Medical research

Sedation method does not affect colonoscopy detection rate

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and colonoscopy is the most-used screening tool to detect it. In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Missouri School ...

Pediatrics

Guidance updated for sedation in pediatric dental patients

(HealthDay)—In conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance for monitoring and managing pediatric dental patients during sedation; the guidelines ...

Pediatrics

Ketamine + propofol speeds recovery for peds MRI sedation

(HealthDay)—Use of ketamine at induction followed by reduced propofol infusion rate for maintenance is associated with shorter recovery times for children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging with deep sedation, according ...

Other

Physician approaches to palliative sedation

Physicians take two types of approaches to palliative sedation, either mild sedation or deep sedation from the start, and it is important to understand the reasons behind each approach, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian ...

Other

Early mobilization of patients in ICU improves outcomes

Aside from the obvious and immediate health problems that patients undergoing mechanical ventilation face, those who recover often do so with profound loss of strength and mobility that can impair their daily functioning ...