Migraine & Headache
No cases of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) were reported in a cohort of patients receiving spinal injections with smaller or larger needles for spinal anesthesia during orthopedic procedures.
As part of a multimodal analgesic regimen in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, duloxetine cuts opioid use compared with placebo.
Prior to surgery, patients had a percutaneous lead inserted in the brachial plexus, femoral, or sciatic nerve using ultrasound guidance.
Magnesium’s potential action as a voltage-gated antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors to mediate pain transduction is reviewed here.
In 2010, the American Society of Anesthesiologists introduced a mannequin-based simulation program to satisfy the American Board of Anesthesiology requirements for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology.
Experts in anesthesiology, pain management, internal medicine, preoperative assessment, and addiction medicine sought to determine the optimal preoperative administration of both opioid and nonopioid analgesic medications.
Model includes expanding residency to train 'super-specialists.'
Researchers report that mistakes were made during almost half of the operations they analyzed.
Patients receiving regional anesthesia are unable to accurately predict pain outcomes after surgery.
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