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Honoring An MH Pioneer

by Guest Contributor

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 /

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Dr. Beverly Britt was a very significant contributor to important discoveries about malignant hyperthermia during her Professorship at the University of Toronto. Beverly was a dear friend of mine and was helpful to me as I started my career working with physicians; especially anesthesiologists.  Beverly died at her home in …

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NAMH Registry of MHAUS Seeks New Location

by Dianne Daugherty, MHAUS Executive Director

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 /

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The Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) is searching for a supportive location to house the North American MH Registry of MHAUS (Registry). Recent events have compelled MHAUS to relocate the Registry for the present, but MHAUS’ ultimate goal is to assure continuation of a solid location to …

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CMS reported MH related deficiencies; are YOU ready?

by MHAUS Staff

Thursday, May 26, 2016 /

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From 2011 through 2015, CMS inspection findings at various health systems revealed "deficiencies" related to MH preparedness.  ARE YOU READY FOR MH?  Consider bringing one of MHAUS’ MH Experts to your facility to assure your plan of action is designed to address all areas of concern and you are appropriately …

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ASPAN partners with MHAUS

by MHAUS Staff

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 /

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The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) has partnered with the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) to offer MHAUS membership benefits to active ASPAN members at a reduced rate. “For many years, ASPAN has supported and upheld the mission of MHAUS, and remains focused on assuring their …

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Survey of Long-Term Sequelae in Survivors of a Malignant Hyperthermia Reaction

by Guest Contributor

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 /

Tagged: General ·

Werneid, K., & Brandom, B. (2016). Survey of Long-Term Sequelae in Survivors of a Malignant Hyperthermia Reaction. Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 06(01), 1–7. http://doi.org/10.4236/ojanes.2016.61001 When researching malignant hyperthermia, there is ample information on causes, signs, symptoms, treatments, etc. Until now, there have been no studies examining any long term sequelae …

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Long Term Oral Dantrolene Improved Muscular Symptoms in a Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptible Individual

by Guest Contributor

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 /

Tagged: General ·

Butala, B. N., Kang, A., Guron, J., & Brandom, B. W. (2016). Long term oral Dantrolene Improved Muscular Symptoms in a Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptible Individual. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3(1), 115–119. http://doi.org/10.3233/JND-150130 A recent case report presented a patient with a significant family history of MH who had frequent symptoms …

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Malignant Hyperthermia: Colleagues of a Common Cause

by Guest Contributor

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 /

Tagged: General ·

Ramesh M. Singa MD, MHS; Cristina G. Pamaar MD Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ 07039 American and Filipino forces came together in Iloilo City, Philippines, on 8 January 2016. The group of healthcare professionals from the United States was led by Saint Barnabas …

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From the OR to the ER: a case of MH

by Guest Contributor

Thursday, February 25, 2016 /

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Reprinted with permission from Outpatient Surgery Magazine Marsha Thornhill, MD, the director of anesthesia at the Teaneck (N.J.) Surgical Center, helped save an 18-year-old patient’s life 7 years ago. The patient was having a rhinoplasty at a 1-room office-based plastic surgery center. The case was going very well, Dr. Thornhill …

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Partner Membership Between MHAUS and AAAA

by MHAUS Staff

Thursday, February 25, 2016 /

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The American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) has partnered with the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) to offer MHAUS membership benefits to active AAAA members at a reduced rate. 2016 AAAA President, Timothy Goodridge CAA states “The partnership between AAAA and MHAUS is an incredible opportunity that …

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Intra-operative presentation of MH leads to diagnosis of King-Denborough Syndrome

by Guest Contributor

Monday, February 22, 2016 /

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We present the novel case report of a child with undiagnosed myopathy with physical characteristics of King-Denborough syndrome (KDS), a congenital myopathy associated with dysmorphic features and musculoskeletal abnormalities (1), who developed Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) intra-operatively. Neurology work-up identified the child with KDS, further confirmed by presence of pathological Ryanodine …

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