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Improving trauma pain outcomes

Improving acute pain management after traumatic injury remains a priority for policymakers and clinicians as rates of injury and subsequent pain-related disability rise nationally. Yet, innovations in trauma pain management

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Charity launches nationwide survey to understand challenges of perioperative workforce

The Association for Perioperative Practice has launched a nationwide survey in a bid to better understand the challenges faced by those working within the operating theatre and associated areas. The

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Children much more likely to die after surgery in poor countries

Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology. Two billion of the

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Engineering laboratory joins European-wide programme to improve infusion patient safety

As part of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has joined a research consortium which aims to improve techniques for infusion drug delivery. Previous research

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£200m science centre opens in Hull creating 200 jobs

Consumer health, hygiene and home company RB plc has opened its Science and Innovation Centre in Hull. The S&I Centre includes new consumer health laboratory facilities and is said to

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From cone snail venom to pain relief – How conotoxins can be used in pain therapy

Conotoxins are bioactive peptides found in the venom that marine cone snails produce for prey capture and defense. They are used as pharmacological tools to study pain signalling and have

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AfPP bring ‘Building a Sustainable Workforce’ Study Day to Wales

A study day organised by the AfPP is designed to enable healthcare professionals at all levels to develop resilience in order to build a sustainable workforce is to be held

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Perioperative charity receive funding to support digital transformation of patient safety tool

The UK’s leading membership organisation for operating theatre practitioners has received significant funding for a new digital transformation project focused on patient safety. The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), based

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Anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumour recurrence

Study does not demonstrate long-term advantages of regional anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery and dispels misgivings about the influence of opioids on cancer recurrence. One of the largest global studies

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Virtual reality used to help manage pain at London hospice

A hospice in west London is using virtual reality (VR) technology to help its patients manage anxiety and pain. Meadow House, a 15-bed inpatient unit and day hospice located at