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2013-09-18 13:06:06

Johns Hopkins analysis suggests saline shots may do just as well New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that it may not be the steroids in spinal shots that provide relief from lower back pain, but the mere introduction of any of a number of fluids, such as anesthetics and saline, to the space around the spinal cord. For decades, epidural steroid injections have been the most common nonsurgical treatment for lower back pain even though extensive research shows mixed results....

2013-08-14 23:17:40

Precise Care offers new treatment for effective relief from chronic headaches and migraines. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Precise Care recently became the first practice to offer sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block as a treatment for patients who suffer from chronic migraine headaches, cluster headaches, and chronic daily headaches. The treatment also may have a beneficial effect on moods, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. “The development of a new soft catheter...

2013-08-13 00:20:49

New Smart Medical Devices Will Give Physicians Advanced Situational Awareness During Critical Procedures. IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EP Global Communications, Inc. and EPGL Medical (the Company), (OTC-PINK: EPGL) announced today that Company engineers have invented three "smart medical devices" which have similar purpose; to give physicians advanced situational awareness during critical procedures and thus cutting cost to providers and risk to patients. These...

2013-07-31 23:03:54

Failed back surgery isn’t simple to explain. You can blame it on the complexity of the task—the spine, after all, comprises a jumble of bony vertebrae and joints, shock-absorbing discs and nerve bundles and is utterly essential for normal functioning. West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Failed back surgery isn't simple to explain. You can blame it on the complexity of the task—the spine, after all, comprises a jumble of bony vertebrae and joints, shock-absorbing discs and...

2013-06-05 08:30:11

LANCASTER, Pa., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental patients hate leaving the dentist still feeling numb, and for some the lingering effects could disrupt their daily activities. For busy people, precious time can be hindered by the impaired ability to eat, drink and speak normally. Returning to their jobs or daily activities can be delayed after a visit to the dentist. Children can chew on their numb lips and cheeks causing oral hematomas. Diabetics may lose the ability to maintain...

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...

2013-03-11 23:03:01

Advanced Pain Pump Technology Now Available to Help Relieve Pain for North Texas Foot & Ankle Patients Irving, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 The leading Irving Podiatrists at North Texas Foot & Ankle´s leading Irving Podiatrists are proud to announce that they are able to provide patients with an innovative choice for managing post-operative pain, delivering pain relief without the traditional side effects associated with the use of narcotics. The ON-Q® PainBuster®...

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...

2012-10-25 07:34:47

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- I-Flow announced today that the company has been awarded a single source national purchasing agreement by Novation, a health care group purchasing organization (GPO). The agreement covers I-Flow's flagship ON-Q( )products for incisional, nerve block and trauma use, including ON-Q C-bloc, ON-Q PainBuster, ON-Q SilverSoaker Catheters and ON-Q disposable and fluid tunnelers. The new agreement became effective October 1, 2012. "Novation...

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...