The recommendations for perioperative testing for SARS-CoV-2 have been updated by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.
Severe pain is common after hip fracture surgery, and spinal anesthesia is associated with greater pain in the first 24 hours after surgery.
Researchers compared the effects of lidocaine, dexmedetomidine, and ketamine infusions added to multimodal analgesia to analyze pain scores following sleeve gastrectomy.
Recommendations have been issued by the ASRA and Pain Medicine for interventional pain procedures during the current contrast shortage.
Migraine & Headache
Lidocaine infusions seem beneficial for refractory chronic migraine.
Local effects of topical CBD may not provide additional pain relief after knee arthroplasty.
With ketamine gaining more attention to combat treatment-resistant depression (TRD), we look at the administration of ketamine through in-home measures.
Researchers sought to identify factors that could help predict postoperative opioid consumption in patients with IBD.
Patient transfer Prior to achieving any surgical position, the patient must be transferred onto the operating room table. The final position of the patient is of the utmost importance, but achieving these positions requires careful planning and coordination by the operating room team. The overall plan for each patient transfer should be discussed prior to…
Elective surgery using general anesthesia is not associated with an elevated risk for dementia versus regional anesthesia.