Tag: "anesthetics" at medical news
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
... 25 to 30 seconds. Patients are given short-acting anesthetics
and muscle relaxants to decrease anxiety and protect them from injury during muscle contractions. Patients generally receive ECT two to three times a week, usually for a total of eight to 12 treatments in a series. The American Psychiatric Associati...
Local anesthetics are effective for neuropathic pain
Lidocaine and similar local anesthetics
are effective for treating pain that emanates from..., tocainide and flecainide in treating pain. Local anesthetics
work by decreasing sensation in a small area of the body. The studies covered 371 patients given lo...
Tiny worms paving way for better anesthetics
...done but the main mechanisms of how these volatile anesthetics
(volatility means the anesthetics
move easily from liquid to gaseous form) work have really alluded us." Drs. Meiler, Aamir Nazir and ...
Health risks continue well after the surgery is over
...rature, blood transfusions and apparently volatile anesthetics
actually suppress the immune response. "Patients ... more exploration. "I can't tell you that volatile anesthetics
definitely have a contributory effect, only that animal models would suggest they do," he says. His ...
For men, catheter type makes a huge difference in urinary infection risk, study finds
...theters. Neither can patients who received certain anesthetics
or those in intensive-care units who require close urine monitoring. The study builds on previous work by Saint and his colleagues that found that silver-coated indwelling catheters were associated with fewer UTIs than conventional indwelling cath...
Doctors treating pain from circumcision more seriously
... calling for the universal use of local or topical anesthetics
to provide pain relief for neonatal circumcision. A previous study on circumcision training techniques, which shared author Cynthia Howard, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and pediatric ...
Common anesthetic may induce cell death, generation of Alzheimer's-associated protein
... study has found how one of the most commonly used anesthetics
may produce Alzheimer's-like changes in the brain. Previous studies have shown that applying the anesthetic isoflurane to cultured neural cells can lead to generation of amyloid-beta protein -- the key component of senile plaques seen in the brains ...
Research reveals way to speed up treatment of deadly malignant hyperthermia
...f the muscle that is triggered by specific inhaled anesthetics
or succinylcholine and can result in a severely high body temperature. Affected individuals usually appear normal and have no functional difficulties in everyday life. However, when these individuals receive anesthesia for surgery or some other pro...