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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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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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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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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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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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Mount Dora mom launches campaign about rare condition a year after her son’s death
MHAUS Staff
September 30, 2011
Vincent Groetzner was a fun-loving 6-year-old who enjoyed soccer and painting when his body temperature suddenly skyrocketed to 108 degrees a year ago. His mother quickly raced him to a hospital emergency room, where he died within minutes.
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YouTube Rap on the Pathophysiology of Malignant Hyperthermia
MHAUS Staff
September 30, 2011
A rap song about Malignant Hyperthermia written by med students Nick and Brandon
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