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Anesthesia complications decreased by half from 2010 to 2013
Pain Medicine News
A national study on surgical complications and their risk factors found that anesthesia-related complications in the United States decreased by more than half from 2010 to 2013, the American Society of Anesthesiologists reported. A team of researchers analyzed more than 3.2 million anesthesia cases using the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry from the Anesthesia Quality Institute.
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Risks from epidural, spinal anesthesia very low, study says
HealthDay News
The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during childbirth and found that the overall rate of complications was just under 3 percent. The most common complications involved medications, including receiving too much or too little anesthesia, or being given unintended or expired medications.
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Common anesthetic procedure improves well-being of veterans with PTSD
Science Daily
A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research.
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Florida Hospital Ebola team tries new protective gear
Orlando Sentinel
Florida Hospital's Ebola team held a training recently to learn how to put on and take off new protective gear that they will use in case of a suspected case, the hospital announced. The team includes nearly 100 people from hospital areas that are most likely to be involved in treating an Ebola patient. The gear's protection level exceeds what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently recommending.
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Number of patients experiencing postsurgical pain reduced in last decade
Anesthesiology News
The number of patients reporting moderate to severe pain two weeks after surgery has decreased by 24 percent in the last decade, a new study found. Researchers surveyed 441 patients before they were discharged from the hospital, and then at one, two and three weeks after surgery. Patients were asked to rate their pain intensity and satisfaction with the pain medicine they were given. The results were then compared to a similar study conducted from 1998 to 2002.
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Study shows anesthesia-related deaths decline
Medical News Today
Although recent trends show a decline in anesthesia-related deaths, a study published today by the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management concludes that risks are evolving and both physicians and patients can take steps to reduce injuries. The study is based on 607 anesthesia-related claims reported by The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.
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FDA approves new labeling for third extended-release opioid analgesic
Medical News Today
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new labeling for Embeda extended-releasecapsules, an opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Embeda is the third ER opioid analgesic to be approved with labeling describing the product's abuse-deterrent properties consistent with the FDA's 2013 draft guidance.
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Link between anesthetic agents, cancer outcomes needs research
Anesthesiology News
A consensus statement on the possible link of anesthetic technique and anesthetic agents to risk for cancer and cancer recurrence underscores lack of definitive evidence and the need for further research. The statement was recently published Aug. 7 in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
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