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Matthew J Sabatino, Samuel T Kunkel, Dipak B Ramkumar, Benjamin J Keeney, David S Jevsevar
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain management in orthopaedic surgery accounts for a substantial portion of opioid medications prescribed in the United States. Understanding prescribing habits and patient utilization of these medications following a surgical procedure is critical to establishing appropriate prescribing protocols that effectively control pain while minimizing unused opioid distribution. We evaluated prescribing habits and patient utilization following elective orthopaedic surgical procedures to identify ways of improving postoperative opioid-prescribing practices...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
María L Yazde Puleio, Karina V Gómez, Ana Majdalani, Vilma Pigliapoco, Gisella Santos Chocler
Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Depending on its pathophysiological mechanism, it may be classified into nociceptive, neuropathic, and mixed pain. If pain is moderate to severe, a strong opioid should be administered and, when this is the case, morphine is the drug of choice. If morphine is ineffective or causes intolerable adverse effects, opioid rotation is recommended. Our objective was to describe the drug management for mixed pain used in patients assisted by the Palliative Care team of Hospital General de Niños Pedro de Elizalde between August 2011 and September 2015...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Andreas Meiser, Heinrich V Groesdonk, Sarah Bonnekessel, Thomas Volk, Hagen Bomberg
INTRODUCTION: Isoflurane has shown better sedation control and potential benefits in patients with ARDS compared to propofol or midazolam, but the practical use during continuous lateral rotational therapy remains unknown. We therefore compared isoflurane with propofol and midazolam regarding sedation depth (per the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale), opioid consumption, lung function, and hemodynamics in patients treated with continuous lateral rotational therapy. METHODS: 38 consecutive critically ill surgical subjects were retrospectively studied using a hospital database...
December 12, 2017: Respiratory Care
Majid Nami, Peyman Salehi, Minoo Dabiri, Morteza Bararjanian, Sajjad Gharaghani, Mona Khoramjouy, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Mehrdad Faizi
Novel substituted amino acid tethered norsufentanil derivatives were synthesized by the four-component Ugi reaction. Norsufentanil was reacted with succinic anhydride to produce the corresponding carboxylic acid. The resulting carboxylic acid has undergone a multicomponent reaction with different aldehydes, amines, and isocyanides to produce a library of the desired compounds. In all cases, amide bond rotation was observed in the NMR spectra. In vivo analgesic activity of the synthesized compounds was evaluated by a tail flick test...
December 8, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
Lisa Strada, Gabriele Helga Franke, Bernd Schulte, Jens Reimer, Uwe Verthein
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) of patients in opioid substitution treatment (OST) is increasingly being addressed in research. However, no disease- or treatment-specific instrument is available to assess the QOL of this target population. The purpose of this project was to develop the first QOL instrument for OST patients. METHODS: Focus groups with 60 OST patients were analyzed using thematic analysis to elicit key QOL themes as perceived by patients. Identified themes were developed into items and refined through pilot testing and cognitive debriefing...
November 21, 2017: European Addiction Research
Deepti Ahuja, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Seema Mishra, Sushma Bhatnagar
A 32-year-old female, diagnosed case of neuroendocrine tumor of pancreas, was admitted to the pain and palliative care unit with complaints of diffuse abdominal pain which was severe in intensity with score on numerical rating scale-9/10. Pain was not relieved even after taking tablet morphine immediate release 360 mg every 4 hourly, paracetamol 500 mg 6 hourly, and gabapentin 300 mg 8 hourly. She had undergone distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy and also received multiple lines of chemotherapy. After making a diagnosis of opioid-induced hyperalgesia, opioid rotation from morphine to fentanyl was done...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Anne E Olesen, Lecia M Nielsen, Søren Feddersen, Joachim Erlenwein, Frank Petzke, Michael Przemeck, Lona L Christrup, Asbjørn M Drewes
BACKGROUND: Factors such as age, gender, and genetic polymorphisms may explain individual differences in pain phenotype. Genetic associations with pain sensitivity have previously been investigated in osteoarthritis patients, with a focus on the P2X7, TRPV1, and TACR1 genes. However, other genes may play a role as well. Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease, and many patients suffering from this disease are thought to have increased sensitivity to noxious stimuli resulting from sensitization in the nociceptive system...
October 20, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Ahmet Kemalettin Koltka, Mehmet Büget, Emre Sertaç Bingül, Ali Erşen, Süleyman Küçükay, Ata Can Atalar, Mert Şentürk
OBJECTIVES: In arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery for postoperative analgesia opioids, nonsteroid analgesics, and local anesthetics can be used. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness, additional analgesic requirements, patients satisfaction, and complications of single-shot interscalene and supraclavicular blocks. METHODS: After obtaining the ethics committee's approval and informed consent, 50 ASA I-II patients were randomized to either the interscalene (GISB) or supraclavicular (GSCB) group...
July 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
Rebecca E Scully, Andrew J Schoenfeld, Wei Jiang, Stuart Lipsitz, Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Peter A Learn, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil H Haider, Louis L Nguyen
Importance: The overprescription of pain medications has been implicated as a driver of the burgeoning opioid epidemic; however, few guidelines exist regarding the appropriateness of opioid pain medication prescriptions after surgery. Objectives: To describe patterns of opioid pain medication prescriptions after common surgical procedures and determine the appropriateness of the prescription as indicated by the rate of refills. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Department of Defense Military Health System Data Repository was used to identify opioid-naive individuals 18 to 64 years of age who had undergone 1 of 8 common surgical procedures between January 1, 2005, and September 30, 2014...
January 1, 2018: JAMA Surgery
Adriana Miclescu
Opioid analgesia continues to be the primary pharmacologic intervention for managing acute pain and malignant pain in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. The increasing use of opioids in chronic nonmalignant pain is more problematic. Opioid treatment is complicated with the risks raised by adverse effects, especially cognitive disturbance, respiratory depression but also the risk of tolerance, opioid abuse and drug-disease interactions. Despite the growing number of available opioids within the last years, adequate trials of opioid rotation are lacking and most of the information is anecdotal...
October 2016: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Siddharth A Mahure, Andrew S Rokito, Young W Kwon
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) can be associated with significant postoperative pain. Concern for opioid abuse has led surgeons to identify alternative, efficacious methods of postoperative analgesia. To determine whether transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can have a similarly beneficial effect after shoulder procedures, we conducted a prospective double-blinded randomized trial in patients undergoing outpatient ARCR. METHODS: All patients undergoing ARCR of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear by the senior authors were identified...
September 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Marieke H J van den Beuken-van Everdingen, Sander M J van Kuijk, Elbert A Joosten
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November 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Akhila Reddy, Marieberta Vidal, Saneese Stephen, Karen Baumgartner, Sara Dost, Ann Nguyen, Yvonne Heung, Simeon Kwan, Angelique Wong, Imelda Pangemanan, Ahsan Azhar, Supakarn Tayjasanant, Edenmae Rodriguez, Jessica Waletich, Kyu-Hyoung Lim, Jimin Wu, Diane Liu, Janet Williams, Sriram Yennurajalingam, Eduardo Bruera
CONTEXT: The lack of knowledge of the accurate conversion ratio (CR) between intravenous (IV) and oral hydromorphone and opioid rotation ratio (ORR) between IV hydromorphone and oral morphine equivalent daily dose (MEDD) may lead to poorly controlled pain or overdosing in cancer inpatients. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the CR and ORR from IV hydromorphone to oral hydromorphone and MEDD (obtained from oral morphine and oxycodone). METHODS: A total of 4745 consecutive inpatient palliative care consults during 2010-14 were reviewed for conversions from IV hydromorphone to oral hydromorphone, morphine or oxycodone...
September 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Hayley Lawley, Alistair Hewison
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To present the findings of an integrative literature review of the evidence for the clinical management of delirium in patients with advanced cancer. BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer frequently experience delirium which can be distressing for both patients and their families. Current guidelines recommend that underlying causes of the delirium be addressed and a course of antipsychotics considered. However, the research into the effectiveness of treatments for delirium in people with advanced cancer is limited...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Robert B Raffa, Robert Colucci, Joseph V Pergolizzi
Opioids remain the standard of care for treating moderate to severe pain resulting from surgery or injury in cases of acute pain, and are recommended for patients who have not responded to nonopioid analgesics. Effective management of pain has an impact on clinical course and often depends on achieving an acceptable balance between opioid efficacy, safety, and tolerability. Common opioid-related adverse events such as nausea and vomiting are associated with an overall lower achievement of effective pain management and patient satisfaction...
September 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
Parisa Karimian, Rabia S Atayee, Toluwalase A Ajayi, Kyle P Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Many factors make methadone an appealing option for treatment of pain in patients seen by palliative care; however, complex drug-related properties and variable patient response complicate appropriate conversion ratios from other opioids to methadone. Currently, there is no consensus regarding one accepted conversion method. OBJECTIVE: Current patterns of prescribing for clinicians at a three-hospital academic health system on initial rotation to methadone for the management of pain were compared with a series of consensus recommendations for methadone dose calculation...
December 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Benjamin Luchting, Banafscheh Rachinger-Adam, Nikolai Hulde, Jens Heyn, Shahnaz Christina Azad
In advanced stages, most cancer patients suffer from pain which can usually be well controlled following the World Health Organization (WHO) level scheme. While the majority of patients report adequate pain relief by strong opioids (WHO III), some require an opioid rotation. Despite the existence of conversion tables, these rotations mea lead to inadequate pain control or life threatening events. Here, we report about a patient with urothelial cell carcinoma presenting in our Department of Pain Medicine with massive pain aggravation up to NRS values of 10/10 despite administration of the highest dose of intravenously applied hydromorphone...
August 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
Robert W Westermann, Chris A Anthony, Nic Bedard, Natalie Glass, Matt Bollier, Carolyn M Hettrich, Brian R Wolf
PURPOSE: Rising perioperative opioid use in the United States is of increasing concern. The purposes of this study were (1) to define opioid consumption after rotator cuff repair (RCR) in the United States and (2) to evaluate patient factors that may be associated with prolonged opioid use after arthroscopic RCR. METHODS: All arthroscopic RCRs performed between 2007 and 2014 were identified by use of Current Procedural Terminology code (29,827). Patients who filled opioid prescriptions preoperatively were divided into those who filled prescriptions at 1 to 3 months preceding RCR and those who filled opioid prescriptions only in the 1 month preceding RCR...
August 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Jai Shankar K Yadlapalli, Navdeep Dogra, Anqi W Walbaum, William D Wessinger, Paul L Prather, Peter A Crooks, Maxim Dobretsov
BACKGROUND: Morphine-6-O-sulfate (M6S) is a mixed μ/δ-opioid receptor (OR) agonist and potential alternative to morphine for treatment of chronic multimodal pain. METHODS: To provide more support for this hypothesis, the antinociceptive effects of M6S and morphine were compared in tests that access a range of pain modalities, including hot plate threshold (HPT), pinprick sensitivity threshold (PST) and paw pressure threshold tests. RESULTS: Acutely, M6S was 2- to 3-fold more potent than morphine in HPT and PST tests, specifically, derived from best-fit analysis of dose-response relationships of morphine/M6S half-effective dose (ED50) ratios (lower, upper 95% confidence interval [CI]) were 2...
September 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Kyung-Hee Kim, Jung-Woo Suh, Ki Young Oh
BACKGROUND: Local administration of opioids causes effective analgesia without adverse effects related to the central nervous system. After the beneficial demonstration of peripheral opioid receptors in joint synovia, intra-articular opioid injections were used for pain treatment. Clinical studies have reported the safety and efficacy of hyaluronate injection in the shoulder joint of patients with osteoarthritis, periarthritis, rotator cuff tears, and adhesive capsulitis. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronate and tramadol injection for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder compared with that of intra-articular hyaluronate injection alone...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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