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Anxiety, Depression Associated With Increased Opioid Use

The study find that Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk.…

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Ketamine Is A Dissociative Anesthetic Use In Human Anesthesia

The researches find that the A new study indicates that the antidepressant effects of ketamine may not be such, according to a paper published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. The study investigates the hypothesis that depressed individual receiving ketamine infusions; associate feelings of lightness and floating which are a typical occurrence in the use of psychoactive-substance;…

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Total Intravenous Anesthesia and Target-controlled Infusion in Children

The researches find that the Propofol administered in conjunction with an opioid such as remifentanil is used to provide total intravenous anesthesia for children. Drugs  give as infusion control manually by the physician or as automated target-controlled infusion that targets plasma or effect site. Smart pumps programmed with pharmacokinetic parameter estimates administer drugs to a…

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Most Patients Don’t Need Opioids After Endocrine Surgery

The rehearses find that the Most patients who are prescribed opioids after cervical endocrine surgery do not need them, according to a study published online August 14 in JAMA Surgery. The results also reveal a large variation in opioid prescribing patterns among clinicians who care for these patients. “The lack of association between the quantity of opioids…

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Effect Of Opioid Free Anaesthesia On Post Operative Period

The researches find that No study has been conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of an opioid-free anesthesia (OFA) protocol in cardiac surgery to improve patient care. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of OFA on post-operative morphine consumption and the post-operative course. After retrospectively registering to clinicaltrial.gov (NCT03816592); they performed…

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Plexus Neurolysis Help Some With Cancer-Related Pelvic Pain

The researches find that the Superior hypogastric plexus neurolysis (SHPN) appears to offer some relief for cancer-related pelvic pain, researchers report. Pain arising from the pelvic organs can be interrupted by a neurolytic block of the superior hypogastric plexus with alcohol or phenol. Few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of this intervention. To investigate, Dr.…

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Ketamine Treat Depression And It Is Safe In Treatment

Typical medications didn’t make a significant difference in her mental health, so her psychiatrist recommended she try ketamine infusions. Ketamine is a drug that’s been use in medical settings as an anesthetic for decades (and as a party drug for just as long) but lately; there’s been a lot of buzz about how ketamine can…

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Remove False Teeth Before General Anesthetic Doctors Warn

False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72 year old’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal wall, and weren’t discovered for eight days. Aside from experiencing considerable pain, bleeding; and swallowing difficulties,…

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Anesthesia Groups Endorse Updated AAP Advice on Dental Sedation

The researches  find that the deep sedation and anesthesia in children undergoing dental procedures issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) last spring have been endorsed by four additional health organizations. In a joint statement, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia; therefore the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and…

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Pregabalin And Ketamine To Prevent Persistent Pain

Persistent postsurgical pain is common and affects quality of life. The hypothesis was that use of pregabalin and ketamine would prevent persistent pain after cardiac surgery. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was undertaken at two cardiac surgery centers in the United Kingdom. Adults without chronic pain and undergoing any elective cardiac surgery patients via sternotomy are…

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The Important Role Naloxone Plays In Reducing Overdose

The researches find that the high-dose opioid prescriptions decreased and naloxone prescriptions increased from 2017 to 2018, but far too little of the opioid overdose–reversing drug is being dispensed, particularly in rural areas where it is needed the most, according to a Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The…

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Work As Well As Meds To Reduce Anesthesia-Related Anxiety

The study authors explain in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, online July 19, that research-based “relaxing music” tends to have around 60 beats per minute, no lyrics and no dramatic fluctuations in percussion. Graff’s team notes in their report that Marconi Union collaborated with sound therapists to create songs that reduce anxiety, blood pressure and…