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Automated System Could Monitor Drug-Induced Comas Accurately
2013-11-01 10:32:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A patient with a traumatic brain injury will sometimes be placed into a medically-induced coma, which allows the brain time to heal and dangerous swelling to subside. Brought about through the use of general anesthesia drugs, medically-induced comas can last for days. In the current system, doctors and nurses need to monitor these patients to ensure they are at the right level of sedation. A new study published in the journal PLOS...

Propofol Breakthrough New Anesthetics
2013-09-23 09:33:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from an international team of scientists has revealed the specific chemical mechanism behind the anesthetic propofol, the drug widely known for being implicated in the death of music icon Michael Jackson. According to a report published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, the international team located the specific site on the brain where propofol binds to receptors and sedates patients before surgery. "For many...

2013-09-18 23:27:49

The Anesthetic Journal has released a study detailing the use of two drug combinations utilized for oral surgery. (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Sedation dentistry is a practice that has been used in the dental field dating back to the 1840’s. Technology and dental science has rapidly evolved since then, allowing for different forms of sedation to be administered. The most well-known dental surgery involving sedation is the extraction of the third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. There...

2013-07-29 16:20:06

University of Utah study shows isoflurane may provide alternative to electroconvulsive therapy Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long been considered the most effective treatment of medication-resistant or refractory depression, millions of people who might benefit don't take advantage of it because of the treatment's side effects and public misperception of the procedure. If the results of a campuswide collaboration of University of Utah researchers are borne out by larger...


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