Category Archives: Needles

Fine Needle Aspiration and Mesothelioma: A Better Method for Diagnosis

Italian researchers conclude it as their “preferred technique” A group of Italian researchers from the University of Catania say they have found a better way to make tissue sampling for mesothelioma easier and less painful on patients. The technique, called … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Safeness of Caudal Blocks for Pediatric Surgery

Complication rate fewer than two percent for the regional anesthesia procedure A new report published in the October issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia shows that caudal nerve blocks, a common regional anesthesia procedure used in most pediatric surgeries, are safe … Continue reading

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Have No Fear: Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Risks Low for Childbirth

Study shows rate of complications under 3 percent According to a new study, the risks associated with receiving an epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, with the overall rate of complications just under 3 percent. Data from … Continue reading

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Regional Anesthesia Cuts Pain and Hospital Stay in Half

Study shows femoral nerve block effective in younger patients with knee surgery According to a study by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedure called a femoral nerve block can significantly reduce postoperative pain many young patients experience … Continue reading

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Fusion Guided Biopsies Promise Improved Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

New technology combines MRI, ultrasound for better results  A new cancer-fighting tool is now available to help detect prostate cancer, and it’s currently being used at the Cleveland Clinic to examine patients in the biopsy procedure room. It’s called fusion … Continue reading

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Clearer, Brighter: Ultrasound and the CCR Revolution

A change in methodology created the need for an ultrasound-guided needle  By Zach Rogers Editor, Havel’s Inc. Part Two: Corners, Cubes and the Havel’s Advantage  Earlier, we looked at how ultrasound-guided needle injections are beginning to dominate the field of regional … Continue reading

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Clearer, Brighter: Ultrasound and the CCR Revolution

A change in methodology created the need for an ultrasound-guided needle  By Zach Rogers Editor, Havel’s Inc. Part One: The early days of ultrasound in anesthesia  In recent years, there has been a shift towards using ultrasound guidance in a … Continue reading

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Less Pain, Speedy Recovery With Regional Anesthesia Procedure

Femoral nerve block shows positive results for pediatric knee surgery  A recent study showed that an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia technique called a femoral nerve block is both effective and highly beneficial for pediatric knee surgeries. The study, published in an … Continue reading

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American Veterinary Medical Association Announces New President

Dr. Ted Cohn takes the lead in new position  Dr. Ted Cohn of Lone Tree, Colorado stepped into his new role last Friday as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He assumes the role after more than 35 years … Continue reading

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TV Special to Highlight Pain Management

Pain remains more prevalent than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined A new public television special airing this August called “Learning About Pain Management” hopes to shed new light on the issues of pain and pain management. The special will … Continue reading

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