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Improved cochlear implant device allows safe MRI in children without discomfort
A study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that children with a MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant device can undergo MRI safely, with no discomfort and reduced need for sedation or anesthesia. (2020-07-09)
Multispecialty centers for pediatric dysphagia deliver better outcomes, reduced costs
A new study has found that by combining different medical disciplines in one center to treat pediatric swallowing disorders rather than a typical care journey making appointments one specialist at a time, children had better outcomes, reduced the number of procedures needed, and health care costs were reduced. (2020-06-17)
Switching from general to regional anaesthesia may cut greenhouse gas emissions
Switching from general to regional anaesthesia may help cut greenhouse emissions and ultimately help reduce global warming, indicates a real life example at one US hospital over the course of a year, and reported in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. (2020-06-16)
Minority students can become 'hyperpersistent' when they achieve better than middling grades
Scientists report that undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who score below a C- in general chemistry are less likely to persist in STEM classes than their classmates with similar grades, but they are much more likely than their peers to persist if they earn a C+ or better. (2020-06-10)
Anesthesia's effect on consciousness solved, settling century-old scientific debate
How does general anesthesia cause loss of consciousness? Despite its 175-year-history of use by the U.S. medical system, science has been unable to definitively answer that question, until now. (2020-05-29)
Heart surgery stalled as COVID-19 spread
In two recent journal articles, Dr. Marc Ruel explores how hospitals worldwide scaled back on heart surgeries as the pandemic hit, and how they can resume those operations in a world still plagued by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (2020-05-28)
How do we disconnect from the environment during sleep and under anesthesia?
A series of new studies by researchers at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience finds, among other important discoveries, that noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter secreted in response to stress, lies at the heart of our ability to ''shut off'' our sensory responses and sleep soundly. (2020-05-27)
Noninvasive brain stimulation with ultrasonic waves controls monkeys' choices
Noninvasive pulses of ultrasound waves aimed at specific regions in the brains of macaque monkeys can give some control over the monkeys' choices, scientists report. (2020-05-20)
Scientists find brain center that 'profoundly' shuts down pain
A Duke University research team has found a small area of the brain in mice that can profoundly control the animals' sense of pain. (2020-05-18)
Infecting the mind: Burnout in health care workers during COVID-19
Doctors and nurses across the country are experiencing occupational burnout and fatigue from the increased stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-05-13)
Stroke doctors establish best practices to protect against COVID-19
To keep patients and health-care providers safe from COVID-19, while providing urgent treatment to stroke patients, extra precautions must be taken, according to new guidelines published in the journal Stroke. (2020-05-07)
Canadian chiropractors remove vaccination info on websites after media coverage
The research team conducted a prospective cohort study focused on Canadian chiropractors' websites between July 2016 and April 2019. (2020-05-05)
Scientists unveil how general anesthesia works
The discovery of general anesthetics -- compounds which induce unconsciousness, prevent control of movement and block pain -- helped transform dangerous operations into safe surgery. (2020-04-27)
Rates of pulmonary complications drastically reduced with newer drug
A team of researchers at Michigan Medicine found the drug sugammadex was associated with significantly reduced rates of pulmonary complications following surgery. (2020-04-08)
Clinical trial to assess potential treatment for COVID-19-related respiratory failure
A team of physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a clinical trial to evaluate a common anti-clotting drug for the treatment of COVID-19-positive patients with ARDS. (2020-04-06)
Coronavirus-infected patients needing emergency surgery: Anesthesia standards
Physicians describe the standardized procedure of surgical anesthesia for patients with COVID-19 infection requiring emergency surgery to minimize the risk of virus spread and reduce lung injury in a Letter to the Editor published in Surgical Infections, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers. (2020-03-16)
Surgery with anesthesia not linked to indicator of Alzheimer's, Mayo study finds
Older adults who have surgery with general anesthesia may experience a modest acceleration of cognitive decline, even years later. (2020-03-12)
First Swedish transplant of uterus from deceased donor
The Swedish team responsible for uterine transplantation research has, for the first time, transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor. (2020-02-17)
Researchers wake monkeys by stimulating 'engine' of consciousness in brain
A small amount of electricity delivered at a specific frequency to a particular point in the brain will snap a monkey out of even deep anesthesia, pointing to a circuit of brain activity key to consciousness and suggesting potential treatments for debilitating brain disorders. (2020-02-14)
Researchers stimulate areas vital to consciousness in monkeys' brains -- and it wakes them up
One of the central questions in neuroscience is clarifying where in the brain consciousness, which is the ability to experience internal and external sensations, arises. (2020-02-12)
General anesthesia in cesarean deliveries increases odds of postpartum depression by 54 percent
A new study shows that having general anesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalization, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury. (2020-02-04)
Choice of anesthesia may affect breast cancer metastases
A new study led by Stony Brook University Cancer Center researchers to be published in Nature Communications suggests that the choice of anesthesia may change the metastatic process of breast cancer by affecting the cytokine and microenvironment. (2020-01-31)
A way to look younger is right under your nose, UCLA-led study finds
Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, may make a woman look up to three years younger, according to a new study led by researchers at UCLA that used a type of artificial intelligence known as machine learning. (2020-01-27)
Multimorbidity leads to general practitioners suffering burnout
The risk of general practitioners (GPs) suffering burnout increases with the number of patients with complex medical histories. (2020-01-23)
Mortality rate is cut in half by a lung rescue team at Massachusetts General
A specialized Lung Rescue Team established to evaluate and treat patients with obesity receiving mechanical ventilation due to acute respiratory failure has significantly reduced the risk of mortality (2020-01-16)
WSU study aims to prevent adverse drug reactions in dogs
If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents. (2020-01-13)
How to tell if a brain is awake
A Michigan Medicine team was able to demonstrate, using rats, that the EEG doesn't always track with being awake. (2019-12-23)
Children much more likely to die after surgery in poor countries
Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology. (2019-12-10)
Predicting vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease and delirium
A paper published today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shed new light on a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease that may indirectly influence patients' risk of postoperative delirium. (2019-11-22)
MU researchers describe catatonia in Down syndrome
Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. (2019-11-19)
Improving trauma pain outcomes
A 7-year prospective cohort study from the Corporal Michael J. (2019-11-13)
One in three pain patients suffer side effects after ketamine infusion therapy
As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate the United States, ketamine use has grown as a pain management alternative, yet more than one in three patients may experience side effects such as hallucinations and visual disturbances, suggests new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting. (2019-10-21)
Light-based strategy effectively treats carbon monoxide poisoning in rats
Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital recently developed a phototherapy strategy that was highly effective for removing carbon monoxide in rats. (2019-10-10)
Building a brighter way for capturing cancer during surgery
Bioengineer's smart surgical microscope shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room. (2019-09-30)
Is this brain cell your 'mind's eye'?
No-one knows what connects awareness -- the state of consciousness -- with its contents, i.e. thoughts and experiences. (2019-09-30)
New findings enable more heart donations
There is a risk of every fourth heart examined for possible donation being dismissed as unusable due to stress-induced heart failure. (2019-09-26)
Noninvasive radiation tx offers long-term benefits to pts with high-risk heart arrhythmia
Treating high-risk heart patients with a single, high dose of radiation therapy can dramatically reduce episodes of rapid, abnormal heartbeats for more than 2 years, offering hope to patients who have exhausted other treatment options. (2019-09-26)
CU researchers: Fast MRIs offer alternative to CT scans for pediatric head injuries
Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have released a study that shows that a new imaging method 'fast MRI' is effective in identifying traumatic brain injuries in children, and can avoid exposure to ionizing radiation and anesthesia. (2019-09-18)
Is headache from anesthesia after childbirth associated with risk of bleeding around brain?
This study examined whether postpartum women with headache from anesthesia after neuraxial anesthesia (such as epidural) during childbirth had increased risk of being diagnosed with bleeding around the brain (intracranial subdural hematoma). (2019-09-16)
Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm
A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid heart rhythm, according to results of a phase one/two study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-09-16)
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