Relation of postoperative pain medication to return for unplanned care after ureteroscopy.

In conclusion, the US DEA class of narcotics prescribed after ureteroscopy did not have a statistically significant impact on the rate of return for unplanned care. These findings may improve opioid stewardship in patients undergoing outpatient ureteroscopy. PMID: 31191127 [PubMed]
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research

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Conclusions: MSC therapies in the treatment of knee OA are safe and have shown promising results but the available studies are limited. At this time, no definitive recommendations can be made regarding which MSC source to use. Allogeneic MSCs offer theoretical advantages over autologous MSCs, especially in ease of use and consistency of product, but there are concerns regarding cell viability and vitality, as well as the body’s response to nonautologous products. Future clinical trials should focus on randomized head-to-head comparisons of MSC sources as well as the use of multiple injections for patients with knee OA.
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Low back pain and neck pain are the first and fourth leading causes, respectively, of years lived with disability. The treatment of intervertebral disk degeneration remains a significant challenge. While there are still many obstacles to overcome, the use of stem cells for the treatment of disk degeneration has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting techniques to restore the structure and function of the degenerated disk. The use of stem cells in treating intervertebral disk disease as well as the obstacles that remain are reviewed here in an evidence-based manner.
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Conclusion. Anxiety and mood are potentially modifiable risk factors that have the greatest impact on pre- and postoperative pain. These results can be used to identify higher-risk patients and develop preoperative therapeutic protocols to improve postoperative outcomes. Level of Evidence: 3
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Conclusion. The DASH is a valid and responsive PRO measure to evaluate disabling upper extremity involvement in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery. Level of Evidence: 3
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Conclusions. MI TLIF can be safely performed in the obese population despite a higher in-hospital complication rate. Knowledge of common complications will help the treatment team appropriately manage obese patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis. Level of Evidence: 3
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Conclusions: The novel CI magnet is safe to use for MRI investigations of CI users in 3T MRI without a need for bandaging and has acceptable level of image artefacts.
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Conclusion: Idiopathic pain in BAHI is a rare but bothersome symptom which can result in implant removal. After oral antibiotic combination treatment, symptoms resolved in approximately 40% of patients. Therefore, we think conservative treatment with these antibiotics before implant removal surgery, is worth considering.
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