Postoperative Pain

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

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

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

Guidelines on the Perioperative Pain Management of Patients on Buprenorphine Therapy

Guidelines on the Perioperative Pain Management of Patients on Buprenorphine Therapy

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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.

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.

FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Postoperative Ocular Pain, Inflammation

FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Postoperative Ocular Pain, Inflammation

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The FDA has accepted a New Drug Application for an investigational topical twice-a-day product for the treatment of inflammation and pain in patients who have undergone ocular surgery.

Intravenous Acetaminophen May Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in Adolescents Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion

Intravenous Acetaminophen May Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in Adolescents Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion

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Postoperative management of adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion surgery with intravenous acetaminophen may have an opioid-sparing effect, due to a reduced hospital length of stay.

Chronic Postoperative Pain Risk Linked to Gene Polymorphisms

Chronic Postoperative Pain Risk Linked to Gene Polymorphisms

Genetics may be a factor in the experience of chronic postoperative pain as 42 polymorphisms were found to be correlated with chronic postsurgical pain.

Preoperative Cholesterol Levels Not Linked With Laparoscopic Postoperative Pain

Preoperative Cholesterol Levels Not Linked With Laparoscopic Postoperative Pain

Preoperative levels of serum total cholesterol do not correlate with postoperative pain following laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer.

Postoperative Pain Management in Children With Developmental Delay

Postoperative Pain Management in Children With Developmental Delay

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Parent- and nurse-controlled analgesia may not reduce postoperative pain in children with developmental delay compared with opioids administered by a nurse as needed.

Smoking Cessation May Increase Postoperative Opioid Use

Smoking Cessation May Increase Postoperative Opioid Use

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Abstinent smokers may have reduced preoperative pain tolerance and increased postoperative opioid use compared with nonsmokers.

Fast Track Designation Granted for Post-Surgical Pain Medication

Fast Track Designation Granted for Post-Surgical Pain Medication

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The FDA has granted Fast Track Designation to the investigational treatment CA-008 (Concentric Analgesics) for the treatment of post-surgical pain.

Systematic Review Does Not Identify Patient-Related Risk Factors for Chronic Pain After Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Systematic Review Does Not Identify Patient-Related Risk Factors for Chronic Pain After Total Knee Replacement Surgery

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There is little evidence to suggest that postoperative knee pain, knee function, or various psychosocial factors influence long-term chronic pain following total knee replacement.

Intraoperative Esmolol Decreases Intraoperative, Postoperative Opioid Use

Intraoperative Esmolol Decreases Intraoperative, Postoperative Opioid Use

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Esmolol was shown to reduce the use of opioids during and after surgery without having a significant impact on postoperative pain scores.

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

Predictors of Nausea, Vomiting in Patients Receiving Postoperative Opioids

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Opioid treatment of acute postoperative pain was shown to cause high rates of postoperative nausea and vomiting, particularly in women and younger patients.

Increased Rates of New Persistent Opioid Use After Minor and Major Surgery

Increased Rates of New Persistent Opioid Use After Minor and Major Surgery

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Elevated rates of new persistent opioid use were found in patients undergoing both minor and major surgical procedures.

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

Strategies to Prevent the Transition From Postoperative Acute Pain to Chronic Pain

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A number of shortcomings are associated with systematic reviews and meta-analyses of postoperative care.

AAOS: Few Hip Fracture Patients Consistently Take Vitamin D

AAOS: Few Hip Fracture Patients Consistently Take Vitamin D

There was a correlation for consistent vitamin D supplementation with increase in physical component of the SF-12 score.

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.

Benchmarking to Address Total Hip Arthroplasty-Related Pain?

Benchmarking to Address Total Hip Arthroplasty-Related Pain?

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A standardized process for data analysis and internal benchmarking facilitated a reduction in pain following hip arthroplasty.

New Tool Measures Stress to Predict Level of Postoperative Pain

New Tool Measures Stress to Predict Level of Postoperative Pain

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Psychological factors may influence the severity and duration of pain following surgery.

Risks & Benefits of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Risks & Benefits of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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The usefulness of sPNB is limited due to the short duration of action, while a major limitation of cPNB is the significant investment.

Several Factors Impact Parent Management of Child Postoperative Pain

Several Factors Impact Parent Management of Child Postoperative Pain

Parents' experiences impacted by need to balance pros and cons of administering medicines.

Effect of Ropivacaine on Opioid Consumption, Pain Following Hysterectomy

Effect of Ropivacaine on Opioid Consumption, Pain Following Hysterectomy

Ropivacaine linked to reduced postoperative opioid consumption, pain versus placebo

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