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Timing of women's labor may determine effectiveness of pain medication

...om a single dose of the spinal-epidural medication fentanyl than women whose labor was between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Fentanyl is one of the commonly used drugs for labor pain relief in the United States. However, this is one of the first studies to examine whether there are chronobiological variations in its eff...

Pharmacies in minority, low-income areas less likely to carry sufficient pain medications

...ed release oxycodone, controlled release morphine, fentanyl and levorphanol); short acting (such as immediate release oxycodone, immediate release morphine and hydromorphone); and combination products (such as acetaminophen and hydrocodone, aspirin and oxycodone, and acetaminophen and codeine). But when comp...

Fentanyl patch safe and effective alternative to oral opioids for pediatric pain patients

...ys using a transdermal patch to deliver the opioid fentanyl is an effective way to control pain in children. R... of the American Cancer Society, indicate that the fentanyl patch is safe for children aged 2 to 16 years. Opioids, such as morphine and its derivatives, have ...

Studies confirm effectiveness of fentanyl lozenges for 'breakthrough' cancer pain

The narcotic painkiller fentanyl relieves breakthrough pain quickly and more effect...sity scores and higher pain relief scores for (the fentanyl lozenge) at all time points," concluded the review led by Giovambattista Zeppetella, M.D., of the St...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...olonoscopy and 12 endoscopy) with a single dose of fentanyl as pre-medication, then administered propofol using the CAPS system and its dosing algorithm and safety shell--a control safeguard software program. Data was downloaded from the sedation device to a laptop computer to measure patient response throug...

Music helps patients tune out test anxiety

...ion (3.8 mg of midazolam vs. 4.4 mg, and 87 mcg of fentanyl vs. 93 mcg) yet reported the same comfort levels as those receiving the higher amounts. The reductions, equal to about one less dose of medication, are considered clinically significant, according to Benjamin Krevsky, M.D., M.P.H., the lead author o...

New study shows epidural during birth may negatively affect breastfeeding

... pethidine or epidurals containing bupivacaine and fentanyl (an opioid). The authors conclude that this study adds to the growing body of evidence that the fentanyl component of epidurals may be associated with difficulty establishing breastfeeding. Sue Jordan, s...

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

... coworkers treated rats with the opioids analgesic fentanyl or the barbiturate sedative Phenobarbital, both commonly prescribed in the United States. Greer used a technique known as plethysmography, which measures blood flow throughout the body, to determine the level of respiratory distressed caused by the d...

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