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Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

... M.D., Ph.D., UI assistant professor (clinical) of anesthesia and first author of the study. "The increased activity might be specific for hypnosis or might be non-specific, but it definitely does something to reduce the pain signal input into the cortical structure." The pain network functions like a relay sys...

Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?

...eastfeeding must undergo surgery requiring general anesthesia or conscious sedation. They understandably want t... milk within the first 24 hours after induction of anesthesia represents such minimal infant exposure to the drug that it provides insufficient justification for ...

Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain

... found, the use of this regimen to produce general anesthesia appears to improve the oxygenation of the fetal br...s D. Reynolds, Ph.D., research director of women's anesthesia at Duke. The results of the Duke study were published March 9, 2005, as an advanced on-line publicat...

St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix

...fessor of anesthesiology who directs adult cardiac anesthesia at the U-M Health System. He continues, "We are progressively more aware of previously unknown drug-drug interactions as our knowledge in the field of pharmacogenomics expands. The only safeguard against potential harm is for patients to be comple...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)

...be at the time of the operation; and long-duration anesthesia (2.5 hours or longer). The researchers called for steps to minimize perioperative intubation unless it is judged very necessary on clinical grounds. The research is published in the first issue for March 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer...

Study finds no reason for expectant mothers to shy away from early epidurals

...ioners should delay the administration of epidural anesthesia in women with their first pregnancy until the cervical dilation reaches at least 4 to 5 centimeters and other forms of analgesia should be used until that time. This recommendation was based on studies that found an association between the initiatio...

Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer

...is low-risk procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office and is considered the "gold standard" of diagnostic tests, but can fail to detect some bladder cancers, says Grossman. In this study, the researchers looked at the sensitivity as well as the specificity of cytology versus the NMP...

New biopsy technique helps assess breast cancer's spread

...an be evaluated for cancer. It requires only local anesthesia and involves no surgical incisions. Both sentinel lymph node sampling and axillary node dissection are full surgical procedures. The researchers used ultrasound to examine 57 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. If the lymph nodes appeared abnor...

Surgery without the scapel: U. Va. Health System marks fifteenth anniversary of Gamma knife

...laced on the head while the patient is under local anesthesia in a U.Va. operating room. "From the moment patients arrive to the moment of discharge, the Gamma Knife experience at U.Va. is smoothly run," Sheehan said. "What we offer in terms of service that goes along with the purely technical side of the Gamm...

NIH launches new study to compare prostate surgery and drugs

...in part because they typically are done with local anesthesia and men go home the same day, whereas TURP requires general anesthesia and an overnight hospital stay. As for drug therapy, a recently published large randomized study sh...

Elderly experience long-term cognitive decline after surgery

...ature control, use of regional rather than general anesthesia or the use of beta-blockers. After surgery, closer attention should be paid to optimal pain management and infection control, she said....

Circumcised newborns respond best to anesthetic relief

...r painful procedures. "Infants circumcised without anesthesia exhibit stronger pain responses to routine immuniz...the U.S., the consensus among rabbis is that local anesthesia can be used," says Rabbi Moshe Tendler, Ph.D., a professor of medical ethics and biology at Yeshiva ...

Stanford to test effects of drug widely used for pediatric hypertension

...own in adults," said Greg Hammer, MD, professor of anesthesia and pediatrics and associate director of the pedia...adults," said David Drover, assistant professor of anesthesia and co-investigator of the study. Kids respond to drugs differently and also break down and excrete ...

Minimally invasive treatment for varicose and spider veins

...under general anesthesia, EVLT requires only local anesthesia and no hospitalization. In fact, the procedure typically takes only about thirty minutes and patients can return to their normal activities the same day." At Northwestern Memorial, the departments of dermatology, interventional radiology and vascul...

Biopsy system is effective in completely removing benign breast masses

...o a 30-60 minute surgical procedure, that includes anesthesia and a 1"-2" incision followed by stitches in the breast. "We are still awaiting follow-up of the patients to see if there is any recurrence of their benign masses, but the preliminary results of this study are very positive," she said. Dr. Slanetz ...

Preliminary results are promising in Alzheimer's gene therapy trial

...rotocol was redesigned with patients given general anesthesia during the procedure, and subsequent procedures were performed without complication. The small-scale study did not include placebo controls, and doctors and patients knew that the procedure was performed (they were not "blinded"). Because of this, T...

Blackwell Publishing acquires BMJ Books

...ch as pediatrics, accident and emergency medicine, anesthesia and intensive care, cardiology, and evidence-based medicine will be added to the company's list. "Blackwell has a history of providing the medical community with a comprehensive collection of high-quality medical books. The addition of BMJ titles ...

How to sedate? That is the question!

...ocal anesthesia, and the development of outpatient anesthesia and sedation through the clinical observations of ... an evidentiary basis for the safety of outpatient anesthesia procedures by dentists, and professional rivalries over who can best provide these services. Yet the...

Mayo Clinic researches ways to better treat patients with heart defects

...or limitations with TEE include the use of general anesthesia and potential problems related to management of the patient's breathing while sedated. Others who authored the study are: Michael Earing, M.D., Allison Cabalka, M.D., James Seward, M.D., Charles Bruce, M.D., and Guy Reeder, M.D., all of Mayo Clinic. ...

Emotional stress contributes to oral health problems

...f a needle could complicate dental procedures when anesthesia must be administered. Tell your dentist about your anxiety disorder and what medications you are on," says Mike Bromberg, DDS, AGD spokesperson. Some medications decrease the mouth's ability to produce saliva, which can increase the risk of develop...

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