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Adding Dexmedetomidine Reduces Anesthesia Dose Required for Surgery

For patients undergoing surgery, adding a sedative drug called dexmedetomidine can reduce the necessary doses of other anesthetic drugs, reports a study in the April issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia...
4/11/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Inpatients Account for Most Canceled Operating Room Time

Hospitalized patients account for at least half of cancelled operating room time, suggests a study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
4/11/2014 11:00 AM EDT

'Nano-Anesthesia': A New Approach to Local Anesthesia?

A technique using anesthesia-containing nanoparticles—drawn to the targeted area of the body by magnets—could one day provide a useful alternative to nerve block for local anesthesia in patients, suggests an experimental study in the April issue...
4/11/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Work-Home Interference Contributes to Burnout

Conflicts between work and home—in both directions—are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
4/4/2014 12:15 PM EDT

Indoor Tanning by Teens Linked to Unhealthy Weight Control Methods

High school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors—such as taking diet pills or vomiting to lose weight, reports a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the...
4/4/2014 10:30 AM EDT

In Rats, Diffuse Brain Damage Can Occur with No Signs of 'Concussion,' Reports Study in Neurosurgery

A standard experimental model of concussion in rats causes substantial brain damage—but no behavioral changes comparable to those seen in patients with concussion, reports a study in the April issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the...
3/21/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Wolters Kluwer Health to Publish Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

Wolters Kluwer Health and the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA), today announced an agreement to publish the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing, the official publication of the APSNA. The first issue of the quarterly online...
3/20/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Bone Lengthening Technique Proves Useful in Patients with Cleft Palate

A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased length of the upper jaw in patients with cleft lip and palate deformities, reports a study in the March issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, edited by Mutaz B. Habal, MD,...
3/14/2014 10:00 AM EDT

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