidural computer-controlled anesthesia system won 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The Livingston, N.J.-based company’s CompuFlo Epidural instrument uses dynamic pressure sensing to help anesthesiologists correctly identify the epidural space and significantly reduce complications in real-time, according to Milestone. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Milestone Scientific wins 510(k) clearance for epidural anesthesia system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Milestone Scientific Source Type: news

Use of drug probed in Los Angeles organ donor's death
A Los Angeles County coroner's investigator claims an anesthesiologist used a painkiller drug to hasten the death of a gravely injured boy to increase the likelihood his organs could be harvested after life support was removed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Volume of Frail Patients Cared for and Surgical Outcomes Volume of Frail Patients Cared for and Surgical Outcomes
Do hospitals that perform higher volumes of elective surgery on frail patients have better survival rates than those which have a lower volume of frail surgical patients?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Jaw exercises for TMJ pain
What is the temporomandibular joint and what may the causes of pain be? Learn about the exercises that can manage TMJ pain and how it may be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Anesthesia for cancer surgery leaves patient with a TWO-DAY erection, followed by permanent erectile dysfunction
(Natural News) A Dutch cancer patient was left with permanent erectile dysfunction after suffering from a two-day erection that bent his penis into an hourglass shape. The prolonged erection, medically known as a condition called priapism, was likely caused by anesthesia administered to the patient during a surgery to treat his colon cancer. According to an account... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Became an Anesthesiologist Why I Became an Anesthesiologist
Dr Macario shares his personal experiences on why he chose anesthesiology as his profession.Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Special report: Nurses came back in to care for shrapnel patients
Many casualties from the Manchester attack ended up in theatre, cared for by experienced nursing staff like Mari Hopley, a senior staff nurse in anaesthetics and recovery at Stepping Hill Hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Haptoglobin and Risk of Postop AKI in Cardiovascular Surgery Haptoglobin and Risk of Postop AKI in Cardiovascular Surgery
Might intraoperative administration of haptoglobin lower the risk of acute kidney injury after cardiovascular surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Microglia in the Pathobiology of Neuropathic Pain Development Microglia in the Pathobiology of Neuropathic Pain Development
Learn how the activation of microglial cells in response to nerve injury may be implicated in the development of neuropathic pain. Might these mechanisms provide a novel therapeutic target?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Tied to Increased Risk of Memory Loss
Findings in patients 60 and older with moderate or severe chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety
Title: Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, AnxietyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 7, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Perioperative Ventilation in Obese Versus Non-obese Patients Perioperative Ventilation in Obese Versus Non-obese Patients
This study used a novel respiratory volume monitor to better understand differences in metabolic demand in obese patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Minimally-invasive dental anesthesia: Patients' preferences and analysis of the willingness-to-pay index
ConclusionsComputer-controlled systems for local anesthesia represent a relevant tool for reducing patients'discomfort during dental treatment. The WTP index helps to quantify its relevance. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Positive Clinical Effects Seen for Placebos Without Deception
Findings based on five studies involving patients with IBS, depression, allergic rhinitis, back pain, ADHD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

The Manchester Arena terrorist attack – two UNISON members’ stories
Adam Williams was in a corridor with a patient at the Salford Royal hospital when he heard news of an explosion in Manchester. Twenty minutes later he was at the scene. As a paramedic with the North West Ambulance Service, Adam has been trained for this type of incident. But it was still a shock when he arrived. The sound of the scene is what hit him first. Screams of panic and pain, alarms, sirens from police cars, ambulances and fire engines. He saw people wounded and confused: “It was devastation.” “It was devastation.” The hazardous area response team, police officers and other paramedics were a...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - June 6, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Magazine manchester Manchester Arena north west region public service champions UNISON north west Source Type: news

Cancer patient left with an erection for two days
Dutch surgeons behind the procedure believe it was caused by the general anaesthetic he was given which disrupted his blood flow and damaged the muscles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victims recount suffering at hands of fake plastic surgeon
A Denver surgical assistant posed as a plastic surgeon and performed face-lifts, tummy tucks and other procedures with limited, if any, anesthesia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO: Single Radiation Tx Enough for Spinal Pain in Cancer Mets
Researchers suggest it works as well as a full week of treatments (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Orthopedics, Radiology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Experiencing how spinal fusion treats scoliosis before surgery day
The Spinal Program at Boston Children’s Orthopedic Center has partnered with the Simulator Program to offer a unique simulation experience to patients who will undergo surgical treatment for scoliosis, a procedure called spinal fusion, this summer. “In my experience, patients do better when they are well prepared for surgery,” says Dr. Michael Glotzbecker, a pediatric spine specialist and surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital, who performs dozens of spinal fusion surgeries each year to treat children with scoliosis. That’s why Glotzbecker teamed up with Brianna O&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Research and Innovation Michael Glotzbecker Orthopedic Center scoliosis Simulation Program spinal fusion surgery Source Type: news

Patient left with an erection for TWO DAYS
Dutch surgeons behind the procedure believe it was caused by the general anaesthetic he was given which disrupted his blood flow and damaged the muscles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: How to Spot a Sprained Neck
Title: Health Tip: How to Spot a Sprained NeckCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 5, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Perioperative Transfusion-associated Circulatory Overload Perioperative Transfusion-associated Circulatory Overload
Transfusion-associated circulatory overload is a significant source of pulmonary complications and perioperative morbidity and mortality. What are the risk factors and how is it best prevented?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news