Tag Archives: Anesthesia

3 Things to Discuss With Your Anesthesiologists Before Going Under

Anesthesia has never been safer, but that doesn’t mean risks aren’t still involved  In the U.S., over 100 million operations and procedures are performed every year using anesthesia. While it’s true that it has advanced and become safer than ever … Continue reading

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Postsurgical Pain Drops in Last Decade

Number of patients reporting moderate to severe pain falls 24 percent Good news for pain management: according to a new study, the number of patients that report moderate to severe pain two weeks after surgery has dropped in the last … 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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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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4 Big Reasons Why Virtual Reality Anesthesia is the Way of the Future

New technological advances could change the way we look at anesthesia and sedation  As the worlds of healthcare and technology continue to collide, medical professionals are always looking at different ways new technology can be applied in the operating room. … Continue reading

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Calming Kids Before Surgery: Give Them an iPad

Tablet-based games could help decrease anxiety before an operation  A new study reports that children who played games on an iPad mini before going under anesthesia for surgery had reduced levels of anxiety compared to regular sedation. The study, published … Continue reading

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General Anesthesia and Mortality in Stroke Patients

New study finds a possible link between the two  Researchers have conducted a new study that suggests patients with acute ischemic stroke undergoing endovascular intervention therapy who received general anesthesia experienced greater mortality than patients who underwent some form of … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Low Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Anesthesia Providers

A new study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control found the majority of anesthesia providers are missing important opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures. The study, done by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical … Continue reading

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Havel’s Exhibits Ultrasound Needles at ISURA 2014

This Friday, June 20th at this year’s 2014 International Symposium of Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Peri-Operative Application (ISURA), Havel’s own Shelly Ast will be on hand to discuss the benefits of Havel’s leading products. These include some of … Continue reading

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