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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 »
Medical Glossary by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Below is a compiled list of medical terms relate to diseases of the pancreas, procedures, and other essential definitions. A Adenocarcinoma A cancer that develops in the lining or inner surface of an organ. More than 95 percent of prostate cancers are adenocarcinoma. Adjuvant Therapy Treatment that is giv ... Read on »
Meaningful Use Criteria by Rich Elmore Patient Expert Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 9:10pm The Hitech Act provided for incentives to eligible professionals (EP) and hospitals that have adopted Certified EHR Technology and can demonstrate that they are meaningful users of the technology. HHS has published the proposed rule governing the criteria for me aningful use . The criteria for meaningful use will be finalized in 2010, foll ... 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 »
Poorly maintained anesthesia machine associated with awareness under anesthesia by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Four hospitals in California were recently fined $25,000 each for serious mistakes resulting in patient harm or death.   Among the incidents was the use of a malfunctioning anesthesia machine which resulted in three patients being partially awake during their surgery.    With respect to the anesthesia machine the California Health and Human ser ... Read on »
Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: General Considerations for Animal Studies for Cardiovascular Devices by FDA Posted Sun 01 Aug 2010 9:00pm  Document issued on: July 29, 2010 For questions regarding this document, contact CAPT Victoria Hampshire, VMD, Office of Device Evaluation, at 301-796-6395 or .   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radi ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm FDA Panel Backs New Leukemia Drug A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday recommended approval of a new drug that treats certain leukemias when other treatments have failed, the Associated Press reported. The drug, known as Sprycel, would be used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in patients who have developed ... Read on »
Reader Question: Breast Implants Under Local? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 09 Dec 2010 10:30am Reader Question: A surgeon I’m thinking about seeing said on his site that breast implants were able to be done under local + intravenous anesthetic (like twilight). Can this really be done? I always thought it was too invasive for just twilight, especially if it is under the muscle. Is there an advantage to using twilight? After ... 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 »