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Anesthesia technique may reduce breast cancer recurrence and death
Medical Xpress
Breast cancer patients who received the combination of a nerve block with general anesthesia for their breast cancer surgery had less cancer recurrence and were three times less likely to die than those who received only general anesthesia, according to a study presented at the Anesthesiology 2013 annual meeting. Additionally, patients who received the nerve block needed less opioid pain relief from drugs such as fentanyl and oxycodone.
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Topical anesthesia better than cataract surgery
Anesthesiology News
Patients undergoing cataract surgery report less pain if they receive topical anesthesia instead of a retrobulbar block, researchers have found. Although a retrobulbar block provides effective anesthesia, the procedure has been linked to several complications, including blindness, anesthesia of the brainstem and local anesthetic toxicity.
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PONV drug tarred by fradulent studies less effective than bogus data showed
Anesthesiology News
The antiemetic agent ramosetron, the subject of many of the 170-odd retractions by the disgraced Japanese anesthesiologist Dr. Yoshitaka Fujii still appears to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting, but with somewhat less effectiveness than the previous literature (some fraudulent) had shown.
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Beyond the diagnosis: Nurse practitioners, physician assistants educating community about their roles
Yuma Sun
As the shortage of doctors and specialists becomes more pronounced, especially in rural areas, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are playing a vital role in providing primary, acute and specialty healthcare.
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Should nurse anesthetists work alone?
Outpatient Surgery News
Anesthesia provider groups are at odds over a proposed amendment to the Veteran's Health Administration's nursing handbook that would let nurse anesthetists within the system work as licensed independent practitioners without physician support, supervision or oversight. If the handbook draft is approved, the VHA's advanced practice registered nurses would be required to attain independent status for continued employment.
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Survey: 'Life is good' for nurse practitioners
Medscape
Nurse practitioners are far happier in their jobs than physicians, but most say they have no time to see more patients or take on more duties, suggesting they may not be able to help ease the physician shortage.
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