A patient presents to the emergency department with intermittent epigastric abdominal pain that radiates into his back.
For patients undergoing common orthopedic sports procedures, a multimodal, nonopioid pain protocol featuring little or no use of opioids is feasible for managing postoperative pain.
Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols can reduce postoperative use of opioids in patients.
The FDA has approved XaraColl® implant for acute postsurgical pain relief for up to 24 hours in adults following open inguinal hernia repair.
The percentage of those receiving opioid prescriptions following arthroplasty has increased.
In one health system in New York City, more opioids were prescribed on patient discharges that occurred during the latter half of the week and after prolonged hospitalizations.
Olinvyk is indicated for short-term intravenous use in hospitals or other controlled clinical settings.
Pregabalin/gabapentin observed for clinically meaningfully advantages in the management of postoperative pain in adults.
Patients who use opioids preoperatively may achieve improvements in outcomes after arthroscopic shoulder surgery, but opioid use may negatively affect satisfaction levels.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a useful, safe option for labor analgesia.