Analgesia

Postoperative Pain Management in Children With Developmental Delay

Postoperative Pain Management in Children With Developmental Delay

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

Intravenous Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Chronic Pain

Intravenous Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Chronic Pain

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Lidocaine infusions were shown to provide long-lasting and adequate analgesia in 41% of patients with chronic pain.

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

For patients presenting to the emergency department in pain, who are subsequently admitted to the hospital, the cost per hour in moderate or severe pain averted is higher for patient-controlled analgesia vs standard care.

Placebo Analgesic Effect Stronger in Patients vs Healthy Individuals

Placebo Analgesic Effect Stronger in Patients vs Healthy Individuals

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The motivation for pain relief is higher in patients compared with healthy individuals.

Psychosocial Factors That May Predict Opioid Analgesia

Psychosocial Factors That May Predict Opioid Analgesia

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Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.

Clinical Hypnosis in Palliative Care

Clinical Hypnosis in Palliative Care

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Hypnotic analgesia has been linked with significant reductions in pain-related outcomes.

Predicting Placebo Response? It May Now be Possible

Predicting Placebo Response? It May Now be Possible

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Connectivity in the right midfrontal gyrus may help predict placebo response.

Could Open-Label Placebo Have an Analgesic Effect?

Could Open-Label Placebo Have an Analgesic Effect?

"Our study shows that clinically significant placebo effects can be produced even when patients are told that they are being given placebos."

Cannabis Provides More Pain Relief for Men Than Women

Cannabis Provides More Pain Relief for Men Than Women

Researchers find male users report greater benefits compared to women

Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation-Induced Analgesia

Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation-Induced Analgesia

Common brain regions activated during meditation and pain

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