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2009-08-07 00:47:22

A child who is prepared will have an easier time with surgery, a U.S. pediatric anesthesiologist advises. However, to be able to provide age-appropriate information for their child, parents first need to inform themselves, Dr. Roger Moore of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -- who is president of the Association of Anesthesiologists -- advises. Questions Moore suggests parents consider asking the physician overseeing their child's care include: -- Can you walk me through...

2009-08-04 13:55:00

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers nerve-block anesthesia, with advantages including improved pain reliefWhen planning for surgery, patients too often don't consider the kind of anesthesia they will receive. In fact, the choice of anesthesia can improve recovery, even outcomes.Regional nerve blocks, an anesthesia technique available at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, are known to improve pain relief, reduce side effects and allow patients to go home sooner when compared with general...

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'...

2008-12-16 04:00:00

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- While all cosmetic surgery can be performed under purely local anesthesia, most patients desire not to hear, feel or remember their surgery - a condition commonly associated with general anesthesia (GA). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081216/LATU002) A new form of iv sedation, pioneered by anesthesiologist Dr. Barry L. Friedberg, is called minimally invasive or 'Goldilocks' anesthesia that provides the desired...

2008-11-13 12:00:05

Patients going under the knife should be allowed to breathe easy thanks to new innovations. Respiratory depression (RD) can arise during normal physician-supervised procedures such as surgical or post-operative analgesia, and as a result of normal post-operative patient management. If RD occurs while under the supervision of an experienced anesthesiologist, the outcome can usually be managed and there can be minimal long-term effects to the patient. Unfortunately, there are many...

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2008-05-01 16:45:00

'McSleepy' hopes to revolutionize anesthesia practiceResearchers at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have performed the world's first totally automated administration of an anesthetic. Nicknamed "McSleepy," the new system developed by the researchers administers drugs for general anesthesia and monitors their separate effects completely automatically, with no manual intervention."We have been working on closed-loop systems, where drugs are administered, their...

2005-09-27 01:39:06

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In some cases, with the right choice of patients, surgical removal of the thyroid gland or part of it can be safely performed using local anesthesia -- with advantages over doing the operation under general anesthesia, a new study indicates. Thyroidectomy, as the procedure is called, may necessary if someone has cancer or other diseases of the thyroid. "It is fairly uncommon for surgeons to perform thyroidectomy using local...


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