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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 »
Skip over navigation PatientsL ... by heroteo heroteo Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 7:33pm Skip over navigation PatientsLikeMe ™ Welcome teokimhoe Inbox AccountSettings ▼Log outHome My Profile Patients Forum Treatments Symptoms Research Search this site FAQ Crisis Forum > Parkinson's Disease Room > I survived DBS... You're in the Parkinson's Disease Room Switch Room ▼ Select a RoomParkinson's Disease PatientsLikeMe PatientsL ... Read on »
Sage Is More Than Just A Kitchen Herb by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 26 May 2011 6:00pm If you think sage is just another herb in the kitchen, you may want to review the multiple uses for this incredible plant. Sage, Salvia officinalis, is also used as a supplement , essential oil, incense, and even as an ingredient for personal care products . Sage has numerous common names, including common sage, garden sage, kitchen sage ... Read on »
Compassion Should Prompt Us to Forgo Prolonged and Costly Treatment by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 4:00am In the 1950s, McGill neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield developed the "Montreal Procedure," a surgical technique that uses local anesthetic to keep the patient conscious and responding to questions while the surgeon stimulates parts of the brain. By using this method, Penfield created functional maps of the cortex (surface) of the brain. Later, ... Read on »
About Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment General Info about Appendicitis The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines . It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ, that is, it serv ... Read on »
Reader Laura on Body-Jet Lipo Pain by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 10:30am Reader Laura Comment Athenix is a clinic that performs a water jet lipo that doesn’t use traditional anesthesia, just local. During one such procedure the patient was able to sell everything that was done to her. She said that she was screaming in pain and the Doctor wouldn’t stop. This Dr has also been in trouble before for allowing ... 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 »
Veterinary dentistry, nerve blocks, complications...and late posts by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Sun 27 Dec 2009 10:00pm Today started late. That was my fault. From there, things devolved in ways that evoked Hieronymus Bosch’s version of Hell more than they did a pre-New Year’s Eve weekday. Not so much my fault. But that’s debatable.  Picture me, wearing my veterinary dentist’s hat. This was around 9 AM. First patient of the day. The anesthetics went well. My ... Read on »
Everything about radial artery spasm and friction by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 16 Apr 2009 11:54pm Radial access  for both diagnostic  coronary angiogram  and  PCI has been increasing steadily.Many centres have adopted an  exclusive radial approach. Newer ,  radial specific  hard ware  is  being produced.(Link) .It is surprising , radial approach has  gained momentum  primarily outside  USA (Europe , Japan, India ).The advantages of radial ... Read on »