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For years, physicians have been inching their way to a better understanding of how -- and how well -- the drug ketamine, a "twilight drug" used to sedate some patients before a painful procedure, can lift someone with severe depression almost...
Michael Jackson sometimes sang during concerts accompanied by his own recorded vocal track to help him perform the most physically strenuous numbers, the choreographer for what was to be his comeback shows in London testified Monday. What is known as...
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When he died, Michael Jackson had a cocktail of anti-depressant and mood drugs in his system as well as a level of the anesthetic propofol typical of a patient undergoing major surgery. The revelation came during testimony Monday in the lawsuit Jackson'...
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists. The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's...
It’s hard to imagine anything much scarier than waking up during surgery and realizing what’s going on. The bad news: It happens. The good news: Not very often — at least, in Britain — according to initial survey results...
A San Diego area man died after what was supposed to be a routine procedure to remove two wisdom teeth, his family said. Marek Lapinski, 25, began coughing during the March 21 surgery in Temecula, according to medical records his family provided Fox 5...
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists. The suit said anesthesiologists at the university&...
For most of the 60,000 or so people who go under general anesthesia each day for surgeries and other medical procedures, the drugs work well — rendering a patient unconscious, immobile and unable to feel pain, as well as ensuring that he or she...
L.A. NOWYashwant Balgiri Giri, 60, pleaded guilty to a court offer to multiple felony counts related to the sexual battery of the patients, including a 16-year-old, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Giri will have to...
L.A. NOWDaniel, a 19-month-old Masai giraffe, has died following a dental procedure similar to a root canal, Santa Barbara Zoo officials said Tuesday. Eight veterinarians and three veterinary technicians performed the surgery, which seemed to be going well...
Los Angeles TimesFourteen of Doanh Nguyen's patients have died of prescription drug overdoses since 2005, coroner's records show. But he's not to blame for any of them, he said. His practice in Orange County's Little Saigon caters to pain sufferers of all kinds....
The long-used (and abused) sedative ketamine appears to lift depression's dark veil almost instantaneously by boosting the production of a protein that helps protect and maintain brain cells and regenerate them after injury, a new study says. Ketamine...
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