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93-year-old surgeon shares ‘Tales of the Operating Theatre’

A 93-year-old surgeon who joined the NHS in its first month has launched a new book bringing to life significant medical moments from throughout history and his 71 years in

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New pain organ discovered in the skin

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new sensory organ that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts. The discovery is being published

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Canadian researchers find ‘silent’ strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline

Canadian researchers at McMaster University have discovered that covert – or ‘silent’ – strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive

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One in five awaiting new hip suffer acute pain

Almost 20 per cent of people awaiting hip replacements are experiencing extreme pain or discomfort, a study by the University of Edinburgh shows. Researchers also found that 12 per cent

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Jonathan Brüün takes up a new post as Chief Executive of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Jonathan Brüün will be leaving his role as CEO of the British Pharmacological Society in January 2020. He will be taking up a new post as Chief Executive of the

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Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, doctors warn

False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72 year old’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery

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Stellar line-up of speakers confirmed for AfPP Residential Conference

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has revealed a stellar line-up of speakers and exhibitors for its new-look Residential Conference, due to be held between 8 and 11 August at

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Music can be a viable alternative to medications in reducing anxiety before anaesthesia

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anaesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain

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Technology allows researchers to see patients’ real-time pain while in the clinic

Many patients, especially those who are anaesthetised or emotionally challenged, cannot communicate precisely about their pain. For this reason, University of Michigan researchers have developed a technology to help clinicians

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Clinical tool launched to enhance patient safety and theatre accreditation

A new clinical audit tool designed to transform how risk management strategies are identified and implemented within the operating theatre environment has been launched. The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP),