Monday, April 25, 2005

Dexmedetomidine and Awake Fiberoptic Intubation for Possible Cervical Spine Myelopathy

For many anesthesiologists, awake fiberoptic endotracheal intubation (AFOBI) is the preferred method of intubation when treating patients with symptoms or signs of cervical spinal cord compression....Dexmedetomidine provided adequate sedation...
( Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 17(2):97-99, April 2005)

Sunday, April 17, 2005

ERC Philips introduces rugged, easy-to-use HeartStart FRx Defibrillator

Andover, Mass., USA - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its HeartStart FRx Defibrillator that is designed for reliability, exceptional ruggedness, and ease of use....

AMA: CME: Pain Management: Pathophysiology of Pain and Pain Assessment

Pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek medical attention and one of the most prevalent medical complaints in the US;9 out of 10 Americans aged 18 or older suffer pain at least once a month, and 42% experience it every day.3 Consequently, physicians and other practitioners need education to assist in developing the skills needed to evaluate and manage patients with pain.
Pain Management: Pathophysiology of Pain and Pain Assessment

Delayed hypersensitivity due to epidural block with ropivacaine -- BMJ

A 74-year-old with a history of postherpetic neuralgia presents with purpuric rash on the legs and a widespread blotchy erythema on the trunk and arms 2 weeks after underoing an epidural block. This case reviews test findings.

Difficult Airway Society Equipment

Difficult Airway Society Equipment