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2010-06-07 14:03:44

When seizures strike, the most immediate goal for caregivers is to get appropriate medication to the patient as quickly as possible to stop the seizing activity. In a paper published in the June Academic Emergency Medicine, UC emergency medicine assistant professor Jason McMullan, MD, found that the best means of stopping status epilepticus (SE) may be with the least direct medication. In the meta-analysis, McMullan compiled the results of six studies featuring 774 patients. His analysis...

2010-02-18 12:39:12

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC "“ Can patients near death safely receive sedation at home, fully respecting their own and their families' wishes? This practice, which is on the rise, is coming under increasing scrutiny and debate by palliative care researchers and practitioners. Now palliative care specialists from a team based in Spain have documented their experiences and data, and developed a standard checklist to help other clinicians. Their research...

2009-12-22 02:00:00

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, December 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Dosage recommendations for newborns being cared for in an intensive care unit will in the future most likely be based on more individual characteristics than just body weight. This is the result of a study conducted by the Dutch Top Institute Pharma in which Leiden University (Prof M. Danhof) and the Rotterdam Erasmus Medical Centre/Sophia Children's Hospital (Prof D. Tibboel) are represented. Catherijne Knibbe, clinical...

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...

2009-05-08 10:00:00

DETROIT, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is embarking on an unusual study intending to reduce brain damage or death of patients resulting from prolonged seizures before arriving at the hospital. But because the patients are unconscious during the seizure, they will not be able to provide informed consent to participate in the study. The Food and Drug Administration created regulations for research to be performed during emergency conditions without informed consent of the...

2009-02-03 08:43:25

Nearly every patient who receives care in the intensive care unit (ICU) requires sedation. But, as researchers have discovered, not all sedation medications are equal.Researchers at the University of Vermont found use of the sedative dexmedetomidine for critically ill patients resulted in less time on a ventilator and less delirium compared to patients who were given the more commonly used drug midazolam.During the study, researchers randomized 375 critically ill ICU patients who were...

2009-02-02 10:43:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published study results demonstrating Hospira, Inc.'s (NYSE: HSP) alpha-2 agonist Precedex (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) for intravenous sedation provides comparable effectiveness to commonly used gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-agonist midazolam for greater-than-24-hour sedation of mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). According to the journal...

2008-09-22 03:00:30

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. In addition, the first group including a comparison with midazolam, the current gold standard for procedural sedation has been completed. So far no safety concerns were raised by the Drug Safety...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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