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2010-06-15 00:40:10

For patients suffering from small lumbar disc herniations, a new treatment option can provide relief, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. The procedure, called a percutaneous discectomy, enables physicians to go through the skin with a needle, guided by fluoroscopy or X-ray, to get into the disc and remove part of the herniated disc material, explained Dr. Benoy Benny, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and director of the spine, sports and pain...

2010-05-13 10:00:00

SEATTLE, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, homeopathic treatment for autism, Respen-A, improves symptoms of autism associated with communication, speech, emotion and bonding, according to the researcher who created Respen-A, Elaine DeLack, RN. DeLack will present her scientific theory at the annual Autism-One Conference on Friday morning, May 28th, at 10:30AM in auditorium "Director A/B." DeLack and other Respen-A representatives will also provide information about the new compound at their...

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...

2010-02-02 16:52:45

The traditional practice of restricting food and fluids during labor does not provide any benefits, finds a new review co-authored by a Queen's University Associate Professor. "Based on our review, there is no convincing and current evidence to support restriction of fluids, and perhaps food, for women during labor. Women should be able to choose for themselves," says Dr. Joan Tranmer of the Queen's School of Nursing. Practitioners have been concerned about eating and drinking during labor...

2010-01-13 12:18:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) has launched its new safe and easy-to-use WHIN® Safe Huber Needle, an implantable port access device that integrates the features of two safety devices in a single Huber Needle and provides clinicians with advanced protection from needle-stick injuries and expelled blood and fluid. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081022/NYW008LOGO ) There are three models of the...

2009-12-03 07:30:00

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Milestone Scientific Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MLSS), the recognized leader in advanced injection technologies, today announced that it had entered into a joint venture with China National Medicines Corporation Ltd. (d/b/a "Sinopharm") and Yichang Humanwell Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., both incorporated in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"), to develop orthopedic and epidural drug delivery instruments. Under an "agreement of Intent,"...

2009-11-03 14:48:03

Can abdominal organs be removed with only regional pain relief? A recent review in Faculty of 1000 Medicine Reports, a publication in which clinicians highlight advances in medical practice, suggests regional pain relief could be used during abdominal surgery. In this review, Michael Schaefer recommends a new approach that can be performed without the need for general anaesthetics. Currently, abdominal surgery is often carried out through laparoscopy, in which surgical tools are manoeuvred...

2009-10-30 06:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has successfully completed an End-of-Phase 2 meeting with the FDA for ARX-01, a drug/device combination product based on the company's proprietary NanoTab(TM) dosage form, which enables delivery of sufentanil by the non-invasive oral transmucosal (sublingual) route. ARX-01 offers a non-invasive alternative to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) for the management of acute...

2009-10-14 06:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Nigel Ray has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. In this new position, Mr. Ray will lead AcelRx's partnering efforts for its mid- and late-stage clinical products including the ARX-01 Sufentanil NanoTab PCA System, the ARX-02 Sufentanil NanoTab Breakthrough Pain Management System and ARX-03 Sufentanil/Triazolam NanoTab providing mild sedation, anxiolysis and analgesia...

2009-10-12 08:36:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) has announced an expanded agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HealthTrust) to provide pain management products to HealthTrust's membership. Under this agreement, HealthTrust's membership will gain the advanced safety and efficiency of B. Braun's industry-leading anesthesia products, including the company's Contiplex® Stim Stimulating Catheter, Espocan® Combined...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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