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Geoff Keller Celebration Concert - Atlanta, GA
MHAUS Staff
February 8, 2013
Celebrating the life of Geoff Keller Link to Event Link to Donate the Geoffrey Warren Keller Fund Link to Geoff Keller Group Page Celebrate the life of Geoff Keller and build awareness about malignant hyperthermia with his family and friends at The Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Emory Campus, 1660 …
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Malignant Hyperthermia Trigger Drug May Be Replaced
MHAUS Staff
February 1, 2013
by MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD One of the most useful drugs in the armamentarium of anesthesia providers, and emergency medicine physicians is succinylcholine (also called Anectine). Succinylcholine is a drug that produces intense paralysis within seconds of injection which lasts (in most patients) for about 5-8 minutes. This is …
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MHAUS Board of Directors Welcomes Georgirene Vladutiu PhD
MHAUS Staff
January 29, 2013
Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States welcomes Georgirene Vladutiu Ph.D. of State University of New York at Buffalo to the MHAUS Board of Directors. Dr. Vladutiu is Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Pathology & Anatomical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo where she is the …
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MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD talks with OpenAnesthesia
MHAUS Staff
January 25, 2013
MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD talks with Edward Nemergut, MD of OpenAnesthesia.org about malignant hyperthermia during an interview that was recorded in January. Click this link to listen. About OpenAnesthesia: OpenAnesthesia (OA), sponsored by the International Anesthesia Research Society, is an online multimodal toolkit specifically designed to advance graduate medical education in …
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Should You Stock Dantrolene?
MHAUS Staff
January 4, 2013
Should You Stock Dantrolene If you use succinylcholine or anesthesia, the answer is yes. See this article written by Shanie Wasek and published by Outpatient Surgery for more information. Healthcare facilities that use succinylcholine should always stock dantrolene to treat potential episodes of malignant hyperthermia (MH), according to research in the latest Anesthesia & …
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Important developments and changes at MHAUS
MHAUS Staff
January 2, 2013
by MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD With this communication, "The President's Blog" will come to an end. No, it is not because I have decided to do other things or have nothing more to say, it is because I believe that this blog or forum should be open to others …
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Six-Year-Old Death in the Emergency Department
MHAUS Staff
December 29, 2012
Death in the Emergency Department: An Unrecognized Awake Malignant Hyperthermia-Like Reaction in a Six-Year-Old. This abstract was published by Anesthesia & Analgesia; click link for more information. A healthy 6-year-old boy developed lower extremity rigidity, trismus, and fever after playing in a splash pool. On arrival in the emergency department, …
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Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Receives Letter
MHAUS Staff
December 17, 2012
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Receives Letter to the Editor About Malignant Hyperthermia. Pa Patient Saf Advis 2012 Dec;9(4):152. Click here to see original post. I wish to thank you and to applaud you for the efforts that you have made to improve patient safety within your state and for making your information available …
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New Zealand Publishes Malignant Hyperthermia Brochures
MHAUS Staff
December 17, 2012
New Zealand Health Network makes Malignant Hyperthermia pamphlets and brochures available for download. Click this link for original post.  Malignant Hyperthermia Mum and Two Boys Pamphlet providing general information about Malignant Hyperthermia topics such as: Muscle Biopsy Testing For Susceptibility To Malignant Hyperthermia, patient information, Childbirth, and more. MidCentral District …
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Dantrolene May Help Fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
MHAUS Staff
December 14, 2012
This excerpt is from a Science Daily post on a recent article in the in the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine, "Dantrolene Enhances Antisense-Mediated Exon Skipping in Human and Mouse Models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." Click here to read more. Drugs are currently being tested that show promise in treating patients …
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Estimate of the Relative Risk of Succinylcholine for Triggering Malignant Hyperthermia
MHAUS Staff
December 11, 2012
The paper "Estimate of the Relative Risk of Succinylcholine for Triggering Malignant Hyperthermia" written by: Franklin Dexter, MD, PhD*, Richard H. Epstein, MD, CPHIMS , Ruth E. Wachtel, PhD, MBA, and Henry Rosenberg, MD has been posted on the website for Anesthesia & Analgesia. Click here to see the entire post. Abstract BACKGROUND: …
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Do you know what Malignant Hyperthermia is? I know I Didn't
MHAUS Staff
December 10, 2012
Mrs. Joseph Wood recently commented on her son's susceptibility to Malignant Hyperthermia in a December 9 post "When your travels take unexpected turns God remains faithful!" on her Blog "A Moment with M.O.M." Read the full article. It was 10:30 on Friday night when we finally pulled into Topeka, Our semi …
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Succinylcholine for Triggering Malignant Hyperthermia
MHAUS Staff
December 8, 2012
Estimate of the Relative Risk of Succinylcholine for Triggering Malignant Hyperthermia This abstract was published by Anesthesia & Analgesia and written by: Franklin Dexter, MD, PhD*, Richard H. Epstein, MD, CPHIMS , Ruth E. Wachtel, PhD, MBA, and Henry Rosenberg, MD. From the *Division of Management Consulting, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, …
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New abstract on the sarcolemmal cation channel announced
MHAUS Staff
November 30, 2012
New abstract relating to Malignant Hyperthermia announced on PubMed. Nonspecific sarcolemmal cation channels are critical for the pathogenesis of malignant hyperthermia. link to PubMed article. Eltit JM, Ding X, Pessah IN, Allen PD, Lopez JR. Source *Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA; Abstract Malignant hyperthermia …
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How likely are severe reactions to anesthesia ?
MHAUS Staff
November 29, 2012
From Ask Doctor K. - Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Harvard Medical School - In Association with Harvard Health Publications - Posted October 16, 2012, 2:13 PM  link to article.   DEAR DOCTOR K: I'm scheduled to have surgery soon, and I have never been under general anesthesia. How can I be …
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Surgical Anesthesia Students Build Online MH Flashcards
MHAUS Staff
November 29, 2012
The Surgery Technology Class of 2013 of Renton Technical College, Renton, Washington built online MH flashcards online using Quizlet to help study the drugs and medical terminology associated with Malignant Hyperthermia. Click this link to see the flash cards.  Malignant Hyperthermia - Drugs & Purposes of The Surgical Technologist program …
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Lessons from the MH Hotline
MHAUS Staff
November 29, 2012
Lessons from the MH Hotline by MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD I would like to wish all of our friends and supporters a happy and joyous holiday season. Although there are numerous and very threatening problems in the world today, we also have a lot to be thankful for as well.
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Scientists go the whole hog in genome mapping
MHAUS Staff
November 28, 2012
By Chris Wickham Reuters  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 - link to story LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig in a project that could enhance the animal's use for meat production and the testing of drugs for human disease. Reuters/Reuters - A sow rests with …
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MH-Susceptible Can Donate A Kidney to Grandmother
MHAUS Staff
November 27, 2012
Here is an excerpt from Dayton Daily story "Readers share their thanks for holiday" written by News Staff Writer Mary McCarty, click here to read the full story. Kate Cleary of New Carlisle is thankful that she can donate a kidney to her grandmother, Shirley King of Middletown. "I am not …
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Patricia Belle Sparlin Gronert Memorial Fund
MHAUS Staff
November 26, 2012
Patricia Belle Sparlin Gronert, March 22, 1936 to October 31, 2012. She was born in Miles City, Montana; her mother and father owned and farmed wheat on a section of land a mile southwest of Brusett, MT. Pat's maternal grandmother (Lay's) was from Kirksville, MO (northeastern MO - northern influence) and …
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