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Malignant Hyperthermia Guidelines Updated by MHAUS

February 2015

Anesthesiology practices are challenged by the rare but life-threatening disorder of malignant hyperthermia, which is typically triggered by the use of volatile anesthetic gases (e.g., sevoflurane) or depolarizing muscle relaxants ...
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  • Malignant Hyperthermia Guidelines Updated by MHAUS

    February 2015

    Anesthesiology practices are challenged by the rare but life-threatening disorder of malignant hyperthermia, which is typically triggered by the use of volatile anesthetic gases (e.g., sevoflurane) or depolarizing muscle relaxants ...
    read more

  • C. difficile Infection Takes Bigger Toll in Elderly

    February 2015

    One of the challenges in managing patients infected with Clostridium difficile is identifying those most at risk for dying of the disease and treating them appropriately.
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  • Insufflating Gas Pressures Can Exceed Margin of Safety

    February 2015

    Despite technological advances that have substantially improved the safety of gastrointestinal endoscopy in recent years, the risk for fatal gas embolism from insufflating gas—although extremely rare—is still present.
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