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The syndrome of post anesthesia mumps by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm John Tanner, M.D., Ph.D. relates the following case:  A 50 year old African American woman opted for interventional radiologic treatment (embolization) of her uterine fibroids rather than surgery.   She had a history of mild asthma and GERD.   She underwent the procedure under general anesthesia (induced with fentanyl, propofol, and succinylcho ... Read on »
Trach countdown post, what happened? So long Farewell, Anesthesia remix, And a new wheelchair, Missed stats by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Jan 2013 12:00am [Translate] You all are probably wondering WTF happened to your trach countdown post. Well I am going to be brief cause I am tired cause I was up at 10:00 AM yesterday after not sleeping well, why I was up, well you will find out. Anyway my trach change is rescheduled to THIS FRIDAY because I was sick with a ... Read on »
Study: Anesthesia Awareness May Trigger Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Jodi K. Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 5:15pm Nearly two-thirds of patients who experienced intraoperative awareness suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder 5 years after their surgeries, according to researchers who followed up with patients in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. "Long-term psychological follow-up should be offered to patients who report awareness regardl ... Read on »
Post-surgery update (long) by dlease Posted Wed 15 Jan 2014 10:22am The surgery to remove my prostate was last Monday - 9 days ago now.  The surgical technique used was Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP).  There were a few delays before the surgery, primarily when an examination of one of the robotic arms before the surgery revealed some contamination of some sort.  That required them to re-clean th ... Read on »
Common Stimulant May Speed Recovery From General Anesthesia by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Thu 22 Sep 2011 7:40pm Administration of the commonly used stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) was able to speed recovery from general anesthesia in an animal study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  The report, appearing in the October issue of Anesthesiology, is the first demonstration in mammals of what could be a safe and effective way to in ... Read on »
Reader Question – Post-operative Constipation? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 29 Apr 2010 12:00am What do you do for post-operative constipation? After any surgery involving anesthesia and post-operative narcotics, patients are often constipated and at times nauseated. Most cosmetic patients have not had internal abdominal surgery, so dehydration and narcotics are usually the reasons. I tend to advise taking it ... Read on »
Post-Op Recovery by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 5:27pm Well, I think I am finally recovered from my son's surgery - ha ha. I know that sounds strange (maybe not to you guys), but the two-day ordeal at the hospital took a lot out of me. This week has been a lost cause - I've been wiped out and using all my limited energy to take care of him during the day. I felt good on Wednesday and thought I'd fina ... Read on »
Home Stretch by PM, RN Registered Nurse Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 7:13pm This week our clinical focus was Law and Ethics. Of particular interest was identifying situations that raise ethical issues, as well as resources that support nurses in executing their duties ethically. My goal lately has been to continue to improve my care planning (at the bedside, rather than on paper). In collecting all of my informa ... Read on »
No Link Between General Anesthesia and Dementia by A4M Posted Wed 05 Jun 2013 10:08pm Posted on June 4, 2013, 6 a.m. in Alzheimer's Disease Surgery It is known that some elderly patients have problems with cognitive function for weeks, and somet ... Read on »
The day of… MRI by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Tue 13 Mar 2012 12:00am [Translate] Well yesterday was a real hoot of a day… Not! I had a really LONG day. 12:50 PM Strapping in with the Mels 12:55 PM Strapped in and warm 12:55 PM Was the scheduled time to leave 1:04 PM Actual departure time 1:45 PM Hospital arrival time 3:14 PM In Pre op. Was scheduled for 2:00 PM The scan ... Read on »