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.
Prescription size is associated with increased new persistent opioid use among patients after cardiothoracic surgery.
A reduction in postoperative opioid prescription size was observed following release of evidence-based opioid prescribing guidelines in Michigan.
Local infiltration analgesia with 0.2% ropivacaine may not improve recovery 1 day after anterior total hip arthroplasty surgery in adult patients with osteoarthritis.
Intranasal sufentanil is comparable to intravenous morphine for acute severe trauma pain treated in the emergency department.
Pain was found to improve with pain catastrophizing in patients with osteoarthritis after unilateral total knee replacement surgery.
Administration of epidural morphine during single-injection femoral nerve block may improve pain and quality of life in patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty.
Prescribing fewer opioid pills after surgery and providing opioid use education before surgery may reduce postoperative opioid consumption.
For patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, prescribing fewer tablets is associated with lower postoperative opioid consumption.