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Femoral Nerve Block Alone or in Combination With Sciatic Nerve Block for TKA: A Meta-Analysis

Femoral Nerve Block Alone or in Combination With Sciatic Nerve Block for TKA: A Meta-Analysis

Sciatic nerve block may represent an effective complement to femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty.

Lumbar Sympathetic Block for Post-Amputation-Associated Pain: Case Series

Lumbar Sympathetic Block for Post-Amputation-Associated Pain: Case Series

A single lumbar sympathetic block may alleviate residual pain, phantom limb pain and perceived disability in patients with post-amputation pain.

Conventional vs High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Conventional vs High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

In a preliminary study, high-frequency spinal cord stimulation was found to be more effective in treating chronic pain than conventional stimulation.

Phrenic Nerve Infiltration vs SNB for Acute Ipsilateral Shoulder Pain

Phrenic Nerve Infiltration vs SNB for Acute Ipsilateral Shoulder Pain

Investigators sought to determine whether phrenic nerve infiltration and suprascapular nerve block would control acute ipsilateral shoulder pain after thoracotomy.

Comparing Lateral Branch Capture Capabilities of Bipolar, Monopolar Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques

Comparing Lateral Branch Capture Capabilities of Bipolar, Monopolar Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques

The current monopolar sacroiliac joint radiofrequency ablation techniques may not be capable of capturing all lateral branches, contributing to a less than optimal clinical outcomes.

Examining the Additive Benefits of Stellate Ganglion Block for Shoulder Arthroscopy

Examining the Additive Benefits of Stellate Ganglion Block for Shoulder Arthroscopy

Addition of a stellate ganglion block to a cervical paravertebral block during arthroscopic shoulder surgery may not result in improved analgesia.

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.

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