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Half a Million Dollars Offered for GPs With Expertise in Anesthetics and Obstetrics

Are you a doctor, with expertise in anesthetics and obstetrics? You wont mind chipping in as a general practitioner too? You can then make a beeline for Temora, a country town in New South Wales in Australia. Its mayor Peter Speirs is offering you half a million dollars. He fears that if ...

Research Reveals Way to Speed Up Treatment of Deadly Malignant Hyperthermia

...f the muscle that is triggered by specific inhaled anesthetics or succinylcholine and can result in a severely high body temperature. Affected individuals usually appear normal and have no functional difficulties in everyday life. However, when these individuals receive anesthesia for surgery or some other pr...

Killer Anesthetist Sentenced To 1933 Years In Prison

...ocedures. The court heard that Maeso was head of anesthetics at Valencia's Hospital de la Fe until 1998, and also worked as a consultant at the private Hospital Casa de la Salud in the city. He was found to have infected numerous patients at both locations. The addict was also heard to have infected patients a...

Inhaled Anesthetics Accelerate the Onset of Neurodegenerative Diseases Like Alzheimer's

Researchers have discovered that common inhaled anesthetics increase the number of amyloid plaques in the brai...hort term, but the growing concern is that inhaled anesthetics may affect a person well beyond the perioperative period, even permanently. Several factors appear t...

Light-activated Compound May Be of Help for Epileptics in Future

... compound activates the same receptor used by many anesthetics and tranquilizers, making it harder for a brain cell to respond to stimulation. Mennerick and his colleagues tested the drug on cells in culture set up to behave like they were involved in a seizure, with the cells rapidly and repeatedly firing. When...

Dream On- It Does Not Mean You are Waking Up During Surgery

... that the effects of anesthesia or efficacy of the anesthetics used, on both groups was the same. The authors led by Dr. Kate Leslie, who published this report in the journal Anesthesiology, say that this information may provide some relief to patients who wrongly associate their dreams during surgery with the...

FDA Warns of Deadly Results of Skin-numbing Creams

Topical anesthetics are most commonly used for cosmetic procedures and...sion, a patient may apply large amounts of topical anesthetics to their skin and this can result in high levels entering in the blood stream causing life-threateni...

Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

...ect link between the acute effects of inhalational anesthetics (recognized risk factors for delirium) and the hallmark mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease neuropathogenesis. The potential role for cognitive reserve. Inouye, together with BIDMC gerontologist Richard Jones, ScD, an investigator in the Institute fo...

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

...irations and lumbar punctures." Although topical anesthetics can help reduce the pain of a shot, they often need to be applied in advance. In contrast, the majority of psychological interventions can be used quickly and easily and do not need much advance preparation, Uman said. Because many techniques are h...

French Surgeons Take Off for First 'Gravity-free' Surgery

...demonstrate the use of new surgical techniques and anesthetics in weightless conditions," the CHU said in a press statement. "Beyond that, it will be integrated in a project of tele-surgery, the applications of which on Earth could be fundamental." Source-IANS...

Pain Relief During Circumcision

Since 1999, the use of anesthetics have been recommended by most major medical associ...Academy of Pediatrics, have recommended the use of anesthetics to provide pain relief for infant circumcision. In the study, which appears in the journal Ambulat...

External Catheters Linked with decreased UTI Risk in Men

...theters. Neither can patients who received certain anesthetics or those in intensive-care units who require close urine monitoring. The study builds on previous work by Saint and his colleagues that found that silver-coated indwelling catheters were associated with fewer UTIs than conventional indwelling cathe...

Well-Planned Surgeries Also Carry Health Risks

...ature, blood transfusions and apparently volatile anesthetics actually suppress the immune response. “Patients ... more exploration. “I can’t tell you that volatile anesthetics definitely have a contributory effect, only that animal models would suggest they do,” he says. His...

Red haired withstand to pain more than blond headed

...icantly decreased pain threshold and require fewer anesthetics to block out certain pains. The main aim of the st...be interested in the possibility of developing new anesthetics or co-anesthetics, Jackson said. He said,” “Treatment for chronic pain is difficult, for example pai...

Blood test developed for malignant hyperthermia

...hesia. This condition may be triggered by volatile anesthetics or depolarizing muscle relaxants that have to work together with a genetical predisposition to cause the condition. The symptoms often include tachycardia, arrhythmia and rising body temperature where muscles of the skeletal system get affected. Pre...

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