Latest General anaesthetic Stories
A new study in the April edition of the Journal of Addiction Medicine suggests that propofol abuse by health care professionals is increasing.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) today publish initial findings from a major study which looked at how many patients experienced accidental awareness during general anaesthesia.
Doctors and surgeons have been using general anesthetic to induce unconsciousness for over one hundred years, but little work has been done to define what unconsciousness actually is.
A new study has discovered that anesthetic drugs not only switch wakefulness “off” but switch all sleep circuits to “on.”
LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services LLC, announced the addition of Propofol to its custom operating room anesthesia syringe preparation services.
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians has developed a new general anesthetic that may be safer for critically ill patients.
AACHEN, Germany and CAMBRIDGE, UK, Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The biopharmaceutical company PAION AG (ISIN DE000A0B65S3) (Frankfurt:PA8) (London AIM: PAI) today announces that its Phase I study with its sedative CNS 7056 has progressed to the dose levels that induce pronounced sedation.
General anaesthetic can make the pain of operations worse for patients recovering after surgery by activating the body's "mustard receptors", researchers have found. Many of the drugs that send surgical patients to sleep are known to make them more sensitive to pain when they wake up.
Researchers at the University of California say low doses of a commonly-used anesthetic could prevent the formation of painful memories.
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