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RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia and surgery

Published in the 6th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP6) is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis1 related to anaesthesia and surgery. The study has taken three years and


New approach for treating neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is the chronic, pathological pain that continues even when the cause of pain is removed. Causes include damage to nerve cells and medicines used to treat cancer. A


30 June 2018, Perioperative Leadership; Developing Leaders, Improving Care; Birmingham

Objectives: “There is a longing for leadership that creates a path back to the sense of meaning and impact, that connection with our deepest human purpose that brings out the


30 November 2018, FPM 11th Annual Meeting: Topical Issues in Pain; London

Overview Join us for the Faculty’s 11th Annual Meeting, a great opportunity for those working in Pain Medicine to network and hear lectures from highly regarded speakers. This is an


4-6 June 2018, Updates in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management; Edinburgh

Overview Join us for our three-day updates events intended for doctors engaged in clinical anaesthesia, pain management and critical care medicine. You will hear from experts about the latest updates and


9-12 August 2018, AfPP Residential Conference; York

To celebrate 60 years since AfPP founder Daisy Ayris was first inspired to establish the organisation during her visit to The Association of periOperative Registered nurses (AORN) in the US,


Children exposed to general anaesthestic have poorer development, literacy and numeracy scores

The new finding published in April in Pediatric Anesthesia, is based on a data-linkage study of over 210,000 children in New South Wales, Australia. The 211,978 children included in the study were born


Managing chronic pain with light

Scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Rome have now identified a special population of nerve cells in the skin that are responsible for sensitivity to gentle touch and


No evidence that anaesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anaesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges