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Mount Sinai researchers identify predictors for inpatient pain

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified reliable predictors of pain by surveying patients throughout their hospital stays about the severity of their pain and their levels of

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Capturing and returning blood to mothers during childbirth

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia has funded research at the Royal Cornwall Hospital involving collecting and returning blood lost during childbirth. This ‘cell salvage’ is only offered to women

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Black mamba venom a better pain-killer than morphine

The venom of the African native black mamba, has been shown to have pain-killing properties that rival morphine and present fewer side effects, say researchers in France. This new research,

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Naked mole-rats may hold clues to pain relief

Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report new findings as to

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Light-sensitive molecule may work as light-responsive anaesthetic

Inhibitory neurotransmitters dampen the activity of neurons. This regulatory effect forms the basis for the action of many anaesthetics. For example, propofol, a common anaesthetic, interacts with receptors on neural

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Olympics doctor recognised with award from AAGBI

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) has awarded an Honorary Membership to the Clinical Lead for Emergency Medical Services of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Dr

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Epidural analgesia not to blame for fever in labouring women

A study from the August issue of Anesthesiology provides evidence contrary to prior reports that fever in laboring women is associated with epidural analgesia.In recent years, maternal temperature elevations during

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Durham University’s “It’s A Pain” events series to tackle modern curse of chronic pain

A new series of events on how to deal with chronic pain makes its debut on October 18th. “It’s A Pain” will address how we attempt to live with pain

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Surgery more profound effect than anaesthesia on brain pathology, cognition in Alzheimer’s mice

A syndrome called “post-operative cognitive decline” has been coined to refer to the commonly reported loss of cognitive abilities, usually in older adults, in the days to weeks after surgery.

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New Health Secretary meets NHS Heroes on first hospital tour

Patients and staff at a London hospital spoke of their experiences of the NHS during a visit by new Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Mr Hunt was given a tour of