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Photographs and music lessen patients’ anxiety before surgery

Photographs and music lessen patients’ anxiety before surgery A new study found that viewing photographs combined with listening to music can less patients’ anxiety before surgical operations and improve their

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Researchers use Botox-like injection to treat runners and cyclists with knee pain

Researchers use Botox-like injection to treat runners and cyclists with knee pain Researchers from Imperial College London and Fortius Clinic carried out a trial involving 45 patients with what they

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Researchers create world’s first ibuprofen patch – delivering pain relief directly through skin

Researchers create world’s first ibuprofen patch – delivering pain relief directly through skin Researchers at the University of Warwick have worked with Coventry-based Medherant, a Warwick spinout company, to produce

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation delivers significant health benefits but too many patients are missing out

Pulmonary Rehabilitation delivers significant health benefits but too many patients are missing out The National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit Programme’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Report reveals substantial health benefits

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Tailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity in fibromyalgia

Tailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity in fibromyalgia Nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture lessen perceived pain intensity, and improve functional capacity and quality of life, in people with the

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SAWW – Delivering anaesthesia to the world’s poorest people

SAWW – Delivering anaesthesia to the world’s poorest people Carol Newman and Roger Eltringham discuss the work of the charity Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide Anaesthesia in low-income countries Attempts to introduce

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Anaesthesia recommendations for patients suffering from Von Willebrand disease

Anaesthesia recommendations for patients suffering from Von Willebrand disease Guidelines from OrphanAnesthesia, a project of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, who prepare and publish concise recommendations for

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Barriers to implementation of enhanced recovery in obstetrics

Barriers to implementation of enhanced recovery in obstetrics Kanika Dua, Sohail Bampoe and Adam Shonfeld look at the complications associated with post-operative recovery in obstetrics and how to overcome them

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Newer pain management strategies can lead to quicker, shorter recovery after total knee replacements

Newer pain management strategies can lead to quicker, shorter recovery after total knee replacements According to a new literature review in the February issue of the Journal of the American

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‘How much does it hurt?’ For preschoolers, cognitive development can limit ability to rate pain

‘How much does it hurt?’ For preschoolers, cognitive development can limit ability to rate pain Rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten”—for most adults and older children,