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2008-07-29 18:00:51

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved BRIDION(R) (sugammadex) injection, the first and only selective relaxant binding agent (SRBA) and the first major pharmaceutical advance in the field of anesthesia in two decades.

2008-07-24 09:01:13

Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ: ASPM), the global market leader in brain monitoring technology, today announced that the Company's letter to the editor regarding a study and editorial evaluating use of BIS(R) technology to reduce the risk of anesthesia awareness was published in the July 24th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

2008-07-07 09:01:02

RxElite, Inc. (OTCBB: RXEI) is pleased to announce it has completed implementation of the contract, and has received orders from Heritage Valley Health Systems, for their anesthetic gas products.

2008-06-30 09:03:37

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DURECT Corporation announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted to DURECT orphan drug designation for bupivacaine for relief of persistent pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).

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2008-06-24 10:59:45

Anesthetics given to patients during surgery could cause an increase in pain following the procedure, according a new study.

2008-05-09 03:00:13

By Hong, Jeong-Yeon Lim, Kyung T Background and Objective: Surgical stress and general anesthesia suppress immune function. Preemptive epidural analgesia can affect the perioperative immune responses, and influence cancer management.

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2008-05-01 16:45:00

Researchers at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have performed the world’s first totally automated administration of an anesthetic. Nicknamed “McSleepy,” the new system developed by the researchers administers drugs for general anesthesia and monitors their separate effects completely automatically, with no manual intervention.

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2008-04-16 00:55:00

Researchers at the University of California say low doses of a commonly-used anesthetic could prevent the formation of painful memories.

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2008-03-13 00:05:00

Patients say it feels like being trapped in a corpse: They wake up during surgery, unable to move or scream. Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain.

2008-03-11 18:00:45

KENILWORTH, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee on Anesthetics and Life Support has recommended sugammadex for approval.


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