5% Lidocaine Hydrochloride Cream for Wound Pain Relief: A Multicentre Observational Study.
5% Lidocaine Hydrochloride Cream for Wound Pain Relief: A Multicentre Observational Study. J Invest Surg. 2020 Sep 24;:1-4 Authors: Janowska A, Papa G, Romanelli M, Davini G, Oranges T, Stocco C, Arnez ZM, Dini V Abstract BACKGROUND: Lidocaine hydrochloride is frequently used for management of painful wounds. This prospective, multicentre study examined the effects of 5% lidocaine cream on wound pain relief. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 78 patients with painful wounds treated with 5% Lidocaine cream for two weeks in two Italian Hospitals. Patients' perception of pain was recorded by, using the 5-point Visual Rate Scale and the 11-point Numerical Pain Rating Scale. All medications and adverse events were evaluated in a daily diary. The primary outcome of the study was establishing the wound pain relief based on the results of 5-VRS and pain intensity based on the 11-NPRS testing from baseline to the end of treatment. Clinical aspects and adverse events were also collected. RESULTS: Seventy-eight patients had a median age of 67.5 years (range 18-96 years). 62.8% were women. The wounds included traumatic wounds (n = 39), venous ulcers (n = 25), post-surgical wounds (n = 6) pyoderma gangrenosum (n = 6), vasculitis (n = 1) and pressure ulcer (n = 1). The intensity of pain significantly decreased from the baseline level established at the beginn...
We describe the most highly recommended generic and disease-specific PRO tools in SCD and discuss the challenges of incorporating them in clinical practice. EXPERT OPINION: PRO measures are essential to incorporate into SCD clinical trials either as primary or secondary outcomes. The use of PRO measures in SCD facilitates a patient-centered approach, which is likely to lead to improved outcomes. Significant challenges remain in adapting PRO tools to routine clinical use and in developing countries. PMID: 33034214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Currently in fellowship doing bread/butter procedures (MBB, epidurals, PNB, few SCS/PNS trials, etc.) and just interviewed at a private practice spot where they do a lot of procedures that I will have not done any training in prior to graduating (e.g. IT pump, SI fusion, Vertiflex, Kypho, MILD, Discectomy, lots of SCS/PNS trials etc) and significant amount of "OR pain procedures" at a very busy practice seeing 30-40 pts/day - how many of you are commonly performing these procedures and are... private practice concern
Conclusion: By underlining the gaps of knowledge and attitude towards breastfeeding of nurses working in NICUs, this study provides an insight into what needs to be improved, with the aim of promoting higher rates of breastfeeding in the preterm population.What is Known:•Breastfeeding is particularly challenging in the preterm population, despite its universally recognized health benefits.•Improving healthcare professionals ’ knowledge and attitude towards breastfeeding has been shown to be crucial for promoting breastfeeding in NICUs.What is New:•Our results provide useful insight into nurses ’ ...
Publication date: October 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 89Author(s): Fernando Lopes, Fernando A. Vicentini, Nina L. Cluny, Alexander J. Mathews, Benjamin H. Lee, Wagdi A. Almishri, Lateece Griffin, William Gonçalves, Vanessa Pinho, Derek M. McKay, Simon A. Hirota, Mark G. Swain, Quentin J. Pittman, Keith A. Sharkey
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Authors: Kim H, Lim YM, Lee EJ, Kim HW, Ahn HS, Kim KK PMID: 33029979 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: More than half of the iIONP patients had an enhanced oculomotor nerve in MRI. A few of them also had elevated CSF IgG synthesis rate, but no further evidence for inflammation was found. The administration of steroids seemed to have no benefit other than increasing the blood glucose level. PMID: 33029972 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Natália Freire Valente, Eliezer de Sousa Cardoso, Juliana Alencar da Silva Resende, Jeferson Antônio Santos
BY HABIR MANDAIR; KEYUR KURANI; &KHALID MALIK, MDA 62-year-old obese woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was on hemodialysis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and chronically elevated serum calcium levels presented to the ED with altered mental status. Nursing home staff stated that she was unable to answer questions coherently and seemed confused.Her vitals were within normal limits except for a body temperature of 99.9°F. Several necrotic lesions of various sizes were found on her left and right buttocks and the medial aspects of both thighs. The patient also had severe necrosis of the third finger o...
CONCLUSIONS: According to our experience, skin biopsy should be mandatory for non healing wounds. It is safe and involves only a low rate of adverse events. PMID: 29683286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]