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2010-11-12 13:12:33

First inclusive report published in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease There is growing global concern regarding the potential neurotoxicity of anesthetics. Biophysical and animal model studies have identified molecular changes simulating Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology after exposure to inhaled anesthetics. This research has alerted anesthesiologists, neuropsychologists, surgeons and other clinicians to initiate in-depth clinical research on the role of anesthetics in post operative cognitive...

2010-10-18 07:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the commercial launch of ANEclear((TM)), an easy-to-use, disposable anesthesia recovery device at the American Society of Anesthesia (ASA) meeting in San Diego. Approximately 23 million surgical procedures are performed annually in the United States involving general anesthesia using inhaled anesthetic gases. ANEclear is the only FDA cleared device...

2010-07-07 14:57:18

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, mainly the intestines that may occur in the people who have genetic potential with a contribution of environmental factors. There has been no definitive medical treatment and drugs usually help the symptoms just to relieve. Local anesthetics are used to locally desensitize the tissues to allow surgical interventions. However, their mechanism of action is based on their potential to inhibit neuronal activity in the...

2010-07-06 15:45:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- US WorldMeds is proud to announce the launch of Revonto(TM) (dantrolene sodium for injection), the first patented scientific advancement in the treatment of malignant hyperthermia (MH). The time to reconstitute dantrolene sodium for injection has been dramatically reduced to approximately 20 seconds or until the solution is clear. Revonto(TM) retains the cost-savings of the original dantrolene sodium for injection product while offering a...

2010-06-02 17:12:28

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, mainly the intestines that may occur in the people who have genetic potential with a contribution of environmental factors. There has been no definitive medical treatment and drugs usually help the symptoms just to relieve. Local anesthetics are used to locally desensitize the tissues to allow surgical interventions. However, their mechanism of action is based on their potential to inhibit neuronal activity in the...

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2010-05-13 11:15:26

Modern dentistry has eliminated much of the "ouch!" from getting a shot of local anesthetic. Now a new discovery may replace the needle used to give local anesthetic in the dentist's chair for many procedures. Scientists are reporting evidence that a common local anesthetic, when administered to the nose as nose drops or a nasal spray, travels through the main nerve in the face and collects in high concentrations in the teeth, jaw, and structures of the mouth. The discovery could lead to a...

2010-04-07 07:30:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) announced today that its licensee, King Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: KG), has begun a Phase IIb clinical trial to evaluate ELADUR(TM) (TRANSDUR(TM)-Bupivacaine) for the treatment of chronic low back pain. ELADUR is an investigational transdermal drug patch intended to deliver bupivacaine for up to 3 days from a single application. This Phase IIb trial is a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled...

2010-02-01 18:01:14

Surprise finding may have implications for labor anesthesia, orthopedics and more One of the holy grails of local anesthesia is the ability to achieve a long-lasting nerve block that eliminates pain sensation while not affecting motor function. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered an anesthetic approach that seems to do just that. If it proves to work in humans as well as it did in rats, it could be useful in a variety of medical applications, providing, for example,...

2009-09-14 08:35:39

A new understanding of how anesthesia and anesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain opens the door to possible new future treatments of various states of loss of consciousness, such as reversible coma, according to Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists. In an article published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the scientists, Marshall Devor, the Cecile and Seymour Alpert Professor of Pain Research, graduate student Ruth Abulafia and research associate Dr. Vladimir Zalkind describe...

2009-09-11 08:44:34

Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have identified the genetic region in rats responsible for cardiovascular collapse during anesthesia. While it is well known that people have different cardiovascular sensitivity to anesthesia causing some to collapse even when low doses are administered, the mechanism responsible for this susceptibility is not clear. "By identifying a genetic susceptibility for cardiovascular collapse to low dose propofol, our findings may provide...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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