Using the BIS value to guide administration of anesthetic
medication, in conjunction with other vital signs, allows clinicians to make better-informed decisions to achieve optimal anesthesia.
AstraZeneca will grant Abraxis BioScience the right of first offer to purchase or license its branded anesthetics
and analgesics portfolio outside of the U.
appear to calm most brain neurons, says neuropharmacologist and anesthesiologist Hugh Hemmings Jr.
Moreover, when used for surgery, nitrous oxide is always combined with other general anesthetic
Patients were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: local anesthetic
, local anesthetic
plus hypnosis, and local anesthetic
The advisory does not mention any reports of adverse events associated with the use of topical anesthetics
in this context, but refers to a February 2007 FDA advisory that described two young women who died after applying a topical anesthetic
to their legs after laser hair removal--and to a recently published study that evaluated the effect of lidocaine in relieving discomfort during mammograms (Radiology 2008;248:765-72).
FDA is concerned about the serious public health risks related to compounded topical anesthetic
Intended to serve as a quick resource for information about the pharmacology of drugs encountered during anesthesia and to the physiologic responses that impact anesthetics
, this guide covers inhaled anesthetics
, opiod agonists and antagonists, barbituates, local anesthetics
, neuromuscular blocking drugs, digitalis and related drugs, calcium channel blockers, and anti-hypertensive drugs, among others, as well as cell structure and function, body fluids, autonomic nervous systems, pain, acid-base balance, and metabolism, among other topics.
The Fisheries Research Agency (FRA) has developed a prototype of new fish anesthetic
Officials at the University of Fukui Hospital said they suspect the 29-year-old doctor died of anesthetic
overdose after injecting the substance herself trying to relieve her exhaustion.
1) They observed significant hemodynamic changes that were associated with the delivery of the topical anesthetic
, the passage of the endoscope through the larynx, and suctioning.
Patients like Samantha understand surgeons may have to resort to general anesthetic
at any time during an operation.
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In addition to asking whether the hospital provided electroconvulsive therapy, the questionnaire asked who provided anesthetic
services, where ECT facilities and equipment were located, where actual therapy was provided, and the preferred location for ECT.
A recent study reported in Obstetrics and Gynecology involved 84 healthy women with uncomplicated deliveries, one-third of whom received a continuous fixed amount of anesthetic
from a preprogrammed pump.