Dr. Monica Aleman, a faculty clinician, and Dr. Issac Pessah, faculty scientist, collaborate on a study about the effects of caffeine and anesthesia response and its correlation and effects on both on animals and humans. They are studying this condition with mice and horses.
In humans, malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a type of severe reaction that occurs in response to particular medications used during general anesthesia, among those who are susceptible, approximately one in 5,000 to 50,000 cases where people are given anesthetic gases. The risk of death with proper treatment is about 5% while without it is around 75%.
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