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Anaesthetists test scale that measures risk of harm from invasive research placebos

A scale developed to measure the potential harm caused by invasive placebos in local anaesthesia research has been successfully tested by a group of 43 independent clinicians, according to research

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Large study helps to define risk factors for pregnancy-related subarachnoid hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal mortality

A large study published in Anesthesiology found that the devastating complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs in approximately 1/15,000 pregnancies, that high-blood pressure disorders are the most common risk factor

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Protecting the NHS for future generations – services only for the poor are poor services

The UK’s House of Commons revealed that an NHS Director had written to an NHS employee to say that it was “inappropriate” for him to have signed a letter highlighting

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Huge potential of NHS junior doctors being ignored

Junior doctors in the NHS are willing and able to help improve health services, but they don’t feel valued or heard, reveals the results of a regional survey published online

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Study finds that brain structure and presurgical cognitive performance should be considered for assessing risks and treatment for elderly surgical patients

A study published in Anesthesiology found that elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), as well as normal elderly undergoing surgery, experienced increased levels of brain atrophy beyond what is

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New guidance from the General Medical Council

New guidance from the General Medical Council will prevent doctors entering into contracts or agreements that seek to stop them raising concerns about poor quality care. Niall Dickson, Chief Executive

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NHS and other healthcare organisations to start using safer connectors, says NPSA

Under new guidance from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), from April 1, 2012, all NHS and other healthcare organisations are to begin using safer connectors when performing spinal (intrethecal)

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New study supports mixed lipid emulsion to reverse toxicity of local anaesthetics

A new study in Anesthesiology found that the type of lipid emulsion used to reverse toxicity of local anaesthetics may make a difference in effectiveness of the reversal. The study