Anesthesia

Publication Title: 
Anesthesia and Analgesia

Hypnosis is a nonpharmacologic means for managing adverse surgical side effects. Typically, reviews of the hypnosis literature have been narrative in nature, focused on specific outcome domains (e.g., patients' self-reported pain), and rarely address the impact of different modes of the hypnosis administration. Therefore, it is important to take a quantitative approach to assessing the beneficial impact of adjunctive hypnosis for surgical patients, as well as to examine whether the beneficial impact of hypnosis goes beyond patients' pain and method of the administration.

Author(s): 
Montgomery, Guy H.
David, Daniel
Winkel, Gary
Silverstein, Jeffrey H.
Bovbjerg, Dana H.
Publication Title: 
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology

Acupuncture and related techniques are increasingly practised in anaesthesia. This paper reviews the current evidence and applicability of acupuncture and related techniques for anaesthetic procedures and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Recent evidence suggests that manual acupuncture is effective for reducing preoperative anxiety and for postoperative pain relief. Current available data do not support the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to the general anaesthetic in the intraoperative setting.

Author(s): 
Lee, Anna
Chan, Simon
Publication Title: 
Gesnerus

The nightshades (solanaceae) were used as intoxicants since the ancient civilizations and are still in use today. Their alkaloids, atropine and scopolamine, were the major active substances of the ointments of witches, of medieval "anaesthetics", and of modern poisons for murder. In a medium dose-range the predominant symptoms are hallucinations and illusions. This explains the use of nightshades in fortune-telling and religious rituals. In higher doses the alkaloids produce coma and apnea. Scopolamine enjoyed a particular popularity as a poison for murder.

Author(s): 
Müller, J.
Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

Surgery for the aged presents a special challenge for all members of the hospital team. The tone of a geriatric hospital is unique. It has usually been adapted specifically for the needs of the elderly. Quiet kindness replaces excessive urgency; a slower time scale allows unrushed opportunities for patient care and contact; and a friendly family spirit helps replace what is missing in the lives of many elderly patients.

Author(s): 
Moore, A. R.
Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

Surgery for the aged presents a special challenge for all members of the hospital team. The tone of a geriatric hospital is unique. It has usually been adapted specifically for the needs of the elderly. Quiet kindness replaces excessive urgency; a slower time scale allows unrushed opportunities for patient care and contact; and a friendly family spirit helps replace what is missing in the lives of many elderly patients.

Author(s): 
Moore, A. R.
Publication Title: 
Paediatric Anaesthesia

BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction has a positive impact on clinical care. Different strategies, such as questionnaires, have been developed to evaluate and improve patient satisfaction. A validated pediatric anesthesia questionnaire previously showed the importance of perioperative care built upon a relationship of trust between healthcare providers and children and parents, and a comfortable environment in which satisfactory answers are provided. However, the questionnaire was validated in English, and no research exists on the use of satisfaction questionnaires in Spanish.

Author(s): 
Zauner, Angela
Pinilla, Alvaro
Benitez, Daniel
Tellez, Alejandra
Romero, David
Suarez, Ana
LÛpez, Vanessa
Hermida, Eduardo
Publication Title: 
Fiziologicheski? zhurnal SSSR imeni I. M. Sechenova
Author(s): 
Petrova, M. K.
Publication Title: 
British Medical Bulletin
Author(s): 
Duncum, B. M.
Publication Title: 
Ars Medici
Author(s): 
Meng, H.
Publication Title: 
Minnesota Medicine
Author(s): 
Hannah, H. B.

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