The effects of music on anxiety and pain in patients during carotid endarterectomy under regional anesthesia: A randomized controlled trial.

CONCLUSIONS: Music use in CEA under regional anesthesia increased intraoperative patient anxiety, and had no effect on intraoperative and postoperative pain or patient satisfaction. PMID: 31126582 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

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This study aimed to evaluate the effect of preoperative carbohydrate oral (CHO) loading on the postoperative metabolic and inflammatory response, perioperative discomfort and surgical clinical outcomes in open colorectal surgery compared with a conventional fasting protocol.MethodsFifty patients were randomly allocated to either the intervention group (CHO), to receive preoperative oral carbohydrate supplementation, or the control group (FAST), to undergo preoperative fasting. Insulin resistance, insulin sensitivity, the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) and IL-6 levels were analysed at 06  h on the day of surgery (T1), ...
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The proposed two-level ICA is an effective multi-variate analysis method for both steady-state and transient analysis of task data.
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Study Design. A cross-sectional study. Objective. The aim of this study was to describe multi-dimensional profiles for people with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and to examine the associations between CLBP-related disability and individual, psychosocial and physical factors in a Saudi population. Summary of Background Data. CLBP-related disability is a multidimensional phenomenon. There is growing interest in exploring factors associated with CLBP-related disability in Saudi Arabia but research is limited in comparison to other countries. Methods. Participants completed questionnaires covering demographics, pain ...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CLINICAL CASE SERIES Source Type: research
How pets have changed the lives of people living with anxiety, pain or grief.
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AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the efficacy of retro-peribulbar and subconjunctival anesthesia associated with intravenous sedation in patients undergoing evisceration and orbital implant placement.MethodsThe charts of 217 patients who underwent evisceration with trans-scleral implant placement were reviewed. Midazolam and fentanyl were used for intravenous sedation. For local anesthesia, a combination of lidocaine with epinephrine and bupivacaine was injected into the retrobulbar, upper peribulbar, and subconjunctival areas. The intraoperative pain and need for supplemental anesthetic injection were recorded prospectively.Res...
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Mindfulness, the practice of paying attention to the present moment, purposefully and nonjudgmentally, has been gaining popularity as adjunct treatment for adolescents with a range of physical and mental health problems. Research conducted in adults and emerging research conducted in adolescents has shown that mindfulness-based interventions can improve outcomes in several areas. The purpose of this review is to discuss recent research on the effects of mindfulness and suggest exercises that primary care clinicians can offer to their adolescent patients. Recent findings Research has shown positive ef...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: ADOLESCENT MEDICINE: Edited by Sara F. Forman and Sarah Pitts Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2019Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Elyssa B. Margolis, Anushree N. KarkhanisAbstractNeural circuits that enable an organism to protect itself by promoting escape from immediate threat and avoidance of future injury are conceptualized to carry an “aversive” signal. One of the key molecular elements of these circuits is the kappa opioid receptor (KOR) and its endogenous peptide agonist, dynorphin. In many cases, the aversive response to an experimental manipulation can be eliminated by selective blockade of KOR function, indicating its necessity in transm...
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CONCLUSION: Economic crisis in Greece, affected COPD burden in terms of financial ability, and quality of life. PMID: 31282558 [PubMed - in process]
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