Navigation Links
Anesthesia, Exertional Heat Deaths May Be Linked
Date:10/23/2009

Malignant hyperthermia occurs with extreme exercise, not just surgery, researchers find

FRIDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Heat illness brought on by exertion may be linked to a rare genetic-based anesthesia complication called malignant hyperthermia, say U.S. researchers.

In cases of malignant hyperthermia, previously healthy people develop a sudden and rapid increase in body temperature after they receive certain anesthetic drugs. The drug triggers hypermetabolism of skeletal muscles, which start to break down and release their contents into the blood stream, which can result in kidney failure, multi-organ failure and death.

In a review of recent research, Dr. John F. Capacchione and Dr. Shelia M. Muldoon, from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., reported finding some key similarities between what's called exertional heat illness and malignant hyperthermia.

They found cases in which susceptible people suffered malignant hyperthermia even though they had not received anesthesia drugs. They collapsed during intense exercise or military training, and subsequent tests showed they had the gene abnormality that causes malignant hyperthermia.

The cases offer clues about a possible relationship between exertional heat illness and malignant hyperthermia, but the doctors said that further study is needed to clarify the link. For example, it appears that people who've suffered malignant hyperthermia are more likely to have problems with heat or exercise intolerance. But it's unknown whether people with exercise intolerance are at increased risk for malignant hyperthermia when receiving anesthesia.

The review is in the October issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

More information

The Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States has more about malignant hyperthermia.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: International Anesthesia Research Society, news release, September 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Awake the Movie Highlights the Need for Goldilocks Anesthesia, Says Dr. Barry L. Friedberg, Developer of Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitored Propofol Ketamine Sedation, Now Trademarked as Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA)(R)
2. £5 million investment in personalized medicines to cut patient deaths
3. Injuries, Deaths Tied to Consumer Drugs Rise Sharply
4. New Report: Dangerous Drug Side Effects and Deaths Doubled Since 1998... Seniors Hit Hardest
5. Child Deaths Fall Below 10 Million For First Time
6. Climate may increase heat-related deaths by 2050s, says Mailman School of PH study
7. Montana State University researchers investigate new suspect in West Nile deaths of pelicans
8. Assisted Suicide Wont Up Deaths for Vulnerable Groups: Study
9. Cruel Deaths in Mexico a Result of Closing U.S. Horse Processing Plants: AVMA
10. World Bank Group Report on Malaria in Africa Highlights Progress Towards Goal of Significantly Reducing Malaria Deaths
11. News of Declining Cancer Deaths Underscores the Power of Preventive Screening
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding ... identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to ... the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ... on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... BASKING RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... second annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items ... myriad of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a segment ... of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS Member ... with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry ... a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare ... be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become ... tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to ... stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while ... the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , ... File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European ... platform to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing ... of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: