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Ilioinguinal-Transversus Abdominis Plane Block When Standard Analgesia Fails After Cesarean Delivery

Ilioinguinal-Transversus Abdominis Plane Block When Standard Analgesia Fails After Cesarean Delivery

Ilioinguinal-transversus abdominis plane block was shown to provide superior pain relief compared with a multimodal analgesic regimen in patients undergoing an elective cesarean delivery.

Guidelines on the Perioperative Pain Management of Patients on Buprenorphine Therapy

Guidelines on the Perioperative Pain Management of Patients on Buprenorphine Therapy

Clinical best practice recommendations for the use of buprenorphine in the perioperative management of patients undergoing interventional pain procedures and other surgeries were recently published.

Updated Guidelines for Interventional Pain Procedures in Patients on Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant Treatment

Updated Guidelines for Interventional Pain Procedures in Patients on Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant Treatment

New recommendations regarding practices for patients receiving antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy before and after interventional spine and pain procedures were formulated by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

Conventional Radiofrequency Ablation More Effective Than Pulsed Radiofrequency for Perineal Pain

Conventional Radiofrequency Ablation More Effective Than Pulsed Radiofrequency for Perineal Pain

In patients with chronic non-oncological perineal pain, ganglion impar block with conventional radiofrequency may result in improved pain relief compared with pulsed radiofrequency ablation.

Predictive Value of Genicular Nerve Blocks for Outcomes of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation

Predictive Value of Genicular Nerve Blocks for Outcomes of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation

Pain relief of at least 50% following a prognostic genicular nerve block may not predict pain relief following genicular nerve cooled radiofrequency ablation in patients with chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis.

Neuromodulation for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Expert Feedback

Neuromodulation for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Expert Feedback

Neuromodulation techniques have been explored as alternative treatment options in patients with trigeminal neuralgia who do not achieve adequate pain relief with pharmacologic therapies and surgical interventions.

Epidural Analgesia May Reduce Short-Term Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis

Epidural Analgesia May Reduce Short-Term Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis

Use of epidural analgesia in patients with critically acute pancreatitis may reduce the 30-day mortality rates compared with the absence of a pain management strategy.

Nerve Blockade Combination Effective in Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty-Related Pain

Nerve Blockade Combination Effective in Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty-Related Pain

The use of staged bilateral continuous femoral nerve blockade and single-injection sciatic nerve blockade with single-injection subarachnoid block may effectively control pain following bilateral total knee arthroplasty.

Clinical Trials May Overestimate Benefits of Cannabis Therapy

Clinical Trials May Overestimate Benefits of Cannabis Therapy

The benefits associated with medical cannabis therapy may be overestimated due to inadequate blinding in clinical trials.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Reduce Postoperative Pain After Hip Replacement

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Reduce Postoperative Pain After Hip Replacement

Peripheral nerve blocks may reduce postoperative pain and increase patient satisfaction in adults undergoing elective primary hip replacement.