When you face surgery, you might have many concerns about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe?
Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room.
Researchers have found a way to identify quickly the 5-10% of patients in whom the painkiller tramadol does not work effectively.
When infants or young children need surgery, does anesthesia affect their developing brains? With more than 1 million children under age 4 requiring anesthesia for surgery in the United States each year, the F...