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Healthcare Needs To Use Effective Critical Care Facilities

A study estimates that the Indian healthcare industry is taking baby steps to ensure accessibility and affordability of care to every citizen, critical care is still an evolving space. Critical care, also known as intensive care units (ICU) refers to a specialized department in a hospital that harbors specialist doctors, equipment, and infrastructure for patients who are suffering from or are prone to have life-threatening conditions.

General Anesthesia Preserves Consciousness

Researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with the loss of consciousness itself and also by the non-specific effects of the drugs. Nearly all participants recalled dreaming during unresponsiveness and, somewhat surprisingly, words presented during anesthesia were still processed in the brain even though the participants were unable to recall them later.