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New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain

Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and increasing their

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First Golden Jubilee patients for UK ‘chronic pain’ trial

Researchers at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital have recruited the first patients for a new trial which aims to reduce chronic pain following open lung surgery. The first patients have

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Laughing gas helps to unravel rapid function of antidepressant mechanisms

Ketamine is commonly used in emergency medicine as an anaesthetic drug. Later it was discovered to have rapid-acting antidepressant effects, but the mechanisms by which ketamine alleviates depression are still

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Air Ambulance appoints anaesthesia expert to its Board

An international expert in intensive care and the battle to reduce deaths from Sepsis has joined the Board of Trustees at Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, the life-saving time critical

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General anaesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out

The discovery of general anaesthesia 170 years ago was a medical miracle, enabling millions of patients to undergo invasive, life-saving surgeries without pain. Yet despite decades of research, scientists still

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Smiths Medical launches new Level 1 convective warmer

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, has recently launched Level 1® – a new convective patient warmer. The Level 1 convective warmer is designed to prevent

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Anaesthesia sends neurones down the wrong path in unborn rat babies

While there has long been discussion whether exposure to anaesthesia affects brain development, new Rush University Medical Center research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex describes how prenatal anaesthesia in rats seems

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Key performance indicators to enhance quality of anaesthetic care with feedback system: A local DGH experience

Dr Neha Singal and Dr Manoj Sharma develop a database for reviewing the quality performance of anaesthetists at the medium-sized district general hospital Luton and Dunstable hospital in the UK.

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Woman with novel gene mutation lives almost pain-free

A woman in Scotland lives virtually pain-free due to a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to a research paper co-led by UCL. She also experiences very little anxiety and

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Fluido® Compact fluid warmer features protective coating

The Association of Anaesthetists [1] recently published a study entitled ‘Aluminium release by coated and uncoated fluid-warming devices’, which highlighted the risk of aluminium absorption from uncoated fluid warming devices. The