Reports and Proceedings
Residents who live within 10km of a wind farm report more sleep issues from other sources, such as insomnia, stress and snoring spouses, than the nearby wind farms, a Flinders University study has found. In a survey of over 500 South Australians, the researchers found the proportion of residents living near wind farms who reported moderate-to-severe sleep difficulties for any reason was not different compared to those living in quiet rural areas, with those living next to road traffic noise almost twice as likely to report noise-related sleep disturbance than wind farm residents.
Where does the proton get its spin? This question has puzzled physicists ever since experiments in the 1980s revealed that a proton’s constituent quarks—the most fundamental building blocks of atomic nuclei—account for only about one-third of a proton’s spin. Collisions of spin-polarized protons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, are helping to solve this mystery.
- 2021 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, no one could have predicted where we’d stand a year and a half later. But as uncertainty around health threats, mandates and work or school conditions continue, a new GeneSight Mental Health Monitor national survey finds many Americans are experiencing anxiety symptoms, but some won’t seek treatment.
SAN DIEGO – Patients who have acupuncture during total knee replacement surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting. Results of the study showed that 65% of patients who received acupuncture during surgery achieved a low-dose or opioid-free postoperative experience, compared to 9% of patients outside of the study.
SAN DIEGO – Black women are more likely than white women to experience a severe, unexpected complication during labor or delivery, particularly due to systemic inflammation, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting.
SAN DIEGO – Actively offering an influenza (flu) vaccination to children having surgery and general anesthesia increased the number of patients vaccinated by 3,500% at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting.
SAN DIEGO – Black patients are 1.5 times less likely than white patients to live independently after surgery, according to a large, first-of-its-kind study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting.
SAN DIEGO – Physician anesthesiologist-led rapid response teams led to a significant decrease in cardiac arrest and death, after a transition from nurse-only rapid response teams at the Anesthesiology Institute, Department of Intensive Care and Resuscitation, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting.
SAN DIEGO – New research suggests more than one in five “opioid-naïve” patients continue to use the pain medication three months after having a procedure, underscoring the often-overlooked role surgery plays in the opioid epidemic. Presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting, the study found smokers and people with bipolar disorder, depression or pulmonary hypertension are at highest risk.
SAN DIEGO – Providing children oral instead of intravenous (IV) acetaminophen to help manage tonsillectomy pain improves care at lower costs, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting.
SAN DIEGO – Patients who experience low blood pressure during surgery are at increased risk for postoperative delirium, according to a large study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting.