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Big risk for little lungs

Foetuses and premature babies exposed to cigarette smoke are at a greater risk of developing childhood respiratory diseases, such as asthma. Research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012 annual meeting revealed

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Shock to the system

Electric stimulation on the brain of a patient with chronic, severe facial pain released an opiate-like substance that’s considered one of the body’s most powerful painkillers, according to new research.

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Numb with nightmares

Some types of anaesthetics cause an increase in the level of lactate production in unconscious children’s brains, causing delirium. Two commonly used anaesthetics produce different metabolic patterns in the brains

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High frequency stimulation eases back pain

A new device that stimulates the spinal cord, helps reduce severe back and leg pain, significantly improving patients’ quality of life, according to research from the Pain Management and Neuromodulation

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London Pain Clinic founder recognised for treating pain from the core

Dr Chris Jenner, founder of the London Pain Clinic, has been featured in the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013, collating Britain’s top 250 consultants by speciality, in the Pain Specialists category.

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Stop time on chronic pain

Researchers have developed a way to delay the rise of neuropathic pain, a chronic form of pain that arises from flawed signals transmitted by damaged nerves, using tiny spheres filled

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Sepsis susceptibility

Variations in what is called the NFκB gene could play an important role in helping to determine the survival rate of patients who acquire sepsis, the leading cause of death

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Bleeding heart surgery

Human fibrinogen concentrate restores clotting ability and can significantly reduce the need for blood transfusion when given as an intra-operative, targeted first-line haemostatic therapy in bleeding patients undergoing aortic replacement

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Natural anaesthetic in honeybee bite could be used in human medicine

Researchers have discovered that honeybees can bite as well as sting and that the bite contains a natural anaesthetic. The anaesthetic may not only help honeybees fend off pests such

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BOTOX injections proven to reduce chronic neck and cervical muscle pain

A new study reveals Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) injections significantly improve pain and quality of life in people with chronic bilateral posterior neck and shoulder myofascial pain syndrome. Traditional