& ldquo;My friend, the pain & rdquo;: does altered body awareness affect the valence of pain descriptors?

Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research

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We examined the association of prescription size with new persistent opioid use after cardiothoracic surgery.MethodsOpioid-naive Medicare patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery between 2009 and 2015 were identified. Patients who filled an opioid prescription between 30 days before surgery and 14 days after discharge and with continuous Medicare enrollment 12 months before and 6 months after surgery were selected (n = 24,549). New persistent use was defined as continued prescription fills 91 to 180 days after surgery. Prescription size was reported in oral morphine equivalents. Multivariable regression was performe...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
ConclusionsUse of straight Tenckhoff catheters compared with coiled catheters reduced the rate of catheter dysfunction requiring surgical intervention.FundingFunded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.Trial RegistrationRegistered at ClinicalTrials.gov with study number NCT02479295.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In contrast to a study conducted by Sun et al, in which there was a statistical difference in knee pain between the SP and IP surgical approaches, we did not detect any statistical or clinical differences in knee pain between the SP and IP surgical approaches among patients with greater than 12 months of follow-up. Level of Evidence: Therapeutic Level III. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Objectives: (1) To assess the correlation of psychosocial factors and long-term outcomes of proximal humerus fractures all in surgical repair; (2) to identify specific psychosocial factors with favorable and unfavorable outcomes; and (3) to assess the correlation between DSM-V mental health diagnoses and long-term Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) scores. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Academic medical center. Patients: Patients were screened and identified on presentation to the emergency department or in the clinical office for inclusion in an institutional review board–approved ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Megan N. Wasson
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Background Cancer patients often have other noncancer medical conditions. Presence of comorbidities negatively affects cancer survival. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate comorbidity, risk factors for comorbidity, and how comorbidity was associated with symptoms and quality of life in patients being treated for breast cancer. Methods One hundred and one breast cancer chemotherapy outpatients completed this study. Comorbid conditions, weight, height, and smoking status were identified by chart review. Symptoms and quality of life were self-reported using psychometrically sound instruments. Log-linear...
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusion Improvement of QOL of patients with head and neck cancer is a long process, which is associated with the clinical and demographic characteristics of patients. Implications for Practice Focusing nursing practice on shoulder and neck function rehabilitation, incision care, and pain management could positively affect QOL among patients with head and neck cancer treated by surgery.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusion Nurses caring for women receiving endocrine therapy for breast cancer should assess the 5 key symptoms identified. There remain substantial gaps in the science related to the symptom experience during endocrine therapy for breast cancer. Future studies should focus on the domains of symptom intensity and distress, specific understudied symptoms, symptom clusters, and development of symptom assessment instruments specific to symptoms associated with endocrine therapy. Implications for Practice This scoping review identified 5 well-studied and highly prevalent symptoms that should be assessed in women with br...
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research
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