Anesthesia

Handover of Intraoperative Anesthesia Care Linked to Increase in Adverse Postoperative Outcomes

Handover of Intraoperative Anesthesia Care Linked to Increase in Adverse Postoperative Outcomes

Complete handover of intraoperative anesthesia care is associated with an increased risk of adverse postoperative outcomes among adults undergoing major surgery.

Increased Anesthesia Duration Linked to Higher Rate of Surgical Complications

Increased Anesthesia Duration Linked to Higher Rate of Surgical Complications

Increased anesthesia duration linked to significantly increased rates of surgical complications, especially the need for postoperative transfusion.

Nitrous Oxide During Labor: Less Pain Relief, High Patient Satisfaction

Nitrous Oxide During Labor: Less Pain Relief, High Patient Satisfaction

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Despite lower reported effectiveness for labor pain, the degree of patient satisfaction in women who received nitrous oxide is similar to that of women who received neuraxial modalities.

Gender Differences Seen With General Anesthesia, Research Shows

Gender Differences Seen With General Anesthesia, Research Shows

Postoperative cognitive decline less evident in elderly males, researchers say.

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