Modest depression, anxiety, and catastrophizing are predictors of patient improvements in pain relief following joint replacement surgery.
This trajectory analysis examined the predictive potential of quantitative sensory tests to track pain and disability after low back surgery.
Bupivacaine implant is now available for acute postsurgical pain relief for up to 24 hours in adults.
Liver resection performed under epidural anesthesia may lead to better postoperative pain control and require the use of fewer systemic opioids.
The use of NSAIDs after 20 weeks of pregnancy may lead to low levels of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby resulting in kidney complications.
Transversus abdominis plane block including liposomal bupivacaine may reduce opioid requirements after cesarean delivery when incorporated as part of a multimodal analgesia protocol.
Maternal exposure to labor epidural analgesia (LEA) may be associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in offspring.
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.