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Study links sleep patterns with pain persistence after pediatric surgery

About 20 per cent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain showed that poorer night-time sleep quality was significantly associated


Bedfont Scientific Ltd. wins Small Business of the Year

COMPANY NEWS Second-generation family company, wins Small Business of the Year at the Maidstone Business Awards Formed as a partnership between Equilibrium PR and Best Business Events, the Maidstone Business


Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients

The world’s largest randomised controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.


Algorithm based management improves compliance with Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in ICU

Sanjay Deshpande, MA Dessoky and Peter Brock used algorithm to identify patients at risk with stress related mucosal disease, those with an indication for IV prophylaxis, and those with indications for Proton Pump


Examining the relationship between pain and opioid abuse

The drug overdose epidemic is largely driven by opioid abuse, which continue to be prescribed for chronic pain despite recommendations to use non-opioids for most cases. A new review published


Smiths Medical hosts patient safety symposium at OAA congress

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE As part of its ongoing commitment to patient safety and satisfaction, Smiths Medical hosted a symposium at the recent Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) congress, which took place in


Visual recognition memory impaired after multiple exposures to anaesthesia during infancy

Repeated exposure to a common anaesthesia drug early in life results in visual recognition memory impairment, which emerges after the first year of life and may persist long-term, according to


Consultant editor – Achuthan Sajayan

Dr Achuthan Sajayan is a Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospital, Birmingham, with interests in difficult airway management, obstetrics and regional anaesthesia. Dr Sajayan qualified in 1992 and completed his anaesthetic


Editorial board – Cyprian Mendonca

Professor Cyprian Mendonca graduated from Mysore University, India in 1987 and completed postgraduate training in Anaesthesia. In the United Kingdom he undertook Specialist Anaesthesia training from Stoke, Warwickshire and Welsh


Editorial board – James Watts

A previous consultant editor of JAP, Dr Watts trained in the West Midlands and the North West, and, after being one of the last appointed Senior Registrars in England and Wales,