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Anaesthesia sends neurones down the wrong path in unborn rat babies

While there has long been discussion whether exposure to anaesthesia affects brain development, new Rush University Medical Center research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex describes how prenatal anaesthesia in rats seems

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Woman with novel gene mutation lives almost pain-free

A woman in Scotland lives virtually pain-free due to a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to a research paper co-led by UCL. She also experiences very little anxiety and

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Fluido® Compact fluid warmer features protective coating

The Association of Anaesthetists [1] recently published a study entitled ‘Aluminium release by coated and uncoated fluid-warming devices’, which highlighted the risk of aluminium absorption from uncoated fluid warming devices. The

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Unequal pain relief at home for dying patients

Pain relief and end of life care is not being provided equally to people with advanced progressive diseases who were at home during their last three months of life, according

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Salford Royal deploys paperless anaesthetic records

A new digital system that replaces paper anaesthetic records at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has gone live. Using the GE Healthcare Centricity High Acuity Anaesthesia (CHA-A) Information Management Solution

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Fluido® AirGuard Warming System available from CMS

Central Medical Supplies (CMS) is the exclusive UK distributor of The 37Company’s innovative Fluido AirGuard blood and fluid warmer system. The Fluido AirGuard system combines fluid warming with safety and

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New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists

A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in

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Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day

After one night of poor sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding, published in JNeurosci,

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Psychologists find that adults take girls’ pain less seriously

Gender stereotypes can hurt children – quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American

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Protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

A novel “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. A new study published in the Journal