HERBAL MEDICATIONSâ€”'NATURAL DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN SAFE'
- Topical anaesthesia in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Chuah, S.Y.; Crowson, C.P.; Dronfield, M.W. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/21/91, Vol. 303 Issue 6804, p695
Examines the use of topical anesthesia in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Performance of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy on sedated patients; Effect of sedation on endoscopy toleration; Possibility of increased risk of aspiration with the anesthetized pharynx.
- More endoscopies in the US are using costly anaesthesia. // Gastrointestinal Nursing;Apr2012, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p6
The article reports a study by Dr. Hangsheng Liu and colleagues of analysis of insurance and Medicare claims between 2003 and 2009, which concluded that expensive anaesthesia is used in endoscopies in the United States rather than making use of sedation.
- Ayurvedic medicine and anaesthesia. Pradhan, Sameer L.; Pradhan, Priya S. // Indian Journal of Anaesthesia;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p334
The use of herbal medicines has increased dramatically over the past few years. The United States alone noted a 380% increase in the consumption of these products. Although the common practice of taking over-the-counter herbal soups, herbal teas and other such prepacked preparations was not...
- a national survey of certified registered Nurse Anesthetists' knowledge, beliefs, and assessment of herbal supplements in the anesthesia setting. Temple, Michael Davis; Fagerlund, Kathleen; Saewyc, Elizabeth // AANA Journal;Oct2005, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p368
This study explored Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (CRNAs') knowledge about 8 common herbal supplements that potentially cause perioperative complications, beliefs regarding herbal supplementâ€”anesthesia interactions, and preoperative assessment practices. A multiple-choice...
- Chapter 30: ANESTHESIA. Berman, Joel // Comprehensive Breast Care;2000, p243
This chapter answers questions about the use of anesthesia in the surgery of breast cancer patients. Pre-operative evaluation gives you an opportunity to discuss your medical history, various anesthetic options and their risks, and pertinent questions of concern with your anesthesiologist. Most...
- The technique of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy: resection, clipping and cautery. J. Rennie; C.-C. Lin; A. E. P. Cameron // Clinical Autonomic Research;Dec2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 13, p0
Three authors describe their individual technique for performing ETS. These are 1) a two-port approach under singlelung ventilation using a double-lumen tube and cutting the chain, 2) a two-port approach under endotracheal or mask anesthesia and clipping of the chain, and 3) a single-port...
- Nurse-administered propofol sedation without anesthesia specialists in 9152 endoscopic cases in an ambulatory surgery center. Walker, John A.; McIntyre, Robert D.; Schleinitz, Paul F.; Jacobson, Kris N.; Haulk, Anthony A.; Adesman, Peter; Tolleson, Shelley; Parent, Robyn; Donnelly, Rosie; Rex, Douglas K. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2003, Vol. 98 Issue 8, p1744
: ObjectiveNarcotics and benzodiazepines are commonly used for sedation for endoscopy in the United States. Propofol has certain advantages over narcotics and benzodiazepines, but its use is often controlled by anesthesia specialists. This report describes our experience with dosage, safety,...
- Complications after outpatient upper GI endoscopy in children: 30-day follow-up. Ammar, M. Samer; Pfefferkorn, Marian D.; Croffie, Joseph M.; Gupta, Sandeep K.; Corkins, Mark R.; Fitzgerald, Joseph F. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul2003, Vol. 98 Issue 7, p1508
: ObjectivesUpper GI endoscopy (UGE) is a common procedure performed for evaluation and treatment of various upper GI tract disorders in children. Limited comprehensive data are available on the complications of UGE in adults and particularly in children. The goals of this study were to identify...
- JAMA: Increase seen in use of anesthesiologists to provide sedation during endoscopies, colonoscopies. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;3/28/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article focuses on a study published in the periodical "Journal of the American Medical Association," according to which the use of anesthesia services to provide sedation during endoscopies and colonoscopies increased substantially between 2003 and 2009.