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Perioperative pain management

I-Ting Kuo, Kuang-Yi Chang, De-Fong Juan, Steen J Hsu, Chia-Tai Chan, Mei-Yung Tsou
Pain relief always plays the essential part of perioperative care and an important role of medical quality improvement. Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is a method that allows a patient to self-administer small boluses of analgesic to relieve the subjective pain. PCA logs from the infusion pump consisted of a lot of text messages which record all events during the therapies. The dosage information can be extracted from PCA logs to provide easily understanding features. The analysis of dosage information with time has great help to figure out the variance of a patient's pain relief condition...
2018: PloS One
Hayley Jansson, Steven J Narvy, Nima Mehran
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March 13, 2018: JBJS Reviews
Mustafa Kir, Gulay Kir
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain is a frequently problem after orthopedic procedures like hallux valgus surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ankle block improves early and mid-term functional outcomes and postoperative pain management after hallux valgus surgery in patients receiving general anesthesia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial investigated 60 patients who underwent hallux valgus surgery under general anesthesia. Patients were prospectively randomized into two groups; general anesthesia only (Group A) and ankle block added to general anesthesia (Group B)...
March 12, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
Gerardo Cortese, Gabriele Sales, Giorgia Maiolo, Mario Morino, Martina Scanu, Luca Brazzi
BACKGROUND: The feasibility and safety of transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) performed under spinal anaesthesia (SA) has been recently demonstrated. This retrospective study compared the differences in opioid consumption and postoperative recovery in patients undergoing TEM under GA and SA. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent TEM at 'Città della Salute e della Scienza' hospital of Turin (Italy) between January 2012 and December 2015 were enrolled...
March 7, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Dirk H Alander, Shari Cui
Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation has evolved as a useful tool in the management of spinal trauma. As a minimally invasive approach, it provides the stability of open instrumentation while limiting blood loss, avoiding excessive muscle/soft-tissue insult, and improving postoperative pain and mobilization. Muscle-dilating techniques also preserve greater paraspinal muscle volume and strength compared with open midline approaches. In patients with spinal trauma, the use of percutaneous instrumentation and indirect reduction can theoretically preserve the fracture hematoma and its osteogenic inflammatory factors...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Stavros G Memtsoudis, Jashvant Poeran, Nicole Zubizarreta, Crispiana Cozowicz, Eva E Mörwald, Edward R Mariano, Madhu Mazumdar
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 number and type of analgesic modes is associated with reduced opioid prescription, complications, and resource utilization. METHODS: Total hip/knee arthroplasties (N = 512,393 and N = 1,028,069, respectively) from the Premier Perspective database (2006 to 2016) were included. Analgesic modes considered were opioids, peripheral nerve blocks, acetaminophen, steroids, gabapentin/pregabalin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, or ketamine...
March 2, 2018: Anesthesiology
Katherine T Martucci, Sean C Mackey
Neuroimaging research has demonstrated definitive involvement of the central nervous system in the development, maintenance, and experience of chronic pain. Structural and functional neuroimaging has helped elucidate central nervous system contributors to chronic pain in humans. Neuroimaging of pain has provided a tool for increasing our understanding of how pharmacologic and psychologic therapies improve chronic pain. To date, findings from neuroimaging pain research have benefitted clinical practice by providing clinicians with an educational framework to discuss the biopsychosocial nature of pain with patients...
March 1, 2018: Anesthesiology
Deepa Kattail, Alexandra Macmillan, Leila Musavi, Rachel Pedreira, Muhammad Faateh, Regina Cho, Joseph Lopez, Amir H Dorafshar
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain following open craniosynostosis repair has not been studied extensively and is sometimes thought to be inconsequential. The purpose of this study was to assess postoperative pain in this pediatric population. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients (n = 54) undergoing primary open craniosynostosis repair from 2010 to 2016. Demographics, length of stay (LOS), pain scores, emesis events, and perioperative analgesics were reviewed...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Felix Greimel, Guenther Maderbacher, Clemens Baier, Armin Keshmiri, Timo Schwarz, Florian Zeman, Winfried Meissner, Joachim Grifka, Achim Benditz
Numbers of knee replacement surgeries have been rising over the past years. After having ameliorated operation techniques and material, pain management and anesthetic methods have come into focus. All 15326 patients included had undergone primary knee arthroplasty within this multicenter cohort-study, conducted in 46 orthopedic departments. Parameters were evaluated on first postoperative day. Primary outcome values were pain levels (activity, minimum and maximum pain, and pain management satisfaction). Pain medication necessity was analyzed...
February 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
Benjamin P d'S Murphy, Michelle M Dowsey, Peter F M Choong
BACKGROUND: Elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are effective options for the management of osteoarthritis that has not responded to conservative therapy, and they are increasing in utilization worldwide. Therefore, we sought to investigate how older age influences the outcomes of THA and TKA through a review of the current literature. METHODS: The Embase and MEDLINE databases were examined for relevant studies that assessed the role of older age in determining the outcomes of THA and TKA...
February 2018: JBJS Reviews
Kimmo T Murto, Wesley Chen, Sherri L Katz, Deborah A Schwengel, Lisa M Elden, Kumar G Belani, David Gozal
Recent concerns have been raised about the quality and safety of adenotonsillectomy, a common surgery performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. OSA is a risk factor for opioid-related perioperative respiratory complications including those associated with anoxic brain injury or death. Our objective was to identify controversial issues related to the care of children with OSA. A standardized Delphi consensus technique involving an interdisciplinary group of 24 pediatric OSA experts identified 3 key issues: "postoperative disposition, preoperative screening, and pain management...
February 23, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ivan Utrobičić, Frane Utrobičić, Ivona Prološčić, Toni Utrobičić, Milka Jerić, Antonia Jeličić Kadić, Livia Puljak
The management of postoperative pain after carpal tunnel syndrome surgical treatment at a tertiary hospital was analyzed and compared with the guidelines for perioperative pain management. This retrospective study included 579 patients operated on for carpal tunnel syndrome at the Split University Hospital Center in Split, Croatia. The following key data were collected from patient medical records: age, gender, type and dosage of premedication, type and dosage of anesthesia, type and dosage of postoperative analgesia per each postoperative day...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Richard L Purcell, Kyle E Nappo, Daniel W Griffin, Michael McCabe, Terrence Anderson, Michael Kent
PURPOSE: A newer formulation of bupivacaine, encapsulated within carrier molecules, has garnered attention for its role in providing extended post-operative analgesia. The purpose was to evaluate the addition of liposomal bupivacaine to fascia iliaca blockade during hip arthroscopy. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing hip arthroscopy with a pre-operative fascia iliaca blockade with either liposomal bupivacaine (Group 1; 266mg + 20 cc 0...
February 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Qing Zhao Ruan, Shawn Diamond, Scott Zimmer, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND: Perioperative pain, increased sympathetic tone, and peripheral vasospasm may be safely managed with regional nerve blockade during microvascular reconstruction in the lower extremity. Limited reports exist in this setting; therefore, we evaluated our use of peripheral nerve catheters (PNCs) during microvascular limb salvage to determine safety and efficacy for both patient and flap. METHODS: A single-institution, retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database on all patients with lower extremity free tissue transfers between 2012 and 2017 was completed...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
John D Cramer, Brad Wisler, And Christopher J Gouveia
Objective The United States is facing an epidemic of opioid addiction. Deaths from opioid overdose have quadrupled in the past 15 years and now surpass annual deaths during the height of the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic. There is a link between opioid prescriptions after surgery, opioid misuse, opioid diversion, and use of other drugs of abuse. As surgeons, otolaryngologists contribute to this crisis. Our objective is to outline the risk of abuse from opioids in the management of acute postoperative pain in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) and strategies to avoid misuse...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Gaokun Zhang, Shuang Liu, Lieying Yang, Yanqing Li
The aim of the present study is to determine the efficacy of dexamethasone (DEX) vs. indomethacin (IND) and ciprofloxacin (CIP) in modulating immediate inflammation following cataract surgery. A total of 644 patients with cataract were recruited and inflammation was investigated during the perioperative period. The management protocol was similar in both groups. Each drug was given four times a day for 30 days starting 7 days prior to surgery. The primary efficacy criteria for evaluation were the reduction in anterior chamber (AC) flare and AC inflammation score, in addition, a different secondary efficacy and safety evaluation criteria were maintained...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Catherine E Ferland, Eduardo Vega, Pablo M Ingelmo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The evidence regarding the efficacy of analgesics available to guide postoperative pain treatment in pediatric patients is limited. Opioid medications are very often an important component of pediatric postoperative pain treatment but have been associated with perioperative complications. We will focus on initiatives aiming to provide effective treatment minimizing the use of opioids and preventing the long-term consequences of pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Interpatient variability in postoperative pain is currently managed by applying protocols or by trial and error, thus often leading to patients being either undertreated or overtreated...
February 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Qiang Lu, Hao Peng, Guan-Jin Zhou, Dong Yin
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) often causes a significant amount of blood loss with an accompanying decline in hemoglobin and may increase the frequency of allogeneic blood transfusion rates. Unfortunately, allogeneic blood transfusions have associated risks including postoperative confusion, infection, cardiac arrhythmia, fluid overload, increased length of hospital stay, and increased mortality. Other than reducing the need for blood transfusions, reducing perioperative blood loss in TKA may also minimize intra-articular hemorrhage, limb swelling, and postoperative pain, and increase the range of motion during the early postoperative period...
February 9, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
Jessica Shao-Yeung Lim, Cherry E Koh, Hannah Liu, Michael J Solomon, Charlotte S H Johnstone
BACKGROUND: Pelvic exenterations are extensive surgical procedures for locally advanced or recurrent malignancies of the pelvis. However, this is often at the cost of significant morbidity due to perioperative pain, which has been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to review perioperative pain management in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of patients undergoing pelvic exenteration between January 2013 and December 2014...
March 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Bhavna Kakkar, Munisha Agarwal, Aakanksha Sehgal, Neelam Prasad Govil
Glenn shunt is an anastomosis between superior vena cava and right pulmonary artery to palliate patients with single ventricle physiology of the heart. Chylothorax is a frequent and troublesome complication after the creation of this shunt, which if not controlled with medical management, might require pleurodesis, and thoracic duct ligation. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) causes less postoperative pain, earlier mobilization, lower overall morbidity, a shortened hospital stay with reduced cost, and a cosmetic incision...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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