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New Long-Acting Local Anesthetic Derived From Algae Effectively Blocks Pain In Surgical Patients by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 25 Feb 2011 5:58pm A U.S.-Chile collaboration is bringing surgical patients closer to having a long-acting local anesthetic. In a randomized, double-blind trial, patients given neosaxitoxin, a new local anesthetic derived from algae, had significantly less postoperative pain and recovered about two days sooner than those given the commonly used local anesthetic b ... Read on »
How to get better, safer pain relief for your pets’ anesthetic procedures by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 4:32pm Your dog is all set to undergo a simple spay or—God forbid!—your kitty is scheduled for a major mass removal. You want the best kind of anesthetics and pain relievers. You may even be leery (if not downright afraid) of the anesthesia she’ll require for the procedure. But are you aware of the many choices for pain relief that can make anesthesia s ... 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 »
Occipital nerve block for an acute migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Sun 30 May 2010 8:49pm Occipital nerve blocks can stop a migraine attack when other treatments fail.  This is a relatively simple procedure (although not many physicians are trained in it), and it consists of an injection of lidocaine or a similar local anesthetic drug into an area at the back of the head on one or both sides.  There are two branches of the nerve - g ... Read on »
Anorectal Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Anal Abscesses/Fistulae Hemorrhoids Anal Cancers In conjunction with the Women's Center for Pelvic Disorders, the physicians in this group evaluate and treat patients with pelvic floor disorders, constipation and fecal incontinence. Patients have acc ... Read on »
my new port, a super PowerPort® by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:15pm bundled up and relaxed I was at the radiation department at 7:15 am, and, as usual, they took me right in after Marvin checked me in. The rooms there are just like the radiation therapy room with the Varian® friendly monster that delivers the therapy: like a meat freezer. They covered me up with heated towels, thank goodnes ... Read on »
Does Circumcision Hurt? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 02 Apr 2010 1:20am 1 Comment The procedure for circumcision involving cutting of flesh at a site that is filled with very sensitive nerves, therefore to think it might not hurt is out of the question.  Yes, it hurts. What is Circumcision? Circumcision is a surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis.  It is commonly performed before a n ... Read on »
Muscle Biopsies in the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 5:03am A mother recently sent me an e-mail asking about the reliability of a muscle biopsy on her daughter. It would be done at her local hospital. Her daughter walks with a walker and has multiple problems, but still no specific diagnosis. The child's doctors thought a muscle biopsy might be helpful. I replied that it would most likely be a was ... Read on »
Being Sick and Breastfeeding by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:08am It’s that time of year. Everyone is sick. In my house we’ve passed around a cold for about a month now. The good news is, you do not have to stop breastfeeding just because you are sick. My little guy did come down with a cold but it wasn’t too bad. Most newborns who are being nursed have a higher immune system which prevents them from coming d ... Read on »
Arterial pain back by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Dec 2009 10:00pm For the last week or so, my arterial sites have been paining. I have been using a local anesthetic before cannulation. So, the cannulation is all right. However, a few hours into dialysis, the arterial sites have started paining. I am unable to sleep properly too. Last night, around 3 a.m. the pain had become quite severe. I tried pulling o ... Read on »