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Results: 235 Article(s) Found.

Restricting Ketamine Would Have 'Dire Consequences' for Surgery in Low-Resource Countries, Anesthesiologists Warn

Feb 08, 2016 04:28 PM

Proposals to restrict access to ketamine by making it a "Schedule I" drug would have a major impact on the availability of anesthesia and surgery in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs)—where ketamine is often the only general anesthetic drug available, according to a series of commentaries in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Ultrasound Guidance Lowers Risks of Thoracic Nerve Block Technique for Mastectomy

Jan 14, 2016 10:23 PM

A regional anesthesia technique called thoracic paravertebral nerve block (TPVB) is highly effective in controlling pain after breast cancer surgery, but concern about potential complications may limit its use. A new study provides evidence that using ultrasound to guide the nerve blocking procedure lowers the risk of complications, reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Women Less Likely to Receive Labor Analgesia

Dec 10, 2015 07:11 PM

Why do Hispanic women have reduced rates of epidural or spinal (neuraxial) analgesia during labor? Language barriers may be a key factor, according to a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

WHO Recommends against International Control of Ketamine

Dec 08, 2015 04:53 PM

Seven ‘New Psychoactive Substances’ Considered to Pose Health Risks.

A Less Risky Anesthesia for Babies

Dec 07, 2015 09:59 PM

More hospitals evaluate spinal anesthesia for surgeries that last 1½ hours or less

Ketamine Is Medicine

Nov 30, 2015 04:21 PM

The Chinese government is working to have ketamine ‘scheduled’ by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. If this move is successful, medical access to ketamine will become severely limited.

New Analgesic May Be Alternative to Opioids for Sedation and Anesthesia

Nov 20, 2015 05:16 PM

Isovaline, a new type of analgesic drug, may be a promising alternative to opioids for anesthesia and procedural sedation, according to animal studies reported in in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

SmartTots Urges Continued Research on Possible Effects of Anesthesia on Young Children; Issues Supplement to Recent Consensus Statement

Nov 10, 2015 04:18 PM

Supplement issued following recent study showing no difference in developing brain between children given general and regional anesthesia in one scenario

American Society of Anesthesiologists Recognizes Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., with its Excellence in Research Award

Oct 26, 2015 04:01 PM

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., with its 2015 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements that are significantly affecting the practice and science of anesthesiology. Dr. Brown is known for his experimental research on understanding how anesthetics act in the brain to create the states of general anesthesia.​

SmartTots Releases Consensus Statement Regarding Anesthesia Safety in Young Children

Oct 13, 2015 02:34 PM

SmartTots today released an updated consensus statement that emphasizes a need for more research into the safety of anesthetics and sedatives administered to infants and young children under the age of 4.

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