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Medical News Today: Jaw pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Jaw pain and facial pain is a common problem, but what are the causes and symptoms and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatments available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Pediatric anesthesiologist skills
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Source: MSF News - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kelly Smith-Holbourn Source Type: news

'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study
Title: 'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 26, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
This paper reviews the current literature regarding post-operative pulmonary complications. Why do they occur, how can at-risk patients be identified, and what can be done to reduce their occurrence?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Predicting Mortality in Septic AKI Patients Requiring CRRT Predicting Mortality in Septic AKI Patients Requiring CRRT
The authors created a severity assessment tool to identify predictors of early mortality in patients with septic acute kidney injury who required continuous renal replacement therapy.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rivanna wins Health Canada nod for Accuro spinal navigation system
Rivanna Medical said today it won Health Canada approval for its Accuro automatic spinal navigation system for epidural and neuroaxial anesthesia guidance. The Accuro system is a pocket-sized, portable ultrasound guidance device which provides 3D navigation for needle insertions to improve clinician accuracy in placement, the Charlottesville, Va.-based company said. “Accurate needle placement for epidural and related spinal anesthesia is challenging because physicians are essentially working blind and making assumptions about a patient’s spinal anatomy. If incorrect, repeated needle sticks often result in decrease...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Ultrasound Rivanna Medical Source Type: news

Medical Device Alert: LMA mucosal atomization devices
LMA mucosal atomization devices - topical anaesthesia may not be delivered in a fully atomised spray (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trump Administration Offers Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis
Money to be used to train health professionals, foster prescription drug monitoring programs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Propofol as suicidal agent or drug of abuse - Hantson P, Bonbled F.
Propofol is a sedative-hypnotic drug that is now widely prescribed for general anaesthesia, long-term sedation, and conscious sedation. Among its main advantages, propofol is a short-acting drug, with predictable pharmacokinetics, and is particularly safe ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicide of a nurse in a hospital environment involving anesthetic drugs - Aknouche F, Guibert E, Tessier A, Larcher O, Kintz P.
In a medical environment, a postmortem toxicological analysis can be difficult to achieve when the deceased is part of the medical staff. Numerous anesthetic drugs can be used to commit suicide and there is a need to implement a specific strategy, particul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stress Might Make You A More Empathetic Person
There could be an upside to those worries. Brain imaging research suggests that being under stress may make you more compassionate to others who are struggling or in pain. That’s because stress may activate a part of the brain associated with empathy.  How the study worked An international team of researchers measured the brain activity of 80 male participants, some of whom were given a stress test while others acted as a control group with no intervention. The stress test sounds hellish: Participants were instructed to solve difficult tasks under a deadline, all while receiving negative feedback on their p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electronic Drug Administration Record App Cuts Errors
Decline in rate of medication errors in medication administration recording post - implementation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Tanzania: Medics, Policy Makers Convene Over Safe Surgery Plan
[Daily News] Medical practitioners, policy makers and executors are meeting in Dar es Salaam for a two-day workshop on the drafting of the National Surgical, Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plan (NSOAP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Elsevier selected to publish Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced that it will be the new publisher of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia beginning in the spring of 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mortality Down for Healthier Surgery Patients: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, tranexamic acid may be safe after all in cardiac surgery (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Milestone Scientific lands marketing clearance in Saudi Arabia, Australia
Milestone Scientific (NYSE:MLSS) shares rose today after the company said it won marketing clearance in Saudi Arabia, weeks after winning a regulatory nod in Australia for its epidural and intra-articular instruments. The company’s CompuFlo Epidural instrument uses dynamic pressure sensing to help anesthesiologists correctly identify the epidural space and significantly reduce complications, according to Milestone. The CompuFlo Intra-Articular instrument also features dynamic pressure sensing for precise computerized drug injections into intra-articular joint spaces for patients with osteoarthritis. Get the full story a...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations MassDevice Earnings Roundup Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Milestone Scientific Inc. Source Type: news

Urine Output and 30-day Mortality in Goal-directed Therapy Urine Output and 30-day Mortality in Goal-directed Therapy
Can achieving and maintaining urine output above a predefined threshold in hemodynamic management protocols impact 30-day mortality in perioperative and critical care?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Magnesium Sulphate After Surgical Injury in Bilateral TKA Magnesium Sulphate After Surgical Injury in Bilateral TKA
What effect does administration of magnesium sulphate have on postoperative pain in patients undergoing staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Blood pressure, estrogen and menopause
What's the connection between estrogen and blood pressure? Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist?and exercise expert?Dr. Michael Joyner says,?"One of the things that happens when you look at blood pressure in men and women, you see two very different patterns."?He adds, "We?ve also discovered that estrogen plays a key role in explaining why blood pressure is lower in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ivaoes Animal Health Launches New Anesthetic Product, Rapanofal(TM) (Propofol Emulsion Injection), the only FDA-approved Propofol Product Formulation Indicated for Use in Cats and Dogs
Rapanofal™ (Propofol Emulsion Injection, 10mg/ml) is the first product of many to come in the Ivaoes Animal Health pipeline of companion animal specialty products, to be launched in the US veterinary healthcare market MIAMI, April 17, 2017 -- (Healthcar... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch Ivaoes Animal Health, Tri-Source Pharma, Rapanofal, Propofol (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is ECT and how does it work?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo ’s Nest has coloured perceptions of electroconvulsive therapy, but the modern reality is differentThe public perception of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is rooted in cultural depictions, not least the dramatic scene in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo ’s Nest in which Jack Nicholson is held down as the treatment is carried out.Sylvia Plath ’s account in The Bell Jar is hardly less brutal. Describing ECT, administered without general anesthetic, the protagonist says: “With each flash a great jolt drubbed me till I thought my bones would break and the sap fly out of me like a split plant....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Mental health Society Depression Medical research Science Source Type: news

Meds Contribute to Falls in OA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Opioids, antidepressants seem particularly problematic in prospective cohort study (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 16, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia
An anesthesiologist and poet says her medical work is well-suited to poetry, as patients move in and out of consciousness under the doctor's watch.(Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meredith Rizzo Source Type: news

Which Surgery Patients Don't Stop Taking Opioids When They Should?
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs made the most, but here are the other highest-paying health care jobs
On Thursday, we took a look at the top 10 paid doctors in a slideshow. Today, we take a look at other health care positions. Data provided to Louisville Business First is of the median pay for health care related positions titles collected in the PayScale.com Salary Survey. The median pay is median annual total cash compensation. Total cash compensation combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharin g, tips, commissions and other forms of cash earnings. Nurse anesthetists top… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Allison Stines Source Type: news

Mind the Treatment Gap
getty images/ istock photoBy Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaPHILADELPHIA AND NEW DELHI, Apr 14 2017 (IPS)Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act will require a restructuring of health-care services The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on March 27, 2017, has been hailed as a momentous reform. According to the Bill, every person will have the right to access mental health care operated or funded by the government; good quality and affordable health care; equality of treatment and protection from inhuman practices; access to legal services; and right to complain against coercion and cruelt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vani Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Women's Health Source Type: news

Conflating Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Abuse Potential Conflating Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Abuse Potential
Are policy makers and prescribers conflating the issues of chronic pain management and opioid abuse?Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Commentary Source Type: news

Ask the expert: What is the best way to correct my child ’s crossed eye?
Dr. David Hunter is experienced in using traditional strabismus surgery and Botox injection to correct a child’s crossed eye. If you see that your child’s eye has become crossed, or he or she complains of having double vision, you may be struggling to find clear answers about what caused this to happen and the best way to get your child’s eyes working together again. When the sudden onset of an inward-turning crossed eye doesn’t respond to glasses and isn’t associated with other systemic or structural disease, it’s known as acute comitant esotropia. This condition is quite rare and usually require...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Ask the Expert Research and Innovation Botox Dr. David Hunter esotropia strabismus Source Type: news

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain
Title: Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 14, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Mom shares boy's shocking X-ray as warning to parents
The young boy had to be operated on, under general anesthesia, to remove the grape (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality Eases Pain for Kids with Sickle Cell
(MedPage Today) -- UCSF hospital pilots study of KindVR (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 14, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Surgery Often the Starting Point for Opioid Addiction
Some patients may face higher risk of becoming dependent on opioids, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Should patients be advised not to drive for 4  days after isoflurane anaesthesia? - Powell LM, Molyneux M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Chronic Back Pain
Title: Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Chronic Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 12, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain
Title: Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 12, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Surgical intervention During a CICO Event Surgical intervention During a CICO Event
This commentary offers guidance on approach to emergency airway management when attempts at tracheal intubation, face-mask ventilation, or placement of a supraglottic airway device have all failed.British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Optimal Cuff Volume and Pressure of the Laryngeal Tube LTS-D Optimal Cuff Volume and Pressure of the Laryngeal Tube LTS-D
What is the minimum cuff pressure needed to perform standardized ventilation without leakage in the new, revised model of the laryngeal tube LTS-D?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The forensic implications of amphetamine intoxication in cases of inflicted blunt craniocerebral trauma - Byard RW, Donkin J, Vink R.
The effects of D-amphetamine on outcome after blunt craniocerebral trauma are characterized and the potential legal implications discussed. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was induced under general anesthesia in adult, male Sprague Dawley rats using the impac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Conscious sedation is a safe alternative to general anesthesia for heart valve procedure
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA scientists have found that conscious sedation -- a type of anesthesia in which patients remain awake but are sleepy and pain-free -- is a safe and viable option to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Conscious sedation is a safe alternative to general anesthesia for heart valve procedure
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have found that conscious sedation — a type of anesthesia in which patients remain awake but are sleepy and pain-free — is a safe and viable option to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.In the study, patients who underwent conscious sedation had a similar rate of adverse events to those who underwent anesthesia, but those who were given conscious sedation had shorter stays in the intensive care unit (30 versus 96 hours for those with general anesthesia) and shorter hospital stays (4.9 days versus 10.4 days)....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Conscious Sedation OK for Posterior Stroke Thrombectomy
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes match general anesthesia after vertebrobasilar occlusion strokes (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain
Title: Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 10, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Spinal Cord Compression Review / Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Guidelines / Colorado Anesthesia Director Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here ' s what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: Compression of the spinal cord … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 -- If you have surgery on your calendar, don ' t wait until the last minute to start preparing, especially if you ' re going to need anesthesia. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists says you ' re more likely to avoid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Are There Two Forms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Title: Are There Two Forms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 5, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Is Propofol Injection Pain Really Important to Patients? Is Propofol Injection Pain Really Important to Patients?
Pain on injection of propofol is a common occurrence, but do patients generally recall it, and does it negatively impact their experience?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

SPONSORED: Making The Most of Your Health Insurance Benefits
Health care can be confusing — and costly. Here are some ways you can make the most of your health insurance benefits. Master these points to stay healthy and save on your health care costs. 1. Stay in-network Your benefits will be paid at a lower rate if the doctor or other health care provider is not in your network. Make sure all doctors and other experts involved in your care are in your specific network. This means specialists (such as anesthesiologists), medical equipment and lab or x-ray testing. Out-of-network care will cost you more. 2. Get pre-authorization, if needed To be covered, some services require pr...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Geographic Variation in Admission for Opioid Tx Programs
Widest gap between county - level opioid use disorder, estimated capacity for treatment is in Southeast (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Surgical Site Infiltration for Abdominal Surgery Surgical Site Infiltration for Abdominal Surgery
The authors describe an optimal surgical site anesthetic infiltration technique to provide pain relief after abdominal surgical procedures.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news