opioid sparing

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A Colorado University neuroscientist reports that injections of an experimental gene therapy have shown impressive results in providing pain relief and functional improvement to more than 40 dogs affected by chronic pain. Linda Watkins, PhD, collaborated with chronic pain specialist Rob Landy at the...

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An innovative regional anesthesia technique administered before surgery may result in better pain relief and reduced opioid consumption in women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer. The pectoralis nerve plane (PECS) block is an ultrasound-guided method of delivering long-acting anesthetics to...

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Practitioners have been outspoken in describing how they feel a lack of confidence in their own abilities to use opioids, in who to use them, and how to use them. If you couple that with their lack of knowledge about the alternatives to opioids, you really have a situation that is bound to fail...

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New research on mouse models suggests that a naturally occurring protein, apolipoprotein A-1 binding protein or AIBP may offer a new, opioid-sparing approach to treating severe, persistent pain. Investigators from University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a single spinal...

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In a news release yesterday, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) issued a call for healthcare providers to engage opioid sparing techniques for pain management as a constructive response to the crisis of opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion. AANA president Bruce Weiner, CNRA, said...

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Findings from 2 recent studies conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin affirm the value of interventional procedures as opioid sparing alternatives for the management of chronic headache and abdominal pain. Lead researcher Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH, medical director at the pain...

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Increasing concern over long-term opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain has prompted interest in opioid sparing alternatives. Is cannabis useful as an opioid sparing approach to pain management? Dr. Badiola considers the evidence.

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A recent study has failed to confirm the conclusions of smaller, earlier research suggesting the effectiveness of ketamine in reducing postoperative delirium and pain. Senior author George Mashour, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and associate dean for clinical and translational research at the...

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