Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxious

The study noted that the patients' average expected pain rating immediately following surgery was 4.66, compared to an actual pain rating of 2.56.  Researchers believe the study results will improve the way in which medical providers explain the surgical procedure so as to alleviate unfounded anxiety

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxiousPeople experience unnecessary anxiety when thinking about post-operative pain  A recent study presented during the annual conference of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists revealed people were more afraid of surgery and pain than we would expect. Patients usually overestimate the amount of post-operative they would experience, which leads to a significant increase in their anxiety […]

Doctors baffled as 30-year-old gets addicted to an inaccessible drug

Procuring a medicinal or anaesthetic drug for addiction by a commoner is a worrisome thing. Moreover, because easy access to such drugs could have serious consequences, sometimes as severe as death. Currently admitted to a city hospital, the 30-year-old came up with an inaccessible drug's addiction

Doctors baffled as 30-year-old gets addicted to an inaccessible drug  Shiv Kumar (name changed) posed doctors with a very worrying problem. Currently admitted to a city hospital, the 30-year-old came up with an inaccessible drug’s addiction. An addiction to an anaesthetic drug among the fraternity is common, but for someone with no connection with medicine, this addiction was worrisome. Kumar is a businessman in […]

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?

In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old In dental […]