Media Articles Related to Astramorph (Morphine Epidural)
New Bill to Put 7-Day Limit on Pain Med Prescriptions
Source: Medscape Anesthesiology Headlines [2017.04.19]
Following similar action by several states, two US senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would limit initial opioid prescription for acute pain to 7 days.
Medscape Medical News
Structural Pathology Not Related to Knee Pain and Function
Source: Medscape Anesthesiology Headlines [2017.04.19]
A new study found that structural knee pathologies were not associated with patient-reported symptoms among those undergoing arthroscopic meniscal surgery.
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Study paints somber picture of US mental health status and access to care
Source: Psychology / Psychiatry News From Medical News Today [2017.04.19]
More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.
CardioBrief: Single Blood Test May Rapidly Rule Out MI in Chest Pain for Some Patients
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine [2017.04.17]
(MedPage Today) -- New high-sensitivity troponin tests may ease perpetual ED dilemma
Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2017.04.14]
Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to 6 weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms...
Published Studies Related to Astramorph (Morphine Epidural)
Evaluation of a single-dose, extended-release epidural morphine formulation for
pain control after lumbar spine surgery. 
DepoDur, an extended-release epidural morphine, has been used effectively for
postoperative pain control following many orthopaedic and general surgery
procedures and has provided prolonged analgesia when compared with Duramorph. The
goal of this article was to compare the safety and analgesic efficacy of DepoDur
versus Duramorph after lumbar spine surgery...
Transversus abdominis plane block versus perioperative intravenous lidocaine
versus patient-controlled intravenous morphine for postoperative pain control
after laparoscopic colorectal surgery: study protocol for a prospective,
randomized, double-blind controlled clinical trial. 
BACKGROUND: Despite the laparoscopic approach becoming the standard in colorectal
surgery, postoperative pain management for minimally invasive surgery is still
mainly based on strategies that have been established for open surgical
procedures... DISCUSSION: Recognizing the importance of a multimodal approach for perioperative
pain management, we aim to investigate whether a transversus abdominis plane
block delivers superior pain control in comparison to perioperative intravenous
lidocaine and patient-controlled intravenous analgesia with morphine alone.
Transversus abdominis plane block reduces morphine consumption in the early
postoperative period following microsurgical abdominal tissue breast
reconstruction: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. 
in a randomized controlled trial... CONCLUSION: Following abdominally based breast reconstruction, transversus
Ropivacaine Continuous Wound Infusion Versus Epidural Morphine for Postoperative Analgesia After Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. [2011.10.24]
Background:The infusion of local anesthetic in the surgical wound is helpful in the multimodal management of postoperative pain. We hypothesized that local anesthetic wound infusion after cesarean delivery would provide better pain control than epidural morphine analgesia.Methods:Healthy, term women scheduled for elective cesarean delivery were included in this assessor-blinded, randomized study...
Prior epidural lidocaine alters the pharmacokinetics and drug effects of extended-release epidural morphine (DepoDur(R)) after cesarean delivery. [2011.08]
BACKGROUND: A potential physicochemical interaction between epidural local anesthetics and extended-release epidural morphine (EREM) could negate the sustained release. In this study, we sought to determine the pharmacokinetic and drug effects of prior epidural lidocaine administration on EREM... CONCLUSION: A large dose of epidural lidocaine 1 hour before EREM administration alters the pharmacokinetics and drug effects of EREM. Clinicians must apply caution when EREM is administered even 1 hour after an epidural lidocaine "top-up" for cesarean delivery.
Clinical Trials Related to Astramorph (Morphine Epidural)
Patients-Controlled Epidural Analgesia After Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity Using Morphine-Levobupivacaine Regimens [Completed]
Adequate postoperative analgesia can facilitate recovery following gastric bypass surgery
for morbid obesity. The efficacy and safety of intravenous patient - controlled analgesia
has been studied, but up to date no data are available concerning the use of thoracic
epidural patient-controlled analgesia regarding the use of levobupivacaine combined with
morphine in morbidly obese patients. The investigators' aim in this prospective,
randomized, double-blinded study was to compare the analgesic effectiveness, the dose
requirements and side effects of thoracic epidural patient controlled analgesia 0. 1% and
0. 2% levobupivacaine combined with a continuous epidural administration of morphine, with or
without a loading dose, after open gastric bypass for morbid obesity.
The Median Effective Dose (ED50) of Paracetamol and Morphine : A Study of Interaction Study [Completed]
The aim of our study is to define the median effective analgesic doses (ED50) of
paracetamol, morphine, and their combination and determination the nature of their
interaction administered IV for postoperative pain after moderate painful surgery using
up-and-down and isobolographic methods.
A Comparison of Morphine and Morphine Plus Dexmedetomidine in Chronic Cancer Pain [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether dexmedetomidine added to morphine is
effective in the treatment of chronic cancer pain.
Ketamine Associated With Morphine PCA After Total Hip Arthroplasty [Completed]
Ketamine (an analgesic drug often associated with morphine in the treatment of Opioid
Induced Hyperalgesia) is often mixed in Morphine PCA syringe. We make the hypothesis that
ketamine administrated separately via a continuous infusion, could induced a better
We will perform a randomised double blind study to determine the best infusion mode of
intravenous ketamine, associated with morphine in PCA syringe or alone in continuous
Continuous Pre-uterine Wound Infiltration Versus Intrathecal Morphine for Postoperative Analgesia After Cesarean Section [Recruiting]
The cesarean section is considered as a painful surgery during the post operative period.
Mothers may need to move immediately after the surgery to take care of their babies. This
may increase the risk of major pain and chronic pain. Thus, excellent postoperative
analgesia is required so that mothers do not experience pain in caring for their baby.
Currently, several techniques have been developed to manage postoperative pain related to
c-section scar such as intrathecal morphine during spinal anesthesia or continuous
pre-peritoneal wound infiltration. The comparison between anesthetic techniques has never
been performed and it is still not know if the combination of intrathecal morphine plus
continuous pre-peritoneal wound infiltration provide a synergistic or additional effect on