Intranasal Dexmedetomidine 

Intranasal dexmedetomidine is a sedative agent that has recently gained popularity in pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia. Dexmedetomidine is a highly lipophilic agent, allowing rapid absorption through the nasal mucosa…

Emerging Healthcare Problems for Americans 

The COVID-19 public health emergency has left a lasting impression on the healthcare industry. Sustained fissures in the infrastructure of the healthcare system are impacting care-seekers, as unprecedented respiratory disease…

Health Concerns of Artificial Sweeteners 

Artificial sweeteners are low- or no-calorie additives often found in sodas and other highly processed foods like yogurt, granola bars, cereal, or microwaveable meals (Bendix, 2022). They are also sold…

Nalbuphine for Analgesia

Nalbuphine is an intravenous medication that is used for analgesia or as an adjuvant to anesthesia [1]. It is often used as an alternative to opioids, owing to its robust…

OR Provider-to-Patient Ratio

The provider-to-patient ratio reflects the number of patients that healthcare providers attend to over the course of an average day. This ratio tends to differ across provider type, whether anesthesiologist,…

New Omicron Subvariants: BA.4 and BA.5 

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on November 24, 2021, by a viral surveillance organization from South Africa.1 The earlier subvariants of…

Intravenous vs. Mask Induction of Anesthesia 

Inhalation or “volatile” anesthetics are a popular choice in the operating room.

Around the globe, approximately 230 million surgeries involving general anesthesia occur each year (1). General anesthesia provides the analgesia and unconsciousness required for many surgical procedures. Several different agents can…

Propofol Neuroexcitation 

Propofol is an intravenous drug that is widely used for anesthesia and sedation in surgeries and other interventional procedures [1]. It exerts its sedative effects through interacting with GABAA receptors;…

Heart Attack Prevention with Aspirin 

Aspirin is commonly used to reduce fever and/or relieve mild to moderate pain, such as from headaches, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and muscle aches, similar to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)….

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