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Fear of complaints pushing doctors to breaking point, warns MDU

Doctors fear a wave of complaints due to the difficulties of caring for patients during the pandemic, according to a new survey published recently. The survey of 1,203 doctors by

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Modified pain management strategy reduces opioid exposure to trauma patients

A pain management regimen comprised mostly of over-the-counter medication reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients while achieving equal levels of pain control, according to a new study by physician-researchers at

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Why anaesthetic stops cell’s walkers in their tracks

Researchers at Rice’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) detail the mechanism that allows propofol, the general anaesthetic injected to knock you out before surgery, to halt the movement of

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Controlling pain after surgery doesn’t have to mean opioids, study shows

As surgeons balance the need to control their patients’ post-surgery pain with the risk that a routine operation could become the gateway to long-term opioid use or addiction, a new

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Nationwide survey highlights concerns over patient safety and poor communication in the perioperative workplace

A survey carried out by the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has highlighted concerns that poor communication in the operating theatre and within the operating team is compromising patient safety.

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Breathing easier with a better tracheal stent

Paediatric laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS), a narrowing of the airway in children, is a complex medical condition. While it can be something a child is born with or caused by injury,

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New delivery method promises relief from antipsychotic medication’s adverse side effects

A team of neuroscientists and engineers at McMaster University has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medication directly to the brain instead of having it pass through the body.

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Smiths Medical launches Portex EchoGlo peripheral nerve block range

Medical device manufacturer Smiths Medical has launched its EchoGlo peripheral nerve block range

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The Ottawa Hospital study shows benefits of spinal or epidural anaesthesia over general anaesthesia for leg artery bypass surgery

A new study by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital shows that people who had surgery to improve blood flow in their legs under spinal or epidural anaesthesia were less likely to die

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General anaesthesia and normal sleep affect brain in an amazingly similar way as consciousness fades

What happens in the brain when our conscious awareness fades during general anaesthesia and normal sleep? Finnish scientists studied this question with novel experimental designs and functional brain imaging. They