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Fear and anxiety for legitimate users of pregabalin and gabapentin

Health charity Pain Concern is warning that moves to restrict prescribed painkillers pregabalin and gabapentin over their association with rising death rates and mis-use would have a serious impact on


Long-term opioid use does not increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Opioid use is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Researchers did not find any risk neither for


Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2017 annual meeting. Chills and shivering are a common


New hope for thyroid and parathyroid surgery using regional anaesthesia

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE A FUJIFILM SonoSite SII point-of-care ultrasound system recently played a key role in an innovative procedure allowing thyroid surgery without the use of general anaesthetic. Rüdiger Eichholz, pictured,


KLAS confirms the popularity of FUJIFILM SonoSite ultrasound systems

COMPANY NEWS FUJIFILM SonoSite has been named the most adopted and most considered brand of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound system in the US by independent healthcare informatics agency KLAS Research. This year’s KLAS report – Ultrasound


Dräger wins Green Exhibitor Award at the AAGBI Annual Congress 2017

COMPANY NEWS Dräger received the Green Exhibitor Award at this year’s Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Congress for best practice in environmental sustainability. Focusing on Lung


Virtual reality videos may help alleviate pre-surgical anxiety in children

A virtual reality tour of the operating room prior to anaesthesia helped reduce preoperative anxiety in children scheduled to undergo surgery who took part in a clinical trial published in


FUJIFILM SonoSite strengthens European organisation

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE FUJIFILM SonoSite has restructured its direct sales and marketing activities in Europe to better serve the shifting point-of-care (POC) ultrasound market. This will provide a more consolidated voice


Hypothermia in uremic syndrome

K Katyayani and R Kapoor present a case study of severe hypothermia, complicated by cardiac arrest secondary to accumulation of uremic toxins in a patient with known stage four kidney disease