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Measured Hypocretin Levels and Recovery After Hip Surgery

2014-08-27 03:18:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

A specific group of neurons in the brain produces hypocretin, a peptide which has been established as an important regulator of sleep and wakefulness. Activation of these neurons (increased hypocretin) stabilizes wakefulness; impairing or blocking these neurons (decreased hypocretin) promotes sleep. Evidence suggests that these neurons may be involved in the hypnotic properties of several anesthetics, and play a role in the induction and emergence from anesthesia. In humans there is a considerable inter-individual variability in hypocretin levels. This study aims to investigate how hypocretin levels affect the anesthetic care and recovery of patients undergoing elective hip surgery.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Osteoarthritis, Hip

Location

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford
California
United States
94305

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Stanford University

Results (where available)

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An IBUPROFEN-type anti-inflammatory analgesic and antipyretic. It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

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