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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


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


Acacia Pharma announces supportive cardiac safety data BARHEMSYS™

Company news Acacia Pharma Group plc have announced results from its latest study of BARHEMSYS (intravenous amisulpride), its anti-emetic currently under FDA review for the management of post-operative nausea & vomiting


Disposable Bronchoscope now available from CMS

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies (CMS) has been chosen by medical device company Axess Vision Technology as the sole UK distributor for its single use endoscope range. One of the


Men and women remember pain differently

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain – the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden – appears to be the memory of


Pharmacology, side effects and interactions – focus on perioperative implications

Introduction Citalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) used in the treatment of depression. This drug has some implications for the anaesthetist and perioperative practitioners, which will be briefly


Rerouting nerves during amputation reduces phantom limb pain before it starts

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine are pioneering the use of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) to prevent or reduce debilitating phantom limb


Brain activity predicts fear of pain

Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient’s fear of pain. This


An insight into the global anaesthesia laryngeal masks market 2018-2022

The global anaesthesia laryngeal masks market is expected to post a CAGR of over 6 per cent during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. A