Superficial cervical plexus block may be safe and effective for use in emergency medicine.
Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block May Increase Time to First Opioid Request in Diabetic Peripheral NeuropathyJuly 05, 2018
Patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic peripheral neuropathy may have an increased time to first opioid request and reduced time to onset of sensory blockade after an ultrasound-guided popliteal sciatic nerve block compared with patients without neuropathy.
The cervical facet plane block is a procedure in which a needle is inserted onto the extraarticular surface of the facet joints.
Genicular nerve cooled radiofrequency ablation may effectively relieve chronic knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and improve function for up to 6 months.
Intraoperative periarticular local anesthetic infiltration and psoas compartment block may provide comparable analgesia after total hip arthroplasty.
Sciatic nerve block may represent an effective complement to femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty.
A single lumbar sympathetic block may alleviate residual pain, phantom limb pain and perceived disability in patients with post-amputation pain.
Additionally, statistical significance vs placebo was also achieved in total postsurgical opioid consumption through 48 hours (P<0.0001); opioid-free subjects through 48 hours (P<0.01); and time to first opioid rescue through 48 hours (P<0.0001).
Greater occipital nerve block may be an effective option for the acute management of migraine headache.
Investigators sought to determine whether phrenic nerve infiltration and suprascapular nerve block would control acute ipsilateral shoulder pain after thoracotomy.
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.
The use of a regional nerve block may provide noticeable pain relief, reduce time to first mobilization, and decrease the risk for pneumonia in patients with hip fractures.
Radiofrequency denervation may be ineffective in alleviating chronic low back pain.
Radiofrequency denervation improved chronic low back pain arising from the facet joints.
The addition of dexamethasone to ropivacaine for prolonged block duration produced highly variable results in healthy subjects.
Report demonstrates benefit in severe photophobia secondary to trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia
In this pooled meta-analysis, LIA provided better analgesia at rest in the immediate post-operative period when compared to RB, in addition to preserving quadriceps function.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- Radiofrequency Denervation Efficacious in Treating Thoracic Zygapophyseal Joint Pain
- Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale Effective for Assessing Concerns of Patients With Chronic Pain
- Predictors of Opioid Overdose in High-Risk Users
- Half of Patients Referred for Behavioral Treatment of Migraine Never Initiate Treatment
- Emergency Physicians Offer Recommendations for Identifying and Managing Opioid Use Disorder
- Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain
- Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain
- Labor Epidural Analgesia Linked to Reduced Likelihood of Successful Breastfeeding
- Novel Oral Treatment Safe, Effective for Migraine Headache Relief
- DFN-02 Nasal Spray Safe, Effective for Acute Treatment of Episodic Migraine
- Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR
- Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias
- Erenumab Reduces Monthly Migraine Days in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Migraine
- Government and Industry Lead the Way in Funding USPSTF Systematic Reviews
- Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness