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Physician-researchers find link between 'dry eye' and chronic pain syndromes

Physician-researchers find link between 'dry eye' and chronic pain syndromes

Physician-researchers with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of UHealth--the University of Miami Health System, have found a link between "dry eye" and chronic pain syndromes -- a finding that suggests that a new paradigm is needed for diagnosis and treatment to improve patient outcomes. [More]

UAB announces ASA endorsement of MOCA simulation course

The UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine has announced American Society of Anesthesiology endorsement of the UAB simulation program. [More]
Discovery Life's new unscripted docudrama series highlights lifesaving work by SOM and Shock Trauma caregivers

Discovery Life's new unscripted docudrama series highlights lifesaving work by SOM and Shock Trauma caregivers

Discovery Life's new unscripted docudrama series Shock Trauma: Edge of Life follows a team of medical professionals at the world-renown R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland ("Shock Trauma"). [More]
Toronto researchers reveal how opioids interfere with breathing mechanism

Toronto researchers reveal how opioids interfere with breathing mechanism

University of Toronto researchers on a quest to make opioid drugs less lethal have discovered a window of opportunity: a tiny channel in the brain where opioids interfere with the breathing mechanism. [More]
Stanford study finds that overprescription of opioids goes beyond ‘pill mill’ prescribers

Stanford study finds that overprescription of opioids goes beyond ‘pill mill’ prescribers

Most prescriptions for opioid painkillers are made by the broad swath of U.S. general practitioners, not by a limited group of specialists, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]
BD announces launch of BD FACSCelesta flow cytometer during ASCB annual meeting

BD announces launch of BD FACSCelesta flow cytometer during ASCB annual meeting

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the BD FACSCelesta flow cytometer during the 2015 American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting. Uniquely designed to leverage the broad BD Horizon Brilliant reagent portfolio, this new system offers simultaneous measurement of up to 14 different single cell characteristics. [More]
Study: Spanish-speaking Hispanic women less likely to use neuraxial analgesia during labor

Study: Spanish-speaking Hispanic women less likely to use neuraxial analgesia during labor

Why do Hispanic women have reduced rates of epidural or spinal (neuraxial) analgesia during labor? Language barriers may be a key factor, according to a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. [More]
Providing novice surgeons with regular feedback can help prevent blood clots among hospitalized patients

Providing novice surgeons with regular feedback can help prevent blood clots among hospitalized patients

A study of general surgery residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that in the efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots among hospitalized patients, regular, one-on-one feedback and written report cards work a lot better than the usual group lectures that newly minted surgeons receive as part of their training. [More]
CareFusion obtains two FDA clearances for spine augmentation devices

CareFusion obtains two FDA clearances for spine augmentation devices

CareFusion, a BD company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared two 510(k)s for its spine augmentation devices. [More]
New study may help doctors to better treat children who cope with chronic pain

New study may help doctors to better treat children who cope with chronic pain

A new study describes the development of pediatric pain measures for a National Institutes of Health Initiative aimed at helping doctors better evaluate and therefore better treat children who cope with chronic pain. Based on face-to-face interviews with pediatric patients, the study better captured the young patient's perspective of living with chronic pain. [More]
Air evacuations may pose significant added risk to patients with traumatic brain injury

Air evacuations may pose significant added risk to patients with traumatic brain injury

Over the past 15 years, more than 330,000 U.S. soldiers have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is one of the leading causes of death and disability connected to the country's recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many of these patients were evacuated by air from these countries to Europe and the U.S. for further treatment. In general, these patients were flown quickly to hospitals outside the battle zone, where more extensive treatment was available. [More]
Project sets out to explore impact of solutions that involve patient-oriented intensive care environment

Project sets out to explore impact of solutions that involve patient-oriented intensive care environment

The project sets out to study the impact of solutions that involve a patient-oriented intensive care environment, and avoid the use of additional medication. [More]
Simple blood test may predict speed of recovery from postoperative pain and dysfunction

Simple blood test may predict speed of recovery from postoperative pain and dysfunction

A simple blood test taken before surgery may predict how quickly patients recover from their procedure, suggests a new study in the December issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. [More]
Two American Academy of Pain Medicine leaders receive NIH Director's Award

Two American Academy of Pain Medicine leaders receive NIH Director's Award

The American Academy of Pain Medicine announced today that its Immediate Past President Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, was awarded the highly prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's Award in recognition of his leadership role on the National Pain Strategy. [More]
Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

A “secret shopper” style study by researchers at Johns Hopkins analyzing foot traffic in and out of operating rooms suggests that for the sake of patient safety, OR teams may want to stay put more often. [More]
Study compares new cardiopulmonary resuscitation with standard CPR in cardiac arrest

Study compares new cardiopulmonary resuscitation with standard CPR in cardiac arrest

Continuous chest compression, touted as the new way to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was not an improvement over standard CPR, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. The University of Alabama at Birmingham was one of eight United States and Canadian universities involved in the study, the largest such study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ever conducted. [More]
Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Inhaled anesthetics are fairly common all over the world for minor and extensive surgical procedures in patients of all age groups. In the olden days when anesthesia was first developed, ether was the first inhaled anesthetic. That has been replaced, with the more recent discoveries of sevoflurane, isoflurane, and desflurane. [More]
CareFusion to display new respiratory solutions at AARC Congress

CareFusion to display new respiratory solutions at AARC Congress

CareFusion, a BD company, will be displaying new respiratory solutions that are designed to put patients first, whether ventilated or breathing on their own, at the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress being held Nov. 7-10 in Tampa, Fla. [More]
UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece to be honored with 2015 David E. Rogers Award

UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece to be honored with 2015 David E. Rogers Award

The Association of American Medical Colleges announced today that University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, will receive the 2015 David E. Rogers Award, which honors a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people. He will be presented the Award on November 8, 2015 at the AAMC's Annual Awards Event. [More]
BD reports quarterly adjusted revenues of $3.067 billion for fourth fiscal quarter 2015

BD reports quarterly adjusted revenues of $3.067 billion for fourth fiscal quarter 2015

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly adjusted revenues of $3.067 billion for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2015, an increase of 39.3 percent over the prior-year period as reported, or 49.1 percent on a currency-neutral basis. [More]
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