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Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

...ell said that despite improvements in surgical and anaesthetic techniques, a number of studies show that caesarean sections are still associated with an increased risk of maternal and infant death and health complications. "These data illustrate how a medical intervention that is effective when applied to an ...

Topical anaesthetic spray delays ejaculation by five times as long says new study

...ents with premature ejaculation who used a topical anaesthetic spray were able to delay ejaculation for five time...on) administered three metered sprays of the local anaesthetic preparation to the glans of their penis 15 minutes before intercourse. This delivered a total of 22....

Alzheimer's alarm over anesthetics

...dly effects. The good news is that the intravenous anaesthetic thiopental (known as thiopentone in the UK) appear...in Atlanta, Georgia, who studies the mechanisms of anaesthetic action, agrees that there are now plenty of anecdotal reports about elderly relatives never being qu...

Anaesthetists need urgent guidance on patients who don't want to be resuscitated

... needed to decide how individual anaesthetists and anaesthetic departments in the UK should manage this situation" conclude the authors. "Dr McBrien and Dr Heyburn have done patients a service in stimulating discussion about the relationship between modern and often quite complex - DNAR orders and the inter...

New treatments based on human behaviour could reduce drug prescribing

...ore surgery, for instance, can lower the amount of anaesthetic required during the operation, and cut the time they need to stay in hospital. This style of medicine could also replace prescribed drugs for some conditions, say the authors. In one study diabetes rates were cut by 58% in a high risk group of patie...

Morphine and topical anaesthesia effective in treating procedural pain in newborn infants

... intravenous morphine used alone or with a topical anaesthetic (tetracaine) effectively reduced levels of pain in newborn infants undergoing insertion of central venous catheters (central lines). This research is reported in the February 15, 2006 issue of the journal JAMA. About 10 to 15 per cent of newborns req...

Awareness under anaesthesia-findings from research by University of Leicester professor

It is the stuff of nightmares - you are under anaesthetic during an operation but you are fully conscious. A... conscious recall afterwards. This is because many anaesthetic drugs interfere with memory. I and colleagues have also investigated benzodiazepine sedation as ano...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4

...of women in the USA during labour. In an epidural, anaesthetic agents are injected into the lower region of the spine. This blocks the activity of the nerves that transmit painful stimuli from the birth canal to the brain, which results in pain relief. A systematic review of literature included 21 studies of epi...

New topical pain cream reduces pain

...Children (Sick Kids) have found that a new topical anaesthetic (liposomal lidocaine 4% cream, brand name Maxilene.... "In this study, we showed that the topical local anaesthetic liposomal lidocaine not only decreased pain during IV cannulation, but actually facilitated the proc...

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