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Early breastfeeding success not affected by epidural pain relief with fentanyl

Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a


New hope for osteoarthritis patients suffering severe pain in hands

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent arthritis worldwide and is characterised by chronic pain and impaired physical function. Millions of people across the UK suffer from debilitating hand pain due to


21 February 2018 – GASAgain (Giving Anaesthesia Safely Again); Bradford

Overview Returning to work after a career break or going back to work after an extended period away from work (i.e. maternity leave, research) can prove to be quite a


11-13 December 2017 – Updates in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management; Cardiff

Overview The Royal College of Anaesthesia’s updates events are three-day meetings consisting of lectures and topical discussion. The meeting is intended for doctors engaged in clinical anaesthesia, pain management and


Support for Derby Hospitals Charitable Trust with ICU Garden Appeal

Dräger, an international company in the field of medical and safety technology, has assisted Derby Hospitals Charitable Trust with their fundraising for an ICU Garden to give their patients access to


Fear and anxiety for legitimate users of pregabalin and gabapentin

Health charity Pain Concern is warning that moves to restrict prescribed painkillers pregabalin and gabapentin over their association with rising death rates and mis-use would have a serious impact on


Long-term opioid use does not increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Opioid use is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Researchers did not find any risk neither for


Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2017 annual meeting. Chills and shivering are a common


New hope for thyroid and parathyroid surgery using regional anaesthesia

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE A FUJIFILM SonoSite SII point-of-care ultrasound system recently played a key role in an innovative procedure allowing thyroid surgery without the use of general anaesthetic. Rüdiger Eichholz, pictured,


KLAS confirms the popularity of FUJIFILM SonoSite ultrasound systems

COMPANY NEWS FUJIFILM SonoSite has been named the most adopted and most considered brand of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound system in the US by independent healthcare informatics agency KLAS Research. This year’s KLAS report – Ultrasound