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2011-09-23 07:18:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Administering Ritalin, a commonly used stimulant, to patients recovering from anesthesia sped up the process. This study is the first to demonstrate in mammals what could be a safe and effective way to induce arousal from general anesthesia. "Currently at the end of a surgical procedure, the anesthesiologist just lets general anesthetic drugs wear off, and the patient regains consciousness," Emery Brown, MD, PhD, of the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care...

2011-09-21 13:05:22

MGH study demonstrates what may be first feasible method to induce arousal from anesthesia Administration of the commonly used stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) was able to speed recovery from general anesthesia in an animal study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The report, appearing in the October issue of Anesthesiology, is the first demonstration in mammals of what could be a safe and effective way to induce arousal from general anesthesia. While there are...

2011-08-18 14:35:40

Anesthesiology researchers have shown that a device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk that patients will recall their surgery does not lower the risk of the problem, known as intraoperative awareness, any more than a less expensive method. The new study, published Aug. 18 in The New England Journal of Medicine, involved more than 6,000 surgical patients at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of Chicago and the University of...

2011-07-27 18:43:11

While some pain killers need to be injected into the damaged tissue in order to work, topical anaesthetics only need to be spread on the surface. The earliest examples of "topical" anaesthetics contained cocaine, but now a new systematic review has shown that newer agents that don't contain cocaine can effectively treat pain caused by torn skin. This makes these pain killers an attractive choice for doctors who need to sew-up a patient's skin wound. This finding was reached after a team of...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Updated ASA Standard Requires Capnography During Procedural Sedation Cases Oridion heralds capnography monitoring requirement for procedures involving moderate or deep sedation Jerusalem, Israel/Needham, MA (PRWEB) July 20, 2011 Oridion Systems Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN), creator of the Smart Capnographyâ“ž¢ family of decision support tools for the monitoring of effective ventilation, today heralded a standard from the American Society of...


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