Does audiovisual information affect anxiety and perceived pain levels in miniscrew application? — a within-person randomized controlled trial
ConclusionUsing an audiovisual method to inform patients about miniscrew placement increased anxiety levels but did not affect pain perception.
ConclusionCatastrophizing was associated with acute pain intensity, and lower pain-related catastrophizing among patients with acute herpes zoster was associated with less risk of PHN development, independent of acute pain intensity.
CONCLUSION In children undergoing elective day care surgery, VRE did not have a beneficial effect on anxiety, pain, emergence delirium or parental anxiety. However, after more painful surgery, children in the VRE group needed rescue analgesia significantly less often, a clinically important finding because of the side effects associated with analgesic drugs. Options for future research are to include children with higher levels of anxiety and pain and to examine the timing and duration of VRE. TRIAL REGISTRATION Netherlands Trial Registry: NTR6116.
Conclusion: Regular survey of patients' satisfaction should help to improve the quality of medical care. The strong excitement of the patient about the upcoming anesthesia and surgery, and the presence of a high level of anxiety and depression can be factors of reducing the patients' satisfaction with anesthesia. It requires psychological support of patients at the stage of surgical treatment.
Conclusions: In the patient group with a high level of pain and anxiety port catheter placement using USG and SCPB, supported by routine sedation, provides better comfort for both patient and surgeon. PMID: 31467534 [PubMed]
Conclusions: In adult patients undergoing outpatient orthopaedic surgery under regional anaesthesia, sound therapy is a novel strategy that significantly reduces systolic blood pressure, considered as an indicator of decreased anxiety. However, in our study, no difference could be demonstrated in terms of pain control or the need for additional sedation or analgesia. PMID: 31448793 [PubMed - in process]
In Reply Thank you, Dr Pisano, for your insightful comments regarding our recent article. It is true that large analyses such as this should be examined critically and with an understanding of the limitations of large data sets. Regarding surgery duration, we did not adjust the analysis by surgery duration or use of regional blocks. While these could potentially be confounding factors related to pain in the immediate postoperative period and use of opioids, they would be unlikely to contribute to prolonged opioid use, which was the primary outcome analyzed in this study. Additionally, this level of detail for each procedur...
CONCLUSIONS: This retrospective study with propensity-matched cohorts showed that cannabinoid use was associated with higher pain scores and a poorer quality of sleep in the early postoperative period in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery. PMID: 31425232 [PubMed - in process]
Co - use associated with anxiety and depression symptoms compared with opioid use alone
Conclusion and Recommendation: Our study showed higher magnitude of awareness with recall under general anesthesia. Lack of premedication was the only associated factor with awareness with recall under general anesthesia. Anesthetists should give emphasis to prevent the possibility of awareness under general anesthesia by providing premedication. Cohort studies should be done including the consequences of awareness with recall under general anesthesia. PMID: 31360165 [PubMed]
AbstractPurpose of ReviewPhantom sensations are incompletely understood phenomena which take place following an amputation or deafferentation of a limb. They can present as kinetic, kinesthetic, or exteroceptive perceptions. It is estimated that phantom limb pain (PLP) affects anywhere from 40 to 80% of amputees.Recent FindingsPsychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and mood disorders have higher prevalence in amputees than in the general population. Pharmacologic treatment has been used as first-line therapy for amputees suffering from PLP with agents including gabapentinoids, amitriptyline, and other tricyclic...