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New pain organ discovered in the skin

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new sensory organ that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts. The discovery is being published


Canadian researchers find ‘silent’ strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline

Canadian researchers at McMaster University have discovered that covert – or ‘silent’ – strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive


One in five awaiting new hip suffer acute pain

Almost 20 per cent of people awaiting hip replacements are experiencing extreme pain or discomfort, a study by the University of Edinburgh shows. Researchers also found that 12 per cent


A solid future for point-of-care ultrasound in intensive care

Promotional feature Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an established tool for the rapid assessment and diagnosis of patients across a variety of medical disciplines, not least in the high-octane environment


Jonathan Brüün takes up a new post as Chief Executive of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Jonathan Brüün will be leaving his role as CEO of the British Pharmacological Society in January 2020. He will be taking up a new post as Chief Executive of the


Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, doctors warn

False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72 year old’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery


Temperature management expertise from Central Medical Supplies

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS) offers a wide range of temperature management products, from a number of different companies, which continue to be available via the NHS Supply


17-18 October 2019, 2nd International Anaesthetic and Critical Care Conference for Peritoneal Malignancy; Manchester

International audience update on clinical and anaesthetic critical care for peritoneal tumour surgery. This conference has been accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 10 CPD Credits. Topics covered


14 September 2019, Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration Annual Conference; Leeds

The Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration Annual Conference aims to highlight the essential and emerging importance of medical technology and innovation in improving access to safe surgery in low-


2-3 December 2019, Anaesthesia Research 2019; York

Date: Mon, 02/12/2019 to Tue, 03/12/2019 Location: The Principal York CPD Credits Anticipated: 10 (5 per day) Availability: Places available The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia is proud to present a new two-day