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Propofol: How Safe is it?

| November 23, 2014 | 3 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.

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Itching After Anesthesia and Surgery

| February 28, 2013 | 16 Comments

Here’s another great question and answer covering itching after surgery and anesthesia.

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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?

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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? 

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Epidural Side Effects for the Laboring Patient

| January 31, 2013 | 60 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 Getting an epidural but curious about potential epidural side effects? Your answers are here.

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Nervous About Pain After Surgery?

| October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pain after surgery is something that most patients are anxious about. I am having my hip replaced!? That’s bound to hurt!

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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?

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Herbal Meds: Why Your Anesthesiologist Should Know

| April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bleeding Stroke Heart Attack Organ Toxicity Electrolyte Problems Prolonged Anesthesia

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