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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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