Nomenclature of Cognitive Change Associated With Surgery Nomenclature of Cognitive Change Associated With Surgery
A working group proposes a formal classification of nomenclature for cognitive change affecting patients after anesthesia and surgery, consistent with terminology used in the wider clinical community.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Conjoined twins separated but still want to be next to each other – video
After a successful operation, Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa are now getting used to independent life although they prefer to remain side-by-side. Dr Joe Crameri from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital said the 15-month-girls are 'doing very well' and 'we feel quietly confident we will have a good result'. Dr Crameri adds there was a sense of relief 'once we realised that we had the ability to divide the liver without compromising the girls and ultimately we didn ’t have to anything fancy to the bowel'. The 15-month-old girls were successfully separated after a six-hour procedure by a team which involved ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Australia news Bhutan Medical research Source Type: news

Podcast: Bedside examination tests to detect beforehand adults who are likely to be difficult to intubate
In conclusion, therefore, standard bedside airway examination tests for difficult airways in patients with no apparent airway abnormalities do not appear to be good screening tests, and we urge great caution in their use and interpretation. "Read the Cochrane ReviewVisit theCochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care websiteListen to more Cochrane PodcastsGet Cochrane Podcasts on iTunesTuesday, November 13, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

ENCORE-VT: Noninvasive Ablation of VT Could Disrupt EP ENCORE-VT: Noninvasive Ablation of VT Could Disrupt EP
A small study suggests that ventricular arrhythmia may be treated without the need for catheters and anesthesia. John Mandrola, MD, is impressed with the findings and the investigators'lack of hyperbole.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Urged to Strengthen Emergency Surgical Care
[New Era] Windhoek -SADC health ministers were urged to re-affirm their commitment and pursue efforts to strengthen emergency and essential surgical care and anaesthesia as an integral component of reviving primary health care acceleration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?
Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and other conditions. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Recent advances in anesthesiology
(Bentham Science Publishers) This new series brings a 2 volume set which provides updates for novice and expert anesthesiologists on a variety of relevant topics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virtual-Reality Hypnosis Eases Kids' Anxiety and Pain After Surgery Virtual-Reality Hypnosis Eases Kids' Anxiety and Pain After Surgery
Virtual-reality hypnosis (VRH) can help reduce children's anxiety and pain after surgery and the need for opioid pain medication, according to a new pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Do We Violate Women Under Anesthesia?
(MedPage Today) -- ZDogg, MD, examines EUAs (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - November 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Only a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most Surgeries
Title: Only a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most SurgeriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 8, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems
Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Propofol Tolerance in Children Undergoing Radiation Therapy Propofol Tolerance in Children Undergoing Radiation Therapy
Do children undergoing repeated deep sedation with propofol during proton radiation therapy develop a significant tolerance?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
Title: hydromorphone (Dilaudid)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 6, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Anesthesia in early childhood not tied to developmental problems
(Reuters Health) - Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The metal ring that can stop men needing the loo at night 
Inserted surgically under a local anaesthetic, the ClearRing forces enlarged prostate tissue away from the walls of the urethra — the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prehab is the new rehab!  Why getting fit before an operation could speed-up your recovery
The Royal College of Anaesthetists is calling for prehabilitation to become routine in NHS hospitals. The 12-week programme includes physiotherapy and help to quit smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anesthesia in Kids Not Tied to Developmental Problems (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sibling analysis shows no difference in early cognitive outcomes after a single surgery (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. James D.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
An FDA advisory committee did recommend for approval of Dsuvia in a 10-3 vote last month.  But the committee's chair took the highly unusual move of voicing his opposition at that time. Dr. Raeford Brown, a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky, urged the FDA to reject the drug. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
Title: FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite CriticismsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)
Title: hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Update on Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury Update on Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury
This review discusses the epidemiology and pathophysiology of surgery-associated acute kidney injury, highlighting the importance of intraoperative oliguria. What are potential preventive strategies?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Why do so few doctors warn patients that anaesthetic can send you psychotic?
Richard Lindley, the former BBC Panorama and ITN journalist, 82, came out of the operating theatre a completely different man, according to his wife Carole Stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Powerful New Opioid Dsuvia Despite Criticisms
An FDA advisory committee did recommend for approval of Dsuvia in a 10-3 vote last month.  But the committee's chair took the highly unusual move of voicing his opposition at that time. Dr. Raeford Brown, a professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky, urged the FDA to reject the drug. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach New Record
Title: U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach New RecordCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 2, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New Threat
Title: Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New ThreatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 1, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

'Don't penalise trusts for reducing surgical activity', says royal college
Patients should be offered clinical alternatives to surgery, including “no surgery”, to ease pressure on the health service, the new head of the Royal College of Anaesthetists has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Caffeine Accelerates Emergence From Isoflurane Anesthesia Caffeine Accelerates Emergence From Isoflurane Anesthesia
There are currently no drugs available to reverse the coma-like state induced by general anesthetics. Might IV caffeine accelerate anesthetic emergence without ill effects?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

October 2018 Briefing - Anesthesiology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers ’ Compensation Claimants
Persistent use linked to older age; crush, strain, and sprain injuries; concomitant chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective
In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

How Video Games Can Be Used to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment Methods
These days when it comes to improving the process of diagnosing and treating patients, medtech companies are always looking for explore the unexplored. Level Ex, an innovative medical technology company based out of Chicago, may be taking the most unique approach with the release of their latest mobile game designed to train, educate, and improve the diagnosis and treatment skills of physicians. The new mobile game, known as Pulm Ex, was designed for pulmonologists and aims to bring to life the most challenging patient cases for physicians around the country to help improve their diagnosis and treatment skills using highly...
Source: MDDI - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Ketamine depression treatment is 'worth every penny,' patients say - but we don't know how it works
The anesthetic-turned-party drug, ketamine, is increasingly being used off-label to treat difficult cases of depression like Lauren Pestikas's, costing the Chicago preschool teacher $3,000 a session. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of Oxycodone and Morphine for Cancer Pain Comparison of Oxycodone and Morphine for Cancer Pain
Do oxycodone and morphine differ significantly in their analgesic efficacy or tolerability when used as first-line therapy for patients with moderate to severe cancer pain?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A new pharmacological molecule improves the safety of canine sedation and anaesthesia
(University of Helsinki) Vatinoxan reduces the adverse effects on the cardiovascular system of pharmacological agents used for animal sedation and anaesthesia. Also, other drugs achieve their therapeutic effect faster when administered simultaneously with vatinoxan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study
Title: Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 30, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Philip Elected ASA First Vice President, Receives SUNY Upstate Medical University Distinguished Alumna Award
Beverly Philip, MD, of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, was elected as the new first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for 2018-2019. She also was honored with State University of (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?
Title: A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Thoracic Epidural/General Anesthesia in Lumbar Spine Surgery Thoracic Epidural/General Anesthesia in Lumbar Spine Surgery
Could epidural anesthesia combined with general anesthesia provide better postoperative pain relief than general anesthesia alone?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Neuropathic Corneal Pain More Common Than Thought Neuropathic Corneal Pain More Common Than Thought
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back Pain
Title: An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is opioid-induced constipation?
Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?
Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treatment for opioid-induced constipation
Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Expect Boston Scientific to Keep Rounding Out Its Portfolio with M & amp;A
 Boston Scientific has been on quite the shopping spree in 2018. The Marlborough, MA-based company has announced eight acquisitions since the beginning of the year, plus a hefty investment in Millipede, which is likely to lead to an acquisition within the next year or so. Naturally, the company's aggressive M&A strategy has attracted attention from industry analysts who are eager to see if this spree will continue in 2019. During the company's third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CFO Daniel Brennan said Boston Scientific still has a "tremendous amount" of financial flexibility. Loo...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long - Term Opioid Use
Patients who had video - assisted thoracoscopic surgery were less likely to use opioids long term (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

The paraventricular thalamus is a critical thalamic area for wakefulness
Clinical observations indicate that the paramedian region of the thalamus is a critical node for controlling wakefulness. However, the specific nucleus and neural circuitry for this function remain unknown. Using in vivo fiber photometry or multichannel electrophysiological recordings in mice, we found that glutamatergic neurons of the paraventricular thalamus (PVT) exhibited high activities during wakefulness. Suppression of PVT neuronal activity caused a reduction in wakefulness, whereas activation of PVT neurons induced a transition from sleep to wakefulness and an acceleration of emergence from general anesthesia. More...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ren, S., Wang, Y., Yue, F., Cheng, X., Dang, R., Qiao, Q., Sun, X., Li, X., Jiang, Q., Yao, J., Qin, H., Wang, G., Liao, X., Gao, D., Xia, J., Zhang, J., Hu, B., Yan, J., Wang, Y., Xu, M., Han, Y., Tang, X., Chen, X., He, C., Hu, Z. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

December 17-18, 2018: Joint Meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 24, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Topical Ropivacaine and Endotracheal Tube Extubation Topical Ropivacaine and Endotracheal Tube Extubation
Might topical ropivacaine before intubation reduce the incidence of postoperative throat pain and cough during extubation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: National Health Checkup on Opioids
Despite increased awareness efforts about the opioid crisis; overdose deaths from prescription opioids; and illegal drugs, such as heroin, continue to be a problem. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Halena Gazelka, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist, says results of the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news