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Lignocaine at a glance: Focus on toxicity and its management

Introduction Nils Lofgren introduced lignocaine in 1943 and his colleague Bengt Lundqvist first used it on himself. It is commercially available since 1948 under different names such as xylocaine and


Unequal pain relief at home for dying patients

Pain relief and end of life care is not being provided equally to people with advanced progressive diseases who were at home during their last three months of life, according


Salford Royal deploys paperless anaesthetic records

A new digital system that replaces paper anaesthetic records at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has gone live. Using the GE Healthcare Centricity High Acuity Anaesthesia (CHA-A) Information Management Solution


Fluido® AirGuard Warming System available from CMS

Central Medical Supplies (CMS) is the exclusive UK distributor of The 37Company’s innovative Fluido AirGuard blood and fluid warmer system. The Fluido AirGuard system combines fluid warming with safety and


New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists

A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in