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Scientists unveil how general anaesthesia works

Hailed as one of the most important medical advances, the discovery of general anaesthetics helped transform dangerous and traumatic operations into safe and routine surgery. But despite their importance, scientists

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Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

The first analysis of a new point-of-care “nucleic acid test” for SARS-CoV-2 in a UK hospital setting shows these machines dramatically reduce time spent on COVID-19 ‘holding’ wards – allowing

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Adolescent exposure to anaesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder

Early exposure to anaesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research from Binghamton University (State University of New York). David Werner, associate

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Mainstay Medical obtains US approval for ReActiv8

Mainstay Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for ReActiv8, its implantable neurostimulation system to treat intractable chronic low back pain. The FDA approval grants Mainstay the

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Study highlights need for improvement in migraine care

Less than 30% of people with migraine are taking a recommended prescription medication, highlighting the need for improvement in migraine care, according to an Eli Lilly and Company-sponsored study. These

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Two brain phenomena may explain some of the side-effects of ketamine

Researchers have identified two brain phenomena that may explain some of the side-effects of ketamine. In a study aimed at understanding the effect of therapeutic drugs on the brains of

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Largest study of its kind of women in labour backs nitrous oxide use

Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and the School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that the use of nitrous oxide (N2O)

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Medovate partners with New York School of Regional Anesthesia

Medical device company Medovate is partnering with the New York School of Regional Anesthesia (NYSORA) to support the launch of SAFIRA in the US. SAFIRA (SAFer Injection for Regional Anesthesia)

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Two new studies examine opioid use in US

The American Urology Association has highlighted two new abstracts that demonstrate how the use of opioids continues to be a major issue facing patients in the US. Patient-Reported Pain Outcomes

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NAPA acquires American Anesthesiology

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) has acquired American Anesthesiology, a MEDNAX medical group, creating the destination of choice for anaesthesia, pain management, and perioperative care in the US. With