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Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Noting that untreated pain is associated with increased risks of greater opioid use, postpartum depression, and development of persistent pain, the authors recommend non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies as components of postpartum pain management.

Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Adding an exercise regimen to a comprehensive educational program for the management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome may not bring significant benefit.

Simple Trick May Reduce Procedural Pain

Simple Trick May Reduce Procedural Pain

Dripping lidocaine onto the skin prior to lidocaine injection may help reduce injection-associated procedural pain.

Acute Pain Treatment in the ED: Consensus Guidelines

Acute Pain Treatment in the ED: Consensus Guidelines

A panel of emergency medicine and pharmacology experts formulated guidelines for safely and effectively treating patients presenting to the emergency department with acute pain.

Conventional vs High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Conventional vs High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

In a preliminary study, high-frequency spinal cord stimulation was found to be more effective in treating chronic pain than conventional stimulation.

Custom Foot Orthotics vs OTC Insoles for Plantar Heel Pain

Custom Foot Orthotics vs OTC Insoles for Plantar Heel Pain

Researchers conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized controlled trials comparing 8 different types of foot orthotics.

Virtual Reality as a Distraction From Pain During Medical Procedures

Virtual Reality as a Distraction From Pain During Medical Procedures

Virtual reality appears to be an effective distraction intervention to relieve pain and distress during various medical procedures.

Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED

Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED

The use of non-opioid analgesic therapies is increasing among ED physicians.

Phrenic Nerve Infiltration vs SNB for Acute Ipsilateral Shoulder Pain

Phrenic Nerve Infiltration vs SNB for Acute Ipsilateral Shoulder Pain

Investigators sought to determine whether phrenic nerve infiltration and suprascapular nerve block would control acute ipsilateral shoulder pain after thoracotomy.

Benzhydrocodone/Acetaminophen Combination Gets FDA Approval for Severe Acute Pain

Benzhydrocodone/Acetaminophen Combination Gets FDA Approval for Severe Acute Pain

The FDA has approved Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.

Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

The most promising tools to predict acute pain after cesarean delivery are local anesthetic infiltration before placement of spinal anesthesia, and asking patients simple questions about anticipated pain and analgesic needs.

High Bioavailability, Fast Absorption of Buprenorphine With New Sublingual Wafer

High Bioavailability, Fast Absorption of Buprenorphine With New Sublingual Wafer

Preliminary results suggest that a new sublingual buprenorphine wafer may offer high bioavailability and fast absorption for patients treated for acute and chronic pain.

Handover of Intraoperative Anesthesia Care Linked to Increase in Adverse Postoperative Outcomes

Handover of Intraoperative Anesthesia Care Linked to Increase in Adverse Postoperative Outcomes

Complete handover of intraoperative anesthesia care is associated with an increased risk of adverse postoperative outcomes among adults undergoing major surgery.

Intravenous Acetaminophen May Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in Adolescents Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion

Intravenous Acetaminophen May Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in Adolescents Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion

Postoperative management of adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion surgery with intravenous acetaminophen may have an opioid-sparing effect, due to a reduced hospital length of stay.

Low-Dose Ketamine Provides Comparable Acute Pain Relief, More Adverse Events Than Morphine

Low-Dose Ketamine Provides Comparable Acute Pain Relief, More Adverse Events Than Morphine

Acute pain management in the emergency department with low-dose ketamine may provide pain relief comparable with morphine at 30 minutes.

ACTTION Consensus Provides Best Practices for the Design of Pediatric Clinical Trials Focused on Acute Pain

ACTTION Consensus Provides Best Practices for the Design of Pediatric Clinical Trials Focused on Acute Pain

Key factors susceptible to improve the design of clinical trials on analgesics for acute pain in pediatric populations were reviewed and recommendations published.

High Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in At-Risk Physicians

High Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in At-Risk Physicians

The most common work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physicians were found to be degenerative cervical spine disease, rotator cuff pathology, degenerative lumbar spine disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Postoperative Pain Management in Children With Developmental Delay

Postoperative Pain Management in Children With Developmental Delay

Parent- and nurse-controlled analgesia may not reduce postoperative pain in children with developmental delay compared with opioids administered by a nurse as needed.

Fast Track Designation Granted for Post-Surgical Pain Medication

Fast Track Designation Granted for Post-Surgical Pain Medication

The FDA has granted Fast Track Designation to the investigational treatment CA-008 (Concentric Analgesics) for the treatment of post-surgical pain.

FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Novel Buprenorphine Sublingual Spray

FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Novel Buprenorphine Sublingual Spray

Compared to other commonly used opioids, buprenorphine offers a ceiling effect for respiratory depression and less abuse potential, less cognitive impairment, and less constipation.

Nonopioid Analgesic Combination and Opioid Combinations Provide Similar Analgesic Effects for Acute Extremity Pain

Nonopioid Analgesic Combination and Opioid Combinations Provide Similar Analgesic Effects for Acute Extremity Pain

Nonopioid analgesic combinations may be noninferior to opioid/acetaminophen combinations for reducing acute extremity pain.

Virtual Reality Reduces Pain in Children During Routine Blood Draw

Virtual Reality Reduces Pain in Children During Routine Blood Draw

Virtual reality was shown to reduce pain and anxiety compared with standard of care during routine blood draws in children and adolescents.

Opioid Prescribing Suboptimal in Setting of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Opioid Prescribing Suboptimal in Setting of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol resulted in an increase in opioid-free anesthesia and multimodal analgesia, but did not modify opioid prescribing practices.

New Drug Application Submitted for Olinvo to Treat Acute Pain

New Drug Application Submitted for Olinvo to Treat Acute Pain

Trevena has submitted their New Drug Application to the FDA for Olinvo, an oliceridine injection, for the management of moderate-to-severe pain in the hospital and similar settings.

Ice Cube Cryotherapy Reduces Local Anesthetic Injection Pain

Ice Cube Cryotherapy Reduces Local Anesthetic Injection Pain

Ice-cube cryotherapy prior to subcutaneous local anesthetic injection reduced pain in patients undergoing repair for simple lacerations.

Ibuprofen Comparable With Morphine for Postoperative Pain in Children

Ibuprofen Comparable With Morphine for Postoperative Pain in Children

Among children who have undergone minor outpatient orthopedic surgery, ibuprofen provides equivalent postoperative pain relief compared with oral morphine.

Systemic Lidocaine May Be Effective for Postmastectomy Pain

Systemic Lidocaine May Be Effective for Postmastectomy Pain

Intraoperative systemic lidocaine may reduce chronic persistent postmastectomy pain at 6 months after surgery.

Steroid Injection Betters Hand Function in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Steroid Injection Betters Hand Function in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Local steroid injection improved hand function and finger dexterity in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

Opioid treatment of acute postoperative pain was shown to cause high rates of postoperative nausea and vomiting, particularly in women and younger patients.

Uniport vs Multiport Catheters for Labor Epidural Analgesia

Uniport vs Multiport Catheters for Labor Epidural Analgesia

Uniport and multiport wire-reinforced flexible catheters have similar analgesic efficacy for labor epidural analgesia.