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TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having emergency heart surgery is always risky, but a new case report reveals an unexpected danger: A flash fire ignited a man's chest during such a procedure.

A 60-year-old man underwent lifesaving heart surgery for a torn aorta, the main artery that carries blood away from the heart.

The patient had chronic obstructive pulmonary di...

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who are given general anesthesia for an hour are unlikely to suffer harm, but the safety of longer and repeated exposure remains unknown, a new study says.

Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the researchers didn't find any measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioral problems up to the age of 5.

"Nearly half the g...

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting women who've had a cesarean section dispense and control pain medication through a catheter reduces their use of addictive oral opioid painkillers, researchers report.

Their study included 576 women who had planned C-sections. In such cases, it's common to inject a local anesthetic and a small dose of morphine into the spinal fluid. Th...

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many first-time mothers have mistaken ideas about managing the pain of childbirth, a new survey reveals.

The survey, commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), included more than 900 U.S. mothers, 73 percent of whom had vaginal births.

While many said they had less pain than feared, many went into labor with f...

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures, a new survey shows.

More than 98 percent of anesthesiologists responding to the survey said they regularly experience shortages of these drugs.

And recent efforts by the federal governmen...

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving anesthesia before age 3 does not appear to affect a child's intelligence, according to a new study.

However, having anesthesia a number of times at a young age may affect fine motor skills, behavior and learning problems, the Mayo Clinic researchers found.

"For the majority of kids undergoing surgery, the results overall ...

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After hours of grueling labor, mothers-to-be are often thirsty and hungry. But hospital nurses usually restrict them to ice chips.

For about 1,200 women in a new study, however, access to food and drink during labor appeared to be safe.

Not only were there no additional complications in the food-and-drink patients, but researchers ...

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital operating rooms produce thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year, but changing the type of anesthesia used in surgery can help lower those emissions, researchers report.

For the study, investigators assessed the carbon footprint of operating rooms at three hospitals: Vancouver General Hospital in Canada; University of Minnesota ...

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients overestimate the amount of pain they'll experience after surgery, resulting in needless anxiety, a new study reports.

"We believe providers need to do a better job of counseling patients on realistic pain expectations," said study co-author Dr. Jaime Baratta, director of regional anesthesia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital ...

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors related to pregnancy and delivery may affect a woman's risk of having postpartum depression, a new study suggests.

The study showed that giving birth in the winter or the spring was linked to a lower risk of developing postpartum depression, as was having a baby at full-term. Using anesthesia during delivery also appears to low...

SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Giving patients acetaminophen during surgery may reduce their risk of shivering when they wake up, according to a small study.

Up to half of patients have shivers and chills when they regain consciousness after surgery. The cause is unknown, but may be linked to the body cooling down, according to the study author...

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lying down after an epidural increases a first-time mother's chances of having a normal birth, a new study suggests.

With an epidural, a tube is inserted into a space below the spinal cord, and small doses of painkillers can be given during childbirth.

More than 50 percent of U.S. women in labor have an epidural for pain relief, ac...

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Epidurals are a popular form of pain control for women during labor, but they've long been blamed for hindering progress in the delivery room.

However, new research challenges this widely held belief, suggesting that epidurals have no effect on how long labor lasts -- or when babies are born.

"We found that exchanging the epidural a...

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who receive general anesthesia for surgery before they're 1 year old may have less white matter in their brains, a small study suggests.

The researchers said they also found that the integrity, or structure, of the white matter might have been affected.

White matter is tissue that connects different parts of the brain.

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MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine may help patients wake up more quickly after general anesthesia, an animal study suggests.

Adult rats were given a 3 percent concentration of a general anesthetic for one hour to simulate effects of a brief surgical procedure. During the last 10 minutes of anesthetic exposure, they received an injection of either caffeine or a salt so...