Patients Just as Satisfied When Surgeons Give Fewer Opioids for Pain Patients Just as Satisfied When Surgeons Give Fewer Opioids for Pain

When surgeons cut their prescribing of opioids for pain by more than 50%, their patient-satisfaction scores didn't suffer, a small U.S. study found.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

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Oral mucositis is among the most common tissue toxicities associated with both cytotoxic cancer regimens and head and neck radiotherapy. Current management of oral mucositis might comprise growth factors and cytokines, anti-inflammatory agents, anesthetics, analgesics, antimicrobial and coating agents, cryotherapy and mucosal protectants. Despite its long history and its impact on patients, there are currently no effective options for the prevention or treatment of mucositis. In recent years, more attention has been focused on the role of natural drugs. Verbascoside belongs to the phenylpropanoid glycosides family. Several...
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
We present a case of a gentleman with refractory postherpetic neuralgia in the intercostobrachial nerve distribution that was successfully treated with cryoneurolysis/cryoanalgesia therapy. PMID: 31802935 [PubMed]
Source: Local and Regional Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Local Reg Anesth Source Type: research
Authors: Ferré F, Mastantuono JM, Martin C, Ferrier A, Marty P, Laumonerie P, Bonnevialle N, Minville V Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The frequent onset of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis during interscalene block restricts its use in patients with respiratory insufficiency. Supraclavicular block could be a safe and effective alternative. Our primary objective was to assess the incidence of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis following ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block and compare it to that of interscalene block. METHODS: Adults warranting elective shoulder surgery under regional anesthesia (Toulouse Un...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
PMID: 31800416 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Int Anesthesiol Clin Source Type: research
Findings based on longitudinal study in Canada of people who use drugs and report chronic pain
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
We present a summary of the pharmacology of cannabis-based medicines including anaesthetic interactions and implications, to assist colleagues encountering these medicines in clinical practice.
Source: Perioperative Medicine - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Percentage using prescription opioid analgesic increased with age; use up for women versus men
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
This study is an attempt to investigate the effects of intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on the pain induced by heat and formalin.In this experimental study, 70 male Wistar rats with an average weight of 270–320 g were randomly divided into five groups: control; sham that received 25 μl of saline through the spinal catheter; and three experimental groups that received 5, 10 or 20 mg/kg M. officinalis via the spinal catheter respectively. Five days after catheterization of the spinal cord from the lumbar region under anesthesia, the effects of Intrathecal administration of M...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION POD is prevalent in patients after elective intracranial surgery. The identified risk factors for and the potential association of POD with adverse outcomes suggest that a comprehensive strategy involving screening for predisposing factors and early prevention of modifiable factors should be established in this population. TRIAL REGISTRATION ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03087838.
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Perioperative medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Simple lumbar disc operations in the otherwise healthy patients can be safely performed under either spinal or general anesthesia. Both anesthetic methods led to comparable outcomes with minimal complications. PMID: 31788165 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research
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