Cardiology

Results from the SOLVE-TAVI trial reported

The first randomized study to compare general versus local anesthesia during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with intermediate to high surgical risk found local anesthesia to be both safe and effective. ...

Surgery

Advanced age need not deter surgery for cutaneous tumors

(HealthDay)—Surgery for cutaneous tumors under local anesthesia is as well tolerated in elderly patients 90 years and older as it is in patients aged 75 to 80 years old, according to a study published online March 21 in ...

Health

Handholding, speaking to patients reduces anxiety

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing percutaneous vertebroplasty under local anesthesia, handholding and providing spoken information correlate with reduced patient anxiety, according to a study published online Sept. 1 ...

Surgery

Researchers determine best anesthesia option for infants

Infants undergoing some types of surgery could have better recovery if they receive regional anesthesia rather than general anesthesia, according to two studies published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the ...

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