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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 »
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 »
Alzheimer's and Anesthesia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jun 2012 2:37pm Alzheimer's and anesthesia don't mix well. Some physicians are advising their patients that are already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s to avoid surgery unless absolutely necessary. By Sydney S. Farrier, LCSW Sydney S. Farrier How often have you heard the comment about an older person who recently underwent ... Read on »
Post Polio Syndrome and ME/CFS: Common Ground by Erica Verrillo Posted Thu 18 Jul 2013 8:08am Years ago, I read a book by Dr. Richard L. Bruno called  "The Polio Paradox: Understanding and Treat 'Post-Polio Syndrome' and Chronic Fatigue"  (published in June 2002 by Warner Books). I was struck by the number of similarities between PPS and ME/CFS, which, combined with the fact that so many early outbreaks of ME/CFS occurred on the h ... 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 »
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 »
Conor's Autism Reality: Dental Filling Work Requires General Anesthetic by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Mar 2009 3:15pm Conor visited the Oromocto hospital yesterday to have filling work done on a dental cavity. The visit went very well. The pre-operative visit at another local hospital had been very difficult for Conor primarily because of a long delay between our arrival time and the time the examining physician was able to see him. In both visits thou ... 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 »
Clean Enough, Chapt. 3: A Primer on Suboxone by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 04 Dec 2010 6:52pm What is Suboxone? Suboxone is the trade name for a medication that contains buprenorphine and naloxone. A similar medication, Subutex, contains buprenorphine without naloxone.  Both are manufactured and sold by Reckitt-Benckiser, a company based in the UK with operations world-wide. Suboxone is FDA indicated for the treatment of opioid ... 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 »