The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

XXIst Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Hemostatic Control in the Challenging Surgery and Trauma Patient

Geneva, Switzerland / July 6-12, 2007

Editorial Overview Keyvan Karkouti, MD, FRCPC Staff Anesthesiologist UHN-Toronto General Hospital Associate Professor of Anesthesia University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 2007 Annual Meeting

New Developments in Neuromuscular Blockade

Calgary, Alberta / June 22-26, 2007

Calgary - After a period of relative inactivity, there is currently an upsurge in the research and development of promising new compounds for anesthesiology. This work touches on all the major therapeutic categories associated with this...

2007 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society

Hemostatic Therapy Advances in Trauma and Surgery

Calgary, Alberta / June 22-26, 2007

Calgary - Major bleeding substantially increases patient risk in any clinical situation, regardless of whether it is the primary problem as in hemophilia or secondary to surgery or traumatic injury. Options for controlling bleeding remain...

5th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters

Pain and Pain-associated Sleep Disturbances: Maximizing Treatment Outcomes

Istanbul, Turkey / September 13-16, 2006

Dr. Stephen Gibson, Director of Research, Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre, Victoria, Australia, noted that in the elderly there is a decline in the sensitivity to pain, but there is also a reduced tolerance to severe pain....

Euroanaesthesia 2006 Annual Meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology

Cardioprotection with Volatile Anesthetics

Madrid, Spain / June 3-6, 2006

Madrid - Experimental studies have regularly indicated that volatile anesthetics significantly protect the myocardium from ensuing ischemia-reperfusion injury in varied surgical settings independently of their known effects on myocardial...

80th Clinical and Scientific Congress of the International Anesthesia Research Society

Organ-protective Features of Halogenated Anesthetics

San Francisco, California / March 24-28, 2006

San Francisco - It is well known that volatile anesthetics protect against myocardial ischemia by means of pharmacologic preconditioning. Recent evidence has demonstrated their marked benefit on a variety of outcome parameters, including...

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