Effect seems to extend to patients exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as smokers.
Multimodal analgesia after hip or knee arthroplasty may be associated with fewer complications and reduced opioid prescriptions and hospital length of stay, compared with unimodal analgesia.
Older male physicians who practice family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, or surgery were more likely to have been excluded from insurance reimbursement participation.
Genetics may be a factor in the experience of chronic postoperative pain as 42 polymorphisms were found to be correlated with chronic postsurgical pain.
Eighteen percent of the patients noted chronic pain after four months, and 5.2% noted chronic pain after 24 months.
The common steroid methylprednisolone does not reduce lasting pain at the incision site after heart surgery.
Pediatric Pain Management
Survey suggests need for improvements in clinical practice, training, and communication on this topic.
About 85% of ob-gyn residents are female, while more males in surgery, emergency medicine.
Opportunities for education focused on improvement in clinical knowledge and skill are needed as more specialists participate in multidisciplinary teams to assist in the management of chronic pain.
Back & Spine Pain
In the case of the pregnant woman, maintaining the perfusion to the placenta is important.