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Happy Ether Day!

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

All of the advances in surgery that help so many people today would not have been possible without the discovery of anesthesia. That is exactly what we celebrate on Ether Day. Check out this interesting, quick video about how anesthesia got started. If you or your loved has ever had surgery, you have been impacted […]

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Anesthesia and Young Brains: How Safe is it?

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Is anesthesia safe for young brains? If your kid needs surgery, this difficult topic is sure to grab your attention. The FDA recently released a safety advisory on the use of General Anesthetics and Sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat […]

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Propofol: How Safe is it?

| November 23, 2014 | 13 Comments

Propofol has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. It started with the Michael Jackson tragedy, and has continued with the unfortunate events surrounding the death of Joan Rivers. The use of propofol has been implicated in both celebrity deaths. And because of the media coverage surrounding these events, there has been […]

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Codeine after Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Surgery in Kids: New FDA Warning

| March 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In August 2012, the FDA declared that it was studying the use and safety of Codeine after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in children due to cases of adverse events and deaths in this patient population. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome […]

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Itching After Anesthesia and Surgery

| February 28, 2013 | 20 Comments

Here’s another great question and answer covering itching after surgery and anesthesia. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. my sides […]

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The Types of Anesthesia: Your Definitive 5 Minute Guide

| February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Curious about the different types of anesthesia?  What is the difference between local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and conscious sedation? How about nerve blocks, spinals, and epidural anesthesia? And exactly how much alcohol is in a bier block? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. […]

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The Labor Epidural: Is it Dangerous For Me & My Baby?

| February 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Many women have had a labor epidural.  And many women have strong opinions, for and against labor epidurals.  Want to learn more?  What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the […]

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Epidural Side Effects for the Laboring Patient

| January 31, 2013 | 71 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 Getting an epidural but curious about potential epidural side effects? Your answers are here. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. […]

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Nervous About Pain After Surgery?

| October 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Pain after surgery is something that most patients are anxious about. I am having my hip replaced!? That’s bound to hurt! What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube […]

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What is Anesthesia? Get the Facts

| May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered, what is anesthesia?  Strictly speaking, it is the absence of sensation.  So when I was 16 and underwent an MRI for my knee, how much anesthesia did I receive? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. […]

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