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Regular updates by our President, MHAUS staff, and guest contributors.

President's Report 2015
Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE
January 26, 2016
By Henry Rosenberg, MDMHAUS PresidentThe year 2015 was another busy, productive year for MHAUS. Dianne Daugherty, our executive director, and her staff deserve special compliments for ensuring that MHAUS runs smoothly and meets the goals and objectives set forth by the Board of Directors. New programs are introduced on a …
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MHAUS President’s Challenge Nearly Met!
Dianne Daugherty, MHAUS Executive Director
February 3, 2015
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 be …
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Far Reaching New Information Concerning the Diagnosis and Management of MH and Exertional Heat Stroke
Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE
March 20, 2014
I believe that it is now safe to conclude that a significant percent of patients who experience heat stroke are MH susceptible according to the testing procedures currently available. One of the implications of this finding bears on the new formulation of dantrolene.
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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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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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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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Malignant Hyperthermia Hotline Celebrates 30-Years
MHAUS Staff
October 11, 2012
MHAUS Hotline Celebrates Thirty Years of Service to the Community By MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD A Brief History of the MH Hotline Shortly after MHAUS was formed in 1981 and the basic outline of the mission and vision of the organization was enunciated, the question of helping clinicians deal …
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MH Experts Share Their Knowledge and Expertise Around the World
MHAUS Staff
April 24, 2012

The World Congress of Anesthesia is a meeting of anesthesiologists representing many countries that convenes in a different country every four years.

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The Role of DNA testing in Diagnosis of MH Prospects and Pitfalls
MHAUS Staff
March 1, 2012
In recent years, as DNA testing for diagnosis of many disorders has grown rapidly thanks to scientific advances, there has been a profusion of laboratories offering DNA testing to both the medical profession as well as the public. Although there are a few disorders where DNA testing of specific genes and specific mutations will predict susceptibility to a disorder, the problem for most inherited disorders is that all the DNA changes associated with the disorder have yet to be discovered.
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Insuring Safer Anesthesia Care for MH-Susceptibles (or How Everything Old Is New Again)
MHAUS Staff
July 1, 2011

When an MH susceptible patient requires a general anesthetic one concern is whether he/she will be inadvertently exposed to potent gas anesthetics such as sevoflurane or isoflurane that may trigger an MH episode.

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2010: A Year of Accomplishments for MHAUS
MHAUS Staff
December 1, 2010

Earlier this year I described what lies ahead for MHAUS. I laid out an ambitious program for the year.  I am pleased to report that with one or two exceptions the goals were largely met. Here are some of the programs and accomplishments of 2010:

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March is MH Awareness Month: What you can do to make a difference
MHAUS Staff
February 1, 2010

Thanks to the efforts of many patients and health care providers who have an interest in the problem of MH, many states will declare March to be MH Awareness and Training month. This effort will serve to alert the community of patients and providers to the problem of MH and prevent deaths and disability from MH.

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O Canada - Canadian Contributions to Understanding of MH
Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE
July 1, 2009

Like the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society holds an annual educational meeting for its members. This past June MHAUS exhibited at the Canadian meeting. This was the first time in many years that we elected to attend the Canadian meeting.  The reasons for this are several.

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Malignant Hyperthermia: It's Not Just About Anesthesia
Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE
November 1, 2008
By MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD, CPE   MH and Anesthesia: It is very common to think about the Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) syndrome as a problem related to anesthesia exclusively. Indeed most of the concerns about MH since its first descriptions in the 1960s centered on the unexpected and often …
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How many people are at risk for MH?
Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE
October 1, 2008
By MHAUS President Henry Rosenberg, MD, CPE   How Many People at Risk: These direct and apparently straightforward questions have been posed for as many years as I have been involved in the study of MH. If one checks the medical literature, the incidence of MH events ranges from one …
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Are You Prepared for MH?
Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE
June 1, 2008

The death of Stephanie Kuleba from MH in March, 2008 during cosmetic surgery in an office-based operating room was a striking reminder that MH may occur wherever anesthesia is administered.  This event has caused anguish, pain and grief for the family and friends of this young woman as well as the providers of care.  This post also available via the President's Blog Podcast.

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A Message from the President of MHAUS
Dr. Henry Rosenberg MD, CPE
March 1, 2008

My first post to the MHAUS President's Blog.  Come learn the basics of who and what MHAUS is. 

This post also available via the President's Blog Podcast.

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The mission of MHAUS is to promote optimum care and
scientific understanding of MH and related disorders.