Law applies to woman having the procedure at 20 weeks or later.
What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Most forearm fractures in adults result from a high impact direct blow to the forearm or from falls. Motor vehicle accidents and sports trauma are commonly responsible. When referring to forearm fractures, isolated wrist or elbow fractures are excluded. Because of the complex anatomy, fracture patterns…
What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure De Quervain’s procedure is a minor surgical intervention to excise the fibro-osseous sheath surrounding the extensor tendons of the thumb. The procedure can be done either endoscopically or open. It is considered elective out-patient surgery and typically follows failure of conservative therapy (e.g., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,…
Children with cancer who were asked to choose the type of medical support received during invasive procedures were found to be empowered and to experience reduced levels of distress.
Acute Pain, News
Regional anesthesia may aid pain management if used soon after traumatic injury of the extremities.
Pediatric Pain Management
General anesthesia during surgery at very young age may be linked to poorer brain development.
There are concerns that physician discretion in billing may be used inappropriately.
Interventional Pain Management
Use of epidural analgesia in patients with critically acute pancreatitis may reduce the 30-day mortality rates compared with the absence of a pain management strategy.
Findings from animal studies indicated that anesthetics may be neurotoxic and could result in long-term central nervous system alterations and cognitive dysfunction.
What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Anesthesia management plays a pivotal role in vitreoretinal surgery. Unexpected patient movement during delicate microscopic intraocular surgery can lead to increased intraocular pressure (IOP), choroidal hemorrhage, extrusion of intraocular contents, and loss of vision. Therefore, the avoidance of movement, coughing, and straining is essential during vitreoretinal…