postsurgical pain management

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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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