Intraoperative low-dose naloxone reduced postoperative hyperalgesia but had no effect on pain when combined with high-dose remifentanil for elective thyroid surgery.
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Esmolol was shown to reduce the use of opioids during and after surgery without having a significant impact on postoperative pain scores.
Opioid use prior to epidural steroid injections for degenerative spine diseases may not have an impact on the long-term effectiveness of the injections.
In patients undergoing spinal cord stimulation for lower extremity pain, the use of neuropathic pain medication and opioids prior to the procedure may not have an impact on outcomes.
Among children who have undergone minor outpatient orthopedic surgery, ibuprofen provides equivalent postoperative pain relief compared with oral morphine.
Low-dose corticosteroids were shown to provide adequate pain relief similar in scale to the high-dose injections for severe pain related to adhesive capsulitis.
Cannabis use was associated with aberrant drug behaviors in patients referred to a medication management program.
Radiofrequency rhizotomy and the more expensive stereotactic radio surgery provide immediate pain relief from trigeminal neuralgia associated with multiple sclerosis.
Patients can be transitioned from transdermal to buccal formulations of buprenorphine within 12 hours of patch removal using the recommended buccal formulation titration doses and schedule.
Opioid use was shown to be relatively low in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with recently diagnosed traumatic brain injuries, but approximately one-quarter of those who initiated opioids were chronic users.
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