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At the 48th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine meeting, effective pain management during breast cancer surgery was discussed. Due to breast tissue’s complex nerves, anesthesia can prove difficult. With any surgery, pain control is critical and can lower chronic pain risk. As...

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A study in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology examined the efficacy of using an ice pack post laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign conditions. 51 women were in either the control or intervention group. The intervention: postsurgery ice packs on the abdomen, in the operating room. Pain and...

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It’s shocking:

  • Among high income countries, United States women have THE highest maternal death rates
  • Among those likely to die from complications related to pregnancy, Black women are nearly 3 times more at risk than white

In an effort to change those scary facts, the American Association of...

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“It doesn’t take much for exercise to make a positive change to your mental health,” states Dr. Ben Singh, coauthor of a systemic review article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers in Australia gathered data from over 1000 trials and over 120,000 participants—healthy or with...

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Pain management concerns hit the TikTok crowd. Women are expressing their displeasure with the lack of pain management care when receiving an intrauterine device for birth control. Traditionally, during placement of an IUD, the patient does not receive anesthesia. According to OBGYN Dr. Shannon M...

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A BMC Women’s Health article evaluates back pain and reason(s) more women suffer from it than men. They specifically looked at pregnancy and childbirth, and the likelihood of future back pain. 12,776 women were contacted; 1069 made it to the final stage of the study. Notable findings:

  • 33%...

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Low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) is common during pregnancy: worldwide prevalence ranges from 24% to 90%. A meta-analysis of 1,040 women in 10 studies explored the efficacy of acupuncture for LBPP. Results seen in women who received acupuncture:

  • Pain relief: significant
  • Functional status...

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The Daily Dose has reported on knee health often this month—see DD1 and DD2—and now researchers report that, post knee replacement surgery, excised synovial tissue from women contains more mast cells than men, leading to more pain due to inflammatory chemicals produced by those cells. The...

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Stress. Sleep problems. These are just 2 of the issues women may face before or after gynecological surgery. Not to mention chronic pain! The National Cancer Institute has provided Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers over 3 million dollars to investigate the benefits of yoga...

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When a patient needs endometriosis treatment, what do you provide? Endometriosis is a complex burdensome disease associated with pelvic pain and infertility. Many therapeutic options are available, and often there is debate over whether surgical treatment is superior to medical treatment. What does...

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