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Study Shows Inhaled Anesthesia Affects Children’s Brains More Than Intravenous Anesthetic by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 26 Oct 2012 10:37pm Stony Brook University School of Medicine researchers have found that children’s brains are more affected by an inhaled anesthetic than an intravenous anesthetic with increased levels of brain lactate. Lactate increases brain activation and may lead to metabolic changes associated with anxiety and delirium. Reported in the November issue of Ane ... Read on »
Yet another awareness under anesthesia article by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm This article on awareness with recall during general anesthesia (AWR) by Errando et al (Br J Anaesth 2008;101:178-185) has a number of interesting observations.   First, it is from a country (Spain) other than the United States.  Second, it is prospective with a calculated power to detect a 95% confidence interval of 0.09 – 0.37%.   Third, it c ... Read on »
Knee and Hip Replacement Pain: A New Approach to Pain Management by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 6:42pm Patients undergoing knee or hip replacements recover more quickly when treated with targeted pain-blocking medications that may eliminate the need for general anesthesia during surgery and intravenous narcotics drugs after surgery. A decade a ... Read on »
Knee and Hip Replacement Pain: A New Approach to Pain Management by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Nov 1999 4:00pm Patients undergoing knee or hip replacements recover more quickly when treated with targeted pain-blocking medications that may eliminate the need for general anesthesia during surgery and intravenous narcotics drugs after surgery. A decade ago, patients undergoing hip or knee replacements were almost exclusively given general an ... Read on »
Surgical Pain Killers Might Influence Breast Cancer Recurrence by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Thu 03 Jun 2010 6:40am There are many, many factors that influence breast cancer risk and breast cancer recurrence.  Two under-studied factors that might effect the risk of breast cancer recurrence are the anesthetics and pain relief medications used during mastectomy. New breast cancer research published in the current issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia explored the ... Read on »
Robotic anesthesia...first succ ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:19pm   Robotic anesthesia...first successful surgery done in Canada..focus is software to monitor pain and a feedback scoring system to automate the process...the system can also communicate with a PDA so the anesthesiologist can be outside the OR while checking on post surgery patients...BD  Scientists at McGill University in Montreal believe ... Read on »
Transcontinental Anesthesia Session Demonstrated Using Video Conferencing by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 9:01am The article states one needs an “anesthesia cockpit” , which is a workstation that handles and audio-visual link.  A local anesthesiologist can over ride the system at any time.  Last year there was a report of a robotic automated procedure too called McSleepy and you can read more at the link below.  Obviously we are not looking to re ... Read on »
Recovery From Propofol Anesthesia May Be Sped By Use Of Common Stimulant by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 06 Apr 2012 5:04pm The ability of the commonly used stimulant methylphenidate (Ritalin) to speed recovery from general anesthesia appears to apply both to the inhaled gas isoflurane, as previously reported, and to the intravenous drug propofol.  Members of the same Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team that reported the isoflurane study are publishin ... Read on »
Surrogates: Don't Forget Your Birth Plan! by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 24 Sep 2013 11:30am During prenatal visits, talk with your health professional and IP's about what you would like to happen during labor. Consider writing up your labor and delivery preferences in a birthing plan, either with the help of a childbirth education class or on your own. You can find various examples of birthing plans on parenting Web sites.  ... Read on »
Maternal Mortality and Anesthesia by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Lawsuitsagainst physicians insured by the Doctor’s Company foranesthesia related maternal arrests associated with labor and deliverywere recently reviewed Ann Lofsky, M.D.   The series included 22 cases that occurred between 1998 and 2006.   Ten out of the 22 died, including 3 who were declared brain dead and removed from ventilators.   Eleven ... Read on »