Infants that receive regional anesthesia vs. general anesthesia for surgery may have better recovery, data from two studies have shown.
Apnea in the early postoperative period was reduced in infants undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy who received regional anesthesia compared with general anesthesia.
Postoperative cognitive decline less evident in elderly males, researchers say.
Increased anesthesia duration linked to significantly increased rates of surgical complications, especially the need for postoperative transfusion.
Regional anesthesia is associated with a lower opioid consumption in both knee and hip replacement surgeries, compared to general anesthesia.
Isovaline may be a new alternative to opioids for anesthesia and procedural sedation, new data published in Anesthesia & Analgesia has shown.
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Anesthesia providers rate patient discomfort from use of checklists prior to anesthesia induction much higher than do patients.
Findings in patients undergoing percutaneous vertebroplasty under local anesthesia.
I. Problem/Challenge. Managing postoperative complication: are you prepared for the challenge? It is now commonplace for a hospitalist to manage patients beyond the traditional array of comorbid conditions for which internal medicine training has prepared us. Postoperative nausea and vomiting, hypotension after a total knee replacement or post cholecystectomy fever have all become familiar issues…
Similar diagnostic yield, rate of major complications for moderate sedation, general anesthesia.