Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, March 26th, 2004
"Chronic pain resulting from metastatic bone cancer remains poorly understood and resistant to treatment. Here we have examined the effect of the novel COX-2 enzyme inhibitor lumiracoxib in a model of bone cancer pain in the rat. Lumiracoxib was administered orally twice daily from day 10 to day 20 after injection of MRMT-1 tumor cells into one tibia," scientists in England report.
"Mechanical hyperalgesia, measured as the reduction in weight-bearing of the ipsilateral limb, and the development of static...
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