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The branch of medicine that is focused on the relief of pain in the perioperative period (i.e. before, during or after a surgical procedure) is known as anesthesiology. The medicaments administered are termed anesthesia and the doctor who is trained in this specialty is referred to as an anesthesiologist
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Use of major opioid drugs combined with a history of previous relapse increased the likelihood of another relapse

Use of major opioid drugs combined with a history of previous relapse increased the likelihood of another relapse

St. John's wort increases effectiveness of Plavix

St. John's wort increases effectiveness of Plavix

Protein may provide a powerful new therapeutic tool for fighting kidney failure

Protein may provide a powerful new therapeutic tool for fighting kidney failure

Early epidurals do not increase risk of Cesarean delivery

Early epidurals do not increase risk of Cesarean delivery

New way to assess the potentially damaging effects of prenatal drug exposure

New way to assess the potentially damaging effects of prenatal drug exposure

Acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy

Acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy

Younr black people experience the most pain

Younr black people experience the most pain

Women need less morphine after hysterectomies with new treatment

Women need less morphine after hysterectomies with new treatment

Children level of anxiety prior to surgery is predictive of behavioral changes

Children level of anxiety prior to surgery is predictive of behavioral changes

Simple and inexpensive interventions can cut the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections

Simple and inexpensive interventions can cut the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections

Researchers have found that a blood-reduction program in cardiac surgery results in a reduced need for transfusions

Researchers have found that a blood-reduction program in cardiac surgery results in a reduced need for transfusions

Researchers use brain cells to correct involuntary muscle spasms in rats with ischemic spinal cord injury

Researchers use brain cells to correct involuntary muscle spasms in rats with ischemic spinal cord injury

Research in children has shown that blood loss after heart surgery can be minimized if fresh whole blood is used for transfusions

Research in children has shown that blood loss after heart surgery can be minimized if fresh whole blood is used for transfusions

Low-dose infusion of ketamine completely relieves pain of complex regional pain syndrome

Low-dose infusion of ketamine completely relieves pain of complex regional pain syndrome

Acupuncture more effective at reducing nausea and vomiting after major breast surgery than the leading medication

Acupuncture more effective at reducing nausea and vomiting after major breast surgery than the leading medication

Solid evidence that best treatment for multiple sclerosis is pregnancy

Solid evidence that best treatment for multiple sclerosis is pregnancy

Research could lead to ways to prevent arrhythmias

Research could lead to ways to prevent arrhythmias

Study shows blood transfusions during heart surgery appear to increase death risk

Study shows blood transfusions during heart surgery appear to increase death risk

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart