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2014-04-03 16:24:32

CHICAGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting (ASRA) (Booth #101) - I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q Pain Relief System (ON-Q), today announced the addition of premium echogenic stimulating Tuohy needles to its ON-Q T-bloc trays, providing additional guidance capabilities for peripheral nerve block placement. ON-Q T-bloc trays and sets include needles, catheters and other pain...

2013-03-12 15:52:03

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) today publish initial findings from a major study which looked at how many patients experienced accidental awareness during general anaesthesia. The survey asked all senior anaesthetists in NHS hospitals in the UK (more than 80% of whom replied) to report how many cases of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia they encountered in 2011. There are three million...

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...

2011-01-19 23:23:23

An Inserm research team in Toulouse, led by Dr Stein Silva (Inserm Unit 825 "Brain imaging and neurological handicaps"), working with the "Modelling tissue and nociceptive stress" Host Team (MATN IFR 150), were interested in studying the illusions described by many patients under regional anaesthetic. In their work, to be published in the journal Anesthesiology, the researchers demonstrated that anaesthetising an arm affects brain activity and rapidly impairs body perception. The ultimate aim...

2011-01-06 13:19:38

Better monitoring, new techniques have reduced mortality rates The number of women who die from complications of anesthesia during childbirth has plummeted 59 percent over the last two decades thanks to improved monitoring and better medical techniques, according to a recent study. The report's lead researcher, Joy Hawkins, MD, professor of anesthesiology and director of Obstetric Anesthesia at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said the risks have been dramatically reduced due to...

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2010-12-26 07:30:00

Recent studies show the amount of women dying from difficulties from anesthesia such as epidurals and spinal blocks have risen since the 90s. Regional anesthesia is considered safe but in rare cases, patients can become allergic to the drug, or it can cause heart problems or difficulty breathing. Regional anesthesia deadens the lower portion of the body and allows women to stay awake during childbirth. Most cesarean sections are done under regional anesthesia, but emergency C-sections often...

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...


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