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FDA issues warning for Droperidol

A drug commonly used by anesthesiologists can cause fatal irregular heartbeats at lower dose...ently rare, the side effect is serious enough that anesthesiologists should reserve the drug for patients who don't respond to alternatives....

Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

...ted 11 hours, with two doctors, two nurses and two anesthesiologists in each operating room. Dr.Montgomery called the coordinated operations "logistically a monumental experience," and described the matching of each of the three transplant patients with a healthy stranger as a "Eureka-type moment." Montgomery said t...

Reducing Pain from Knee Surgery

... pain medication remains an important challenge to anesthesiologists and surgeons alike. Authors of the study write, "This study validates the efficacy of perioperative use of rofecoxib to reduce postoperative pain and improved outcome after major orthopedic surgery."...

Reducing Pain From Knee Surgery

... pain medication remains an important challenge to anesthesiologists and surgeons alike. Authors of the study write, "This study validates the efficacy of perioperative use of rofecoxib to reduce postoperative pain and improved outcome after major orthopedic surgery."...

Potato powder to stop bleeding

...ses.// The powder-based coagulant may one day help anesthesiologists limit bleeding during surgeries. As a result, they can limit the transfusion of banked blood products and better avoid complications associated with blood transfusions. The FDA approved the hemostat late last year. The hemostat acts as an ultra-effi...

Safety Of Heart Drug Questioned

...was 55% greater amongst Trasylol users. Although anesthesiologists and surgeons have been raising concerns regarding the use of the drug, it is for the first time that a comprehensive study regarding safety of Trasylol has been conducted. More studies are clearly indicated in the future to accurately predict the ris...

Nurses Outsmart Surgeons When It Comes Safety And Team Wok

...ns, 1,058 OR nurses, 564 surgical technicians, 170 anesthesiologists and 121 CRNAs. On each question on teamwork, participants were asked to rate themselves and their peer groups on a scale of 1 (very low) to 5 (very high). The overall response rate was 77.1 percent. 'The results have already led to improvements in ...

Aortic Dissection - A Deadly Condition

... nurses, cardiologists, radiologists, surgeons and anesthesiologists to make rapid diagnostic and treatment decisions may also help, says Eagle. Such an approach is now in place at the U-M Health System. The IRAD team is also working to improve the screening tools that might be used to determine who is at high risk o...

Children Most Affected By Second Hand Smoke

...or lung disease. Instead of face-mask ventilation, anesthesiologists may now want to consider placing an endotracheal tube to protect children against airway constriction and prevent aspiration of mucus, Jones says. Anesthesiologists need to have a higher level of suspicion when taking a patient history, and should ...

Drugs for Postoperative Nausea May Not Help Most Patients

...e same efficacy. The biggest change is that most anesthesiologists use two or three antiemetic drugs in combination, Gan said. “Two drugs reduce risk of nausea far more than one. Three drugs used together reduce risk by 40 to 50 percent.” (Source: Neswise)...

Review Opens Bag of Tricks for Reducing Pain from Children’s Shot

...nnsylvania. It can also be far more low-tech. Some anesthesiologists do magic tricks to keep their young patients attention off the needle. "I sing to kids when I put them asleep," she added. "Cognitive-behavioral interventions are those aimed at targeting thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors. They are designed to he...

Obstetrical Anesthesia Equally Safe When Provided by CRNAs or Anesthesiologists

...tals where the OB anesthesia is provided solely by anesthesiologists in the state of Washington. The results showed t...101,570 who were cared for at hospitals staffed by anesthesiologists only. Washington state hospital discharge data for 1993-2004 were obtained from the Comprehensive Ab...

Two New Anesthesia Positions Promise to Ease Surgery Queue

There is a paucity of anesthesiologists in the province of Ontario, evident in the long waiting times for patients due for surgery. //To tide over such a situation, Ontario has created two additional positions in the anesthesia unit, which promises to reduce waiting times for patients. Thi...

Number of Specialists Best at Treating Children's Fractures Decreasing

...a facility will have pediatric doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists who have a special interest and experience with children,” said Dr. Widmann. “At HSS we treat orthopedic problems exclusively and have areas that are dedicated to the care of pediatric musculoskeletal problems.” Signs of a pediatric fracture incl...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...ster and with less need for pain medication. Mayo anesthesiologists have demonstrated the benefits of real-time 3-D ul...the technique with Neil Feinglass, M.D., and other anesthesiologists at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Now we can find the nerve we want in real-time 3-D, guide our need...

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