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Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Posted 12 Oct 2014 by

SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 – Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3.2 million cases of anesthesia use between 2010 and 2013, and found the rate of complications decreased from 11.8 percent to 4.8 percent. The most common minor complication ...

Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair

Posted 24 Jun 2014 by

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 – Hip fracture surgery patients who are given regional anesthesia have a slightly lower risk of death and a slightly shorter hospital stay than those who receive general anesthesia, a new study shows. Regional anesthesia involves delivery of anesthesia directly to the affected part of the body without putting the patient "to sleep." Researchers analyzed data from nearly ...

Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer's Return

Posted 17 Dec 2013 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 – For men having prostate cancer surgery, the type of anesthesia doctors use might make a difference in the odds of the cancer returning, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 3,300 men who underwent prostate cancer surgery, those who were given both general and regional anesthesia had a lower risk of seeing their cancer progress than men who received only ...

General Anesthesia Not Linked to Raised Risk for Dementia

Posted 1 May 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, May 1 – Despite previous concerns, older people who receive general anesthesia are not at greater risk of developing long-term dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new study says. The study, by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., involved 900 patients over the age of 45 who had dementia, a disease that affects brain functions such as memory, language, problem-solving ...

More Health Care Professionals Abusing Anesthesia Drug: Study

Posted 26 Mar 2013 by

TUESDAY, March 26 – Abuse of the anesthesia drug propofol by health care professionals is a growing problem, a new study says. Propofol (Diprivan) is used to put patients to sleep for surgery and to sedate them for other procedures. It is widely used because it takes effect rapidly and offers patients a quick recovery time, with fewer side effects than other anesthetics. It was among the mix of ...

Accidental Awareness During Anesthesia Is Rare, Study Finds

Posted 12 Mar 2013 by

TUESDAY, March 12 – Very few surgical patients experience accidental awareness while under general anesthesia, according to a new study. The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland surveyed all senior anesthetists at National Health Service hospitals in the United Kingdom, asking them how many cases of accidental awareness during general ...

Secret of Anesthesia Revealed, Study Says

Posted 25 Oct 2012 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 25 – General anesthesia drugs really do put patients to sleep, suggests research conducted in mice. The study found that the drugs don't just turn wakefulness off, they also switch on important sleep circuits in the brain, according to the findings, which were published online Oct. 25 in the journal Current Biology. "Despite more than 160 years of continuous use in humans, we ...

Survival After General Anesthesia Vastly Improved: Study

Posted 20 Sep 2012 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 20 – The number of people who survive surgery when general anesthesia is used has improved dramatically over the past 50 years, Canadian researchers report. The improvement was noted worldwide, with most of the increases in survival seen in developed countries, the researchers added. Overall, there was a 90 percent drop in such deaths since before the 1970s. "Anesthesia safety ...

Anesthesia Before Age 3 May Raise Risk of Learning Delays: Study

Posted 20 Aug 2012 by

MONDAY, Aug. 20 – Children younger than 3 who have even one surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia may be more likely to have deficits in language and abstract reasoning at age 10, a new study suggests. Australian researchers gave neuropsychological tests to more than 2,600 children; a little more than 300 were exposed to anesthesia before the age of 3 and nearly 2,300 were not. The ...

Anesthesia in Early Childhood May Be Linked to ADHD

Posted 2 Feb 2012 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 2 – Children who have more than one surgery with general anesthesia by their second birthday might be at higher risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Mayo Clinic researchers looked through medical records of 341 children diagnosed with ADHD before age 19, to find who had undergone a surgical procedure with anesthesia before they were 2. ...

Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia

Posted 19 Oct 2011 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19 – Obese children need special attention when they undergo anesthesia, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers found that obese children with asthma suffer more complications from anesthesia than normal weight children with asthma. In the other study, researchers found that obese children require less of one type of anesthesia than normal weight kids. If a child is ...

General Anesthesia Does Not Boost Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Posted 3 Oct 2011 by

MONDAY, Oct. 3 – Among patients given general anesthesia for surgery, the length or depth of sedation was not linked to an increased risk of developing cancer within five years of the operation, Swedish researchers report. "Neither duration of anesthesia nor increased cumulative time with profound sevoflurane anesthesia was associated with an increased risk for new malignant disease within five ...

Could Surgery, Anesthesia While Very Young Hamper Kids' Development?

Posted 3 Oct 2011 by

MONDAY, Oct. 3 – Children younger than 2 who undergo multiple surgeries requiring general anesthesia may be up to three times more likely than other children to develop speech and language problems as they grow up, a new study suggests. However, experts cautioned that the finding appears to be restricted to very small children who require more than one surgery. "A single exposure to anesthesia ...

Shortage of Anesthetics Reported

Posted 10 May 2011 by

TUESDAY, May 10 – Shortages of anesthetics are rampant across the United States, according to the results of a new survey. The findings revealed that more than 90 percent of 1,373 anesthesiologists polled (including more than 1,350 from the United States) are experiencing a shortage of at least one drug. And, within the last year, 98 percent of the respondents encountered a similar problem, the ...

No Long-Term Effects Seen From Anesthesia in Infancy

Posted 29 Apr 2011 by

WEDNESDAY, April 27 – Exposing young children to a brief, single anesthetic does not seem to cause long-term harmful effects on the brain, a finding that should reassure parents, researchers say. Previous studies in young animals have found evidence that anesthetics can cause developmental and behavioral problems, but whether the same is true in young children has been uncertain. In this new ...

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