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Anesthesiologists should play bigger role in perioperative care of people with Substance Use Disorders

Written by | 30 Aug 2023

As use and misuse of alcohol, opioids, and psychostimulants continues to increase, anesthesiologists can become a more integral part of the care team managing patients with a Substance… read more.

Discovery suggests route to safer pain medications

Written by | 7 May 2023

Strategies to treat pain without triggering dangerous side effects such as euphoria and addiction have proven elusive. For decades, scientists have attempted to develop drugs that selectively activate… read more.

Analysis of 3.6 million patient surgeries in England suggests it is safe to operate on patients 2 weeks after a positive COVID diagnosis, as long as they have recovered

Written by | 26 Mar 2023

A new study of some 3.6 million surgeries from National Health Service (NHS) databases in England suggests that, in most cases, it will be safe to carry out… read more.

Latest UK data shows rising age, rates of obesity and comorbidity in surgical patients requiring anaesthesia, increasing the pressure on the already overloaded NHS

Written by | 5 Mar 2023

Snapshot survey data from the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP7) published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) reveals an extremely worrying picture… read more.

Additional anesthesiology residency positions may help hospitals save costs, address projected workforce shortages of anesthesia care professionals

Written by | 1 Feb 2023

Expanding anesthesiology residency programs — even in the absence of federal funding — may help medical institutions save staffing costs and address projected shortages of anesthesia care professionals,… read more.

Recent Advances in Anesthesiology

Written by | 16 Jan 2023

The pregnant women happenstance in the obstetric area have little or nothing to do with the patients of previous decades. Nowadays, women are older, with multiple pregnancies due… read more.

Excess oxygen during surgery linked to higher risk of organ damage

Written by | 5 Dec 2022

Giving patients excess levels of oxygen during surgery is associated with a higher risk of subsequent kidney, heart, and lung injury, finds a large US study published by The… read more.

New study confirms that postoperative pain can be reduced with NOL guided analgesia

Written by | 18 Sep 2022

A new study has found that monitoring pain response levels during surgery with NOL technology (Medasense, Ramat Gan, Israel) can help reduce postoperative pain. Exploring the clinical effect… read more.

Low addiction risk with medical use of ketamine

Written by | 6 Aug 2022

Commonly used in medicine as an anaesthetic, ketamine is also increasingly prescribed to relieve depressive symptoms. This very fast-acting psychotropic drug is particularly indicated for the treatment of… read more.

Spinal anesthesia linked to higher painkiller use in hip fracture patients

Written by | 16 Jun 2022

For some surgeries, spinal anesthesia has been increasingly used instead of general anesthesia as a method to provide more comfort to patients and cut down on painkiller use…. read more.

Preventing maternal deaths – how anaesthetists are working to drive down preventable maternal mortality in the UK

Written by | 7 Jun 2022

In a session at this year’s Euroanaesthesia, Obstetric Anaesthesia Expert Dr Nuala Lucas (Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK) will examine the key messages for anaesthesia practice from the UK’s… read more.

When unconscious, the brain is anything but ‘silent’

Written by | 28 May 2022

The cerebral cortex is thought to be the seat of conscious processing in the brain. Rather than being inactivated, specific cells in the cortex show higher spontaneous activity… read more.

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