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Analysis of spider venom reveals seven compounds with potential to relieve chronic pain

Analysis of spider venom reveals seven compounds with potential to relieve chronic pain New research shows that seven out of the many compounds found in spider venom block a key

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Restricting global access to ketamine will further limit access to safe surgery and anaesthesia in developing countries

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) has written to members of the UK Government to urge them to prevent further international restrictions on the use of

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Next generation techniques provide clues for anaesthesia breakthrough

Next generation techniques provide clues for anaesthesia breakthrough Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have declared a breakthrough within the field of anaesthesia with the development of the first new

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NIAA grants open for applications

NIAA grants open for applications The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) has announced that the first round of grant applications for 2015 is now open. Grants are available from

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Surgical metrics do not provide clear path to improvement

Surgical outcome reporting does not necessarily lead to better outcomes, according to a Mayo Clinic study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Systems that capture,

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Joined-up care needed for high-risk surgical patients

Joined-up care needed for high-risk surgical patients The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has shared its vision for the future of high-risk perioperative healthcare provision across the UK. Speaking at

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Worcestershire anaesthetist receives national award from AAGBI

Worcestershire anaesthetist receives national award from AAGBI An anaesthetist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been presented with the Evelyn Baker medal for her outstanding clinical knowledge and skill.

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Anaesthesia risks for children with pulmonary hypertension too high despite new treatments

Anaesthesia risks for children with pulmonary hypertension too high despite new treatments Despite effective new treatments for their disease, children with pulmonary hypertension are still a high-risk group for serious

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Therapeutic hypothermia (TH): Not so hot for cerebral protection after cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury

Therapeutic hypothermia: Not so hot for cerebral protection after cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury The role of therapeutic hypothermia in the management of traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest

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Through the nose: intranasal diamorphine (IND) analgesia

Through the nose: intranasal diamorphine analgesia Patricia Richardson, Lucy Evans and Sarah Smailes outline a protocol for using intranasal diamorphine analgesia in patients undergoing rehabilitative physiotherapy after burn injuries Following