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2011-10-19 08:27:10

Duke University Medical Center researchers have verified data that suggest three medical factors appear to correlate with mortality for a patient who has been under anesthesia for an operation. The risk of death was 2.5-times higher during the first year after surgery if a patient has low values in all three measures, called a "triple low," compared to patients whose values are all normal. The three factors are the median arterial pressure (MAP), median anesthetic concentration (MAC)...

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...

2010-07-13 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Masimo Rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM), Masimo Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring(TM), and Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced that it has acquired SEDLine, Inc., a pioneering manufacturer of brain function monitoring. The acquisition of SEDLine formalizes Masimo's commercial entry into the brain function monitoring market -- enabling the...

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2010-02-18 12:51:25

A team of researchers from the Canary Islands has developed a technique for automatically controlling anaesthesia during surgical operations. The new system detects the hypnotic state of the patient at all times and supplies the most appropriate dose of anaesthetic. "This is an efficient control technique which regulates anaesthesia in operating theatres by computer, with the aim of adapting the dose of the drug administered according to the individual characteristics of each patient", Juan...

2009-04-03 13:12:44

Waking up during surgery with subsequent recall is surprisingly common, affecting around 1-in-500 surgical cases, U.S. researchers conclude. Michael Avidan, George Mashour and David Glick said that becoming consciousness during general anesthesia is an extremely distressing condition leading to post-operative psychological trauma and contributes toward patients' fear of surgery. Avidan, a member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine and of Washington University in St. Louis, said there are a number of...

2009-04-02 14:39:45

Michael Avidan, George Mashour and David Glick highlight the serious issue of awareness during anaesthesia in a recent review published by F1000 Medicine Reports.Consciousness during general anaesthesia is an extremely distressing condition leading to post-operative psychological trauma and contributes towards patients' fear of surgery. Dr Avidan, a member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine and a leading authority on Anaesthesia and Pain Management, writes that intra-operative awareness with...

2009-02-24 04:00:00

Like general anesthesia without the risks   CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- General anesthesia (GA) remains a popular anesthetic for cosmetic surgery. More enlightened surgeons and anesthesia providers avoid GA for cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, the attitudes of their national organizations still lag behind these safety-first visionaries.   The public should not confuse 'safer than before' GA with 'safest achievable' anesthesia.   Were 'safest achievable'...

2008-10-10 15:00:35

Aspect Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASPM) will report earnings results for the 2008 third quarter on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Following the earnings announcement on Wednesday morning, the Company will host a conference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time for all interested parties, including financial analysts, portfolio managers, individual investors and members of the press. To participate in the call, please dial 866-314-5232 (domestic), 617-213-8052 (international),...

2008-07-24 09:01:13

Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ: ASPM), the global market leader in brain monitoring technology, today announced that the Company's letter to the editor regarding a study and editorial evaluating use of BIS(R) technology to reduce the risk of anesthesia awareness was published in the July 24th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The NEJM also published letters from Dr. Paul Myles and co-investigators from the Australian B-Aware trial published in The Lancet in 2004, Dr. Lulong...


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