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  • n  absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness

  • Reason: continuous caudal analgesia relaxes the mother's muscles so that the baby does not take such a beating in being born.
  • But sensitivity to anesthesia which numbs the senses and sensitivity to analgesia painkillers are completely different things.
  • This is particularly true when it comes to pain reduction, or analgesia; patients who believe they are being given powerful medication for pain will actually experience a drop in .
News & Articles

  • High rates of burnout and depression among anesthesia residents
    ( Wolters Kluwer Health ) Residents in anesthesiology training programs have high rates of burnout and depression, reports a survey study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society.
    June 20, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Reports of retained guidewires draw attention to 'never events' in anesthesia
    ( Wolters Kluwer Health ) Retention of guidewires used to place central venous catheters is a complication that is considered always preventable -- but nevertheless still happens, according to a report in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society.
    June 20, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Quotes

  • Elisabeth Moss in Houston Chronicle
    Kartheiser recalls a scene: "I had a disease called congenital analgesia, which means I couldn't feel anything. My character was always burning himself with cigarettes and saying, 'Whatever.' And I was supposed to be in love with you," says...
  • Vincent Kartheiser in Kansas City Star
    By being an advocate for their child and requesting that pain management be taken seriously, such as requesting the use of a new fast-acting analgesia for blood draws and IV insertions, parents now have access to a broad range of helpful... William Sears http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sears_(physician)&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHcow4PdkIM94N3FhR_0zjdV63Ifw Earthtimes (press release) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/child-life-council-urges-parents,553557.shtml&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE5rJ-XIxWv8Muq4952JS4GODtBJw Sep 24, 2008 3561 5203 analgesia Kartheiser recalled a scene: I had a disease called congenital analgesia, which means I couldn't feel anything. My character was always burning himself with cigarettes and saying, 'Whatever.' "

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