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Imagine you’re lying on an operating table undergoing surgery but before it’s over, you wake up. It’s not a pleasant thought but it can happen.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists - ANESTHESIOLOGY 2015 - Comparisons of EEG Measures of Hypnosis

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American Society of Anesthesiologists - ANESTHESIOLOGY 2015

Comparisons of EEG Measures of Hypnosis and Anti-Nociception in Response to Stimuli During Propofol Remifentanil Anesthesia.

While you weren't sleeping: when anaesthesia doesn't work

When it comes to horrific scenarios, 'waking up' while undergoing surgery is one we all want to avoid. But what do we know about anaesthesia and how can specialists ensure it's working?

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Conscious decisions

Since modern anaesthesia was first employed 171 years ago to lessen the pain of surgery, the true nature of human consciousness and unconsciousness has remained a scientific mystery. Now, armed with one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic instruments and the rarest naturally occurring gas, a team of Australian scientists are proposing to reveal the way our brain activity is transformed when we descend into unconsciousness.

Impelled by media horror stories of patients ‘awake under the knife’ and by resulting insurance claims and psychological trauma, a 30-year global research effort has so far failed to disclose exactly how anaesthetic drugs act upon the brain, the mind and the state of consciousness – despite the millions of operations performed with them around the world every day.

INNOVATIONS IN ANAESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY

A CMR INSIGHT INTO THE VIEWS AND NEEDS OF EUROPEAN ANAESTHETISTS

Creative Medical Research is a market research company specialising exclusively in medical devices. Anaesthesia is a sector where the company is very well versed and regularly conducts surveys across the whole of the EU, North America, Japan and the Emerging Markets.
In a true Spirit of Enquiry CMR took a stand at ESA last year in Paris and explored future trends in anaesthesia amongst the visiting attendees at the Conference.

The results of this research are available free of charge from: sarah.mackinnon@creativemedicalresearch.com

However, the world of medical devices is constantly changing and in order to keep manufacturers up to date CMR has recently conducted a survey with 100+ European anaesthesiologists to gain their views on the future landscape of technology within anaesthesiology.

The report on this survey is attached.
 

Innovation Australia Award 2011

Cortical Dynamics Ltd is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for the health category in the Australian Innovation Challenge.

Brain monitor puts patients at ease

Swinburne Magazine

Key points

  • A Swinburne researcher and his commercial partner have developed a brain monitoring system to improve  the safety and recovery of people undergoing surgery 
  • Anaesthetists are constrained by current technology, which cannot separately monitor consciousness and pain in patients
  • Investors are being sought for the technology to be on the market by 2013

“I felt my chest being cut open and blood being mopped away. I heard and felt the saw cutting through my chest bone,” Norman Dalton told the UK's The Independent newspaper in 2004 in a harrowing account of his heart bypass operation.