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Texting friends or strangers during surgery reduces pain

RTI in the Media

  • Science Blog

April 29, 2015

Imagine a hand-held electronic device – accessible, portable and nearly universal – that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow doctors to use less powerful and potentially risky medications to complement anesthesia.

Report: E-cigarettes can cause permanent brain damage for teens

RTI in the Media

  • Voice of America

April 29, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are banned in some countries, highly available in others, but with internet sales, they are available just about anywhere, and just about anyone can buy them, including adolescents.

Key to reducing surgical pain may already be in your hand

RTI in the Media

  • Surgical Products

April 28, 2015

Imagine a hand-held electronic device - accessible, portable and nearly universal - that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow doctors the freedom to use less powerful and potentially risky medications to complement anesthesia.

Study: Text messaging before surgery reduces need for pain meds

RTI in the Media

  • Triangle Business Journal

April 28, 2015

Patients who text message someone, even a stranger, before having minor survery have a reduced need for pain medication, according to a recently published study by Research Triangle Park-based RTI International, Cornell University and LaSalle Hospita

7 things to know about today, plus why texting is good for surgery patients

RTI in the Media

  • Orlando Business Journal

April 28, 2015

We all have heard about the bad things that can happen when you text and drive — or for others, when they try to text and walk on crowded downtown streets at lunchtime — but here's an interesting tidbit about texting as it relates to surgery patients

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