Persistent Pain

Exposure to Opioids in the ICU May Not Be Associated With Persistent Pain

Exposure to Opioids in the ICU May Not Be Associated With Persistent Pain

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Persistent pain — which is common in survivors of critical illnesses — may not be associated with opioid exposure during intensive care unit stay.

Persistent Pain Prevalence After Pediatric Ambulatory Surgeries

Persistent Pain Prevalence After Pediatric Ambulatory Surgeries

A recent study evaluated the prevalence of persistent pain after pediatric ambulatory surgery 1, 3 and 6 months, as well as risk factors for persistent pain.

Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

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The most promising tools to predict acute pain after cesarean delivery are local anesthetic infiltration before placement of spinal anesthesia, and asking patients simple questions about anticipated pain and analgesic needs.

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

Persistent Pain Linked With Greater Memory Decline & Dementia Probability

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Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.

Sleep Quality Linked With Postoperative Pain Intensity In Children

Sleep Quality Linked With Postoperative Pain Intensity In Children

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An association was found between sleep quality and next-day pain intensity in children undergoing major surgery.

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

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Opioids prescribed for pain following a motor vehicle collision do not reduce the likelihood of developing persistent pain.

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

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Explaining the neurophysiological basis of pain has been found to positively affect pain levels.

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