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Imagine a small hand-held device that could be directly placed on the skin and with the press of a button localized pain would vanish. Sound like something you would see in an episode of Star Trek, right? If a team of investigators, led by scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have it their way, it will become a reality very soon, as they have just reported on a new way to noninvasively relieve pain at local sites in the body. Findings from the new study—published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering in an article entitled “ Ultrasound-Triggered Local Anesthesia ”—could one day improve pain management by replacing addictive opioids and short-lasting local anesthetics. "Opioid abuse is a growing problem in healthcare," explained senior study investigator, Daniel Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., a senior associate in critical care medicine at Boston Children's and professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School. "In the future, ...
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