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Significant reduction in total postsurgical opioid consumption with Exparel in patients with Cesarean section . Pacira Pharma

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that its Phase IV study of Exparel (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) in patients undergoing Cesarean section...

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Phase III follow up with HTX 011 shows effective pain management post-hernia operation-. Heron Therapeutics

Heron Therapeutics announced results of a multi-center postoperative pain management study in which 63 patients undergoing hernia repair surgery received...

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FDA gives HTX 011 priority review in filing for post-operative pain.- Heron Therapeutics.

Heron Therapeutics announced that the FDA has accepted the new drug application (NDA) for Heron's investigational agent, HTX 011 (bupivacaine...

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Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) Management

Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) Management

Discover the latest guidance on assessment and management of pain, agitation and delirium for patients requiring sedation.

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Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

What are the most effective treatments for acute heart failure? Can you define advanced heart failure? Discover here...

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Guidelines

2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy

2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy

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UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation in clinical practice

These guidelines deal specifically with the dilatation procedure using balloon or bougie devices as a primary treatment strategy for non-malignant narrowing of the oesophagus.

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Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

VTE is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein. It most commonly occurs in the...

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Journal articles

Intravenous Levosimendan and Vasopressin in New-Onset Acute Pulmonary Hypertension After Weaning from Cardiopulmonary Bypass.

Objective: A novel treatment with intravenous levosimendan and vasopressin for new-onset acute pulmonary hypertension after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass is described.

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Prevention of heart failure patients with decreased ejection fraction in non-cardiac surgery: Levosimendan or anesthetic cardioprotection?

Chronic heart failure (CHF) significantly worsens the prognosis of surgical treatment in noncardiac surgery, doubling mortality in compared with patients with coronary artery disease.

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Advanced heart failure: a position statement of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology

This article updates the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2007 classification of advanced heart failure and describes new diagnostic and treatment options for these patients.

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Clinical trials

A Study to Investigate Different Doses of BAY1213790 to Prevent Blood Clots in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery (FOXTROT)

This study is to compare the study drug BAY1213790 to existing therapies, ie Enoxaparin or Apixaban for the prevention of blood clotting and safety in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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PeproStat as a Topical Agent Used to Stop Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Surgery

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and safety of a new peptide-based coagulant, PeproStat. The study drug will be applied to patients undergoing liver/soft tissue surgery, vascular surgery or spine surgery.

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Efficacy and Tolerability of Hemopatch After Hepatic Resection

• Previous in vitro and in vivo studies detected the Hemopatch Sealing Hemostat® to be a new versatile, self-adhering hemostatic sealing pad consisting of a polyethylene glycol-coated collagen.

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ECCMID 2018 ‒ Antibiotic resistance: an immediate and growing threat

This year’s ECCMID is hosting a large number of sessions discussing antibiotic resistance, an immediate and pressing issue that has been described as ‘one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today'.

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Step by step: A guide to diagnosing heart failure

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Palliative care in patients with heart failure

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