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2008-10-28 09:00:39

KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corp., today announced that a study published in the November 2008 issue of the medical journal, Anesthesiology (Vol. 109, No. 5)(1) demonstrated that sugammadex produced a significantly more rapid recovery from profound rocuronium-induced muscle relaxation than the conventional reversal agent neostigmine. Importantly, this is the first comparative study to demonstrate that rapid reversal of profound rocuronium-induced...

2008-09-15 18:00:11

By MARJIE GILLIAM In the past, relaxation was cited as the leading motivator for getting a massage, but increasingly Americans are looking to massage therapy for medical reasons and pain relief. Statistics from a 2006 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics showed that 1 in 4 adults in this country said they had experienced a daylong bout of pain in the past month, and one in 10 said the pain lasted a full year or more....

2008-07-29 18:00:51

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved BRIDION(R) (sugammadex) injection, the first and only selective relaxant binding agent (SRBA) and the first major pharmaceutical advance in the field of anesthesia in two decades. BRIDION is indicated for routine reversal of the commonly used muscle relaxants rocuronium or vecuronium and for immediate reversal of rocuronium in adults, and for...

2008-03-11 18:00:45

KENILWORTH, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee on Anesthetics and Life Support has recommended sugammadex for approval. After reviewing data on the safety and efficacy of the medication, the committee unanimously recommended approval of the company's application for marketing. The FDA is not bound by the committee's recommendations; however, they usually are considered carefully...

2008-01-29 12:00:08

Offering the most advanced system ever created for sleep aid and relaxation, Raffel Comfort Sciences and its flagship brand Tranquil Ease introduce the patented, "Sound Asleep"™ Biorhythm® Massage System. Raffel Comfort Sciences is a leading manufacturer of relaxation and personal comfort products. "Sound Asleep" offers full-body, head-to-toe massages that wash away stress and help people fall asleep faster. Using the device, the wireless mattress massager...

2007-10-28 03:00:14

By Anonymous Excerpted from the book, Teaching Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting: A Childbirth Educator's Perspective written by Marcy White (available for purchase from the ICEA Bookcenter). Childbirth educators can teach relaxation knowing that it has a well- established research base with many uses, not only for childbearing, but for general health care as well. There is considerable research to document the benefits of relaxation in reducing hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, stress, and...

2007-03-09 09:00:22

By Zaborowska, E; Brynhildsen, J; Damberg, S; Fredriksson, M; Et al Key words: VASOMOTOR SYMPTOMS, HOT FLUSHES, ACUPUNCTURE, APPLIED RELAXATION, PLACEBO ABSTRACT Objective To assess if transdermal or oral estrogens, acupuncture and applied relaxation decrease the number of menopausal hot flushes/ 24 h and improve climacteric symptoms, as assessed by the Kupperman index, more than transdermal placebo treatment. Setting An outpatient clinic at a Swedish university hospital. Methods A...

2006-05-04 12:37:38

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate fluctuate in respond to music, with an arousal effect seen with increasing tempo, while slow, meditative music induces a relaxing effect, especially during the pauses, Italian researchers report. Therefore, "music may give pleasure (and perhaps a health benefit) as a result of this controlled alternation between arousal and relaxation," Dr. Luciano Bernardi of the Universita di Pavia and his colleagues...

2005-09-15 14:07:59

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Biofeedback-assisted relaxation seems to have a positive effect in patients with type 2 diabetes, leading to significant decreases in blood sugar levels, the findings of a small study suggest. "Biofeedback and relaxation are useful adjuncts for the treatment of type 2 diabetes," lead investigator Dr. Ronald A. McGinnis told Reuters Health. "Patients' symptoms of anxiety and depression should be assessed, as they may hinder compliance and lead to overall...