Opioids do not provide improved pain control following a vasectomy and may be tied to a higher risk for persistent use.
The prescribing of opioids to children may not be necessary after a number of common surgeries.
Several nonsurgical perioperative interventions may help prevent the development of chronic pain after primary total knee replacement for osteoarthritis.
The rate of filled opioid prescriptions is increasing for all types of incisional ocular surgery.
Subcutaneous peri-incisional injections of onabotulinum toxinA may represent an effective approach for alleviating chronic head pain associated with lateral skull base surgery and temporoparietal fascial flap harvest.
Opioid use at three months after an emergency department visit where opioids were prescribed for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily tied to opioid misuse.
A set of factors was found to be associated with greater opioid consumption after major surgery.
Preoperative cannabinoid use in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery may be associated with greater postoperative pain intensity.
The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, a quality improvement initiative that made changes to preoperative and postoperative processes, leads to reductions in opioid use without increased pain and with faster recovery.
Ibuprofen doses of 400, 600, and 800 mg were found to provide comparable analgesia in adult patients seen in the emergency department with moderate to severe acute pain.