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Edmonton dentist guilty of unprofessional conduct in case that left girl brain-damaged

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:28:01 +0100

An Edmonton dentist whose five-year-old patient suffered a permanent brain injury is guilty of failing to provide appropriate care during treatment in his office that involved anesthesia, the Alberta Dental Association and College has ruled. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Pacira shares fall after FDA committee rejects expanded use for Exparel pain drug

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:04:28 +0100

Shares in Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:PCRX) fell nearly -16% today after a panel of experts convened by the FDA voted against an expanded use for Pacira’s injectable pain drug. The pharmaceutical company previously submitted an application seeking to use the local anesthetic as a regional pain-killer. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pacira shares fall after FDA committee rejects expanded use for Exparel pain drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Efficacy of Articaine versus Lidocaine in Supplemental Infiltration for Mandibular First versus Second Molars with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:09:00 +0100

ConclusionsThe success rate for IANB with 4% articaine was 25%. Articaine and lidocaine had similar success rates for supplemental infiltration in first molars, whereas articaine was significantly more successful for second molars. However, because BI often did not provide profound pulpal anesthesia, additional techniques including intraosseous anesthesia may still be required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)



Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Cerebral Oxygenation During Infant and Neonatal Anesthesia Cerebral Oxygenation During Infant and Neonatal Anesthesia

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:15:15 +0100

This study aimed to determine the incidence of low cerebral oxygenation during general anesthesia in infants. Might cerebral desaturation be a potential cause of later cognitive impairment?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



At AAAS, Brown explains how statistics, neuroscience improve anesthesiology

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Picower Institute at MIT) Dr. Emery Brown, an MIT neuroscientist and MGH anesthesiologist, has combined scientific and statistical methods to put the brain at the center of anesthesiology practice. By deciphering and monitoring EEG readings in real time he can more optimally dose patients under general anesthesia. He's presenting at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting, Friday Feb. 16. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

How does the McGrath MAC video laryngoscope compare with the Airway Scope and Macintosh laryngoscope for routine nasotracheal intubation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Doctors flock to Twitter to post Valentine's Day rhymes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:51:35 +0100

Posting under the hashtag #medicalvalentine, dozens of creative versions have been posted on Twitter. A Devon-based anaesthetist used the hashtag to make a joke around a technique used in trauma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Treating Depression Found to Up Successful Opioid Cessation

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Taking antidepressants helped non - cancer pain patients successfully stop long - term opioid use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Rob Kass and Byron Yu to discuss advanced techniques for understanding brain function

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Carnegie Mellon University) The session will feature examples of the ways cutting-edge statistical methods are contributing important new insights; explore how statistical data analysis is helpful in understanding the mechanisms of anesthesia and loss of consciousness; and demonstrate the use of a brain-computer interface for illuminating how neurons work in the brain and providing better treatment options for paralyzed patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Could a Disinfecting Robot Help Tackle HAIs?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:17:38 +0100

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that “on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.” Given such risk to patients, let alone the cost of treatment, hospitals and healthcare systems are looking to for ways to reduce these numbers. One solution, a disinfecting robot employing short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UVC), is designed to disinfect an entire room in one cycle. A recent study explored some of the challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome them. “The CDC recently stated that C. diff rates are at an all-time high, and hospital-acquired infections continue to cost health care facilities precious lives and dollars,” explained Chuck Dunn, CEO and President of Tru-D SmartUVC. Th...

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Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:55:00 +0100

Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an ambulance, but there was no such thing. The patient was a little girl with a deep slice to her foot. "I had my first aid kit with me and I could bandage, but this girl needed ...



It ’s very rare to wake up during a general anaesthetic | Letters

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:07:48 +0100

Anaesthetists respond to a recent Guardian articleAccidental awareness (when a patient becomes conscious during a general anaesthetic) is an incredibly important issue to both patients and anaesthetists (The long read, 9 February). Patients undergoing surgery can be assured that it is highly uncommon to wake up during a general anaesthetic.The largest ever research study (NAP5) performed on this topic was carried out in 2014 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. It showed that approximately one person in 20,000 reported awareness, and it most commonly occurred before surgery started or after it finished.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Opioid Maker Stops Marketing the Painkillers to Doctors

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Opioid Maker Stops Marketing the Painkillers to DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Miracle balloon is saving babies from stillbirth

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:05:32 +0100

The procedure takes place at about 28 weeks into pregnancy, with the mother under local anaesthetic and the baby given a general anaesthetic administered via a tiny needle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:00:48 +0100

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-AdamsWhen Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed and get as much rest as possible before the baby came. But her blood pressure kept rising – this condition, known as pre-eclampsia, is not uncommon but can lead to sometimes-fatal complications – and the doctors decided to induce the birth. When her cervix failed to dilate properly after 17 hours of labour, they decided instead to deliver the child by caesarean section under general anaesthetic. Rachel remembers being wheeled into the operating theatre. She remembe...



Kenya:Joy as KNH Medics Successfully Replant 17-Year-Old Boy's Severed Hand

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:39:43 +0100

[Nairobi News] A team of 15 surgeons, anesthetists and nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital have successfully reattached the hand of a 17-year-old boy which was severed by a chaff cutter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:14:54 +0100

What impact does the perioperative administration of gabapentin have on reduction of postoperative pain, opioid use, and delirium in surgical patients over 65?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Medical News Today: What is this pain in my lower right abdomen?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

We look at a number of different causes of pain, ranging in severity, in the lower right abdomen. We also examine when treatment is required. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



More Caution on General Anesthesia in Stroke Thrombectomy More Caution on General Anesthesia in Stroke Thrombectomy

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:25:44 +0100

Results from subanalysis of the DEFUSE 3 trial has reinforced concerns about performing the endovascular procedure for acute ischemic stroke under general anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Baclofen vs, Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Baclofen vs, Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Baclofen and Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Baclofen and Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: Study

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Guidelines for Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Guidelines for Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:14:49 +0100

New guidelines which detail the optimal management of anticoagulation during the conduct of cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass have been developed by an expert working group.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Contrast Agent Reactions: Anesthesiology News Report

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, docs devise program to help opioid addicts (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)



Plants pass out from human-use anesthetics, experts say

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:44:02 +0100

A team of researchers studied how plants, such as the Venus flytrap, are affected by general anesthetic drugs, including those used on humans. Every time, the plants went unconscious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Could ketamine help treat alcohol dependence?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:42:45 +0100

Current treatments for alcohol dependence often fail. So researchers are investigating more unusual interventionsJanuary 2018 has come to an end and with it the month that people increasingly use to abstain from alcohol. It is still unknown whether Dry January has alasting effect on drinking behaviours, and people with an alcohol dependency problem should always seek support from their GP before going through detox. Nonetheless, Dry January undoubtedly drives a critical conversation about alcohol use and provides an opportunity for us to reconsider our relationship with alcohol (one of the main goals of the charity Alcohol Concern, who support the challenge).While overall alcohol consumption in the UK is falling, alcohol abuse still represents thefifth biggest risk factor for illness, deat...



Sleep and Pain Are Definitely Coupled--but How Tightly? Sleep and Pain Are Definitely Coupled--but How Tightly?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:15:43 +0100

Does insufficient sleep increase vulnerability to chronic pain? In this commentary, the author ponders how to structure studies which can advance our understanding of the pain/sleep relationship.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Poor Sleep Worsens Link Between PTSD, Chronic Pain in Youth

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Findings among youth aged 10 to 17, with sleep suggested as an important target for intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Trilobites: Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:10:10 +0100

Plants can be frozen in place with the same anesthetics used on you during surgery. It suggests they may be less different from animals than is often assumed. (Source: NYT Health)



Blind Insertion or Blindly Inserted: Advanced Airways Revisited

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0100

Blind insertion or blindly inserted? One thing we do in EMS that many of us most pride ourselves on is advanced airway management—though gaining that pride may have required a few moments of pants-wetting terror along the way. For patients in respiratory failure rapidly progressing to respiratory or cardiac arrest, there are few scenarios that run us right up against the front lines of life and death, and with so much potential to affect the outcome. These cases bring into focus the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (manual), and affective (emotional/psychological) elements of our job like nothing else we do. Yet evidence keeps piling up about how much of a mess we often find ourselves in while managing them. Skill Burn-In & Maintenance Initial skill "burn-in," for one, is...



Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:04:51 +0100

This study evaluated the combination of a selective COX-2 inhibitor and an SSRI for reduction of postoperative pain after spine surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)



Liberia: MSF Opens Pediatric Surgery Program

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:41:35 +0100

The program includes emergency and non-emergency surgery for children and will provide practical training opportunities for Liberian surgical residents and nurse anesthetists. Language English (Source: MSF News)



How to Avoid Opioid Addiction After Surgery

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: How to Avoid Opioid Addiction After SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Fatigue (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment)

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Fatigue (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/12/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Surgery patient overdosed when accidentally given 10x the intended dose of anesthesia – doctors didn’t notice anything until it was too late

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:15:41 +0100

(Natural News) The Mayo Clinic recently came under fire as a male senior patient suffered a ketamine overdose following a medical error, the Daily Mail reported. According to the report, the patient who is in his 60s had an overdose after an anesthesiologist accidentally took a more concentrated bottle of ketamine to sedate him. The patient allegedly received 950 milligrams... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Medical News Today: What are the causes of forearm pain?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:00:00 +0100

A look at forearm pain, a condition characterized by pain between the elbow and the wrist. Included is detail on the treatment options and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



How to Avoid Opioid Addiction After Surgery

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:01:04 +0100

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 -- Following surgery, many patients head home with prescriptions for 30 or more opioid painkillers -- enough to trigger addiction, warns a leading group of anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Odds of Post - Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Mortality after elective surgery increases in graded manner as day of surgery approaches weekend (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



iMedicalApps: This Week's Must-Download Apps

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Our picks include apps for cardiologists, anesthesiologist, and med students (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)



Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:14:46 +0100

Do high cumulative doses of epidural fentanyl administered during labor influence breastfeeding duration and success?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Surgery patients in enhanced recovery program leave hospital sooner, take fewer opioids

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Colorectal and bariatric surgery patients benefited from an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, leaving the hospital sooner and requiring fewer opioids to control pain, according to new research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018 meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:04:40 +0100

Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next generation of doctors with real-time supervision and tutelage. “Doctors do not need to feel out of their depth, and this technology will allow them to get help whenever...

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‘We Made Little Spring Rolls With Their Feet.’ These Bears Are Getting Special Treatment for Their Wildfire-Burned Paws

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:16:21 +0100

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the University of California, Davis said Wednesday. Rescuers brought two adult bears, one of them pregnant, and the young mountain lion to veterinarians with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the university after the animals were hurt in the largest wildfire in state history. They were found in the Los Padres National Forest, whose mountains stretch through badly burned areas of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The bears had suffered third-degree burns on all their paws, said Ja...



Anesthesia Medication Handling Needs a New Vision Anesthesia Medication Handling Needs a New Vision

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:14:44 +0100

In this commentary, the author underscores the need for increased vigilance and standardization regarding administration of IV anesthetic agents--which currently gets short shrift in safety efforts.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Boston Doctors Try To Save Girl ’ s Vision Using New Cancer Treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:24:43 +0100

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, hearing not only that your child has cancer but that she might also lose her eye. That’s exactly what happened to an Andover family and their 3-year-old daughter. But as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital are using a revolutionary technique to try to save her vision and her life. A little over a year ago Dania Snyder was a typical toddler until her parents noticed something unusual about her right eye. “You could see a little flash of a fleshy piece sort of through her pupil,” explains PJ, Dania’s father. That fleshy piece was a tumor. Retinoblastoma. Cancer of the eye. Dania Snyder (WBZ-TV) “As parents, you hear cancer and if you don’t have it your family yet, it’...



Use Epidural Steroid Injections Cautiously in Patients With Fracture Risk Use Epidural Steroid Injections Cautiously in Patients With Fracture Risk

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:45:30 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)

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Masimo touts ORi obese patient arterial hemoglobin desaturation warning study results

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:30:59 +0100

Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) yesterday released results from a study of its Oxygen Reserve Index’s ability to function as an early warning of impending arterial hemoglobin desaturation in obese patients, touting its ability to provide advanced warning in the high risk patient population. An abstract from the study, which Masimo claims is the first published research investigating the use of the index in the population, was presented at the Society for Technology in Anesthesia’s annual meeting in Miami, Fla. The ORi is a relative indicator of oxygen reserve in the moderate hyperoxic region and serves as an index parameter with a scale between 0 and 1 that can be trended, with optional alarms to notify clinicians of changes in patient’s oxygen reserves, the Irvine, Calif.-based comp...



Sleep apnea patient was given a ketamine overdose

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:25:28 +0100

A man in his 60s undergoing surgery for sleep apnea overdosed after the anesthesiologist grabbed the wrong bottle of ketamine and administered 10 times the intended amount. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



TAVR Discharge Timing; Stentriever Anesthesia; New Valve Depression

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)



TAVR Discharge Timing; Stentreiver Anesthesia; New Valve Depression

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)



Medical News Today: Scientists create new molecule to combat pain

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0100

A decoy molecule that interrupts reactions that occur at the site of an injury could lead to new pain drugs that do not involve the central nervous system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are Renewed

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are RenewedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic vs Open Hysterectomy Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic vs Open Hysterectomy

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:14:41 +0100

Do patients undergoing robotic-assisted hysterectomy have increased pulmonary complications compared to those undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



General Anesthesia at Least as Good as Sedation for Thrombectomy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Similar infarct size, but possibly better reperfusion and outcomes in trial (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Statue of Controversial Surgeon to Be Moved From Central Park Statue of Controversial Surgeon to Be Moved From Central Park

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:56:15 +0100

Dr J. Marion Sims, dubbed'the father of modern gynecology,'performed experimental surgery on slave women without consent and without anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Capnography Sensor Use During GI Endoscopic Procedures Capnography Sensor Use During GI Endoscopic Procedures

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:15:31 +0100

Does capnography monitoring reduce the risk of adverse events and mortality in patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures with sedation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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CU researcher reviews effect of general anesthesia on developing brain

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The head of the CU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology has written a review of scientific studies on the potentially adverse effects of exposing developing brains to general anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Tamper - Resistant Oxycodone Misused Less Often in Australia

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Less tampering of oxycodone CR in those who inject opioids; overall opioid use/harm unaffected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Linked to Language Delay

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Number of APAP tablets, urinary APAP concentration linked to increased odds of language delay in girls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in RunnersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Oxycodone Ingestion in Acute Fracture Pain With Digital Pills Oxycodone Ingestion in Acute Fracture Pain With Digital Pills

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:14:39 +0100

Using a digital pill system, this study investigated the way patients used opioids which had been prescribed on an as-needed basis after acute fracture.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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BU Medical student wins award at national anesthesiology conference

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Boston University School of Medicine) Pamela Huang, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), recently received the ;Best Scientific and Educational Award' at the 2017 PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology in New York for her presentation on patient safety that combines the use of a book with high-definition video. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Cochrane seeks two Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:03:42 +0100

Cochrane is splittingCochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care (ACE) into two new groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care. We are seeking two Co-ordinating Editors to lead these groups.As of January 2018, two new groups will be created as a result of splitting the portfolio of the current ACE Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care.After 15 and seven years of service, respectively, as Co-ordinating Editors for the Cochrane ACE Group, Ann Moller and Nathan Pace have decided to step down. They will continue their involvement as Editors for the new groups. We thank Ann and Nathan for their contribution as Co-ordinating Editors to Cochrane.We are looking to appoint two new Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Coch...



Cochrane seeks two Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:03:42 +0100

Cochrane is splittingCochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care (ACE) into two new groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care. We are seeking two Co-ordinating Editors to lead these groups.As of January 2018, two new groups will be created as a result of splitting the portfolio of the current ACE Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.After 15 and seven years of service, respectively, as Co-ordinating Editors for the Cochrane ACE Group, Ann Moller and Nathan Pace have decided to step down. They will continue their involvement as Editors for the new groups. We thank Ann and Nathan for their contribution as Co-ordinating Editors to Cochrane.We are looking to appoint two new Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.Jane Cracknell, Coch...



Cochrane seeks two Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care - any location

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:03:42 +0100

Cochrane is splittingCochrane Anaesthesia and Critical Care (ACE) into two new groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care. We are seeking two Co-ordinating Editors to lead these groups.As of January 2018, two new groups will be created as a result of splitting the portfolio of the current ACE Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.After 15 and seven years of service, respectively, as Co-ordinating Editors for the Cochrane ACE Group, Ann Moller and Nathan Pace have decided to step down. They will continue their involvement as Editors for the new groups. We thank Ann and Nathan for their contribution as Co-ordinating Editors to Cochrane.We are looking to appoint two new Co-ordinating Editors for Cochrane Anaesthesia and Cochrane Critical Care.Jane Cracknell, Coch...



Complete Handoffs by Anesthesiologists Tied to Poor Outcomes Complete Handoffs by Anesthesiologists Tied to Poor Outcomes

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:57:12 +0100

Complete handovers during anesthesia care are associated with adverse postoperative patient outcomes, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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The five emotions of raising a child with infantile scoliosis

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:36:04 +0100

One night, while doing our son’s usual bath routine, I saw what looked like a hump on his back. Avery was 6 months old at the time. At first, I thought that it was just something I was imagining, but the hump never went away. In fact, it seemed to get worse. When Avery was 13 months old, he was officially diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, a rare form of scoliosis that occurs in children under 2 years of age. The first hospital we were referred to would not even consider treating Avery until he was at least 18 months, and that was not a guarantee, so after doing some research, we came to Boston Children’s Hospital for a second opinion. We were referred to Dr. Michael Glotzbecker, one of the surgeons in the Spinal Program at Boston Children’s Orthopedic Center that specializes ...



Medical News Today: How general anesthetics affect the brain

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0100

By discovering the ways in which general anesthetics do more than induce sleep, researchers open up opportunities to develop improved drugs for surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Anesthesia Care Hand Off Mid-Surgery Associated With Substantial Risk (CME/CE)

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Poor communication the presumed reason (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)



New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:21:05 +0100

Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries Overview If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can ’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help. Content Blocks Header About Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs ContentYour shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help keep the ball at the top of your upper-arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. It also helps you lift and rotate your arm.When your rotator cuff tears -- either from a sudden injury or long-term wear-and-tear -- the pain and weakness can make it difficult to do simple tasks that involve reaching overhead, like washing your hair or putting away dishes. If nonsurgical treatments like med...



Skelaxin vs. Baclofen

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Skelaxin vs. BaclofenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)

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Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence? Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0100

If prehabilitation has the potential to improve outcomes in GI cancer surgery, why is evidence lacking?Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia for Major Surgery Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia for Major Surgery

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 05:08:36 +0100

Does neuraxial anesthesia, either alone or in combination, improve perioperative outcomes as compared to general anesthesia in patients undergoing major surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Pediatric Premedication for Anxiety Pediatric Premedication for Anxiety

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:14:36 +0100

Might a combination of dexmedetomidine and ketamine be useful to alleviate preoperative anxiety and improve cooperation in pediatric patients before surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Suprascapular or Interscalene Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery Suprascapular or Interscalene Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:14:36 +0100

Is suprascapular block a superior alternative to interscalene block for shoulder surgery?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Attune Medical touts Enso esophageal temp management device study data

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:53:23 +0100

This study demonstrates the ability of the EnsoETM to transfer heat directly to or from the core of the patient, offering an efficient and rapid supplement or alternative to other methods for cooling or warming patients. The results also highlight the reasons for the growing interest in our innovative technology for use across the entire spectrum of patient temperature management,” clinical services VP Maria Gray said in a press release. In October, Attune said it won an expanded indication from the FDA for its Enso esophageal temperature management device. The post Attune Medical touts Enso esophageal temp management device study data appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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Aegea Medical raises $40m

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:26:25 +0100

Aegea Medical said today raised a total of $40 million in financing to support the development of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology designed for endometrial ablation. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said the financing included $30 million from Perceptive Advisors and an additional $10 million from existing equity investors including Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Alloy Ventures, Delphi Ventures, BioMed Ventures and Solas BioVentures. “We are excited to be partnering with Aegea Medical in helping to launch this game-changing technology in the women’s health space. We believe Aegea’s Adaptive Vapor technology has great potential for addressing and expanding the market for endometrial ablation, and we look forward to working with Aegea to achieve these objectives,” Percept...



Pre - Op Accelerometry Can Assess Cardiopulmonary Fitness

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Accelerometry variables correlate with cardiopulmonary exercise variables (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



Laser Improves QOL for Breast Telangiectasia Due to Radiation

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Significant improvements seen in emotional and functional Skindex - 16 HR - QOL domains, overall score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Prehospital Field Amputation Leads to Improved Patient Outcome

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 19:13:00 +0100

Industrial accident leads to extrication by amputation Your aeromedical team responds to a 29-year-old female whose right hand has been entrapped between the inside of a hopper wall and industrial auger for five hours. She’s found in a semi-erect position on top of a platform. Although she’s in pain, she expresses that she’s losing sensation to her hand. Upon physical examination, you find that her right hand is entrapped proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints, excluding the patient’s thumb. Multiple attempts at freeing the hand are made to no avail. Upon arrival of a second aeromedical team with an emergency medicine physician and hand surgeon on board, the circumstances are explained to her and it’s recommended that she undergo endotracheal intubation and a complete amputat...



Low-level laser therapy and anesthetic infiltration for orofacial pain in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial.

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0100

CONCLUSIONS:The LLLT by GaAlAs and anesthetic infiltration of lidocaine 2% were equally effective to control orofacial pain in FM individuals. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

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Locked central fracture dislocation of the hip in a child after low-energy trauma - Nehme AH, Daoud JC, Abdelnour HG, Bou Mounsef JN, Moucharafieh RC, Wehbe JW.

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 07:38:30 +0100

We present the case of a 13-year-old boy who sustained a locked central fracture dislocation of the right acetabulum following a bicycle fall. Immediate external reduction maneuvers under general anesthesia were unsuccessful due to intrapelvic entrapment o... (Source: SafetyLit)



Assessing Risk of Problematic Analgesic Use for Chronic Pain Assessing Risk of Problematic Analgesic Use for Chronic Pain

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:14:42 +0100

Which validated tool is best for risk assessment and monitoring of chronic non-cancer pain patients being considered for analgesic drugs with abuse potential?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Predicting Acute Kidney Injury After Major Abdominal Surgery Predicting Acute Kidney Injury After Major Abdominal Surgery

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:14:42 +0100

What is the threshold of urine output associated with risk of AKI after major abdominal surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Anesthesia for Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Anesthesia for Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:14:42 +0100

Head and neck cancer patients may present with a difficult airway, as well as significant comorbidities. How should they be assessed and managed for anesthesia?BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Dilon Technologies acquires CoPilot VL video laryngoscope

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:30:19 +0100

Dilon Technologies said today it acquired the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope, saying the acquisition will expand its footprint into the anesthesia nad airway space. The CoPilot VL video laryngoscope is designed to provide high-quality video and uses a Bougie Port system to help navigate around corners into the airway, the company said. “We are very pleased to add the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to our ever-growing portfolio of Dilon products. We welcome to the Dilon team both inventors of the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to guide the launch of the product line and ongoing innovations,” Dilon Tech chair & CEO Robert Moussa said in a prepared statement. “Dilon’s strong sales network, solid understanding of anesthesia products and firm commitment to patient care...

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Delon Technologies acquires CoPilot VL video laryngoscope

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:30:19 +0100

Dilon Technologies said today it acquired the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope, saying the acquisition will expand its footprint into the anesthesia nad airway space. The CoPilot VL video laryngoscope is designed to provide high-quality video and uses a Bougie Port system to help navigate around corners into the airway, the company said. “We are very pleased to add the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to our ever-growing portfolio of Dilon products. We welcome to the Dilon team both inventors of the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to guide the launch of the product line and ongoing innovations,” Dilon Tech chair & CEO Robert Moussa said in a prepared statement. “Dilon’s strong sales network, solid understanding of anesthesia products and firm commitment to patient care...



Variation Seen in Hospice Use for Malignant Glioma

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Differences by race, sex, age, level of education, urban versus rural residence identified (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Comparison of Effect of Oral Premedication with Ibuprofen or Dexamethasone on Anesthetic Efficacy of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block in Patients with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-blind Study.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Bull Tokyo Dent Coll. 2017;58(4):231-236. doi: 10.2209/tdcpublication.2016-0050.AbstractThe purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to determine the effect of preoperative oral administration of ibuprofen or dexamethasone on the success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. Seventy-eight patients with irreversible pulpitis were randomly divided into 3 groups (26 per group) and given one of the following at 1 hr prior to performing local anesthesia: a placebo; 400 mg ibuprofen; or 4 mg dexamethasone. Each patient recorded their pain level on a visual analog scale before taking the medication or placebo, at 15 min after completion of IANB, and during treatment if pain occurred. The success ...



Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:45:45 +0100

Deep sedation is a comparable, safe alternative to general anesthesia for patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) for mitral regurgitation, new research from Germany suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



The science of consciousness: Scientists are learning more about how the brain functions while we sleep

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:13:37 +0100

(Natural News) The scientific community has long believed that connection between different areas of the cerebral cortex gets disengaged and could no longer communicate effectively during the non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and when a patient is under anesthesia due to the loss of consciousness. However, a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience revealed that the brain remains active and interconnected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Medical News Today: Sprained finger: Everything you need to know

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Learn about sprained fingers, an injury that causes pain in one or more of the fingers. Included are details on how to recognize a sprain from a break. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



A Phone App for Evaluating Postop Recovery After Day Surgery A Phone App for Evaluating Postop Recovery After Day Surgery

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:14:34 +0100

Could a smartphone-based assessment tool have a positive effect on postoperative recovery after day surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Laryngoscopy in Children Who Are Difficult to Intubate Laryngoscopy in Children Who Are Difficult to Intubate

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:14:34 +0100

Is videolaryngoscopy a better option than direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Alternatives to Opioids in the Management of Chronic Pain Alternatives to Opioids in the Management of Chronic Pain

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:14:34 +0100

This study examines the current evidence on the use of nonopioid analgesics for the most common noncancer chronic pain conditions, including back pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and more.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 05:14:34 +0100

Learn about the different classifications of cardiomyopathy and their impact on perioperative management in this review.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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User-Friendly Frailty Scale: Anesthesiology News Report

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, experts report predictors of anesthesia duration in kids (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)



Intrapartum Magnesium Administration and Maternal Fever Intrapartum Magnesium Administration and Maternal Fever

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:14:41 +0100

Might magnesium may play a protective role against the development of intrapartum fever?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)