Surgery

Pain Catastrophizing Associated With Quality of Life in Hip Osteoarthritis

Pain Catastrophizing Associated With Quality of Life in Hip Osteoarthritis

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Pre-surgical pain catastrophizing may be independently associated with quality of life in patients with severe hip osteoarthritis.

Comparable Analgesia With Local Infiltration Analgesia, Interscalene Nerve Block After Shoulder Arthroplasty

Comparable Analgesia With Local Infiltration Analgesia, Interscalene Nerve Block After Shoulder Arthroplasty

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Local infiltration analgesia was found to have an efficacy comparable with that of conventional interscalene nerve block for the management of pain during the early postoperative period following total shoulder arthroplasty.

Peripheral Nerve Decompression Surgery May Be Effective in Migraine

Peripheral Nerve Decompression Surgery May Be Effective in Migraine

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Peripheral nerve decompression surgery may be effective in reducing migraine headache frequency and intensity.

Functional Nasal Surgery Can Improve Headache Symptoms

Functional Nasal Surgery Can Improve Headache Symptoms

For appropriately selected patients, functional nasal surgery is viable for improving headache symptoms.

Opioid Use Disorder Associated With Greater Complications After Cardiac Surgery

Opioid Use Disorder Associated With Greater Complications After Cardiac Surgery

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Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, those with vs without opioid use disorder may have higher rates of complications and encounter greater costs.

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Be Effective for Postoperative Pain Management

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Be Effective for Postoperative Pain Management

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Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.

Pediatric Chronic Postsurgical Pain Prevalence, Risk Factors

Pediatric Chronic Postsurgical Pain Prevalence, Risk Factors

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An estimated 20% of children have chronic postsurgical pain 12 months after surgery; several presurgical factors predict CPSP in these patients.

A Cardiologist's Take on Providing Preoperative Clearance

A Cardiologist's Take on Providing Preoperative Clearance

Calling a preoperative evaluation a "clearance," in fact, belittles the purpose of the assessment, and provides little in terms of meaningful information to the surgeon.

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.

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.

Migraine Is a Risk Factor for Stroke, Readmission After Surgery

Migraine Is a Risk Factor for Stroke, Readmission After Surgery

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Patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk for ischemic stroke after surgery, leading to more hospital readmissions.

Reducing Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

Reducing Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

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A prophylactic low dose of dexmedetomidine was found to reduce the incidence of delirium in older adults following surgery.

Increasing The Rate of Knee Replacement Surgery With Decision Aid

Increasing The Rate of Knee Replacement Surgery With Decision Aid

A decision aid can increase the rate of total knee replacement surgery among black patients with knee OA.

Rates of Chronic Opioid Use Increase Following 7 Common Surgeries

Rates of Chronic Opioid Use Increase Following 7 Common Surgeries

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Chronic opioid use following surgery occurs because surgery may unmask an individual's susceptibility toward long-term opioid use

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