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Beyond booze, bite blocks: 'Horrendous' Civil War pushed surgeons to use anesthesia, says UAB doc
However, the huge number of battlefield injuries and the other horrors of the war played a major role in establishing the regular use of anesthesia in the United States, in part because of the experience gained with it during the conflict by the roughly 15,000 Union and Confederate doctors, according to Dr. Maurice S. Albin, a professor in the ... (more)
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Antidepressants show potential for postoperative pain
After a systematic review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for acute and chronic postsurgical pain, researchers have concluded that more trials are needed to determine whether these drugs should be prescribed for postsurgical pain on a regular basis.
The Daily Record
Comprehensive Pain Services: Quality is top priority
Comprehensive Pain Services is a growing pain management office that serves the Wooster, Massillon and Barberton communities.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
WNYC-AM New York
The Hidden Structural Engineers Who Keep Our Buildings Up, and Other Invisible Professionals
Fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, structural engineers, and other professionals, are masters of their crafts but rarely get attention for their work behind the scenes.
Beckers ASC Review
Surgeons, anesthesiologists have best-paying jobs of 2014
Among the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., healthcare professions top the list. Which American jobs pay the most? The answers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are surgery and anesthesiology.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Protein in 'good cholesterol' may be a key to treating pulmonary hypertension
This images shows the differences in the structure of a small lung artery and heart cross section of rodents without disease ; with pulmonary... Oxidized lipids are known to play a key role in inflaming blood vessels and hardening arteries, which causes diseases like atherosclerosis.
This is what lifelong learning in medicine should look like
He left a little early to stop by the cath lab to see his patient before her procedure.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Apolipoprotein A-I Mimetic Peptide 4F Rescues Pulmonary Hypertension...
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Molecular Medicine , Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology , Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine , Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology , and Cardiovascular Research Laboratories , David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California-Los Angeles; and Pulmonary ... (more)
Modeling Immunity and Inflammation in Stroke: Don't Be Afraid of Mice? [Basic Science Controversy]
From the Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University and VA Medical Center, Portland.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Nurse anesthetist care not equal to physician anesthesiologist-led...
A recent literature review found no scientific evidence that care provided by a nurse anesthetist is as safe and effective as patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care, prompting experts to call for further examination to measure patient safety and anesthesia care delivery.
Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter
Visualizing the Vanishing Money Velocity Vortex
Thus, the utterly comatose American treasury market is no longer facilitating the natural growth of traditional savings income streams generated via secure interest bearing accounts and prudential savings products throughout the financial system's depository structure.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Laser Glucometer Eliminates Pin Pricks
The system works by directing a laser beam at the patient's palm and measuring the amount of absorption and scattering when the laser interacts with dermal interstitial fluid, which is strongly correlated with blood sugar levels.
When It Comes to Raising Vitamin D Levels, Anesthesiologists Advised--"Don't Be Wimpy!"
Newswise - August 21, 2014 - Enough observational studies-it's time for doctors to recommend steps to raise their patients' vitamin D levels.
Posner opinion takes aim at denial of disability benefits; is it a 7th Circuit trend?
In a published opinion issued two weeks after oral argument, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the denial of disability benefits to a woman who claimed severe pain because of a herniated disc.
Medical News Today
Novel drug to treat respiratory depression helps opioid users breathe easier
People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Technology & HealthIsraeli Doctor Appointed Head of European Medical Group
"There is no precedent for the importance of this role in Europe Israeli doctor," says Dr. Leonid Eidelman chairman of the Israel Medical Association, Dr. Goldik election of a president of Carmel.
Patient Education Through Digital Animation: Interview with Bruce Blausen
We focus on teaching what is normal first and foremost. You have to know the foundation of the treatment or condition.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Studies Promoting Use of Antidepressants for Postoperative Pain May Be Premature, Review Finds
Chicago - August 19, 2014 - Antidepressants are known to provide effective pain relief for various chronic pain conditions; however, the jury is still out on their use in treating the millions of patients who suffer from acute or chronic pain following surgery.
Caveolin-1 Modulates Cardiac Gap Junction Homeostasis and...
From the Lifespan Cardiovascular Research Center, Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center, RI ; Department of Medicine , Department of Pharmacology , and Department of Anesthesiology , University of Illinois at Chicago; and Department of Anesthesiology, VA San ... (more)
"Listening" to Gas May Enable New Respiratory Sensing Technology
And with a simple, robust design and low power consumption of around 10 mW - compared to over 1 W for some sensors- our device is ideally suited to long-lifetime, battery powered applications.