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Can MedTech help prevent DVT in hospitalised patients with sodium imbalances?

Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte imbalance found in clinical practice, affecting approximately 1.72 percent of the US population. The condition refers to a low concentration of sodium in the


Anaesthesia Associates blended learning programme to be launched at two universities

A new blended learning programme for Anaesthesia Associates will be launched at University College London and Lancaster University, Health Education England (HEE) has announced recently. Anaesthesia Associates (AAs) are highly trained,


The frenemy of elderly patients: Postoperative Delirium (POD)

This article by Dr Sher Mohammad, consultant anaesthetist at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, and others, highlights postoperative delirium and risk factors to increase awareness within clinicians. The management and perioperative


B. Braun Medical Ltd continues major sponsorship of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Sheffield-based healthcare firm B. Braun Medical Ltd has renewed its tier one sponsorship of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, helping the charity deliver its life-saving service to the region. The company, which


The Ockenden Report: Defining the responsibilities of the obstetric anaesthetist for non anaesthetists?

James Watts, consultant in anaesthesia and critical care medicine at East Lancashire NHS Trust discusses the Ockenden Report and the role of the obstetric anaesthetist. In 2016, Donna Ockenden, former Clinical


How sound reduces pain in mice

Scientists have identified the neural mechanisms through which sound blunts pain in mice. The findings could inform development of safer methods to treat pain. An international team of scientists has


UK first as ‘green gas and air’ to be used for first time at St George’s Hospital

Women in labour and dental patients will be given ‘green gas and air’ at St George’s hospital, reducing pain on the planet as well as during childbirth and tooth extractions.


High Intensive Care readmission rates, risk factors and possible solutions

A Quality improvement Project held at Lancashire teaching hospital   Abstract Background It is well known that early readmission to intensive care during the same hospital admission is associated with


Inhaled nitric oxide reduces hospital stay and improves oxygenation in pregnant patients with Covid-19 pneumonia

High dose inhaled nitric oxide gas (iNO) is a safe and effective respiratory therapy for pregnant women hospitalised with severe Covid-19 pneumonia, resulting in a more rapid weaning from supplemental


BPR Medical and Medclair seal mobile nitrous oxide conversion system agreement

Gas control specialists BPR Medical and Medclair, a leading Sweden-based specialist in safe nitrous oxide use, have signed an agreement that gives BPR exclusive rights to supply Medclair’s mobile nitrous