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The contribution of genetics, environmental factors and demographics to the side effects of opioid pain killers

A study published in Anesthesiology analyses why some patients are more susceptible to problems caused by opioids, corner stone medications for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. The Stanford

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Inhaled pain relief in early labour is safe and effective

Inhaled pain relief appears to be effective in reducing pain intensity and in giving pain relief in the first stage of labour, say Cochrane researchers. These conclusions came from a

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Alcohol problems account for a quarter of Scottish intensive care unit admissions

A quarter of patients admitted to Scottish intensive care units have alcohol problems and the majority of those have chronic alcohol disease, with particular problems among men and younger people.

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TAVI restricted to very old or very sick patients

TAVI valves and catheters are widely used in Europe, with different indications, techniques and outcomes between different countries. “TAVI is a new technology which has been introduced in Europe but

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FPM Logbook

The FPM is happy to announce that the smartphone HanDBase version of the logbook for Pain Medicine is now available. Version two of the FPM Logbook is now ready for

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Medication overuse headaches

People who regularly take medicines, such as aspirin, paracetamol and triptans could be causing themselves more pain than relief. New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

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How does exercise affect nerve pain?

Exercise helps to alleviate pain related to nerve damage (neuropathic pain) by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting factors, suggests an experimental study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.The results support exercise as

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NICE opens consultation on draft guidance for depth of anaesthesia monitors

Draft guidance from NICE’s Diagnostics Assessment Programme issued for consultation recommends the use of the Bispectral Index (BIS) depth of anaesthesia monitor as an option for reducing adverse outcomes from

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JAP Correction

We want to draw your attention to a few mistakes.Article: “Hydrochemistry of Water and the Medically Infused Fluids: Focus on Biochemical Mischief” Page 98, column No.1In the section of molecular

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Midwives and nurse anaesthetists will be trained to perform obstetric surgery and provide critical care for newborn infants in Africa

In an innovative move to counteract the health worker brain drain, urbanisation and loss of doctors through recent armed conflict (in Liberia), the Ministries of Health in two sub-Saharan African