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Patients who undergo major operations without opioids have shorter hospital stays

Opioids have been a mainstay of pain control for patients who undergo major operations, but they can become addictive for some patients, and unused pills have been identified as a

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How wasp and bee stinger designs help deliver the pain

In a new study, researchers found that the stingers of the two species are about five times softer at the tip than at the base to make it easier to

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Phase 3 clinical trial data show efficacy of BARHEMSYS in treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting

Acacia Pharma Group plc recently announced that data and analyses from its positive Phase 3 clinical trial with BARHEMSYS™ (intravenous amisulpride) have been published in the online edition of the  journal Anesthesia

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Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications

Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anaesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study

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New study offers hope for people living with long-term pain

New research published recently by Pain Concern offers the prospect of better care for people living with long-term pain. Persistent pain affects one-in-five (800,000) people – many of them severely.

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Bedfont announces launch of second generation NObreath

Medical device manufacturer, Bedfont, who have specialised in breath analysis for more than 40 years, have announced a new and improved 2nd generation NObreath®. The FeNO monitor was launched exclusively at ERS, the

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A new generation of pain medications using computer simulations

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Zuse Institute Berlin have developed a new generation of pain medications. The researchers used computer simulations to develop new opioids that will

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Common painkiller linked to increased risk of major heart problems

The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, compared with no use, paracetamol use, and use of

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Mental imagery manages pain independent of opioid system

Mentally reframing pain as a pleasant experience is an effective regulation strategy that acts independently of the opioid system, finds new human research published in JNeurosci. The study supports clinical use

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Potential target for treating pain during surgery

A research team lead by faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine has published a study that improves the understanding of the pain-sensing neurons that respond to tissue