The Price We Pay for Radical Curative Pelvic Exenterations: Prevalence and Management of Pain

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Effect of Preoperative Patient Expectations on Outcomes After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

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Patients Who Undergo Major Operations Without Opioids Have Shorter Hospital Stays

Source: American College of Surgeons Surgeons at an Ohio hospital have developed a treatment protocol that sends people home after colorectal operations without any opioids to manage their pain, leading to shorter hospit...
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Researchers Identify Potential Target for Treating Pain During Surgery

Source: University of Colorado School of Medicine A research team lead by faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine have published a study that improves the understanding of the pain-sensing neurons that r...
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Helping Surgical Patients Taper Off Opioids Safely and Successfully

Source: University Health Network A study following 251 surgical patients at risk of developing chronic pain or persistent opioid use at Toronto General Hospital (TG), University Health Network (UHN) found that almost ha...
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Are NSAIDs Effective Enough for Postoperative Pain Control After Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Septoplasty (NCT03605914)

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Spillover Effect of Evidence-Based Postoperative Opioid Prescribing

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Opioid Utilization Following Lumbar Arthrodesis: Trends and Factors Associated With Long-Term Use

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Comparison of the Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire and the Pain Catastrophizing Scale in Predicting Postoperative Pain and Pain Chronicization After Spine Surgery

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Study Suggests Psychotherapy Beneficial for Post-Surgical Pain

Source: McMaster University Psychotherapy for surgical patients is effective for reducing persistent pain and physical impairment, while simply providing education has no effect, suggests a study led by McMaster Universi...
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Preoperative Opioid Use Is Associated with Higher Readmission and Revision Rates in Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty

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Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: A Department of Defense Funded Multicenter Study

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Prevalence of Preoperative Opioid Use and Characteristics Associated with Opioid Use among Patients Presenting for Surgery

Source: JAMA Surgery Abstract: Importance: Patterns of preoperative opioid use are not well characterized across different surgical services, and studies in this patient population have lacked important self-reported dat...
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Association of Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events with Clinical and Cost Outcomes among Surgical Patients in a Large Integrated Health Care Delivery System

‚Äč Source: JAMA Surgery Abstract: Importance: Opioids are commonly used for pain control during and after invasive procedures. However, opioid-related adverse drug events (ORADEs) are common and have been associated with ...
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Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study

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Opioids After Surgery Can, Paradoxically, Prolong Pain

Source: University of Colorado Boulder Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, acc...
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Postoperative subQ Pain Control for Spinal Fusion Surgery

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Pre-Operative Chronic Opioid Therapy: A Risk Factor for Complications, Readmission, Continued Opioid Use and Increased Costs after One- and Two-Level Posterior Lumbar Fusion

Source: Spine Abstract: Study Design: Retrospective, economic analysis. Objective: To study patient profile associated with preoperative chronic opioid therapy (COT), and study COT as a risk factor for 90-day complicatio...
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Improving Postamputation Functioning by Decreasing Phantom Pain with Perioperative Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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Low-Dose Amitriptyline as an Adjunct to Opioids for Postoperative Orthopedic Pain: A Placebo-Controlled Trial

Source: PAIN Abstract: Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have been found to be useful in the management of a variety of chronic pain conditions, although there is little published regarding the potential efficacy of this ...
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Pre-Surgery Counseling, Non-Opioid Pain Relievers Shown to Reduce Post-Surgery Opioid Use

Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Two new studies presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) demonstrated that pre-operative counseling resulted in a...
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The Fear Avoidance Model Predicts Short-Term Pain and Disability Following Lumbar Disc Surgery

Source: PLOS One Abstract: Objective: To examine the prognostic value of the Fear Avoidance Model (FAM) variables when predicting pain intensity and disability 10-weeks postoperative following lumbar disc surgery. Read m...
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Association of Multimodal Pain Management Strategies with Perioperative Outcomes and Resource Utilization: A Population-Based Study

Source: Anesthesiology Abstract: Background: Multimodal analgesia is increasingly considered routine practice in joint arthroplasties, but supportive large-scale data are scarce. The authors aimed to determine how the nu...
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Unexpected Outcome (Positive or Negative) Including Adverse Drug Reactions Cold Forced Open-Water Swimming: A Natural Intervention to Improve Postoperative Pain and Mobilisation Outcomes?

Source: BMJ Case Reports Abstract: Summary: Postoperative neuropathic pain exacerbated by movement is poorly understood and difficult to treat but a relatively common complication of surgical procedures such as endoscopi...
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Length of Opioid Prescription, Number of Refills Spell Highest Risk for Misuse After Surgery

Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid. A ...
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Postsurgical Prescriptions for Opioid Naive Patients and Association with Overdose and Misuse: Retrospective Cohort Study

Source: BMJ Abstract: Objective: To quantify the effects of varying opioid prescribing patterns after surgery on dependence, overdose, or abuse in an opioid naive population. Conclusions: Each refill and week of opioid p...
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