anesthesiology

There is a school of thought that says redheads require more local anesthetic to manage pain, as well as increased amounts of general anesthesia to induce unconsciousness, than the rest of the population

By Ask the Doctors • July 1, 2022

Dr. Robert Eldridge helped start an IV on a very hard stick patient. It was not his patient and he stayed after his shift to help out. The patient was very thankful that Dr. Eldridge got it on the first attempt, thus saving him unnecessary pain. Thanks again Dr. Eldridge [...]

By vnguye19 • March 31, 2019

I am 51 and have a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma, and just underwent a central neck dissection, right modified radical neck dissection. During a previous surgery, I had a total thyroidectomy and had a difficult recovery due to issues with the breathing tube. So I was dreading this procedure, [...]

By Lucky Traveler • January 18, 2018

New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • December 19, 2017

As we’ve seen from the much-reported rise in abuse of prescription opioids, use of the painkillers can be fatal when not properly managed. But even under the careful supervision of a physician, opioid use can cause a less severe problem – opioid-induced constipation, leading to delays in a patient’s [...]

By Phil Hampton • June 26, 2016