Tag: "anesthesia" at medical news
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...emory after ECT compared with those who were given anesthesia
and nothing else. Dr. David Spiegel, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, has used ECT to treat patients with depression but views its use in schizophrenia as a last resort. "I would worry that in some of the studies, p...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
...of that "package," such as frequent use of general anesthesia
and routine use of forceps during delivery, have since fallen out of favor due to advances in scientific understanding. However, Thorp said, many clinicians in practice today, who were trained to perform routine episiotomies as a standard of care, ar...
Physical pain aggravates majority of Americans, according to poll
...s," said Raymond Gaeta, MD, associate professor of anesthesia
at the Stanford School of Medicine and director of pain management services at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. "But now there's a growing recognition that pain really is not just the sensation we have - it's something that interferes with every one of u...
Younger is better when implanting cochlear implants, IU study finds
...ed with such early treatment, including the use of anesthesia
and the difficulties in accurately diagnosing profound deafness. The findings regarding the youngest patients may be due to sample size, Dr. Svirsky said, because only just six of the patients were in the six-to-12-month age group. The children's lan...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...s stimulation to four female cats with and without anesthesia
at the bladder neck and the bladder wall. In both studies, bilateral stimulation was more effective than unilateral stimulation, and the location at the bladder neck was advantageous in several examples compared with a higher location on the bladder ...
As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets
...d," notes Jonathan Moss, M.D., Ph.D., professor of anesthesia
and critical care at the University of Chicago. Despite 200 years of increasingly frequent use however, even the medical uses of morphine still present problems, such as severe nausea, itching, and constipation. Moss has been invited to speak at th...
Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients
...xicity," said Pamela Palmer, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesia
at UCSF and senior author of the two papers. Palm...ock, MD, research fellow in the UCSF neurology and anesthesia
departments. Co-authors are Lisa Phillip, MD, and Kumi Moriyama, MD, both in the anesthesia
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...noted a marked association between the duration of anesthesia
for patients undergoing hip or knee replacement su...alysis of the patient data suggests a threshold of anesthesia
duration that increased the odds of a patient having blood clots in the veins. The information indic...
Women more afraid of dentists than men: University of Toronto study
...ings," says Chanpong, who is now practising dental anesthesia
in Vancouver. "The typical male would be less like..." One potential remedy is increased use of general anesthesia
or sedation. The survey data indicate that 12.4 per cent of those surveyed were definitely intereste...
Time under general anesthesia associated with postoperative complications in head and neck surgery
...AGO The amount of time a patient is under general anesthesia
during major head and neck surgery, not their age,...or major head and neck surgery. Time under general anesthesia
(TUGA) was the only factor found to be consistently related to surgical complications and length of ...
Surgery is favored treatment for severe hemorrhoids
...t of patients anddone in an office setting with no anesthesia
and with no time missedfrom work." He says that RBL prompts complications in only about 1percent of cases as compared with surgery, which prompts complicationsin 5 percent to 8 percent of cases. "My own view is that RBL is pretty darn effective as a...
LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes
...ents, anesthesiologists, circulating nurses, nurse anesthesia
students, and medical students, will be thrown into a scenario where their patient develops a potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmia during a gallbladder operation. Other crises may occur as well, depending upon how the surgical team performs. Through ...
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
...nstitution, the technique is performed under local anesthesia
and light sedation. In our experience, the procedure (which first case was performed in April 2002) remains under investigation and implantations are strictly restricted to compassionate cases in patients who have been formally declined by two cardi...
Implantable pacemaker-like device sends pulses to the brain to treat chronic depression
...e device, which is usually performed under general anesthesia
on an outpatient basis, takes about an hour. Two small incisions are required: one on the upper chest area for the pulse generator and one on the left neck for the thin, flexible wires that connect the pulse generator to the vagus nerve. The incision...
Columbia study shows how doctors may manage blood glucose levels during heart surgery
...ical anesthesiology and director of cardiothoracic anesthesia
division. Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, M.D., former director of cardiac anesthesiology at Columbia University and who has since joined the Duke Clinical Research Institute, also contributed to the research....
New class of drug reduces post-operative vomiting
...s enrolled 805 patients who were receiving general anesthesia
for abdominal surgery requiring overnight hospitalization. Patients were randomized to receive either a high or a low dose of the NK-1 receptor antagonist. The NK-1 receptor antagonist was given orally one hour prior to surgery, while ondansetron was...
Clinical trials with immunotherapy for breast and colorectal cancer
...es not require surgery and is done with just local anesthesia
to the skin," said Max W. Sung, MD, Medical Director for the Derald H. Ruttenberg Cancer Treatment Center and Associate Professor in Hematology-Oncology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "Using one to three needles, the disarmed virus harboring the ...
Rein for pain lays mainly in the brain, Stanford researchers find
... said Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesia
and co-author of the study to be published in the Dec. 12 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study posed two questions: "Can healthy subjects and patients with chronic pain learn to control activity in specific r...
Ninety-six percent of minimally invasive knee replacement patients leave same day, no complication
...of interventions by the nursing, physical therapy, anesthesia
surgical team; it's a team approach of equally weighted preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care." Patients meet with the physical therapist and nurse prior to surgery. "The nurse time is invaluable to patient before going into surgery,...
Anesthesia duration not an indicator of adverse outcomes for patients having plastic surgery
The length of time patients spend under anesthesia
during outpatient facial plastic surgery procedure...ary 2005. Of those, 1,032 (86 percent) were under anesthesia
for more than 240 minutes. Most of the patients in the longer anesthesia
group underwent multiple f...
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