postsurgical pain management

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The healthcare community is at a crossroads as the opioid crisis rages in America – how to provide effective pain management while preventing opioid abuse and addiction. This session will explore evidence-based opioid-sparing pain management techniques and how they are improving patient outcomes and...

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Newswise — New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain should consider more than such patients’ physical health. They also should consider screening those patients for clinical depression and anxiety — impairments that researchers at Washington University School of...

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Newswise – Routine use of opioids after vasectomy doesn't improve pain control, but is associated with a substantial rate of persistent opioid use in the months after the procedure, reports a study in the October issue of The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological...

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Newswise — An opioid use score based on state prescription databases does not predict complications or other adverse outcomes in patients undergoing spinal surgery, reports a study in the journal Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Newswise — Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new Mayo Clinic research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies tramadol as a Schedule IV controlled substrance, meaning it...

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Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a preoperative assessment of routine functional status may be a simple means to predict postoperative outcomes for patients with hip joint osteoarthritis who undergo hip replacement surgery. This information could be useful in tailoring...

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The demographics of joint replacement surgery in the US are changing, and researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans report that the shift is accompanied by a change in the approach to management of postsurgical pain. Their study confirmed an intuitive...

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