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2014-04-01 16:25:48

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) today announced that data for POSIDUR((TM)) (SABER(®)-Bupivacaine), an investigational drug for administration into the surgical site to produce post-surgical analgesia, is being presented at the 39(th) Annual American Society of Regional Anesthetic and Pain Medicine Meeting. The meeting will be held on April 3-6 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago....

2014-03-07 23:21:44

The global market for anesthesia and respiratory devices was valued at $11.1 billion in 2012 and was estimated at $12.4 billion for 2013. BCC Research expects the market to grow to nearly $19.6 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 9.5% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, Mass (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 According to a new technical market research report Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices: Global Markets, from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global...

2013-12-17 12:26:32

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Best available technology to preserve postop brain function largely unused. Public needlessly traumatized about anesthesia awareness. Patients facing surgery MUST become proactive BEFORE surgery. A recent NY Times article needlessly fanned public fears about exceedingly rare anesthesia under-medication with awareness and erroneously claimed "...consciousness isn't something we can measure." "Under-medication is NOT the problem for...

Propofol Breakthrough New Anesthetics
2013-09-23 09:33:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from an international team of scientists has revealed the specific chemical mechanism behind the anesthetic propofol, the drug widely known for being implicated in the death of music icon Michael Jackson. According to a report published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, the international team located the specific site on the brain where propofol binds to receptors and sedates patients before surgery. "For many...

2013-07-25 16:23:25

LONDON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crime Survey (for England and Wales) released today shows a "worrying trend" from illegal to legal drugs, says legal highs charity, Angelus. Although the fall in the use of drugs like cocaine and ecstasy are welcome, there have been dramatic rises in the use of legal drugs such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and salvia (a powerful hallucinogenic herb). The Angelus Foundation website says, "The major risk of harm from N2O...

2013-05-14 23:04:39

The surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (http://www.lacolon.com) are now offering Exparel®, an advance in anesthesia and postoperative pain control, for use in local anesthesia during anorectal operations. Also known as microsomal bupivicaine, Exparel® lengthens the duration of local anesthesia for up to 72 hours following anorectal surgery. BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates is pleased to be able...

EEG Helps Researchers Understand Sedation And Consciousness
2013-03-05 19:46:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Doctors and surgeons have been using general anesthetic to induce unconsciousness for over one hundred years, but little work has been done to define what unconsciousness actually is. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from a group of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has defined consciousness more thoroughly by using a high quality electroencephalogram (EEG) to identify the brain...

2012-10-26 15:22:11

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Using regional anesthesia rather than general anesthesia reduces the need for blood transfusions in patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacement, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City. Currently, the majority of bilateral knee replacements in the United States (as well as single knee replacements) are performed under general anesthesia, and researchers say that a regional anesthesia known as...

Anesthesia More Similar To Sleep Than Originally Understood
2012-10-26 15:07:30

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Close your eyes, inhale slowly, and then exhale. Lie back and feel your body slowly relax as you melt into the cushion. Everything fades away as darkness slowly takes over and a feeling of peace passes over. For those who love sleep, the aforementioned sentiments might seem familiar. They might even seem familiar to those who have been anesthetized for surgery, where the brain turns off and tunes into sleep mode. In...

2012-10-13 04:04:32

IMPROVE trial compares the cost of care between a standard opioid-based regimen and an EXPAREL-based multimodal regimen for postsurgical pain management. Online (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 PARSIPPANY, N.J.-- Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) today announced topline results from the first completed IMPROVE study in its prospective Phase 4 clinical program. The study was designed to compare the difference in three primary endpoints–cost, opioid consumption and hospital length of...