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Florida Medical Association supports Medicaid expansion
Health News Florida
The Florida Medical Association's House of Delegates overwhelmingly adopted a resolution supporting Medicaid expansion to cover uninsured low-income adults at FMA's annual meeting on recently, according to doctors who were there. FMA issued a statement, quoting General Counsel Jeff Scott, confirming passage of the resolution but adding that support for Medicaid expansion is contingent on the state providing enough pay for doctors who treat Medicaid patients to make such care possible.
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New anesthesia technique helps show cause of obstruction in sleep apnea
Medical Xpress
A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Dr. Joshua H. Atkins and Dr. Jeff E. Mandel of the University of Pennsylvania and their colleagues have developed a new "ramp control" anesthetic technique for putting patients to sleep briefly — just enough to show the "obstructive anatomy" responsible for sleep apnea.
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Epidural during birth may reduce postpartum depression risk
Medscape
New research linking epidural anaesthesia during childbirth to reduced risk for postpartum depression suggests that pain control during labor and delivery may lower women's risk of developing the serious mood disorder. To examine the relationship between pain during labor and postpartum depression, researchers in Beijing enrolled a cohort of women preparing for a vaginal delivery in a prospective, observational study from May 1 to Aug. 10, 2009.
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Finding work-life balance: Chore or joyful pursuit?
By Keith Carlson
Work-life balance is a topic of frequent discussion on blogs, social media and in the academic literature. Whether it's decreasing work hours, increasing time away from the Internet, exercising or cultivating a hobby, there are many ways in which we can attempt to strike more balance between our personal and professional lives. As the speed of life increases, is it possible that the dogged pursuit of balance can actually become just another treadmill upon which we unwittingly run ourselves ragged?
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Brain pathways to anesthesia emergence
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
The stimulation of a dopamine-producing region of the brain may actively restore consciousness to anesthetized patients, researchers have found, which could provide a greater understanding of how anesthesia drugs work. The researchers' findings are published in the August issue of the journal Anesthesiology.
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FDA approves Ryanodex, new malignant hyperthermia drug
Anesthesiology News
The FDA has approved Ryanodex for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia, marking the first major development for the life-threatening complication of anesthesia in more than 30 years, according to the manufacturer. The drug, an injectable suspension of dantrolene sodium, will be available in 250 milligram single-use vials containing the active ingredient in a lyophilized powder.
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Naloxegol shows efficacy against symptoms of opioid-induced constipation
Pain Medicine News
Naloxegol, an oral, peripherally acting μ-opioid receptor antagonist, appears safe and effective in relieving opioid-induced constipation. OIC occurs in 40 to 60percent of individuals taking opioids, and is a unique form of constipation, said Dr. William D. Chey, who presented the findings of two identical, randomized controlled, phase III trials of naloxegol at a recent meeting.
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