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2011-05-05 15:05:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that clinical and preclinical data highlighting the safety and efficacy of EXPAREL(TM) will be presented at two medical meetings. New Phase 3 data on the use of EXPAREL in the treatment of postsurgical pain after augmentation mammoplasty will be presented by Sergio Bergese, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and neurological...

2011-03-29 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30: A SURGICAL BREAKTHROUGH Profile America -- Wednesday, March 30th. Things became a lot easier for medical patients on this date in 1842, when anesthesia was used for the first time in a surgical operation as Dr. Crawford Long of Georgia used it to remove a tumor from a...

2011-03-18 12:49:00

SAN DIEGO, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a dental specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Septodont for the acquisition of OraVerse®, Novalar's first-in-class local anesthesia reversal agent. Under the terms of the agreement, Septodont will take over the complete sales, marketing and regulatory responsibilities for all Septodont North American and unpartnered international markets. In...

2011-03-07 14:53:00

FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Renatus, LLC, the northern Colorado start-up Company dedicated to bringing to market a needle-free dental anesthetic, announced today that the company had a favorable End of Phase 2 review with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and agreed that in the near future, the company will proceed with conducting Phase 3 efficacy studies to determine the exact parameters for their nasal mist dental anesthetic achieving dental...

2011-02-23 17:21:13

Children's Hospital Boston to collaborate with Chilean start-up to conduct US preclinical and clinical studies Chile collaboration is bringing surgical patients closer to having a long-acting local anesthetic. In a randomized, double-blind trial, patients given neosaxitoxin, a new local anesthetic derived from algae, had significantly less postoperative pain and recovered about two days sooner than those given the commonly used local anesthetic bupivacaine. Based on this finding, Children's...

2011-02-10 12:55:30

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that when women administer their own patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) instead of getting a continuous epidural infusion (CEI) they used less analgesic, but reported similar levels of satisfaction. Women often receive a continuous epidural infusion of analgesic...

2011-01-20 15:36:22

Out of every 1000 patients, two at most wake up during their operation. Unintended awareness in the patient is thus classified as an occasional complication of anesthesia"”but being aware of things happening during the operation, and being able to recall them later, can leave a patient with long-term psychological trauma. How to avoid such awareness events, and what treatment is available for a patient who does experience awareness, is the subject of a report by Petra Bischoff of the...

2011-01-06 13:19:38

Better monitoring, new techniques have reduced mortality rates The number of women who die from complications of anesthesia during childbirth has plummeted 59 percent over the last two decades thanks to improved monitoring and better medical techniques, according to a recent study. The report's lead researcher, Joy Hawkins, MD, professor of anesthesiology and director of Obstetric Anesthesia at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said the risks have been dramatically reduced due to...

2010-12-20 11:16:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services LLC, announced the addition of Propofol to its custom operating room anesthesia syringe preparation services. PharMEDium is the first compounder to offer Propofol in a pre-labeled, single patient, ready-to-use, tamper evident syringe admixture system. Healthcare organizations recognize benefits of PharMEDium's prefilled operating room syringes including compliance with regulatory requirements for proper labeling of all...

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2010-12-03 09:45:51

By Jes Andersen, University of Copenhagen When doctors want their patients asleep during surgery they gently turn the gas tap. But anesthetic gasses have a global warming potential as high as a refrigerant that is on its way to be banned in the EU. Yet there is no obligation to report anesthetic gasses along with other greenhouse gasses such as CO2, refrigerants and laughing gas. Significantly worse than CO2 One kilo of anesthetic gas affects the climate as much as 1620 kilos of CO2. That has...


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