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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...

2012-10-13 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...

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...

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...

2010-06-02 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...

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...

2009-07-07 12:34:19

Giving a local anesthetic during a Caesarean section helps manage pain after the operation and can reduce consumption of painkillers, according to Cochrane Researchers. The researchers recommend local anesthetics as part of integrated pain management strategies for Caesarean section operations, provided that consideration is given to the cost."This review is particularly important in light of the growing number of women giving birth by Caesarean section," says lead researcher, Anthony...


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