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Could you be the new face of the Association for Perioperative Practice?

Does your perioperative team go above and beyond to encourage good communication and create a positive culture within the operating theatre? Is everyone within the team treated equally and included

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Interventions for pain: Finding connections at the surface

New work by a team of Thomas Jefferson University researchers reveals new activity above the surface, in brain-cell receptors that govern learning and chronic pain. In the study, the authors

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General anaesthesia in cesarean deliveries increases odds of postpartum depression by 54 per cent

A new study shows that having general anaesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalisation, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury.

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Pain treatment using human stem cells a success

Stem cell therapy shown to relieve extreme pain in mice is now moving towards human trials.   Human stem cells and “pain-killing neurons” have successfully relieved chronic pain in mice.

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AfPP’s new careers-focused publication launched to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th anniversary

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has launched a brand-new publication as part of its celebrations for the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The new careers-focused publication, Innovations, People and Practice (IPP),

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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