Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.
Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.
A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.
Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.
Inspect the cleanliness of surgical robotic arms with the RAC Test Kit.
When it comes to the rate of improvement and volume of upgrades, perhaps no single technology has seen as much progress as OR visualization technologies. The questions that remain for the surgical community stem from decisions on whether or not to seek the immediate upgrade or wait for the next improvement in six to 12 months.
A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.
More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.
Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. However, after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experienced a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing.
Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.
Thermoflect Heat Reflective Technology banks the patient’s radiant heat by capturing and reflecting it back to the cutaneous layer.
The third in a series of looks at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and influencing the future of surgery.
Authorities say a pregnant woman shot multiple times at a Los Angeles park is in critical condition, and police are searching for the gunman.
Special redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room.
Democratic senators would oppose a potential House bipartisan deal preventing cuts in physicians' Medicare payments if it doesn't finance a children's health program for four years, senior Senate Democratic aides said Sunday.