SpaceLabs ’ Arkon anesthesia system recalled again
The FDA  has slapped SpaceLabs Healthcare with a Class 1 recall of its Arkon anesthesia delivery system for going into a “failed state” on numerous occasions since 2013. The recall covers 253 units. No injuries or deaths were reported. During the failed state, the mechanical ventilation function stops working while the machine is in use or while idle. Emergency oxygen, vaporized agent delivery, and manual ventilation are still available.  The failed state can be cleared by powering down and restarting the system, which takes less than two minutes, according to the FDA recall notice. SpaceLab...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Spacelabs Healthcare Source Type: news

Inside Hologic ’ s evolving definition of women ’ s healthcare
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX), known in the medtech industry for its mammography and diagnostics devices, is rethinking what it means to be a women’s healthcare company. The 6,000-person company wants to expand its reach to include products that care for women’s well-being, as well as their health – a concept that Dr. Edward Evantash honed when he led the Ob/Gyn division at Tufts Medical Center. “The beauty of being an Ob/Gyn is that you really take care of women throughout the continuum of their lifecycle,” Evantash, Hologic’s medical director & VP of global medical affairs, told MassDev...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

Lighter sedation won't drop risk of postop delirium
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say a study designed to see if reducing the amount of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients surprisingly found that lighter sedation failed to do so in severely ill people undergoing hip fracture repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System recalled due to unexpected failed state while in use or idle https://go.usa.gov/xUHbw   #fda #medicaldevice
Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System recalled due to unexpected failed state while in use or idle https://go.usa.gov/xUHbw  #fda #medicaldevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death
Title: Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 10, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treating pain with magnetic fields
New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Routine X - Ray Not Needed After US - Guided Central Line Insertion
Low risk of pneumothorax, catheter misplacement after ultrasound - guided procedure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Intraneural Injection: Is the Jury Still Out? Intraneural Injection: Is the Jury Still Out?
Conventional wisdom holds that direct intraneural injection should be avoided, but questions still remain. A new study examines the controversy, but does it change the conclusion?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Continuous Noninvasive BP Monitoring During Surgery Continuous Noninvasive BP Monitoring During Surgery
Can continuous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring during surgery reduce the incidence of intraoperative hypotension?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Woman who claims she got a C-section without anesthesia 'was offered a $25 gift card as a sorry'
Delfina Mota and her fiance, Paul Iheanachor filed a lawsuit for $5 million against the hospital that they claim gave Mota a C-section without anesthesia and then offered her a $25 gift card to 'smooth it over.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dexmedetomidine or Fentanyl With Bupivacaine in Leg Surgery Dexmedetomidine or Fentanyl With Bupivacaine in Leg Surgery
This study evaluated the efficacy of three spinal anesthesia methods: bupivacaine alone or with dexmedetomidine or fentanyl in lower limb orthopedic surgeries. Is one superior?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Many joint and spine patients report unused opioids, lack of proper disposal
According to a study published online in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, following joint and spine surgery, many patients report unused opioids, infrequent use of analgesic alternatives, and lack of knowledge regarding safe opioid storage and disposal.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Aratana lands fourth FDA approval
Aratana Therapeutics Inc. landed its fourth FDA approval Friday. The company was granted a label extension of Nocita to alleviate postoperative pain for cats after a declawing procedure. Aratana (Nasdaq: PETX) first received approval for the product in 2016 to be used in dogs after knee surgery. The product is also similar to a bupivacaine, a local anesthetic used in humans. Nocita brought Aratana $1.8 million in sales in the quarter ending June 30, and $2.8 million in all of 20 17 — the product's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Aratana lands fourth FDA approval
Aratana Therapeutics Inc. landed its fourth FDA approval Friday. The company was granted a label extension of Nocita to alleviate postoperative pain for cats after a declawing procedure. Aratana (Nasdaq: PETX) first received approval for the product in 2016 to be used in dogs after knee surgery. The product is also similar to a bupivacaine, a local anesthetic used in humans. Nocita brought Aratana $1.8 million in sales in the quarter ending June 30, and $2.8 million in all of 20 17 — the product's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Morning Break: Facebook Addiction Tx; Reused Condom Warning; C-Section Sans Anesthesia
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop
Title: As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't DropCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 2, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

'I was just screaming': Mother claims doctors gave her an emergency c-section WITHOUT anesthesia  
When Delfina Mota's blood pressure dropped and doctors couldn't find her baby's heart beat while she was in labor, the team at the California hospital cut her open without anesthesia, her suit claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Anxiety, Depression May Help Predict Outcome Of Low Back Pain Treatment Anxiety, Depression May Help Predict Outcome Of Low Back Pain Treatment
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use
Title: Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid UseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 31, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinical significance of the pain reduction remains uncertain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Oxycodone for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Roxybond)
Title: Oxycodone for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Roxybond)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/11/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 30, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid Crisis
Title: Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid CrisisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 30, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section
Can intrathecal dexmedetomidine potentiate hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for patients undergoing caesarean, without additional side effects?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists review the potentially harmful effects of anesthesia on developing brains
(Natural News) The usage of general anesthesia can have detrimental effects on the brains of young children. This was the conclusion that Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovi, head of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, came to in her review of past scientific studies that discussed the matter. The studies that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shin Splints
Title: Shin SplintsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 27, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Frozen Shoulder
Title: Frozen ShoulderCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 27, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Opioids Tied to Bad Sex Life and Lack of Desire Opioids Tied to Bad Sex Life and Lack of Desire
Chronic pain patients who take opioids may be less satisfied with their sex life and more likely to experience a lack of desire than people who don't rely on these prescription narcotics, a Danish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Reducing Computers in Rounds May Cut Communication Barriers
Associated with reduced barriers to communication in surgical ICU patient presentations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Each baby counts: Themed report on anaesthetic care, including lessons identified from Each Baby Counts babies born 2015 to 2017
A report from RCOG describing detailed findings of reviews into the care of mothers of 49 babies who either died or were born with brain damage, and where it was felt there were critical anaesthetic contributory factors. The report makes 12 recommendations for practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sprained Ankle? Opioid Rx More Likely in Some States Than Others
Title: Sprained Ankle? Opioid Rx More Likely in Some States Than OthersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Opioids Before Joint Replacement Tied to Worse Recovery
Title: Opioids Before Joint Replacement Tied to Worse RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Update on IV Ketamine for Pain: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, uptick in older, sicker patients having ambulatory surgery (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively
81 percent believe marijuana has at least one benefit; 91 percent believe it has at least one risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Adhesive respiratory monitor detects breathing problems early
[Image from Exspiron]Children can be at risk for compromised breathing after surgery or from conditions like asthma, congestive heart failure or sleep apnea. Opioid therapy and sedation for medical procedures can also depress breathing. Unless a child is sick enough to have a breathing tube, respiratory problems can be difficult to detect early. Yet early detection can mean the difference between life and death. “There is currently no real-time objective measure,” says Viviane Nasr, MD, an anesthesiologist with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Cardiac Anesthesia. “Instead, respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Title: Lumbar Spinal StenosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/30/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 25, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?
The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position, but others are more severe, including cancer. Learn about nine causes of pain in the right side of the neck here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Allurion Puts Consumers First with Weight Loss Balloon Treatment
Allurion Technologies is hoping to be able to get FDA approval to launch its obesity treatment balloon in 2020. The Natick, MA-based company said it was making progress toward its goal of getting Elipse on the U.S market by completing enrollment in the ENLIGHTEN clinical trial. The company exceeded its 400-patient target for the clinical study. “The reason we exceeded our target was because of the unprecedented demand that we experienced for the trial,” Shantanu Gaur, co-founder and CEO of Allurion, told MD+DI. “It was really astonishing to see the traffic numbers at our study website. All over the c...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Health care incubator launches in Tampa, aims to strike down opioid epidemic
An innovative accelerator in South Florida has partnered with a Tampa General Hospital executive to create a think tank aimed at preventing opioid abuse. The Center for Analgesic Transformation is created by the collaboration of South Florida Accelerator LLC, an innovation aggregator and early stage venture fund, and Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. along with Dr. Devanand Mangar, the chief of anesthesiology at Tampa General Hospital and president and CEO of Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility and North… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Guidelines Conflict for Long - Term Opioid Tx in Cancer Survivors
Inconsistencies exist between CDC and NCCN opioid guideline recommendations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Ultrasound could cure dementia without any side effects
Researchers from Tohoku University, Japan, claim low-intensity pulsed ultrasound waves could benefit elderly patients by avoiding the need for surgery or risky anaesthesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ketamine could help reduce opioid use in the ER
Because of the opioid epidemic, researchers are testing the viability of alternatives, one of which is ketamine. A new study assesses its use in the ER. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Propofol, Breast Cancer Cells, the Immune System, and Outcome Propofol, Breast Cancer Cells, the Immune System, and Outcome
This study reviews the effects of propofol on breast cancer cell biology, the immune system, and post-op pain.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Childbirth safety programme looks at anaesthetic care
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published a detailed analysis of anaesthetic care given to 49 mothers between 2015 and 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stress Ball or Hand-holding During Skin Cancer Surgery Stress Ball or Hand-holding During Skin Cancer Surgery
For nonmelanoma skin cancer patients, extra stress-relieving measures did not reduce anxiety better than usual care for excisional surgery under local anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications
Hospitals across the country are reporting significant shortages of pain medication. A survey of anesthesiologists found that 95 percent say it is impacting patient care.(Image credit: Rick Bowmer/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wade Goodwyn Source Type: news

Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?
Title: Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 20, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?
Title: Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 20, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

& lt;small & gt;L & lt;/small & gt; - Glutamine Reduces Number of Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease
Significantly fewer pain crises, hospitalizations compared with those receiving placebo (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
Title: Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 19, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news