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Female vets run twice the risk of miscarriage because of anaesthetic gases and pesticides by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:28pm Anyone who's regularly exposed (or maybe not so regularly!) to pesticides and/or anesthetics might want to take note. I remember the abandon with which we used to spray the horses for bot-flies in the summer. Who knows WHAT was in that stuff! From Newswise, the journalists'-only site: -------------------- Newswise — Female v ... Read on »
Precision Surgery without Anaesthetic (or Knife) – The Future of Cancer Medicine has arrived by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 10:02pm Dr Chris Nutting has written an article in plain English entitled, Cyberknife – A Novel Treatment Solution. This really does seem to be an excellent example of how technology is altering the entire landscape of modern medicine. It really is quite simple, modern imaging methods can accurately map the extent of the cancer and this information can b ... Read on »
Isoflurane as an Anaesthetic by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 10:41am By Max Wallack In a recent article in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, two Spanish researchers, Mena and Yebenese, found that a commonly used anaesthetic, Isoflurane, is safe for normal mice, but unsafe for mice that carry genetic mutations for Alzheimer's disease, even if those mice are asymptomatic. The researchers s ... Read on »
What can we learn from a man who undergoes an operation without anaesthetic? by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:04pm Posted on 23 April 2008 When I was growing up, I was very interested in ‘unexplained’ phenomena like spontaneous human combustion and hypnosis. My interest in the former has waned somewhat, but my interest in the latter remains with me to this day. More than 20 years ago I went to see a stage hypnotism act while on holiday in Malta. Thi ... Read on »
Pet Anesthetic by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 7:11am Before the anesthetic procedure A thorough history of current and past medical problems can provide valuable information about your pet’s physical condition. A history of poor ability to exercise may indicate abnormal heart or lung function, an important consideration when planning an anesthetic procedure. Physical examinati ... Read on »
Common Anesthetics May Harm Baby Brains by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 May 2011 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin My son had several surgeries involving general anesthesia before the age of three.  These surgeries were life saving and unavoidable, but I fear they have not come without consequence to his develop ... Read on »
Multidose vials of anesthetics appear to be the most likely factor in transmission of hepatitis C between patients undergoing ar by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm The authors investigated two episodes of hepatitis C transmission between patients who underwent diagnostic procedures.   In both events the common factor appeared to be open multidose vials that had been used for several patients.   “In the arthroscopy episode the anaesthetist re-used the drawing up needle left in the ampoule and syringe to wi ... Read on »
Consensus Statement – First international workshop on anesthetics and Alzheimer’s disease by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm The workshop was held in May, 2008 at the University of Pennsylvania and the consensus document was recently published in Anesthesia and Analgesia.   The statement provides 8 conclusions: 1) The benefits of general anesthetics in allowing surgery and other painful procedures likely outweighs the potentially toxic effects that are currently know ... Read on »
FDA Warning: Topical Anesthetic by Kevin .. Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 4:27pm After two young females died after applying topical lidocaine in preparation of a laser hair removal have died of a heart attacks recently. The FDA recommends: use a topical anesthetic that contains the lowest amount possible of medication that will relieve the pain;  apply the topical anesthetic sparingly and only to the area where pa ... Read on »
A patient unexpectedly does not “wake up” at the end of an anesthetic and is taken to the PACU by David Smith, MD Posted Fri 28 May 2010 12:00am Dr. Falk discusses what needs to be done when a patient unexpectedly does not “wake up” at the end of a general anesthetic: An unresponsive patient in the recovery suite should be approached as if they have a life threatening condition.  Immediate evaluation and survey should include the basics of resuscitation.  Can the patient main ... Read on »