Pain and Anaesthesia

Mediclinic again recognised as SA’s top healthcare brand

Mediclinic has been recognised for the fifth year in succession as the top healthcare brand in the ‘Most Valuable Brands’ list for 2018. Mediclinic moved up...

Becoming the ‘second victim’: Most anaesthesiologists feel personally responsible for medical...

New research presented at this month's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows the frequent but little-known problem of healthcare workers being seriously emotionally and professionally affected after...

Improving patient transfer from ICU to ward: vital factors identified

A new study has identified important factors that can improve the transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general hospital ward, a...

SASA to hold roadshows to explain new fee model

 The Private Practice Business Unit of SASA will be holding roadshows to introduce and explain the SASA Event Based Contract as well as the Societal Peer...

Health Market Inquiry report postponed again!

The eagerly-awaited release of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Findings and Recommendations Report has been postponed again. The release of the report was initially...

Health Market Inquiry report postponed again!

The eagerly-awaited release of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Findings and Recommendations Report has been postponed again. The release of the report was initially...

60-day mortality not significantly lower with ECMO in ARDS

For patients with very severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), 60-day mortality is not significantly lower with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) than with continued conventional treatment,...

Cryoablation shown to be effective for cancer pain control

Laura Ferrer-Mileo, from L'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona, Spain, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify articles that evaluated the efficacy of...

Are the proposed medical schemes amendments likely to benefit members?

In the wake of reports about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposals for ushering in a new set of rules for how medical schemes operate, how are...

International anaesthesia standards updated in global effort to improve surgical care

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has launched an update of the International Standards For a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health...

International anaesthesia standards updated in global effort to improve surgical care

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has launched an update of the International Standards For a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health...

Why “sorry” is the hardest word for doctors to say

When things go wrong, appropriate communication by medical practitioners with a patient and their relatives is a skill perfected over time. When, how and in what...

New sepsis treatment guidelines focus on critical first hour

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle" of the international, evidence-based...

Spousal conflict may worsen chronic pain

For those with chronic conditions such as arthritis or diabetes, marital conflict may have physical repercussions as well, researchers have found. They found that in two...

Thyroid disease link to anxiety, depression shown

There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the...

24-26 August: South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAAPS) Congress

Contact: Carina du Plessis: carina@londocor.co.za Website: www.saaps2018.co.zaWelcome to the SAAPS Conference 2018 Dear SAAPS members, dear friends We are glad to inform you that 2018 SAAPS Congress will...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na