Determining the Use of Nonpharmacologic Methods by Surgical Nurses for Postoperative Pain Management and the Influencing Professional Factors: A Multicenter Study.
Determining the Use of Nonpharmacologic Methods by Surgical Nurses for Postoperative Pain Management and the Influencing Professional Factors: A Multicenter Study. J Perianesth Nurs. 2019 Sep 11;: Authors: Gumus K, Musuroglu S, Karaman Ozlu Z, Tasci O Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the use of nonpharmacologic methods by surgical nurses for postoperative pain management and to identify the influencing professional factors. DESIGN: A regional survey model. METHODS: The sample of the study consisted of 443 surgical nurses working in regions of Turkey. The data were collected using a personal information form and questionnaire. FINDINGS: Hot-cold application (53.3%), exercise (50.8%), positioning (68.8%), movement restriction (35.7%), resting (55.5%), and distraction (42.2%) were among the methods usually used by nurses. The nurses who were working in the Black Sea region chose the nursing profession willingly, received the training on pain management, and used nonpharmacologic methods at higher rates (P
This article provides a review of the preclinical and clinical pharmacology of lorcaserin, including its pharmacokinetic and safety profiles. Preclinical studies with lorcaserin initially focused on simple measures of food intake and body weight gain, but have now expanded to include studies on its effects on appetitive aspects of feeding behaviour and models of binge-eating. A significant number of studies have also shown that lorcaserin alters behaviours related to drug use and addiction, in rodents and non-human primates. Potential clinically-relevant effects of lorcaserin have also been reported in models of pain and s...
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): M.S. Raghuraman, A. Arthi, M.S. Iswaryarajan Hercule
ConclusionsThis real-world study of commercially insured patients with RA suggests that opioid use among these patients is prevalent. There was a small decrease in overall opioid utilization after TNFi initiation.
Conclusions: The SSTS is a valuable option for real-life POPM and is effective in a wide range of surgical procedures. Trial registration: European Union electronic Register of Post-Authorization Studies (EU PAS Register) number: EUPAS14689. PMID: 31612723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Hysterectomy; Gynecologic Surgical Procedures; Narcotic Use; Pain, Postoperative Interventions: Drug: Ropivacaine Infusion from ON-Q Pump; Drug: Ropivacaine + Ketorolac Infusion from ON-Q Pump; Drug: Normal Saline Infusion from ON-Q Pump Sponsors: George Washington University; Avanos Medical Recruiting
Conclusion. Higher pain intensity and disability predicted higher pain-related HCU in the year following a LBP self-management class. The presence of a sleep disorder diagnosis, as recorded in medical records, had a significant independent effect on LBP-related health care visits and costs beyond the influences of pain intensity, disability, and other key demographic and health-related characteristics, but did not moderate these relationships. Level of Evidence: 3
Authors: Houchard G, Kullgren J, Saphire M, Porter K, Abel S Abstract Evidence guiding inpatient management of buprenorphine is lacking-this retrospective cohort study evaluated the clinical impact of hospital continuation versus discontinuation of buprenorphine at an academic medical center. The primary outcome was inpatient oral morphine equivalents (OME). Secondary outcomes included patient pain levels, functional assessment, and hospital length of stay. One hundred thirty-one patients (74 continued buprenorphine, 57 discontinued) were included in the analysis. Median OME were significantly lower among patients ...
Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world ’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, announced that it will be partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market. Ward MM is an Australian provider o f medication review and quality use of medicines services to the aged and community care sectors.
ConclusionEFTR is a safe, minimally invasive treatment modality that ensures complete eradication of the duodenal subepithelial lesions.
Authors: Yang S, Wang D, Xu J, Luo F, Wu W, Zhang Z Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical effect of anterior debridement, decompression, bone grafting, and instrumentation for cervical spinal tuberculosis in four hospitals. Materials and Methods: This research retrospectively analyzed 146 patients with cervical spinal tuberculosis who were treated by anterior debridement, decompression, bone grafting, and instrumentation in four institutions between January 2000 and January 2015. There were 68 males and 78 females with an average age of 31.32 ± 11.69 years. All patients received chemotherapy for 18 mon...