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Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...fference. Another concern was that the extended sedation or anesthesia required in the combined procedure may increase adverse effects due to prolonged sedation or anesthesia, but none was documented. In his editorial, Dr. Silvestri notes that this study woul...

FDA Approves INTUNIV (guanfacine) for the Treatment of ADHD

...ncluded somnolence, fatigue, upper abdominal pain, sedation and headache. INTUNIV, a once-daily formulation of guanfacine, provides a controlled, steady delivery of drug throughout the day and evening with a delivery system that minimizes the fluctuations between peak and trough concentrations as seen with ...

'wake Up and Breathe' Strategy Allows Patients to Come Off Ventilator Sooner

... a mechanical ventilator has found that a two-step sedation and ventilator weaning protocolcalled a wake up a... In the first step of the protocol, the patients sedation is turned off, also known as a spontaneous awakening trial. Almost all patients on a ventilator in t...

Capsule Endoscopy is Effective in Diagnosing GI Problems Children

...iagnosis can eliminate what used to require an IV, sedation and a long scope in children, says Anthony Infantolino, M.D., clinical director of Endoscopic Ultrasound and Photodynamic Therapy and co-director of the Gastrointestinal Bleeding Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The study looked at ...

Blood Test Reveals Colon Cancer Proteins

...colonoscopy - colonic cleansing, fasting and heavy sedation followed by the insertion of a flexible, optical-scanning scope through the rectum into the colon -- at age 50, followed by re-screening at least every five to 10 years. Colonoscopy is not foolproof; cancers can develop between screenings. First di...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

... performed with a local anesthetic and intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Using x-ray guidance, a small needle containing specially formulated acrylic bone cement is injected into the collapsed vertebra. The cement hardens within minutes, strengthening and stabilizing the fractured vertebra. Most exp...

Rewiring the Heart

...eat. Following the procedure, Jeffrey awoke out of sedation and was delighted to hear that the heart monitor in his room was beeping more normally – 95 BPM. Over the next 90 days, his heart gradually improved. At about 120 days post-procedure, his heart was beating at 80 BPM, a near perfect heart rhythm. Sou...

New Lung Heating Device can Help Asthma Patients

...cision is required. The patient is under conscious sedation with no anaesthesia involved. The technique, known as bronchial thermoplasty, is for patients with moderate and severe asthma. "The early results were encouraging," said Neil Thomson, professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Glasgow...

Spacer Insertion May Offer Less Invasive Option for Lumbar Problems

...auses pain. Since local anesthesia and intravenous sedation are used for the procedure, it can be done on an outpatient basis or with a 24-hour hospital stay. Patients who undergo interspinous process decompression do not need to undergo more invasive forms of spinal surgery, said Paul Anderson, M.D., an as...

Researchers explore medicine in space

...d the effects of general anesthesia, the method of sedation used in most surgeries. Prior to UF's study, the only real data showing how weightlessness affects general anesthesia, came from a mission in which two Rhesus monkeys were sent to space. When the monkeys returned to Earth, surgeons performed minor...

Eyelash transplantation – for the beauty conscious folks!

...y sewn one by one on to the person’s eyelids. Mild sedation and local anaesthetics are used.This transplant costs around $US3000 ($A3960) per eye. Though the procedure was initially restricted to people who had suffered burns or congenital malformations of the eye, 80% of the transplants done currently are ...

Awake Surgery to treat Brain tumours

...s been done on a limited basis. In this surgery, sedation is given to the patients initially and then they are woken up. Now, the neurological condition of the patient can be monitored as the surgeon removes the brain tumour.The surgeon needs the help of trained anaesthetic personnel and a psychologist or a...

New Antipsychotic Medications have Little Advantage Over Older Drugs

... relapse or develop severe side effects, including sedation (feeling tranquilized) and involuntary muscle movements, according to background information in the article. The development of second-generation antipsychotics was thought to be a major advance primarily because the drugs reduced such side effects. ...

Risks involved in Procedural Sedation

...ter receiving intravenous sedation.// Procedural sedation is done usually done to eliminate pain and anxiety...ed in several dental procedures too. "Procedural sedation can make an ER or dental experience much better," said Dr. Roger Humphries, chairman of emergency me...

New Screening System For Early Detection Of Dental Caries in Toddlers

..., invasive treatment is the only choice, including sedation and extraction of the tooth. One key to addressing this oral disease lies in the development of a cost-effective screening process, yet dentists have long struggled to find a balance point at which a large-scale screening program would be successfu...

Drugs for Postoperative Nausea May Not Help Most Patients

...s and reduce the incidence of side effects such as sedation and dizziness, Gan said. Smaller doses of antiemetics are being used now than were used in years past, with the same efficacy. The biggest change is that most anesthesiologists use two or three antiemetic drugs in combination, Gan said. “Two drugs ...

Dental Health, a Much Overlooked Subject

...iene and often close supervision or sometimes even sedation to undergo dental assessment, preventive or definitive treatment. Therefore it is time overdue that the Government and members of professional organizations and relevant societies help to establish and maintain community centers and resources that ...

Image-Guided Biopsy Can Alter Clinical Decisions In Kidney Patients

...rs, these procedures are performed under conscious sedation with local anesthesia to numb the skin where the needle will enter. The procedure takes about half an hour in most cases, and after a four-hour observation period, patients are free to go home. According to the researchers, although the acceptance of...

Proper Diagnosis Could Augment Speedy Recovery Of Haglund’s Syndrom

...urgical outpatient procedure that does not require sedation and, when used in conjunction with modifications in footwear and activity, is an appropriate initial treatment for relief of the pain associated with this condition.” Source: Neswise...

Drugs Are Effective In Treating Depression and Preventing Recurrence

...lass of depression drugs is SSRIs. This results in sedation and cause weight gain or sexual problems. Some researches say that it aggravates the tendency to commit suicide. ...

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