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Dave Chapman

Airways Product Manager at Intersurgical, Intersurgical Q: What is your background and how long have you worked for Intersurgical? A: I have been working with the marketing of medical devices


Herbal nonaddictive medicine spices up traditional analgesia

A compound derived from a traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found effective at alleviating pain, pointing the way to a new nonaddictive analgesic for acute inflammatory and nerve pain,


High potential for cannabis-related pain-relief

Chemical compounds synthesised in the laboratory, similar to those found in cannabis, could be developed as potential drugs to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. These compounds could also reduce joint


Pain short circuit

While searching for novel painkillers, researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium came to the surprising conclusion that some candidate drugs actually increase pain. In a study published in the journal


Dangers of etomidate

Patients receiving the widely used anaesthesia drug etomidate for surgery may be at increased risk or mortality and cardiovascular events, according to a new study.The study adds to safety concerns


Paediatric post-op pain-relief technique

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s), have identified a new technique that will significantly decrease pain for children following high-risk urology surgeries. Findings of the pain management


Opioids inappropriate for cancer surgery

The methods used to anaesthetise prostate cancer patients and control pain when their prostate glands are surgically removed for adenocarcinoma may affect their long-term cancer outcomes, a study led by


Sepsis treatment breakthrough

Sepsis, or septicaemia, is a devastating disease that is difficult to diagnose early, and for which, treatment options are limited. The number of deaths from sepsis exceeds those from lung


Better outcomes for higher volumes of sepsis

A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that ‘practice may make perfect’ when it comes to caring for patients with severe sepsis. The study showed