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The use of emergency medical cooling system pads in the treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia

by Guest Contributor

Monday, May 11, 2015 /

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Hendrik L. Dhaese", Patrick R. Martens 8 , Nicolas H. Miiller 8 , Isabelle M. Casier", Jan Paul J. Mulier a and Luc Heytens b a Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, Campus Brugge, Brugge and "Universiteit Antwerpen, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, …

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MHAUS President’s Challenge Nearly Met!

by Dianne Daugherty, MHAUS Executive Director

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 /

Tagged: Update on MH and MHAUS ·

Were you interested to know the results of the MHAUS President’s Challenge issued toward the end of November 2014 and was open through December 25, 2014? The challenge was ALMOST met completely!  We received donations equaling about 90% of the challenge, or $4,480 .  Thus, the total amount received will …

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Your Donations Save Lives!

by Dianne Daugherty, MHAUS Executive Director

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 /

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Giving blood to the Red Cross has been a “norm” for me and the positive feeling from helping where I can is always personally uplifting. Recently though, the Red Cross sent me an email to share just where my blood went and how it specifically helped patients in my local …

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Anesthesia Provider Malignant Hyperthermia Experiences Survey

by Guest Contributor

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 /

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There is currently an online survey endorsed by the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States entitled:  "Survey of the Experiences and Practice related to Malignant Hyperthermia among Anesthesia Providers". The purpose of the survey is to develop a greater understanding of the experiences and practice of anesthesia providers in …

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Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Year End Review

by Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 /

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As the calendar year comes to a close, I would like to take a few minutes of your time to highlight some of the activities and programs that MHAUS has either introduced or amplified over the past year and point out some of the scientific advances related to MH and …

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Remarks made at the MHAUS reception, December 14, 2014

by MHAUS Staff

Monday, December 29, 2014 /

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I would like to welcome you to the first MHAUS reception at the NY Post Graduate Assembly. Thank you all for coming. Particular thanks go to Eagle Pharmaceuticals, the company that developed and introduced Ryanodex , a new formulation of dantrolene introduced into clinical practice this past summer which is …

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Recommendation for Temperature Monitoring during General Anesthesia

by MHAUS Staff

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 /

Tagged: Public Comment ·

Recommendation: MHAUS recommends core temperature monitoring for all patients given general anesthesia lasting more than 30 minutes. Appropriate sites for continuous electronic core temperature monitoring include the esophagus, nasopharynx, tympanic membrane (with probe in contact with the membrane), bladder, and the pulmonary artery. Background: Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited …

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Dantrolene In Treatment Of Hyperthermic Syndromes

by Guest Contributor

Monday, November 10, 2014 /

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Shonali Pawar, MD I would like to share some of my thoughts on a research project that I completed recently while a resident in Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. I had no idea that I was embarking on a journey so different from any research that …

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Advances in Diagnostic Molecular Genetics and the Implications for Malignant Hyperthermia

by Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 /

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Very recently, the Institute of Medicine, an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental prestigious "think tank" composed of eminent scholars published the proceedings of a roundtable discussion on "Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health".  In other words, "How do physicians and scientists make sense of the large amount of information that is derived from …

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Malignant Hyperthermia Experts Get Ready To Discuss Ryanodex

by MHAUS Staff

Friday, August 22, 2014 /

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Malignant Hyperthermia experts will discuss Ryanodex and other topics at a planned meeting this September 20 and 21 in Chicago, Illinois. At the meeting MH experts will talk on how the administration of Ryanodex might affect MHAUS’ Emergency Therapy for Malignant Hyperthermia now being used by ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, …

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