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Cut down on defibrillator testing, say researchers

New research from McMaster University suggests that a common test used during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful. Defibrillator testing (DT) is commonly used on


Enhanced recovery for surgery patients gains favour in the US

Changes in managing patients before, during and after colorectal surgery could cut hospital stays by two days and reduced readmission rates, according to researchers at Duke University Hospital in North


Next generation in epidural pain management

CME Medical has launched a new generation in epidural pain management, designed to deliver optimum pain relief during childbirth, with increased patient satisfaction and limited clinician intervention required. The Intelligent


Patients involved with pain treatment report higher levels of satisfaction

An international study on patient satisfaction with pain treatment after surgery shows that patients who are actively involved in their treatment report higher levels of satisfaction. Overall, satisfaction seems to


Graphene binding pain receptor leads to biosensor breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort tocreate an artificial chemical sensor based on the mu-opiod receptor,which is critical in the action of painkillers and anaesthetics. The


Research hints at novel mechanism for general anaesthesia

New research led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that sevoflurane binding at multiple key cell membrane protein locations may contribute to the