Tag: "anesthesia" at medical news

Lidocaine patch shown in large trial to relieve post-herpetic neuralgia

...r in the clinical trial and assistant professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. "This study is significant for PHN sufferers as it demonstrated that Lidoderm effectively relieved PHN pain in a large patient population and that the majority of patients experienced reduced pain relief and improved qualit...

Mouse provides clues about chronic pain

...nds adjuvant (CFA). In the formalin test, when the anesthesia wore off, both normal and NR2B mice licked and bit the injection site. But the NR2B mice who got formalin injections continued licking long after the other mice had stopped. And in response to contact from a small filament that normally causes no re...

New dental anesthetic promises better pain control for patients

... of cases using only the local anesthesia in the standard dosage. "Using the sugar alcohol makes local anesthesia more effective," said Al Reader, inventor of the composition, a professor of ...

Hypnosis helps patients control stress and anxiety, UF researchers say

...ay develop a numbness that can reduce the need for anesthesia in dental surgery, he said. Children make excellent subjects because they spend more time using their imaginations, but with practice most adults can learn how to enter into a therapeutic hypnotic state quite easily, he said. Schauble's first study...

Animal model shows pain and tissue injury in newborns alters nerve circuitry and reaction to pain later in life

...ic surgeries in newborns is carefully managed with anesthesia and analgesics. Scientists have learned that by 24 weeks gestation, very immature pain transmission pathways are already in place. The development of these pathways continues postnatally. What newborns lack are fully developed and functional...

Drug blocks opioid side effects: Could improve palliative care

... Chun-Su Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago. "O...o-author Joseph Foss, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesia at the University of Chicago, "is to make this drug available to the patients who need it, so that t...

UF study shows contemporary method accurately predicts cancer risk

...t by touch or seen by mammogram. "FNAB requires no anesthesia and is so atraumatic, it's just like drawing blood. That is the whole beauty of the procedure," she added. "And now we have demonstrated that the grading system we have developed is capable of identifying patients who might be at increased risk for d...

Nausea from anesthesia plummets with extra oxygen

...nce of nausea -- a frequent side effect of general anesthesia -- canbe dramatically reduced simply by giving pat...lanesthesia, said Daniel Sessler, MD, professor of anesthesia and perioperativecare at UCSF and senior author of both studies. The most effective anti-nausea dru...

Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section

...n order to minimize the potential risks of general anesthesia if a C-sectionbecomes necessary. An epidural invol...ed to block the pain of vaginal delivery orprovide anesthesia for a C-section. In a general anesthetic, the patient isunconscious; when an epidural is used, the ...

Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells

...rom Chun-Su Yuan,MD, Ph.D., assistant professor of anesthesia & critical care and clinicalpharmacology at the University of Chicago with an interest in traditionalChinese medicine. Yuan noticed that extracts from baicalensis contained highconcentrations of antioxidants whose molecular shape allowed them to sli...

New nasal obstruction procedure offers cheaper, pain-free alternative to surgery

...pular but can require multiple treatments and mild anesthesia and can bepainful. Uvulo palatoplasty - but done with electrocautery rather than lasers -is less expensive. Medical insurance generally covers somnoplasty to treat nasalobstruction; because the procedure is new, Yarbrough gets pre-approval fr...

'Plug and patch' method of hernia repair an effective replacement for old surgical methods

...attakes about 30 minutes, does not require general anesthesia and allows patientsto resume normal activities in two to three days. "It costs less than some other hernia treatments, there is less pain, recoverytime is reduced and the repair is more durable," said Dr. Keith Millikan,general surgeon at Rush-Presb...

Mayo Clinic study reports that centenarians do well following surgery

...rvivalrate for centenarians undergoing surgery and anesthesia was comparable to thatof the general population. Note: This study was published in the August, 1998 issue of the Journal of theAmerican Geriatrics Society. Mayo Clinic physicians are currently conductingmore research related to this topic. To receiv...

Infant pain may have long-term effects

...e manyphysicians have become aware of the need for anesthesia during circumcisions,for example, little is routinely done for infants who may face repeated needlesticks and other stressful conditions while in a neonatal intensive care unit. The research is reported in the current issue of Developmental and Behav...

Risk factors for stroke after heart surgery identified

...ssor of anesthesiology and chief ofcardio-thoracic anesthesia at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospita...urgery when the patient wasjust waking up from the anesthesia from 'delayed strokes' that occurred lateron. Sixty-five percent of the strokes occurred hours or e...

Surgical pain increases risk of infection, study shows

...ed byDaniel I. Sessler, MD, associate professor of anesthesia at the University ofCalifornia, San Francisco. He collaborated with colleagues at the University ofVienna and Washington University in St. Louis. "Many of us in the field believe that oxygenation of tissues is the key to thebody's ability to fight i...

New outpatient surgery is helping women with stress incontinence

...jor breakthrough because it can be done underlocal anesthesia on outpatients, usually without the need for catheterization.We also believe it will be better than the standard sling procedures at avoidingirritating voiding symptoms," Klutke says. He stresses that longer-term studies are needed. "But TVT promises...

Treatment-Resistant Depression: Results of Latest Electromagnetic Stimulation Study Show Promise

.... Unlike ECT for depression, rTMS does notrequire anesthesia or analgesics." Study subjects were antidepressant-free for one week prior to rTMS andreceived 10 daily treatments (10 trains of five seconds each, 25 seconds apart)at a frequency of 10 Hz. Seventy-eight percent of patients experiencedmild-m...

Women May React To General Anesthesia Differently Than Men

...o wake up almost twice as fast as men when general anesthesia is discontinuedafter surgery. This may mean that w...gs thatpromote unconsciousness and could need more anesthesia during surgery, sayresearchers at Duke University Medical Center, who led the study, which wasconduc...

UI Researcher Shows Economic Benefits Of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Vary

...ich involves keeping patients who are undergeneral anesthesia in a lighter anesthetized state so they regain consciousnesssooner. Many hospitals and health care centers have embraced this new fast-trackingapproach as a way to decrease staffing costs while maintaining quality care.However, a University of Iowa r...

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