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2012-10-08 15:22:29

Liposomes packed with local anesthetic could block the nerve signals that reprogram pain centers and cause chronic, debilitating pain BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using tiny spheres filled with an anesthetic derived from a shellfish toxin, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way to delay the rise of neuropathic pain, a chronic form of pain that arises from flawed signals transmitted by damaged...

2012-09-25 10:25:11

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Anesthesiology Associates (SAC), a division of the national medical group American Anesthesiology, is earning extremely high satisfaction ratings from surgical patients who receive ON-Q C-bloc, an advanced treatment for post-operative pain that uses narcotics and provides relief up to ten times longer than conventional methods. The ON-Q C-bloc treatment uses a balloon filled with a local anesthetic that is attached to a catheter and...

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...

2009-04-16 07:23:54

 Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have developed a slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain during and after surgery, and may also have a large impact on chronic pain management.In NIH-funded work, they used specially designed fat-based particles called liposomes to package saxitoxin, a potent anesthetic, and produced long-lasting local anesthesia in rats without apparent toxicity to nerve or muscle cells. The research...

2007-07-25 03:14:42

By Ernst, Dennis J Throughout human history, pain and its alleviation have been at the heart of healthcare. The cruel irony is that sometimes we have to inflict a little pain to prevent an appreciable amount of pain. Such is the case with phlebotomy. When performed on infants, the pain not only affects the patient but also can be distressing to the collector and parents. It is no small wonder then that pain during infant phlebotomy has been so intensely researched and has led to the...