Opioid-free vs. Opioid-sparing Perioperative Approaches Opioid-free vs. Opioid-sparing Perioperative Approaches
Do opioid-free perioperative strategies have benefits over opioid-sparing strategies? The authors make the case that opioid-free anesthesia, while possible, is not necessarily preferable.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of Dexmedetomidine in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Use of Dexmedetomidine in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
What is the optimal dose of dexmedetomidine to maintain hemodynamic stability, prevent cough, and minimize postoperative pain for patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anaesthesia Web Helps Children and Parents Prepare for Hospitalization
On Anaesthesia Web children of all ages and cognitive levels learn about the body, what it is like being in hospital and what happens before, during and after anaesthesia and surgery (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 15, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Children and Youth Source Type: news

CBD or THC? Cannabis Product Labels Often Mislead, Study Finds
Title: CBD or THC? Cannabis Product Labels Often Mislead, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 14, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Animal testing suspended at Spanish lab after ‘gratuitous cruelty’ footage
Madrid regional government says it has suspended all activity at Vivotecnia after inspection found ‘signs of animal mistreatment’Regional officials in Spain have temporarily halted all activity at an animal testing facility after the publication of undercover footage that appears to show animals being taunted, smacked, tossed around and cut into with no or inadequate anaesthesia.Since 2000, Madrid-based contract research organisation Vivotecnia has carried out experiments on animals ranging from monkeys to mini pigs and rabbits for the biopharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, tobacco and food industries. The faci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ashifa Kassam in Madrid and Natalie Grover Tags: Animal experimentation Animal welfare Animals World news Spain Europe Environment Science European Union Source Type: news

How big are the blood-clot risks of the AstraZeneca jab? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
For most people, the risks of Covid outweigh the minimal risks from the vaccinesLast Wednesday, the European Medicines Agencystated there was a plausible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine and rare types of blood clotting, which the MHRAestimates may happen in one in 100,000 young adults who get the vaccine.It is challenging to think of such low risks: when we have to count the zeros, all intuition goes. So what else has roughly a one in 100,000 chance for a young adult? We could choose from the risk of dying when under general anaesthesia, or in askydiving jump, or, on the positive side, winning theLo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters Tags: Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases AstraZeneca Source Type: news

Ketamine use in operation Enduring Freedom - Leslie E, Pittman E, Drew B, Walrath B.
INTRODUCTION: Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic increasingly used in the prehospital and battlefield environment. As an analgesic, it has been shown to have comparable effects to opioids. In 2012, the Defense Health Board advised the Joint Trauma Syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Risk to anaesthetists from chemical linked to Parkinson ’s disease | Letter
Trichloroethylene was used as a general anaesthetic agent, and chronic exposure over a career could have led to Parkinson ’sWe have received reports that anaesthetists exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE) may develop Parkinson ’s disease (Rates of Parkinson ’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame, 7 April). TCE was used as a general anaesthetic agent from the 1940s to the early 80s (when it was known by its tradename Trilene). If so, the presumption is that it would be chronic exposure over the course of a career that would present the greatest risk, and there has been no suggestion that...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Parkinson's disease Health Medical research Science Society Doctors Neuroscience Source Type: news

Undercover footage shows ‘gratuitous cruelty’ at Spanish animal testing facility
Campaigners call for the closure of the Madrid research firm, after whistleblower video allegedly captures unacceptable treatmentUndercover footage of “gratuitous cruelty and abuse” allegedly taken in an animal testing facility in Spain – which has previously secured funding from the EU and Spanish authorities for projects – has been published, amid calls for the centre’s closure.Madrid-based contract research organisation Vivotecnia conducts experiments on a range of animals including monkeys, dogs, mini pigs, rats, mice and rabbits for the biopharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, tobacco and f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover and Ashifa Kassam Tags: Animal experimentation Animal welfare Environment Spain European Union Science World news Animals Source Type: news

Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel
Title: Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal TunnelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 8, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Muscular Pain in Cancer Survivors
However, more adverse events seen with auricular acupuncture versus electroacupuncture (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Can jab to the cheek help tinnitus?
An injection in the cheek with a local anaesthetic could banish tinnitus, the ringing in the ears that affects around six million people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wisconsin Hospital Replaces All Anesthesiologists With CRNAs Wisconsin Hospital Replaces All Anesthesiologists With CRNAs
The long-running battle over nurse anesthetists continues, with one hospital's action causing a flare-up on social media.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Aspirin in COVID-19-Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Aspirin in COVID-19-Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
A new study found aspirin use independently associated with a reduced risk of mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 patients. What might be the pathophysiological rationale behind aspirin's efficacy?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Up Risk for Nonfatal Drug - Related Poisoning in OUD
Risk partially mitigated by buprenorphine treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19, Personal Protective Equipment, and Human Performance COVID-19, Personal Protective Equipment, and Human Performance
The personal protective equipment necessitated by COVID-19 can impair clinician performance. This paper suggests immediate and long-term countermeasures that can help to mitigate these effects.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors Sue UnitedHealthcare
A multistate group of anesthesiologists filed cases in Texas and Colorado, accusing the insurance giant of squeezing them like a “boa constrictor.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Suits and Litigation (Civil) Anesthesia and Anesthetics Hospitals US Anesthesia Partners Inc UnitedHealth Group Inc Colorado Texas your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Doctors Accuse UnitedHealthcare of Stifling Competition
A multistate group of anesthesiologists filed cases in Texas and Colorado, accusing the insurance giant of squeezing them like a “boa constrictor.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Suits and Litigation (Civil) Anesthesia and Anesthetics Hospitals US Anesthesia Partners Inc UnitedHealth Group Inc Colorado Texas your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Study: Some general anesthesia affects region of brain responsible for memory
Different general anesthetics used during surgical procedures cause structural changes in patients' brains, affecting memory, a study published Thursday by PLOS Biology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anesthesia Impairs Memory in Mice
A study that compared several anesthetic regimens in rodents showed that only one--inhaled isoflurane--wasn't detrimental to the activity of neurons in the hippocampus. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

DTI-MRI shows effects of anesthesia on brain's white matter
Anesthesia can have negative effects on cognitive function in patients who receiv...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Early MRI could improve TBI patient outcomes In a year of pandemic, MRI perseveres MRI suggests main reason for psychotic relapses DTI-MRI links obesity to areas of white-matter damage DTI-MRI shows varying results from football hits to head (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Successfully Implementing ERAS Within an Anesthesia Department Successfully Implementing ERAS Within an Anesthesia Department
This paper details how one large hospital planned and implemented the anesthesia bundle of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Gives Less Protection for Some Cancer Patients
Millions of people across the United States have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and restrictions are lifting in many public spaces such as restaurants and bars. Mesothelioma patients may be looking forward to returning to life as it was before the pandemic. However, a new study reports that the COVID-19 vaccine may not sufficiently protect patients with compromised or weakened immune systems. The study results suggest that people with cancer or who are undergoing cancer treatment may still be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 even after their vaccination. Researchers published their findings earlier this m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 30, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Outcomes for Complex GI Cancer Surgery Better at Top - Ranked Hospitals
In - hospital mortality and mortality index lower at top - ranked compared with nonranked hospitals (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

UCLA to lead CDC-funded study on effectiveness of vaccines among health workers
The  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received a $4.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among health care workers.The yearlong project,Preventing Emerging Infections through Vaccine Effectiveness Testing, or PREVENT,  will be conducted with the University of Iowa ’s Carver College of Medicine and will enroll 10,000 health care personnel at 16 academic medical centers across the county, including Olive View–UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, California. Researchers will study both vaccinated and non-vaccina...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Most Post-Surgical Opioids Go Unused: Study
Title: Most Post-Surgical Opioids Go Unused: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 26, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

View: As rich countries reel from COVID-19, is wealth really an indicator of good healthcare?
HII ranks countries based on availability of physicians, dentists, nursing and midwifery personnel, pharmacists, hospital beds, number of hospitals and skilled healthcare professionals such as anaesthesiologists, radiologists, etc, all of which are normalised with respect to the population. Additionally, HII accounts for variables such as money spent on account of healthcare activities by governments. India gets a lower rank — 113th out of 184 countries. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexist, Racial Microaggressions Prevalent Among Surgeons
Female and minority surgeons and anesthesiologists frequently report microaggressions, which are linked to burnout (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Prediction Models Could Be Cost - Effective
Suicide risk prediction models would need specificity of ≥95 percent and sensitivity of ≥17 percent to target active contact and follow - up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Legal Recreational Cannabis Tied to More Claims of Self - Harm in Younger Men
Findings seen among insured men younger than 40 years; no associations seen for women or other age groups (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Sexual, Racial Microaggressions Common in Surgery, Anesthesiology Sexual, Racial Microaggressions Common in Surgery, Anesthesiology
The overwhelming majority of female and racial/ethnic-minority surgeons and anesthesiologists in one medical group reported being subject to racial and sexual microaggressions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Sexist, Racial Microaggressions Prevalent Among Surgeons
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 -- Sexist and racial/ethnic microaggressions against female and minority surgeons and anesthesiologists are prevalent and linked to burnout, according to a study published online March 24 in JAMA Surgery. Neha T. Sudol,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Do I Get My Body to Stop Aching?
Title: How Do I Get My Body to Stop Aching?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/25/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/25/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 25, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Vancomycin Induced Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report Vancomycin Induced Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report
This case underscores the need to be familiar with Red Man Syndrome, a rare but potentially life threatening adverse effect of vancomycin.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

High Anesthesiologist Volume Tied to Better Outcomes for Complex GI Surgical Cases
High volume defined by annual number of complex gastrointestinal cancer - related surgery procedures of interest supported by that anesthesiologist in two years before the index surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Anesthesia and Long-term Oncological Outcomes Anesthesia and Long-term Oncological Outcomes
Controversy remains regarding the long-term oncological impact of propofol vs. volatile anesthetics during cancer surgery. This meta-analysis compared overall survival between the two.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

I.V./Volatile Anesthesia vs. I.V. or Volatile Anesthesia Alone I.V./Volatile Anesthesia vs. I.V. or Volatile Anesthesia Alone
Does the combination of propofol and volatile anesthetics have advantages in the early occurrence of postoperative nausea and vomiting or postoperative pain compared to either agent alone?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

High Anesthesiologist Volume Tied to Better Outcomes for Complex GI Surgical Cases
WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 -- Adults undergoing complex gastrointestinal (GI) cancer surgery have a lower risk for adverse postoperative outcomes when receiving care from high-volume anesthesiologists, according to a study published online March 17... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Do You Treat Tendonitis in the Foot?
Title: How Do You Treat Tendonitis in the Foot?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 24, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Microaggressions against surgeons, anesthesiologists
(JAMA Network) This survey study investigated the frequency and nature of sexist and racial/ethnic microaggressions against female and racial/ethnic-minority surgeons and anesthesiologists and the association with physician burnout. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Does It Mean When Your Sternum Hurts?
Title: What Does It Mean When Your Sternum Hurts?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 23, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What Is the Treatment for Sacroiliitis?
Title: What Is the Treatment for Sacroiliitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 23, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients 26% more likely to die after emergency bowel surgery, but mortality rates improved for COVID negative patients, RCoA
Research led by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) focusing on the care of over 10,500 NHS patients before, during and after emergency bowel surgery has been released today. Results have shown that patients with COVID-19 were 26% more likely to die within 30 days of their surgery than would have been expected if they did not have COVID-19. The Interim Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit covers patients undergoing surgery between 23 March and 30 September 2020, with data being compared with the same time period in 2019. It captured the impact of the first wave of the pandemic on emergency bowel surgery....
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke in Surgical Patients: A Narrative Review Stroke in Surgical Patients: A Narrative Review
This review explores the etiology of as well as common risk factors and potential risk reduction strategies for perioperative stroke.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of Commercially Available Pain Management Apps Evaluation of Commercially Available Pain Management Apps
This study evaluated 28 commercially available pain management apps, with a focus on their use of evidence-based behavior change techniques.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Midazolam Use and Delirium in Elderly Endoscopy Patients Midazolam Use and Delirium in Elderly Endoscopy Patients
This study examined the relationship between midazolam use and the development of delirium in elderly patients undergoing low-risk endoscopy procedures.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Researchers find a better way to measure consciousness
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Millions of people are administered general anesthesia each year in the United States alone, but it's not always easy to tell whether they are actually unconscious. A small proportion of those patients regain some awareness during medical procedures, but a new study of the brain activity that represents consciousness could prevent that potential trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality Up With Surgery Within Six Weeks of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- Mortality is increased for patients undergoing surgery within six weeks of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to a study published online March 9 in Anesthesia. Dmitri... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Konica Minolta, Amazon partner on data platform
Konica Minolta Precision Medicine and Amazon Web Services have signed a five-yea...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Change Healthcare, Amazon partner on data science Konica unveils AeroDR X90 x-ray system at ECR 2021 Invicro touts research, launches TauIQ software Konica Minolta, Medovate promote regional anesthetic Amazon launches HealthLake for medical data storage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news