Tracking brain activity patterns may lead to better dosing and control of anesthesia.
A new study records for the first time what happens to brain cells when patients go under.
The evolutionary link between acquiring good information and survival may have given rise to both consciousness and the pleasure of problem-solving
Increasingly, research finds that exposure to anesthesia in early childhood may have long-term effects on kids’ brain development.
A new study finds that children who have multiple surgeries early on have a higher risk of learning disabilities later.
Ritalin (methylphenidate), the stimulant drug commonly used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, may speed recovery from anesthesia, according to new research in rats that found that animals awakened from anesthesia …
About one in 1,000 surgery patients experience the trauma of awareness during anesthesia, and later remember feeling pain and distress during their operation. Many go on to develop symptoms of posttraumatic stress. So hospitals …
People have always been afraid of general anesthesia. Many fear they won’t wake up from this “artificial sleep” — actually more of a coma, albeit drug-induced and reversible.
What happens to your brain as it slips into unconsciousness? A new technique allows researchers to view real-time 3-D images of a patient undergoing anesthesia using the drug propofol, and the findings show that consciousness …
Every day, some 60,000 patients enter a state more like coma than sleep when they undergo general anesthesia — according to an unsettling study published Dec. 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine.