Navigation Links
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking
Date:6/30/2011

THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who smoke are more likely to try to kick the habit if their child is having surgery, but their chances of success aren't any better than normal, a new study reveals.

The findings suggest that doctors could play an important role in helping these parents quit smoking, said the researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

The study included 1,112 children who lived with at least one person who smoked in the home. When either a child or parent had surgery, there was an increased likelihood that the parent would try to quit smoking. But the attempts were more likely to succeed only if it was the parent who was having surgery.

The study is published in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology.

About one in seven U.S. children who undergo surgery are chronically exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes, according to the researchers.

Prior studies have found that exposure to secondhand smoke can increase the risk of respiratory complications associated with anesthesia. In adults, smoking after surgery has been shown to increase the risks of lung and cardiac complications and infections to the wound.

"Our current findings suggest that having a child undergo surgery can serve as a teachable moment for quit attempts," study author Dr. David O. Warner said in a news release from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

"The scheduling of children for surgery may present us with an opportunity to provide tobacco interventions to parents, who are apparently more motivated to at least try to quit -- but who need assistance to succeed."

More information

The American Cancer Society offers a guide to quitting smoking.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Society of Anesthesiologists, news release, June 22, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Women win out in gastrointestinal surgery
2. Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Inflammation, Disease Risk
3. Less Invasive Colon Surgery Results in Fewer Blood Clots: Study
4. Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Less Obese Patients: Study
5. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?
6. Rushed Discharge After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks
7. Weight-Loss Surgery Can Be Effective Despite Depression
8. For Many, Weight-Loss Surgery Also Eases Migraines
9. Bariatric surgery among older, high-risk patients not associated with reduced mortality
10. Hypnosis/local anesthesia combination during surgery helps patients, reduces hospital stays
11. Joint replacement surgery riskier at hospitals with low surgical volume
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... US Sports Camps , official operators of Nike Yoga Camps, announces ... training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally situated in the picturesque New England city of ... founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, “We are thrilled to be partnering with US ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... to allow users to search for and donate to Give To Cure’s campaign that ... an app that lets users make and share payments through a smart device. In ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. ... Annual No Cost Dental Day to individuals in need. The event is scheduled to ... No Cost Dental Day is to provide dental care to community members in need. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... In sleep, ... form as a dream. A hallmark feature of patients with eating disorders is significant ... The eating disorder behaviors and obsessions are regarded as maladaptive means for coping with ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Calls Blacklist has just been updated by mobile app developer Vlad Lee. The ... known bugs within the app. Calls Blacklist allows its users to only have to ... their device’s battery power or memory. It provides a powerful call blocker that is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 4, 2016 ... and competitive market to drive long-term market growth ... very common set of chronic disorders that affect ... disparate in terms of their symptoms and key ... by dysregulation of immune pathways and an inappropriate ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL ), a leading provider of ... announced results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ... --> GAAP results: Revenue for the fourth quarter ... 4.1% from the third quarter of 2015, and up ... 2014. Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 was ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... biofiltration devices to treat life-threatening diseases, today announced ... ended December 31, 2015. --> ... set forth in our last quarterly call, we ... our long-term objective to establish the Aethlon Hemopurifier® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: