Interventional Pain Management
Sodium bicarbonate-buffered lidocaine may be superior to nonbuffered lidocaine in reducing onset time and injection pain during inferior alveolar nerve block.
Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor canal block to periarticular injection is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty.
Clinical best practice recommendations for the use of buprenorphine in the perioperative management of patients undergoing interventional pain procedures and other surgeries were recently published.
Updated Guidelines for Interventional Pain Procedures in Patients on Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant TreatmentFebruary 12, 2018
New recommendations regarding practices for patients receiving antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy before and after interventional spine and pain procedures were formulated by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
The Spine Intervention Society reported an overview of appropriate use criteria for fluoroscopically guided injections and radiofrequency procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac joint and posterior sacroiliac complex pain.
Femoral nerve block guided by ultrasound represents a safe and effective strategy for reducing intraoperative pain associated with endoluminal laser ablation.
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.
The wide range of etiologies underlying neuropathic pain render it a particularly challenging condition to manage.
Current paradigms of spinal cord stimulation consider stimulation parameters separately
Forty-five percent of participants were found to be acute responders by achieving effective therapy in at least 50% of their cluster headache attacks.
Despite evidence on the benefits of high-frequency spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain, leading medical insurance provider holds coverage in 2 states.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain
Cryoanalgesia for chronic headaches: easy to use, reversible
Interventional Treatment Options for Cancer Pain
In this pooled meta-analysis, LIA provided better analgesia at rest in the immediate post-operative period when compared to RB, in addition to preserving quadriceps function.
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- Lowering Default Pill Counts in EMRs May Effectively Reduce Postoperative Opioid Prescription Numbers
- Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
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