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BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B. Braun Medical Inc. will present its first FDA-approved local anesthetic for spinal anesthesia -- Clorotekal® (chloroprocaine hydrochloride) -- at the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and Acute Pain Medicine’s 43rd annual conference from April 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. B. Braun also will showcase Xperius® Ultrasound System, SAXA Medical Solutions Disinfection Workstation, and its Regional Anesthesia Trays with healthy drug supply.
“Our mission is to reimagine regional anesthesia by adding products to our robust anesthesia therapy portfolio that continue to address post-operative pain,” said Leigh Nickens, Director of Marketing, Fluid Therapy and Injectable Drugs at B. Braun. “Clorotekal is a preservative free ester local anesthetic intended for spinal anesthesia in adults,” Nickens continued.
B. Braun will offer an educational presentation at ASRA on Friday, April 12th, titled “Fast Track Anesthesia: A New Kid in Town.” The presentation will be made by Professor Narinder Rawal, M.D., Ph.D., Marc Schmittner, M.D., Benjamin Fox, M.D., and Professor Tony Yaksh, Ph.D. It will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Julius Ballroom 12 at Caesars Palace. B. Braun will provide lunch during the presentation. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged, please click here.
Clorotekal (chloroprocaine hydrochloride) is indicated for intrathecal injection for the production of subarachnoid block (spinal anesthesia) in adults undergoing surgical procedures. Indicated procedures include those suitable for Clorotekal’s short duration of action. Clorotekal is available in 50 mg/5 mL glass ampules. Doses above 50 mg have not been adequately tested for efficacy and safety. Please see prescribing information attached.
Contraindications: Known hypersensitivity to the active substance, medicinal products of the PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) ester group, other ester-type local anesthetics or to any of the excipients. General and specific contraindications to spinal anesthesia regardless of the local anesthetic used should be taken into account (e.g., decompensated cardiac insufficiency, hypovolemic shock, coagulopathy). Intravenous regional anesthesia (the anesthetic agent is introduced into the limb and allowed to set in while tourniquets retain the agent within the desired area). Serious problems with cardiac conduction. Local infection at the site of proposed lumbar puncture and septicemia.
Please see Important Safety Information for Clorotekal that follows.
In booth #209 at ASRA, B. Braun will also feature:
*Clorotekal is a registered trademark of Sintetica S.A. and is manufactured for B. Braun Medical Inc.
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.
Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.
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