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Epidemic of Anesthesia Overdosing ... How Can You Avoid It?

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Most patients tolerate their anesthetic experience despite the care they receive rather than because of it," claims Dr. Barry Friedberg, holder of the trademark "minimally invasive anesthesia (MIA)(R)." Anesthesiologists (and nurse anesthetists)...

Researchers chides parents for overdosing their kids

Australian parents seem to be pretty good at assuming the role of a doctor but pretty bad at administering medicine doses. Infact, a survey at the Queensland University// of Technology has revealed that nearly half of all Australian parents give their children an incorrect dose of medication, almos...

Post-Op Painkillers Tied to Deaths After Spinal Fusion

... Middle-aged men appear most at risk from overdosing following the surgery, study found FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links painkillers to one in five deaths among people wh...

Painkillers Linked to Increase in Overdose Deaths

...ar, has seen a large increase in such unintentional deaths, say government researchers, who have uncovered patterns of "doctor shopping" for drugs and overdosing on medications not used as prescribed. "We found that two-thirds of these deaths involved prescription drugs that had not been prescribed to the in...

Suicidal thoughts among college students more common than expected

...pt. Nineteen percent of undergraduate attempters and 28 percent of graduate student attempters required medical attention. Half of attempters reported overdosing on drugs as their method, said the authors. From the survey, the authors found that suicidal thoughts are a frequently recurring experience akin t...

Beyond Traditional Borders sends more Rice U. undergrads to Africa

...system that measures AIDS drugs and helps doctors make sure patients stick to strict drug regimens; a battery-powered monitor to prevent children from overdosing on intravenous fluids; and a battery-powered neonatal pulse oximeter that uses a finger cuff to automatically measure the oxygen content in an infant'...

FDA Warns of Children's Deaths Linked to Botox

...m toxin type B) after reports of the adverse reactions, which included respiratory failure. The FDA said that the adverse reactions may be due to overdosing and there was no indication they were related to defects in the products. The reactions appeared to be related to the spread of the botulinum toxin...

Tips to prevent adverse drug events in older adults

...ssary drug is to start at the lowest effective dose and, when possible, discontinue the drug. --Avoiding overuse of medications: polypharmacy and overdosing Polymedicine describes the use of an increasing number of drugs related to an increasing number of medical problems, while polypharmacy is defined a...

Partial Face Transplant Patient Doing Well

...sy had already surrounded the surgery when it was first reported at the end of 2005. There were allegations that the woman had attempted suicide by overdosing on pills the night her dog mauled her. And the lead doctor, Jean Michel Dubernard, was reported to lead a double life as a politician, a former de...

'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)

...BIS 45-60. Overdosed is BIS less than 45. Unfortunately for the patient, anesthesia at BIS below 45 is remarkably commonplace. The consequences of overdosing may be just as sinister as under-dosing. It is not uncommon for relatives of elderly patients to observe that, in layman's terms, they are 'not quit...
overdosing in Biological News

AAAS announces winners of 2007 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

...iss and Usha Lee McFarling Los Angeles Times Altered Oceans July 30, 2006 Aug. 3, 2006 The series described how industrial society has been overdosing the oceans with nutrients that have promoted the growth of harmful algae and bacteria. Plastic wastes have created a plague of floating detritus with ...

Prescription pain patch abuse blamed for increase in deaths

... abused, such as methadone or hydrocodone, the number of sudden deaths from overdosing on fentanyl has been on the rise during the past few years - not just in Fl...e prescription of fentanyl patches." In many cases, people who died from overdosing on the drug were able to easily remove the full dose of fentanyl from the p...
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