Commonly used drugs like Tylenol have been found effective.
Used as a general anaesthetic, the drug may alleviate intractable migraines.
US anaesthesiologists have questioned the efficacy of ketamine use during surgery, stating the drug does not reduce pain during recovery or alleviate delirium as previously claimed.
There are around 200,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year. This makes HAIs the most common complication affecting patients in hospital. As well as causing unnecessary pain and suffering for patients and their families, these adverse events prolong hospital stays and are costly to the health system.1
A novel 3D modelling and printing technique has been used to create a prosthetic jaw for the first time. Shirley Anderson, an Indiana resident, was diagnosed with cancer on his tongue almost 18 years ago.
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This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on stem cell research and therapy. Read the rest of the series here.
It is ethically and legally important to respect patient’s autonomy and dignity and to always act in their best interests and avoid doing harm, writes Professor William Silvester.
At current UK government estimates, we could see up to 10 million deaths per year by 2050 from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, taking us back to the days when people died of simple infections.
Yesterday’s 2015-16 Federal Budget announcement held a lot of news for the medical sector. While we will be exploring each of the sections in further details over the next few days, here is a summary of the key points from the Government’s proposal to reduce national debt and stimulate the economy.
More good news for HIV-positive people hoping to conceive: a combination treatment that allows for natural conception may soon be available in Australia. But what will it mean for addressing the stigma attached to those living with HIV? And what about those born to HIV-positive parents?
Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests.
Infection prevention and control efforts in Australia are having a positive impact on patient outcomes and should be embraced even further.