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2009-07-07 17:04:04

The hormone melatonin helped ease post-surgery distress in children, U.S. anesthesiologists found. The study, published in the journal Anesthesiology, found oral treatment with melatonin before surgery significantly reduced the occurrence of emergence delirium in children. Emergence delirium -- extreme distress that includes crying and thrashing that may require restraints when waking up from anesthesia -- affects up to 20 percent of children undergoing surgery. It can also lead to secondary...

2009-07-01 16:44:27

UC Irvine anesthesiology study finds melatonin reduces emergence delirium ratesA scary unknown for many children, the prospect of surgery can cause intense preoperative anxiety. While some amount of stress is normal, what many parents do not know is that extreme anxiety before surgery can contribute to the occurrence of emergence delirium, a distressing incidence of acute behavioral changes experienced when "waking up" from anesthesia.Now in the July issue of Anesthesiology, physicians...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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