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Anaesthetic drug sevoflurane improves sepsis outcomes

Patients with sepsis often require surgery or imaging procedures under general anaesthesia, yet there is no standard regimen for anaesthetising septic patients. Of volatile (inhaled) anaesthetics, sevoflurane and isoflurane are


Reducing pain and disability to restore children’s hopes and futures

Promotional feature Asha Vihar is a development aid project in the state of Jharkhand, Eastern India, that takes a holistic approach comprising conventional and alternative medicine to deliver free healthcare


Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analysing brain signals from a portable neuroimaging device. The system could help doctors diagnose


Virtual reality app eases children’s anxiety before surgery

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals has launched a virtual tour to give young patients an interactive experience of wards before they have surgery. The Little Journey App includes a virtual


Philips and B. Braun launch Onvision needle tip tracking

Royal Philips and B. Braun Melsungen, a leader in regional anaesthesia and pain management, recently announced the launch of Onvision, a breakthrough ultrasound guidance solution for real-time needle tip tracking in


SonoSite Institute provides online education resource

The SonoSite Institute is a comprehensive online resource for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), designed to educate and empower healthcare professionals. Available exclusively to FUJIFILM SonoSite customers, it allows users to learn


93-year-old surgeon shares ‘Tales of the Operating Theatre’

A 93-year-old surgeon who joined the NHS in its first month has launched a new book bringing to life significant medical moments from throughout history and his 71 years in