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At the American Society of Anesthesiologists pain summit, over a dozen societies discussed principles for acute pain resources for surgeries. ASA President Beverly K. Philip, MD, FACA, FASA, commented, “we learned from each other what progress has been made toward each principle, what challenges or...

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A research letter published in JAMA Surgery compares postsurgery pain relief and patient satisfaction via patient-reported outcomes after common operations. What’s the right balance between excessive prescribing of opioids and inferior pain control? Over 600 patients were surveyed 1 to 3 months...

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The Journal of Controlled Release discusses the use of a bioresorbable poly(ester urea) (PEU) film that delivers etoricoxib, a nonopioid COX-2 inhibitor, for postsurgical pain. The painkillers are released to a wound via a patch, which eventually dissolves. Coauthor Matthew Becker, a professor of...

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In a Pain Management short communication, researchers discussed a study of intravenous meloxicam's efficacy and safety for postsurgery pain, as part of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. Over 50 adults who had undergone open or laparoscopic colorectal surgery with bowel resection...

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Researchers reviewed 26 relevant studies of presurgical psychological predictors on the outcomes of knee or hip surgery and found that “there is evidential value for the effect of depression on pain intensity and function, anxiety on pain intensity and function, pain catastrophizing on pain...

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Some patients have severe pain after surgery. Some do not. Why? And how can we predict who would benefit from a pain management plan that’s personalized presurgery for maximal postsurgery pain relief? Bring in the artificial intelligence. New research presented at the Anesthesiology annual meeting...

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Newswise — A Henry Ford Hospital study published in the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery has found that patients who underwent knee surgery and other types of sports medicine procedures could manage their pain without opioids or a minimal dosage.

The purpose of the prospective...

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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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