Post-Surgical Pain

Fast Track Designation Granted for Post-Surgical Pain Medication

Fast Track Designation Granted for Post-Surgical Pain Medication

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

Opioid Prescribing Suboptimal in Setting of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Opioid Prescribing Suboptimal in Setting of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

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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

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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.

Ibuprofen Comparable With Morphine for Postoperative Pain in Children

Ibuprofen Comparable With Morphine for Postoperative Pain in Children

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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

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

Psychological Factors, Not Opioid Use, Linked with Disability After Fracture Surgery

Psychological Factors, Not Opioid Use, Linked with Disability After Fracture Surgery

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Post-operative opioid therapy may not be necessary for patients undergoing ankle surgery.

Optimal Pain Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Optimal Pain Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty

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In patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, sciatic nerve block plus femoral nerve block was more effective for pain relief than local infiltration analgesia plus femoral nerve block.

Pain Control After Nephrectomy: Epidural & Continuous Surgical Site Analgesia

Pain Control After Nephrectomy: Epidural & Continuous Surgical Site Analgesia

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Many patients experience pain months after nephrectomy. Continuous surgical site analgesia may offer the best long-term pain control.

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

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The lack of evidence base for treating chronic pain with neurostimulation resulted in the development of guideline recommendations based on systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.

Does Massage Therapy Significantly Improve Function in Patients With Post-Surgical Pain?

Does Massage Therapy Significantly Improve Function in Patients With Post-Surgical Pain?

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The researchers concluded that the results from this systematic review and meta-analysis are promising, and that it is worth investing in these recommendations in future research to be able to eventually offer massage therapy to surgical patients experiencing pain.

Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery

Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery

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Importance of finding ways to mitigate chronic opioid use after surgery.

Chronic Pain After Mastectomy: A Common and Challenging Pain Syndrome

Chronic Pain After Mastectomy: A Common and Challenging Pain Syndrome

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Effective management of perioperative pain may reduce the frequency and duration of postmastectomy pain syndrome.

Shortages of Acute, Non-Acute Drugs Continues in US

Shortages of Acute, Non-Acute Drugs Continues in US

Despite legislation, there is a longer wait time for vital acute-care medications.

Preoperative Opioid Use Significantly Impacts Postoperative Opioid Course

Preoperative Opioid Use Significantly Impacts Postoperative Opioid Course

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Preoperative opioid use is a better predictor for prolonged postoperative opioid use than pain, substance abuse, and affective disorder.

Using Ibuprofen After Surgery: Does It Increase Bleeding Risk?

Using Ibuprofen After Surgery: Does It Increase Bleeding Risk?

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New research suggests that ibuprofen does not increase the risk of bleeding after plastic surgery procedures.

Patient-Controlled PO Analgesia Non-Inferior to Parenteral Analgesia Post C-Section

Patient-Controlled PO Analgesia Non-Inferior to Parenteral Analgesia Post C-Section

This randomized, controlled study found that women assigned to a PO patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) regimen after c/s had comparable rates of pain control as compared to patients receiving standard parental analgesia for postoperative pain management.

Assessing Opioids Prescribed After Low-Risk Surgical Procedures

Assessing Opioids Prescribed After Low-Risk Surgical Procedures

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To understand patterns of postoperative opioid prescribing over time, researchers examined the trends of commonly-prescribed opioids after low-risk surgical procedures in the United States.

TXA Safe, Effective in Reducing Blood Loss in Joint Replacement Surgery

TXA Safe, Effective in Reducing Blood Loss in Joint Replacement Surgery

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Of the patients who received TXA, 9.7% received a blood transfusion, compared with 22.1% of patients who did not receive TXA.

Formal PT Not Associated With Improved Outcomes After Hip Surgery

Formal PT Not Associated With Improved Outcomes After Hip Surgery

No improvement in postoperative outcomes compared with prescribed exercise program.

Pre-Op Stress Tied to Post-Op Pain, Anxiety in Patients With Scoliosis

Pre-Op Stress Tied to Post-Op Pain, Anxiety in Patients With Scoliosis

In adolescents undergoing scoliosis surgery, anxiety and depression higher before procedure.

American Pain Society Releases New Guidelines on Postoperative Pain

American Pain Society Releases New Guidelines on Postoperative Pain

Care plan should be tailored to the individual and type of surgical procedure involved.

Guided Meditation Reduces Pain During Breast Biopsy

Guided Meditation Reduces Pain During Breast Biopsy

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Patients who listened to guided meditation or music during their biopsy reported significantly greater reductions in anxiety and fatigue than standard care.

Predictive Survival Factors in Pediatric Intracranial Gunshot Wounds

Predictive Survival Factors in Pediatric Intracranial Gunshot Wounds

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Researchers examined a variety of clinical, laboratory, and CT findings to see if they were predictive of death, and identified 9 factors statistically associated with mortality.

Q&A: ABA President Talks Continuing Education, MOCA 2.0

Q&A: ABA President Talks Continuing Education, MOCA 2.0

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American Board of Anesthesiology President Cynthia Lien discusses how the new version of the ABA's CME program will help anesthesiologists stay on top of their medical knowledge.

Study Launched to Evaluate Novel Wrist Surgery Implant

Study Launched to Evaluate Novel Wrist Surgery Implant

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A potential advantage of the less invasive procedure is that it avoids trauma to surrounding tendons, nerves, vessels and muscles during surgery.

Safely Prescribing Opioids in an Era of Overdose

Safely Prescribing Opioids in an Era of Overdose

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Risk stratification, drug screening, and pharmacogenetic testing should guide prescribing habits.

Extended-Release Oxycodone/Acetaminophen: Overview of a Novel Opioid

Extended-Release Oxycodone/Acetaminophen: Overview of a Novel Opioid

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CPA reports on a new analgesic formulation designed to provide both immediate and prolonged analgesia for up to 12 hours in patients with acute pain.

Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Include Long-Term Relief of Joint Pain

Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Include Long-Term Relief of Joint Pain

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Many patients have improved mobility and joint pain reduction 3 years after bariatric surgery.

Medication Errors During Surgery Troublingly Common

Medication Errors During Surgery Troublingly Common

Researchers report that mistakes were made during almost half of the operations they analyzed.

Non-Cardiac Surgery Patients Should Stay on Statins

Non-Cardiac Surgery Patients Should Stay on Statins

Patients who don't resume statins 2 days after surgery have a 40% higher mortality rate.

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