Researchers in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have found that an FDA-approved drug may help to decrease pain after surgery…. read more.
In a recent Mayo Clinic study, researchers found that most patients prescribed fewer opioids after surgery were able to maintain satisfactory comfort levels without requiring more prescription refills later…. read more.
Individuals with opioid use disorder who were prescribed a lower buprenorphine dose were 20% more likely to discontinue treatment than those on a higher dose, according to a… read more.
Clinicians treating cancer-related pain must consider whether and how to prescribe opioids to patients who use nonmedical stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamines; however, no guidelines exist related… read more.
In the first randomized trial to study the efficacy of opioid pain relievers for the treatment of acute lower back and neck pain for up to one year,… read more.
Opioid pain-relieving medicines are not more effective than a placebo in relieving acute back and neck pain and may even cause harm, according to a world-first trial led… read more.
Opioids are the gold standard for treatment of chronic and acute pain; however, their use may result in significant gastrointestinal side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and constipation. The… read more.
For some surgeries, spinal anesthesia has been increasingly used instead of general anesthesia as a method to provide more comfort to patients and cut down on painkiller use…. read more.
Multimodal analgesia is now the standard of care for post-operative pain relief and it can readily be explained to patients, says Dr Alexander Tzabazis, Deputy Director of Anaesthesiology… read more.
There is now extensive evidence to support the multimodal approach to peri-operative pain relief and the role of intravenous paracetamol and ibuprofen, according to Dr Alexander Tzabazis, Deputy… read more.
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) offers many advantages including early functional recovery and reduced exposure to opioids. IMI spoke to Dr Alexander Tzabazis, Deputy Director of Anaesthesiology and… read more.
Cognitive behavioral therapy intervention with yoga and education components improved pain management for patients on long-term opioids better than usual care. A pragmatic randomized controlled trial comparing pain-related… read more.