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Big, painless step forward for hip fracture anaesthesia

A national sprint audit of anaesthesia for hip fracture surgery will be carried out in 2013, as part of a year of focus on the elderly by the Association of

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The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) in conjuncture with the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have issued a statement condoning the work done by specialist societies

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Opioid antagonists versus cancer

Even without the addition of further opioids such as morphine, opioids already in the body can enhance the malignant tendencies of human cancer cells, according to a study published in

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Steady sugar in surgery

Adding increased glucose monitoring throughout surgical procedures will allow anaesthetists to optimise the perioperative and surgical care of millions of diabetic patients throughout the world, according to a new study.

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Rise in sepsis mortality in pregnant women

Severity and death rates are increasing in pregnant and postpartum women with sepsis, and more than 30 percent of mothers who develop sepsis will experience some type of organ dysfunction.

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Big risk for little lungs

Foetuses and premature babies exposed to cigarette smoke are at a greater risk of developing childhood respiratory diseases, such as asthma. Research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012 annual meeting revealed

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Shock to the system

Electric stimulation on the brain of a patient with chronic, severe facial pain released an opiate-like substance that’s considered one of the body’s most powerful painkillers, according to new research.

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Numb with nightmares

Some types of anaesthetics cause an increase in the level of lactate production in unconscious children’s brains, causing delirium. Two commonly used anaesthetics produce different metabolic patterns in the brains

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High frequency stimulation eases back pain

A new device that stimulates the spinal cord, helps reduce severe back and leg pain, significantly improving patients’ quality of life, according to research from the Pain Management and Neuromodulation

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London Pain Clinic founder recognised for treating pain from the core

Dr Chris Jenner, founder of the London Pain Clinic, has been featured in the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013, collating Britain’s top 250 consultants by speciality, in the Pain Specialists category.