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Low-dose subcutaneous ketamine for postoperative pain management in Rwanda: a dose-finding study

ConclusionAdding subcutaneous ketamine to standard analgesic measures resulted in decreases in postoperative pain scores without serious side effects. These data can be used to inform a randomized controlled trial to compare subcutaneous ketamine plus standard care with placebo plus standard care for reducing postoperative pain.
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Authors: Moon EJ, Kim SB, Chung JY, Song JY, Yi JW Abstract Most regional anesthesia in breast surgeries is performed as postoperative pain management under general anesthesia, and not as the primary anesthesia. Regional anesthesia has very few cardiovascular or pulmonary side-effects, as compared with general anesthesia. Pectoral nerve block is a relatively new technique, with fewer complications than other regional anesthesia. We performed Pecs I and Pec II block simultaneously as primary anesthesia under moderate sedation with dexmedetomidine for breast conserving surgery in a 49-year-old female patient with inv...
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This delivery system dressing is an effective and safe treatment option for wounds. Advantages include reduced potential of systemic side effects, flexibility in what can be delivered, constant rate of medication delivery, and convenience. PMID: 28933696 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
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Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: The use of regional anesthesia should be considered a viable option for the relief of postoperative pain in pediatric patients following the Nuss procedure albeit with a higher incidence of intraoperative hemodynamic effects. A randomized, prospective, study powered to compare all 3 techniques against one another would be necessary to confirm the significance of these findings.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Ankur Luthra, Ritika Bajaj, Anudeep Jafra, Kiran Jangra, VK AryaSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2017 11(4):454-471 Management of pregnant women with heart disease remains challenging due to the advancement of innovations in cardiac surgery and correction of complex cardiac anomalies, and more recently, with the successful performance of heart transplants, cardiac diseases are not only likely to coexist with pregnancy, but will also increase in frequency over the years to come. In developing countries with a higher prevalence of rheumatic fever, cardiac disease may complicate as many as 5.9% of pregnancies with a high inc...
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Implementation of a multidisciplinary clinical pathway significantly improves pain control after ED management, but increases the rate of primary ICU admission without significant reduction of secondary respiratory complications.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
The authors explore the importance of patient action in the self-management of chronic pain.Pain
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
Conclusions TAP block using liposomal bupivacaine provides effective analgesia comparable to PCA.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
PMID: 28922214 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
Patient satisfaction is evolving into an important measure of high-quality health care and anesthesia care is no exception. Pain management is an integral part of anesthesia care and must be assessed to determine patient satisfaction; therefore, it is a measure for quality of care. One issue is how patients reflect individual experiences into their overall anesthesia experience. There is a need to identify how postoperative pain scores correlate with anesthesia patient satisfaction survey results. Postoperative pain is not a dominant measure in determining anesthesia patient satisfaction.
Source: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
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