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The field of abdominal organ transplantation is multifaceted, with the clinician balancing recipient comorbidities, risks of the surgical procedure, and the pathophysiology of immunosuppression to ensure optimal outcomes. An underappreciated element throughout this process is acute pain management related to the surgical procedure. As the opioid epidemic continues to grow with increasing numbers of transplant candidates on opioids as well the increase in the development of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols, there is a need for greater focus on optimal postoperative pain control to minimize opioid use and improve ou...
Conclusion: The current review identified strong, high-quality evidence to recommend hip muscle strengthening in the conservative management of persons with knee OA. Further research is needed to establish the underlying mechanisms for the clinical benefits.
Adequate pain control is essential following lung transplantation to reduce patient stress and minimize perioperative complications. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have demonstrated improvements in patient experience and reduced length of stay. However, the implementation of these protocols has not yet extended to the lung transplant population.
We describe the anesthetic management for this innovative technique addressing technique-specific issues such as arrhythmia management, hemostasis, right heart failure and postoperative pain control.
AbstractNeuropathic pain (NeP) is an intractable pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system. NeP is often challenging to manage because most of the mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Recent investigations in the field of autoimmune neurology have demonstrated that specific autoantibodies against antigens in the somatosensory pathway can cause NeP. Detection of pathogenic autoantibodies in NeP adds to the understanding of the mechanism of pain, which might aid in the development of novel immunotherapies. Therefore, it is necessary to explore novel NeP ‐related autoantibodies to improve the man...
Conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Ibuprofen; Pain Management; Pain, Chronic Intervention: Drug: Ibuprofen tablets Sponsor: Universidad Europea de Madrid Not yet recruiting
Condition: Hand Injuries Interventions: Procedure: Hypnosis; Procedure: Infiltration Sponsor: Centre Hospitalier Departemental Vendee Not yet recruiting
Conditions: Neck Pain; Musculoskeletal Manipulations, Manual Therapies Interventions: Other: Intervention 1 Exercise; Other: Intervention 2 Exercise and INIT; Other: Intervention 3 Exercise and SMT; Other: Control Sponsor: Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki Recruiting
AbstractThis journal recently published a paper by Sharpe et al., entitled “Necessary components of psychological treatments in chronic pain management programs: A Delphi study” (Sharpe, Jones, Ashton‐James, Nicholas,&Refshauge, 2020). These researcher sought the views of authors of relevant RCTs published up to September 2016 and supplemented these with input from psychologists working in pain management programs in Australia.
The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing healthcare systems throughout the world. Significant numbers of patients are being admitted to the hospital with severe illness, often in the setting of advanced age and underlying co-morbidities. Therefore, palliative care is an important part of the response to this pandemic. The Seattle area and UW Medicine have been on the forefront of the pandemic in the US.