Predictors of Admission After the Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

CONCLUSIONS: We were able to define predictors of admission for patients having LH/RAH managed with an ERAS pathway. Increased ASA physical status, being African American, and increased length of procedure were significantly associated with admission after LH/RAH performed under an ERAS pathway. In addition, the incidences of urgent clinic and ER visits, readmissions, and reoperations within 90 days of surgery were similar for patients who were discharged on the day of surgery compared to those admitted. PMID: 31425219 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Achieved research highlights the importance of a multifactorial approach to pain management and the enormous significance of pain catastrophizing in patients with low back pain. PMID: 31524136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Conditions:   Shoulder Pain;   Shoulder Injuries;   Shoulder Disease;   Shoulder Pain Chronic;   Shoulder Syndrome;   Labral Tear, Glenoid Intervention:   Device: SureLock All-Suture Anchor Sponsor:   Zimmer Biomet Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Endometriosis is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea and infertility. Although 6 –10% of women of child bearing age are affected by the disease, and even more in the group of patients with fertility problems, diagnosis is often delayed and treatment can be challenging. Depending on the complaints, extent of disease and the goals of treatment (fertility treatment, pain reducti on, …), both medical and surgical options are available for the management of this pathology and often a  multidisciplinary approach will be necessary. Although diagnostic laparoscopy with histologic confirmation...
Source: Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
By Matthew Warren The placebo effect is a curious phenomenon. A wealth of literature has shown that inert treatments can not only produce medical benefits like pain relief, but also have cognitive effects like boosting creativity and learning. And while many of those studies involve misleading people into thinking that they are receiving an effective intervention, a new study in Scientific Reports shows that this deception is not always necessary. Researchers have found that taking a placebo can reduce people’s anxiety before a test — even when they know they are taking an inactive pill.  A...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Emotion Mental health The self Source Type: blogs
Study Design. Prospective research in middle-aged and elderly people. Objective. To investigate low back pain (LBP) and neuropathic pain (NeP); spinal alignment and range of motion (ROM); spinal degenerative changes in plain radiography; osteoporosis; muscle strength; and physical ability as possible risk factors for poor quality of life (QOL). Summary of Background Data. The aging of society has led to an increase in elderly people with chronic pain, including LBP and NeP. However, there has been no analysis of NeP and spinal sagittal alignment as potential risk factors for decreased QOL in the healthy general pop...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CLINICAL CASE SERIES Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. To identify age-related changes in cervical sagittal parameters using standard radiographs. Summary of Background Data. Cervical sagittal balance is important for the maintenance of neutral head posture and horizontal gaze. Degenerative changes in the cervical spine that occur with aging may alter cervical sagittal balance, which can lead to chronic neck pain and predispose to various cervical spine pathologies. Methods. We performed a retrospective cohort study of 151 patients with lateral cervical spine radiographs taken at our institution between December 2...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DIAGNOSTICS Source Type: research
AbstractThis systematic review examined the extent to which measures of religiosity/spirituality (R/S): (1) are associated with pain, function, pain-related beliefs (beliefs), coping responses, and catastrophizing in people with chronic pain; and (2) moderate the association between beliefs, coping and catastrophizing, and pain and function. Experimental and observational studies examining at least one of these research questions in adults with chronic pain were eligible. Two reviewers independently performed eligibility screening, data extraction, and quality assessment. Twenty studies were included. Most studies focused ...
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
The high incidence of osteoarthritis (OA) in an increasingly elderly population anticipates a dramatic rise in the number of people suffering from this disease in the near future. Because pain is the main reason patients seek medical help, effective pain management—which is currently lacking—is paramount to improve the quality of life that OA sufferers desperately seek. Good animal models are, in this day and age, fundamental tools for basic research of new therapeutic pathways. Several animal models of OA have been characterized, but none of them reproduces entirely all symptoms of the disease. Choosing betwee...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Back in May, Bruce Schoneboom wrapped up his appointment to the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. The group determined best practices for managing chronic and acute pain—and addressed judicious prescribing of opioids. If you didn’t know: The CDC reports there are 192 overdose deaths in the U.S. every day. Forty percent of The post Dr. Bruce Schoneboom and the HHS Pain Task Force appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.
Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: New On the Pulse DNP nurse anesthesiology nurse anesthetist pain month Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Chronic Pain Interventions:   Behavioral: Usual care/wait list;   Behavioral: Art Rx;   Behavioral: Artful Meditation Sponsor:   University of California, Davis Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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