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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Chronic Pain With Postherpetic Neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Chronic Pain With Postherpetic Neuralgia

Researchers observed a reduction in pain score in a patient using wireless peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain secondary to postherpetic neuralgia.

Sciatic Plus Femoral Nerve Blocks Effective on Total Hip Arthroplasty-Related Pain

Sciatic Plus Femoral Nerve Blocks Effective on Total Hip Arthroplasty-Related Pain

Adding a sciatic nerve block to a continuous femoral nerve block after total hip arthroplasty significantly reduces pain.

Nerve Blocks Reduce Acute and Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair

Nerve Blocks Reduce Acute and Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair

Two types of peripheral nerve blocks, lateral abdominal transversus abdominis plane block and iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal nerve block, were found to be effective in reducing acute and long-term pain after inguinal herniorrhaphy.

Caudal Block May Increase Intracranial Pressure in Children

Caudal Block May Increase Intracranial Pressure in Children

Caudal block for postoperative analgesia in pediatric populations may result in an increase in intracranial pressure when performed with a high volume of local anesthetic.

Levobupivacaine vs Ropivacaine for Brachial Plexus Block

Levobupivacaine vs Ropivacaine for Brachial Plexus Block

Levobupivacaine and ropivacaine show similar analgesic effects postoperatively after brachial plexus block.

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

Spinal cord stimulation using precision approach via 3D neural targeting shows superior efficacy in treating chronic axial low back pain compared with a traditional approach relying on a trial-and-error method to achieve desired paresthesia.

Spinal Cord Stimulation to Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation to Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

Spinal cord stimulation was found to help decrease or stabilize opioid use in patients with chronic pain.

Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation Relieves Pain in Office-Based Hysteroscopy

Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation Relieves Pain in Office-Based Hysteroscopy

Patients who received transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation during office-based hysteroscopy without sedation had less pain.

Inconsistent Effects of Dexamethasone on Nerve Block Duration

Inconsistent Effects of Dexamethasone on Nerve Block Duration

The addition of dexamethasone to ropivacaine for prolonged block duration produced highly variable results in healthy subjects.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right secondary somatosensory motor cortex produces relief from chronic neuropathic orofacial pain, independently of improvements in psychiatric or sleep disorder comorbidities.