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Anaesthesia doesn’t simply turn off the brain, it changes its rhythms

Simultaneous measurement of neural rhythms and spikes across five brain areas in animals reveals how propofol induces unconsciousness. Slow rhythm signature can guide anaesthetists to improve patient care. In a

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Loughborough design student helps develop ventilation hood that has the potential to save lives of COVID-19 patients

A third-year Loughborough University student has helped develop a ventilation product for coronavirus patients in intensive care. Dominic Leatherland, of the School of Design and Creative Arts, says the HCH-40

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Anaesthesia Web helps children and parents worldwide to prepare for surgery

Every year, millions of children around the world are admitted to hospital for having anaesthesia and surgery. Many of them experience preoperative anxiety which negatively affects both their hospital experience

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Smiths Medical announces the ECRI evaluation of the CADD®-Solis V4 wireless ambulatory infusion system

Promotional feature Medical device manufacturer Smiths Medical has announced the release of the ECRI evaluation report for CADD®-Solis v4 with wireless communication Patient-Controlled Analgesic (PCA) and epidural infusion pump. ECRI

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Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population – potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a

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Recycle anaesthetics to reduce carbon emission of healthcare

New research has highlighted the value of recycling general anaesthetic used in routine operations to reduce the carbon emission in healthcare. In the UK, healthcare accounts for more than five

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Charity launches nationwide survey to improve understanding of impact of Covid-19 pandemic within the perioperative team

A survey at the end of 2020 by the UK’s leading membership organisation for the perioperative workforce, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), highlighted concerns that poor communication in the

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Researchers uncover altered brain connectivity after prolonged anaesthesia

Prolonged anaesthesia, also known as medically induced coma, is a life-saving procedure carried out across the globe on millions of patients in intensive medical care units every year. But following

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Engineers share DIY instructions for 3D-printed blood oxygen sensor

Designs for a low-cost, 3D-printed blood-oxygen sensor have been shared by engineers at the University of Bath to help in the fight against Covid-19. The do-it-yourself ‘Open Oximeter’ sensor, designed

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More than 200,000 patients waiting over a year for hospital treatment

New NHS England statistics published recently show the huge strain COVID-19 is putting on waiting lists, with more than 200,000 patients waiting more than a year for hospital treatment. A