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Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex has been charged with murder. 106 more words

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On Dental Phobia and Sedation: How a Pickering Dentist Calms Patients

The so-called fear of the dentist may have been brought by negative images of a dentist’s role on film or by the sight of another patient being worked on in the dental chair. 136 more words

The Benj is Back!

I am thoroughly and absolutely delighted to tell you all that Benjamin the gorgeous old gerbil pulled through his sedation and is back home recovering! 109 more words

Dentist in Scranton PA: Sedation for Redheads No Different from Others

Will redheads need more sedation from a dentist in Scranton, PA or Dallas, PA?

If some reports are to be believed, yes they will. A few studies have indicated that, thanks to their melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene, redheads require 20 percent more sedative than normal. 54 more words

Our Buddy Benjamin

So soon after losing adorable gerbil Jaq we have another calamity. Old man Benjamin is at the vet with what we think is a mouth abscess. 53 more words

Remimazolam. Future sedative

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(yes it’s a cross between remifentanyl and midazolam). It’s a GABA-alpha agonist (midazolam) with the pharmocokinetic properties of remifentanyl. It metabolizes independent of the liver or kidneys and wears off in 7-8 minutes. 24 more words

New Research



From the NEJM Critical Care review series: Sedation and Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:444-454

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