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 ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Lidocaine spray effective anesthesia in LEEP

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), a lidocaine spray is safe and effective for local anesthesia, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Oncology & Cancer

New technique alleviates painful bone metastases

A high-dose of ultrasound targeted to painful bone metastases appears to quickly bring patients relief, and with largely tolerable side effects, according to new research presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists at ...

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