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Chronic pain remains the same or gets better after stopping opioid treatment

Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, Washington State University researchers have found. The research marks a crucial first

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Consciousness is partly preserved during general anaesthesia

Finnish researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anaesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with

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Innovation grant looks at overcoming problems in access to treatments

The first of its kind, the inaugural Brain, Mind and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant will announce its winners today at 13:00 at the Leopold Hotel in Brussels. “The Brain, Mind and Pain

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How can patients be protected from post-surgery opioid addiction?

Greater co-ordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of opioid addiction. This is

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Pain expectation is pain reality for children

If a child thinks the needle is going to hurt, that expectation ensures it’s going to hurt. That’s the finding of first-of-its-kind research from UC Riverside psychologist Kalina Michalska. For the

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Injection may block chemotherapy pain for several weeks

It might be possible to relieve the persistent pain that can follow chemotherapy with a natural protein that blocks the underlying inflammation process in cells. This was the conclusion of

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Professor Ravi Mahajan elected next President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Professor Ravi Mahajan from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in succession to Dr Liam Brennan. Ravi Mahajan is a highly regarded

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Discovery will impact design of drug delivery systems at the molecular level

Researchers at Houston Methodist and Rice University have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also the development of newer applications in

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Outcomes of first ever analysis of UK anaesthetic research grant activity

Recent data [1] published in the journal Anaesthesia, comprising the first systematic analysis of UK anaesthetic research grant activity by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), highlights that while the organisation facilitated

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RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia and surgery

Published in the 6th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP6) is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis1 related to anaesthesia and surgery. The study has taken three years and