Effects of immersive virtual reality therapy on intravenous patient-controlled sedation during orthopaedic surgery under regional anesthesia: A randomized controlled trial.

Feb 25, 2020

Immersive virtual reality (IVR) is a form of distraction therapy that has shown potential as an analgesia and sedation sparing agent. This study assessed the effect of IVR on the self-administered sed...

Multiple sevoflurane exposures don't disturb the T-cell receptor repertoire in infant rhesus monkeys' thymus.

Feb 25, 2020

Multiple surgical procedures and anesthesia increase the risk of the development in children. However, the influence of such exposures on the developing childhood immunity organs is rarely reported.Hi...

The effect of preoperative erector spinae plane vs. paravertebral blocks on patient-controlled oxycodone consumption after video-assisted thoracic surgery: A prospective randomized, blinded, non-inferiority study.

Feb 25, 2020

To investigate the effective analgesia for video-assisted thoracic surgery.In this prospective non-inferiority study, we evaluated the postoperative analgesic effect of preoperative ultrasound-guided ...

Systemic administration of pentoxifylline attenuates the development of hypertension in renovascular hypertensive rats.

Feb 18, 2020

There is evidence to suggest that hypertension involves a chronic low-grade systemic inflammatory response; however, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. To further understand the role of inflammati...

Inhibitory concentration of propofol in combination with dexmedetomidine during microelectrode recording for deep brain stimulator insertion surgeries under general anesthesia.

Jan 24, 2020

Microelectrode recording (MER) for target refinement is widely used in deep brain stimulator insertion for Parkinson disease. Signals may be influenced by anesthetics when patients receive general ane...

A Novel Approach to Opioid Disposal

Jan 10, 2020

Current estimates suggest that 70-90% of opioids prescribed after surgery go unused, with most patients not disposing these medications that can become a common source of misuse and abuse, explains Ch...