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Guidelines For Managing I.V. ketamine Infusions In Patients With Acute Pain

The first consensus guidelines designed for managing I.V. ketamine infusions in patients with acute pain. Approved by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, this tool provided clinicians in acute care facilities with long sought-after direction for using ketamine to achieve safer and more effective pain control. The study was published in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain. 

Zika Virus Proteins with Potential to Affect Brain Development, Findings

In healthy individuals, the Zika virus causes flu-like symptoms. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, the unborn child can suffer from severe brain abnormalities as a result of mechanisms that have not yet been explained. A study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPI-B) shows that Zika virus proteins bind to cellular proteins that are required for neural development.

Life Is Impossible Without Death

Life is not possible without death and yet, modern medicine has waged an unending war against death. Now, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) residential fellow is exploring how the concept of kenosis might create a common ground for personal growth, mutual understanding, civil discourse and productive policymaking in today's diverse and polarized society.