Keeping Patients Awake During Surgery?

Anesthesiologists’ Vital Roles in All Anesthetic Procedures Think anesthesiologists only keep patients “asleep” during surgical procedures? An “awake craniotomy” performed on Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy on June 2, 2008 should challenge that notion.

Levitronix CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System

Levitronix CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System: CentriMag Primary Console (with v200 Application Software) Audience: Cardiothoracic healthcare professionals, perfusionists, hospital risk managers, biomedical engineers

Sleeping With a Pacifier Lowers SIDS Risk

Babies should be put to sleep on their backs and offered a pacifier, and they should not sleep overnight in the same bed with their parents, according to surprising new guidelines designed to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

SIDS Cases Rise During Winter

Don't cover babies with extra blankets or clothes during winter because of the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). That advice comes from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Longer SIDS Risk for Premature Babies

Premature babies may be at risk for SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) longer than full-term babies, a new study shows. SIDS is the sudden, unexpected death of a baby less than 1 year old with no explanation from a thorough investigation.

SIDS Risk Higher in Infants of HIV-Positive Women Who Use Opiates

Risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is 69 times higher for babies of HIV-positive women who used opiates during pregnancy than in the general population of similarly aged infants, Swiss researchers report in the November issue of the Archives of the Disease in Childhood. Increased SIDS risk did not appear to be mediated by […]

The Effect of Live Classical Piano Music on the Vital Signs of Patients Undergoing Ophthalmic Surger

AbstractContext: Music and surgery.Objective: To determine the effect of live classical piano music on vital signs of patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery.Design: Retrospective case series.Setting and Patients: 203 patients who underwent various ophthalmologic procedures in a period during which a piano was present in the operating room of St. Francis Medical Center. [Note: St. Francis Medical […]