Daily Cannabis Use Tied to Lower Illicit Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

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

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This article describes the challenges in CPPs during COVID-19 pandemic and the use of telemedicine as the rescue management vehicle for CPPs in current scenario.
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the effects of perioperative dexmedetomidine infusion on postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing lateral thoracotomy for thoracic esophageal cancer. Methods: A total of 62 patients undergoing lateral thoracotomy for thoracic esophageal cancer were randomized to receive adjuvant therapy with either dexmedetomidine (0.5 μg/kg intravenous bolus injection for 10 min before induction of anesthesia, followed by continuous infusion of 0.2-0.4 μg/kg/h until the end of surgery, and 0.06 μg/kg/h for 5 days after surgery) or equal volumes of saline. Acute po...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
Conditions:   Inguinal Hernia;   Analgesia;   Pain, Acute;   Pain, Chronic;   Pain, Neuropathic Interventions:   Other: local anesthetic and dexmedetomidine;   Other: local anesthetic and placebo Sponsor:   Aretaieion University Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Cognition is an important function of the brain that enables us to acquire and process information, to enhance our understanding of thoughts, experiences, and our senses. Any condition that affects our ability to think, reason, memorize, or be attentive affects our cognitive ability. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but there are many things you can do to prevent or forestall cognitive changes as you age, including when planning for surgery. Older adults are having more surgical procedures As our population ages and medicine and healthcare advances, more older adults are likely to develop serious condition...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Aging Managing your health care Memory Neurological conditions Prevention Surgery Source Type: blogs
The objective of this study was to compare Erector Spinae Plane blocks (ESP) with intercostal blocks (ICB) as part of multi-modal analgesia in quality of postoperative pain control and preservation of pulmonary function after VATS. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of patients undergoing elective VATS were enrolled in the study and divided into the ESP and ICB block groups. Spirometry and visual analog pain scores (VAS) exams were performed to measure Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Forced Expiratory Volume at one second (FEV1), FEV1/FVC ratio, and Forced Expiratory Flow in intervals 25% to 75% (FEF25-75). Chronic pain was a...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is common and would reduce the quality of life of patients. Transversus abdominal plane (TAP) block has been widely used in lower abdominal surgery and many researches demonstr...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
We describe the historical use of opioids and the scope of the current opioid crisis, review the differences between dependence and addiction, and the private and public sectors response to pain management and highlight the issue of adolescent vulnerability. We conclude with a proposal for future directions that address both public and patient health needs.
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA: Edited by Jorge A. Gálvez Source Type: research
AbstractThe primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the intensity of acute postoperative pain and development of postpartum depression (PPD) after cesarean section (CS). The secondary purpose was to investigate perioperative risk factors for PPD detected in the postoperative period after CS. We retrospectively reviewed 615 women who had undergone CS between January 2017 and October 2019 in our hospital. The incidence of PPD was 22.7% on postoperative day (POD) 5 in the 247 women whose numerical rating scale (NRS) scores on POD3 were available. The severity of acute postoperative pain evaluated...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to: (1) examine changes in pain, psychosocial functioning, and health care utilization among children and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) over a 2-year period and (2) identify baseline biopsychosocial variables associated with the development and maintenance of chronic SCD pain at follow-up. Materials and Methods: Forty-two youth (8 to 18 y old) with SCD completed a battery of self-report measures at baseline and 2-year follow-up. Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translational Innovations Opportunities and Networks and American Pain Society Pain Taxonomy (AAPT) diagn...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Alan D. Kaye, Sandeep Kandregula, Jennifer Kosty, Anthony Sin, Bharat Guthikonda, G.E. Ghali, Jack W. Gamble, Madelyn K. Craig, Alex D. Pham, Devin S. Reed, Sonja A. Gennuso, Rhett M. Reynolds, Ken "Kenny" Philip Ehrhardt, Elyse M. Cornett, Richard D. Urman
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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