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Chewing gum could be answer to debilitating post-op nausea

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9:08 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

A simple stick of chewing gum could be the cure for debilitating post-operative nausea and two New Zealand hospitals are part of an international trial to see if gum is the answer. More >>

New Zealand gets its own surgical risk calculator

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9:06 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Unique New Zealand data has been used in a surgical risk calculator that allows patients to better understand the risks versus the benefits of their operation, taking into account their age, the type of surgery, pre-existing health conditions and ethnicity. More >>

Doctors need to get above the noise on social media

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 2:01 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Doctors need to be active on social media and other communication platforms to offset the noise of the anti-science movement according to a visiting professor of anaesthesiology, Dr Ed Mariano from Stanford University in the US. More >>

Better pain management can help NZ avoid an opioid crisis

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 1:59 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

One thing that has been learnt from the opioid epidemic in the US is that treating pain with a more multidisciplinary approach can keep patients off opioids according to a visiting Stanford University Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and ... More >>

Catching the fraudsters in medical research

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:27 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

The prestigious UK journal, Anaesthesia is uncovering scientific fraud that is triggering international investigations at the rate of one every two weeks according to its editor-in-chief, Dr Andrew Klein. Dr Klein, who is speaking at the New Zealand Anaesthesia ... More >>

Light therapy reduces ‘jet lag’ and shortens hospital stays

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 2:00 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Using light therapy during anaesthesia helps patients get over the ‘jet lag’ effect of the anaesthetic and shortens their stay in hospital after surgery, according to a ground-breaking new study. More >>

Light therapy reduces ‘jet lag’ and shortens hospital stays

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:20 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Using light therapy during anaesthesia helps patients get over the ‘jet lag’ effect of the anaesthetic and shortens their stay in hospital after surgery, according to a ground-breaking new study. A research team at University of Auckland had been ... More >>

How New Zealand can avoid a US-type opioid crisis

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:13 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthetists are key players in helping New Zealand avoid replicating the United States’ deadly opioid crisis according to a visiting Mayo Clinic specialist, Dr Steven Clendenen. More >>

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper

Monday, 15 October 2018, 7:39 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper Anaesthesia is not sleep. It’s so much deeper. This is the theme for this year’s ANZCA National Anaesthesia Day, which falls tomorrow on Tuesday, October 16. The day is organised by the Australian ... More >>

Study reveals some patients stopping wrong drugs

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 1:24 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Confusion about what medications patients can take before surgery is potentially putting them at risk a New Zealand study has found. More >>

Breakthrough blood test reveals colour of chronic pain

Sunday, 6 May 2018, 11:08 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Breakthrough blood test reveals colour of chronic pain A revolutionary on the spot blood test that identifies chronic pain by colour “biomarkers” will be revealed at a pain medicine conference in Sydney today (Sunday May 6). Australian neuroscientist ... More >>

Breast cancer surgery and chronic pain: Who is at risk?

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:01 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

An important study on why some women suffer long-term pain after breast cancer surgery is being undertaken by an Auckland anaesthetist. More >>

Environmental Sustainability Vital to Lower Health Costs

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:55 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint and taking a lead on environmental sustainability, will improve people’s health, lead to major health cost savings and has potential to improve health equity, says Dr Cambell Bennett, a specialist anaesthetist at Lakes ... More >>

Study reveals extent of cancer cases in hospital ICUs

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 1:48 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

A landmark review of more than 1.6 million admissions to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units will enable hospitals and healthcare authorities to better target management of particular cancers. More >>

Campaign advises older patients about anaesthesia issues

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:53 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

With people aged 65 and over now making up 30 per cent of New Zealand hospital admissions, a new information campaign is advising patients that ageing can make them more sensitive to anaesthetic drugs, more likely to develop complications and infections, and they ... More >>

Call for frank discussions about risks for older patients

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:52 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthetists call for frank discussions about the risks as well as benefits of operating on older patients More >>

Malignant hyperthermia very rare, say anaesthetists

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:50 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Parents can be reassured that their children are at very low risk of suffering a malignant hyperthermia reaction to an anaesthetic, says specialist anaesthetist Dr Terasa Bulger. “And should they happen to suffer such a reaction, then there is ... More >>

We need to talk about sugar

Monday, 10 July 2017, 4:18 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

We need to talk about sugar The public health risks associated with sugar are just as serious as smoking and should be treated as a priority by governments, doctors and medical specialists, a key meeting of anaesthetists has been told. According ... More >>

Media Prize For Stories On Anaesthesia Or Pain Medicine

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:03 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Journalists in Australia and New Zealand are invited to enter this year’s ANZCA Media Award. ANZCA will award a prize of $A5000 for the best news story, feature or series about anaesthesia or pain medicine that appears in print, on radio, on ... More >>

Anaesthetists join with Surgeons to build Respect

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:35 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement that confirms a collaborative approach toward building respect in the medical workplace and eliminating discrimination, ... More >>

 

 

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