The use of non-opioid analgesic therapies is increasing among ED physicians.
Patients at high risk for postpartum depression may need denser analgesia control after delivery.
Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Henry Ford Health System analyzed patient data from African-American women aged 23 to 35 years (N=1553) who were participating in the NIEHS Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF).
The Company states that in vivo tests have shown that the compound's pain suppressing efficacy is comparable to morphine.
The sublingual formulation of sufentanil offers a new treatment option for patients with nothing by mouth (NPO) status and patients with difficult IV access.
Advanced practice providers were found to prescribe more opioids and in larger quantities compared with other physicians.
For patients undergoing cervical or lumbar spinal fusions, postoperative pain management with opioids is associated with higher postoperative pain scores and worse quality of life.
Patients undergoing surgery assume opioids will be most effective for postoperative pain relief, even if they don't expect to be prescribed opioids.
The FDA is not bound by the Committee's recommendation but takes it into consideration when making its decision.
Oliceridine, a G-protein biased mu-opioid receptor (MOR) ligand, has a unique mechanism of action that allows for more selective pathway activation while avoiding a pathway associated with opioid-related adverse events.
Patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy were found to report comparable pain scores when receiving celecoxib perioperatively or ketorolac postoperatively.
Robaxin is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
The use of a vibrating kinetic anesthesia device may be well-tolerated and effective in reducing pain associated with infiltrative lidocaine injections for biopsy and excisional surgery.
Intravenous hydromorphone may provide greater analgesic effect compared with intravenous acetaminophen in adult patients presenting to the emergency department with severe acute pain.
Pregabalin co-administered with misoprostol was not found to reduce pain intensity in women initiating medical abortion, but was found to be associated with increased satisfaction and reduced use of narcotics and ibuprofen.
The integration of a Transitional Pain Service into a perioperative surgical home model could optimize perioperative pain control and opioid use, while reducing postdischarge hospital readmissions as well as the costs and disability linked to chronic postsurgical pain.
Acute postoperative pain scores were found to be associated with chronic opioid use after total knee arthroplasty in patients taking opioid medications prior to intervention.
The Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire and Pain Catastrophizing Scale were found to be predictive of a chronically painful state in patients undergoing spine surgery in a comparable manner.
Virtual reality may effectively alleviate pain and anxiety for unmedicated women experiencing contractions during the first stage of labor.
Variation exists in opioid prescribing practices among clinicians in single-hospital systems, which prompts concern about the potential for opioid overprescribing.
Current literature suggests that opioids should be used with caution in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in order to prevent opioid-induced respiratory depression.
Postpartum Pain Management Recommendations From the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
A committee from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists formulated several recommendations for safely managing pain and fatigue in women during the early postpartum period.
Parenteral Opioids May Be Effective for Reducing Pain During Childbirth According to Cochrane Review
The use of parenteral opioid medications may be supported for effective pain relief during labor.
Consensus guidelines regarding the use of ketamine for the management of acute pain have been approved.
Information on fever-reducing medications including formulation, strength and dosage.
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.
Adding an exercise regimen to a comprehensive educational program for the management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome may not bring significant benefit.
Dripping lidocaine onto the skin prior to lidocaine injection may help reduce injection-associated procedural pain.
A panel of emergency medicine and pharmacology experts formulated guidelines for safely and effectively treating patients presenting to the emergency department with acute pain.
In a preliminary study, high-frequency spinal cord stimulation was found to be more effective in treating chronic pain than conventional stimulation.
Researchers conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized controlled trials comparing 8 different types of foot orthotics.
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