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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

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New approach for treating neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is the chronic, pathological pain that continues even when the cause of pain is removed. Causes include damage to nerve cells and medicines used to treat cancer. A

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Children exposed to general anaesthestic have poorer development, literacy and numeracy scores

The new finding published in April in Pediatric Anesthesia, is based on a data-linkage study of over 210,000 children in New South Wales, Australia. The 211,978 children included in the study were born

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Managing chronic pain with light

Scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Rome have now identified a special population of nerve cells in the skin that are responsible for sensitivity to gentle touch and

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No evidence that anaesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anaesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges

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Post-surgical opioids can, paradoxically, lead to chronic pain

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialised immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to

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Scientist turns off chemo pain

In a recent paper published in the journal Pain, Saint Louis University researchers describe their success in an animal model in turning off the excruciating chemo pain that often accompanies a

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Cancer patients’ pain eased by simple bedside chart

Patients with cancer could benefit from a simple bedside chart system to manage their pain, a study suggests. The new approach reduces pain levels compared with conventional care, the research

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Being hungry shuts off perception of chronic pain

According to research by University of Pennsylvania neuroscientists, the brain has a way to suppress chronic pain when an animal is hungry, allowing it to go look for food while

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A new solution for chronic pain

Neuropathic pain is a chronic illness affecting 7-10 per cent of the population in France and for which there is no effective treatment. Researchers at the Institute for Neurosciences of