The lingering symptoms of post-COVID-19 condition (long-COVID): a prospective cohort study
CONCLUSION: Long-term COVID-19 symptoms exist among recovered patients up to 12 months after contracting the virus. Fatigue is a primary contributor, while chronic pain became more problematic after 6 months. Vaccination was a factor in preventing long-term symptoms and aiding faster recovery from symptoms. Further work exploring additional contributors to symptom prevalence would assist in developing appropriate follow-up care.PMID:38008902 | DOI:10.1111/imj.16251 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 27, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Stuart Tan Anna J G Pryor Geoffrey W Melville Olivia Fischer Lyndel Hewitt Kimberley J Davis Source Type: research

Revisiting the Mackey Childbirth Satisfaction Rating Scale: Spanish adaptation, factor analysis, and sources of construct validity
CONCLUSIONS: Obtaining a psychometrically and conceptually sound factor solution is fundamental when validating a scale. With the present study, researchers and clinicians (e.g., midwives) will be able to measure women's childbirth satisfaction in a more robust manner. Both antecedents and consequences of satisfaction were found to correlate with several satisfaction subscales, which might help guide prevention programs in mother care in a more efficient way.PMID:38009538 | DOI:10.1111/birt.12790 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 27, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Carlos Suso-Ribera Patricia Catal á Javier Carmona Cecilia Pe ñacoba-Puente Source Type: research

Use of social media as a source of health information among patients with chronic low back pain
CONCLUSION: This survey showed that a proportion of patients suffering from chronic LBP use SM, YouTube in particular, as a source of health information. The level of trust in physicians was the strongest factor that impelled people to use SM as a source of health information.PMID:38009905 | DOI:10.1002/msc.1846 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 27, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Fatima Zahrae Taik Rajaa Bensaid Anass Adnine Noema El Mansouri Fatima Zahra Aharrane Amine Amar Maryam Fourtassi Fatima Ezzahra Abourazzak Source Type: research

Patients Who Seek to Hasten Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Qualitative Study
CONCLUSIONS: Patients embarking on a trajectory toward VSED are a very diverse group, with different care needs. Guidance for care during VSED needs to be applicable to all 3 groups.PMID:38012037 | DOI:10.1370/afm.3037 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 27, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Eva Elizabeth Bolt H Roeline Pasman Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen Source Type: research

The Seven Words That Changed My Perspective on Patient Care
Ann Fam Med. 2023 Nov-Dec;21(6):556-557. doi: 10.1370/afm.3038.ABSTRACT"I'm already in so much pain, I was stuck in the car for hours, and now I have to see a student instead of my doctor?" She scoffs, crosses her arms, and looks away. Trying to understand why she is in so much pain I ask, "Are you happy with the care you're receiving?" She looks at me for the first time and I see her shoulders drop. The response that followed is one I will never forget, and is part of a larger lesson I learned involving the power of open-ended questions and their ability to foster understanding of patients in the context of their life sto...
Source: Pain Physician - November 27, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Samantha Gogola Source Type: research

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Absorbable and Nonabsorbable Sutures in A1 Pulley Release
CONCLUSION: We found no significant difference between the two materials in terms of the Patient or Observer Scar Assessment Scales, overall complication rates, symptom scores, or pain scores. Therefore, the choice using absorbable or nonabsorbable can be guided by other factors such as physician or patient preference, availability, and cost.PMID:37997760 | DOI:10.1177/15589447231210332 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 24, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Young Bae Kim Yun Seong Choi Tae Hyuck Yoon Hee Dong Lee Source Type: research

Health care system costs related to potentially inappropriate medication use involving  opioids in older adults in Canada
CONCLUSIONS: Potentially inappropriate medication use involving opioids is associated with higher costs compared to those observed with opioid use and no use. There is a need for more effective use of health care resources to reduce costs for the health care system.PMID:38001466 | PMC:PMC10668473 | DOI:10.1186/s12913-023-10303-2 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 24, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Carina D'Aiuto Carlotta Lunghi Line Gu énette Djamal Berbiche Karine Bertrand Helen-Maria Vasiliadis Source Type: research

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Absorbable and Nonabsorbable Sutures in A1 Pulley Release
CONCLUSION: We found no significant difference between the two materials in terms of the Patient or Observer Scar Assessment Scales, overall complication rates, symptom scores, or pain scores. Therefore, the choice using absorbable or nonabsorbable can be guided by other factors such as physician or patient preference, availability, and cost.PMID:37997760 | DOI:10.1177/15589447231210332 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 24, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Young Bae Kim Yun Seong Choi Tae Hyuck Yoon Hee Dong Lee Source Type: research

Health care system costs related to potentially inappropriate medication use involving  opioids in older adults in Canada
CONCLUSIONS: Potentially inappropriate medication use involving opioids is associated with higher costs compared to those observed with opioid use and no use. There is a need for more effective use of health care resources to reduce costs for the health care system.PMID:38001466 | DOI:10.1186/s12913-023-10303-2 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 24, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Carina D'Aiuto Carlotta Lunghi Line Gu énette Djamal Berbiche Karine Bertrand Helen-Maria Vasiliadis Source Type: research

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Absorbable and Nonabsorbable Sutures in A1 Pulley Release
CONCLUSION: We found no significant difference between the two materials in terms of the Patient or Observer Scar Assessment Scales, overall complication rates, symptom scores, or pain scores. Therefore, the choice using absorbable or nonabsorbable can be guided by other factors such as physician or patient preference, availability, and cost.PMID:37997760 | DOI:10.1177/15589447231210332 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 24, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Young Bae Kim Yun Seong Choi Tae Hyuck Yoon Hee Dong Lee Source Type: research

Transportation of Medical Staff by Helicopter to Manage a Concealed Delivery at Home
Air Med J. 2023 Nov-Dec;42(6):496-498. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2023.06.005. Epub 2023 Jul 1.ABSTRACTAn unmarried pregnant woman felt lower abdominal pain. She rested in bed in her room on the second floor in her home. The next day she performed a delivery by herself. After the neonate cried, her parents noticed the birth and called an ambulance. After receiving the first call, the fire department decided to request the dispatch of a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service in Eastern Shizuoka, in addition to dispatching an ambulance. After receiving the request, the helicopter emergency medical service transported...
Source: Pain Physician - November 23, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hiromichi Ohsaka Youichi Yanagawa Masaki Konagaya Mika Onitsuka Saori Nakamura Kentaro Awata Natsuki Okawa Source Type: research

Communication strategies used by medical physicians when delivering bad news at the Maputo Central Hospital, Mozambique: a cross-sectional study
CONCLUSIONS: This study adds to our understanding of physicians' strategies when communicating bad news in the context of palliative care at one Mozambique hospital. As palliative care is not fully implemented in Mozambique, it is important to use protocols suitable to the country's healthcare level to improve how doctors deal with patients and their family members.PMID:37990181 | PMC:PMC10664502 | DOI:10.1186/s12904-023-01309-y (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 22, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nat ália Ubisse Schmauch Emilia Pinto Francisca Rego Lu ísa Castro Jahit Sacarlal Guilhermina Rego Source Type: research

Believing women: a qualitative exploration of provider disbelief and pain dismissal among women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome from the MAPP research network
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of provider disbelief and pain dismissal among women with IC/BPS indicates a need to improve physician-patient communication, informed by the struggles, anxieties, and gendered inequities that female patients with chronic pain experience in their diagnostic journey. Results suggest that further investigation into the power dynamics of clinical encounters might be required.PMID:37991567 | DOI:10.1007/s00192-023-05677-0 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 22, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Victoria L Brown Aimee James Jean Hunleth Catherine S Bradley John T Farrar Priyanka Gupta H Henry Lai Jerry L Lowder Robert Moldwin Larissa V Rodriguez Claire C Yang Siobhan Sutcliffe Source Type: research

A phase II study of High-Flow Nasal Cannula for relieving dyspnea in advanced cancer patients
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this trial is the first prospective study to assess the five-day efficacy and tolerability of HFNC for dyspnea in patients under palliative care. Although this did not reach the prespecified endpoint, about half of the patients showed 1.0 point improvement, a minimally clinically important difference (MCID) in the chronic lung disease. HFNC can be a palliative treatment option in advanced cancer patients with dyspnea.PMID:37992848 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.11.009 (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 22, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Eri Takase Hiroaki Akamatsu Shunsuke Teraoka Keita Nakaguchi Masanori Tanaka Takahiro Kaki Katsuyuki Furuta Koichi Sato Eriko Murakami Takeya Sugimoto Ryota Shibaki Daichi Fujimoto Atsushi Hayata Nahomi Tokudome Yuichi Ozawa Yasuhiro Koh Masanori Nakanish Source Type: research

Communication strategies used by medical physicians when delivering bad news at the Maputo Central Hospital, Mozambique: a cross-sectional study
CONCLUSIONS: This study adds to our understanding of physicians' strategies when communicating bad news in the context of palliative care at one Mozambique hospital. As palliative care is not fully implemented in Mozambique, it is important to use protocols suitable to the country's healthcare level to improve how doctors deal with patients and their family members.PMID:37990181 | DOI:10.1186/s12904-023-01309-y (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - November 22, 2023 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Nat ália Ubisse Schmauch Emilia Pinto Francisca Rego Lu ísa Castro Jahit Sacarlal Guilhermina Rego Source Type: research