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Improving the efficiency and safety of regional anaesthesia with point-of-care ultrasound

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Ultrasound guidance is proving invaluable for the regional neurosurgical centre at the Salford Royal Hospital, helping to improve safety, save time and enhance the patient experience. Jim Corcoran,

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Anaesthesia and surgery during infancy may impact white matter during childhood

General anaesthesia and surgery in otherwise healthy infants under the age of one year old could be associated with decreases in the amount of white matter in the brain, as

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Filling the gap in ultrasound training

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE FUJIFILM SonoSite continues to lead the way in ultrasound training and education, helping clinicians to develop and maintain their practical skills in a variety of disciplines. Learning a

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Consider sleep – and caffeine – to reduce postoperative pain

Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems. Now, a new study focuses in on the role

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Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back pain

Existing evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (CLBP) is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with no benefits on pain relief, according to

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Belgian Bart Morlion to lead European Pain Doctors

On 6 September 2017, Belgian Professor Bart Morlion will officially become the new President of the European Pain Federation (EFIC), a multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain research and

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Gradian wins Saving Lives at Birth award

US-based company Gradian Health Systems has been awarded a grant from Saving Lives at Birth to scale up the Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM) and surrounding capacity building in Zambia. They join an impressive list of organisations

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Caffeine shortens recovery time from general anaesthesia

Caffeine helps quickly boost wakefulness following general anaesthesia, a new study from the US finds. The stimulant appears to alter physiological function in two different ways to shorten recovery time.

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Ingestible drug-delivery materials may help patients comply with treatment regimens

Hydrogel-based ingestible capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed,and this noncompliance

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Tuning out arthritis pain with radio energy

Pain medicine specialists at Rush University in the US have helped develop, and are among the first in the country to provide, a noninvasive treatment for knee arthritis that uses