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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139482/opioid-misuse-in-gastroenterology-and-non-opioid-management-of-abdominal-pain
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REVIEW
Eva Szigethy, Mitchell Knisely, Douglas Drossman
Opioids were one of the earliest classes of medications used for pain across a variety of conditions, but morbidity and mortality have been increasingly associated with their chronic use. Despite these negative consequences, chronic opioid use is increasing worldwide, with the USA and Canada having the highest rates. Chronic opioid use for noncancer pain can have particularly negative effects in the gastrointestinal and central nervous systems, including opioid-induced constipation, narcotic bowel syndrome, worsening psychopathology and addiction...
November 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131328/headache-education-active-waiting-directive-a-program-to-enhance-well-being-during-long-referral-wait-times
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Ana Marissa Lagman-Bartolome, Valerie Lawler, Christine Lay
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this initiative was to evaluate the clinical impact, patient acceptability, and sustainability of implementing a newly developed evidence-guided migraine education program in an academic headache center. BACKGROUND: Headache is the fifth most common reason for emergency department (ED) visits and accounts for more than 10 million physician visits annually. Successful management of headaches presents a challenge to both primary care providers and neurologists...
November 12, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121158/opioid-use-by-patients-after-rhinoplasty
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Sagar Patel, Angela Sturm, Michael Bobian, Peter F Svider, Giancarlo Zuliani, Russell Kridel
Importance: Given the increase in opioid addiction and overdose in the United States, reasoned opioid use after outpatient surgery may affect prescription medication abuse. Objectives: To examine patient use of opioids after rhinoplasty and establish an optimal postrhinoplasty pain management regimen. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this case series, opioid use was evaluated in 62 patients who underwent rhinoplasty performed by 3 fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons, 2 in private practice in Texas and 1 in an academic setting in Michigan, from February 2016 to September 2016...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084006/review-and-update-on-postoperative-opioid-use-after-nasal-and-sinus-surgery
#4
Sophia D Becker, Daniel G Becker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We examine the current literature on pain management after sinus and nasal surgery. The goal after surgery is to provide effective pain management without having too many 'leftovers', as leftover medications are an important source of opioids that are fueling the current prescription narcotic epidemic in the United States. There are more than 250 000 sinus operations and 260 000 septoplasties performed annually, and surgeons commonly prescribe a narcotic pain medication for postoperative pain management...
October 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078677/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-technique-is-associated-with-decreased-narcotic-usage-over-traditional-vats-lobectomy
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Scott Gregory Louis, William James Gibson, Chase Lynn King, Nirmal Kumar Veeramachaneni
BACKGROUND: Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is gaining popularity internationally, but remains an uncommon practice in the United States. One proposed benefit is a decrease in narcotic usage and peri-operative pain when compared to traditional multiple incision VATS. The purpose of this study was to determine the post-operative narcotic usage between patients undergoing anatomic lobectomy via traditional VATS as compared to patients undergoing uniportal VATS. METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing anatomic lobectomy for presumed malignancy by a single surgeon at an academic medical institution were recorded between July 2013 and September 2015...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078056/pain-management-after-outpatient-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Akash Gupta, Kanupriya Kumar, Matthew M Roberts, Austin E Sanders, Mackenzie T Jones, David S Levine, Martin J O'Malley, Mark C Drakos, Andrew J Elliott, Jonathan T Deland, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: The number of opioids prescribed and used has increased precipitously over the past 2 decades for a number of reasons and has led to increases in long-term dependency, opioid-related deaths, and diversion. Most studies examining the role of prescribing habits have investigated nonoperative providers, although there is some literature describing perioperative opioid prescription and use. There are no studies looking at the number of pills consumed after outpatient foot and ankle surgeries, nor are there guidelines for how many pills providers should prescribe...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077663/anesthetic-management-of-a-patient-with-de-novo-hereditary-sensory-and-autonomic-neuropathy-type-vii-a-case-report
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Lorenzo Rafer, James Mooney
An 18-month-old patient with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy, type VII undergoing general anesthesia for Nissen fundoplication and gastrostomy tube is presented. This is the first reported case of a patient with this particular genetic mutation receiving general anesthesia. We presented the major intraoperative events during the procedure. The anesthetic considerations and implications of caring for a patient with this particular mutation and patients with other variations of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy are also discussed...
October 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073780/continuous-wound-infiltration-after-hallux-valgus-surgery
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Matthias Braito, Dietmar Dammerer, Andreas Schlager, Jürgen Wansch, Caroline Linhart, Rainer Biedermann
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus surgery is associated with significant early postoperative pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of continuous wound infiltration (CWI) with ropivacaine for pain management after hallux valgus surgery. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled single-center trial, 50 patients undergoing distal metatarsal osteotomy for idiopathic hallux valgus were allocated to CWI with ropivacaine 2 mg/mL at a rate of 2 mL/h or placebo for 24 hours postoperatively...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073739/association-of-early-outpatient-rehabilitation-with-health-service-utilization-in-managing-medicare-beneficiaries-with-nontraumatic-knee-pain-retrospective-cohort-study
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Joel M Stevans, G Kelley Fitzgerald, Sara R Piva, Michael Schneider
Background: Nontraumatic knee pain (NTKP) is highly prevalent in adults 65 years of age and older. Evidence-based guidelines recommend early use of rehabilitation; however, there is limited information comparing differences in health care utilization when rehabilitation is included in the management of NTKP. Objectives: To describe the overall health care utilization associated with the management of NTKP; estimate the proportion of people who receive outpatient rehabilitation services; and evaluate the timing of outpatient rehabilitation and its association with other health care utilization...
June 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061282/analgesic-efficacy-of-laparoscopic-guided-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-using-liposomal-bupivacaine-in-bariatric-surgery
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Avinash Bhakta, Owen Glotzer, Ashar Ata, Marcel Tafen, Steven C Stain, Paul T Singh
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain management is a major contributor to recovery and discharge in bariatric surgery. Local anesthetic agents are of particular interest: they're non-sedating and may reduce postoperative pain and hospital length of stay (LOS). DESIGN: Researchers queried the Bariatric Surgery Service Database for patients undergoing laparoscopic weight loss surgery from January 2012-December 2014. Patients were divided between those who did and did not receive liposomal bupivacaine intra-operatively...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049548/multimodal-analgesia-in-outpatient-head-and-neck-surgery-a-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Justin Oltman, Oleg Militsakh, Mark D'Agostino, Brittany Kauffman, Robert Lindau, Andrew Coughlin, William Lydiatt, Daniel Lydiatt, Russell Smith, Aru Panwar
Importance: Perioperative analgesia strategies that rely solely on narcotics may contribute to adverse effects and concerns about opioid abuse or dependence. Multimodal analgesia protocols incorporating nonnarcotic agents may reduce the need for postoperative narcotic use. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a multimodal analgesia protocol for outpatient head and neck surgical procedures and to identify the association of the multimodal analgesia protocol with postoperative pain perception scores and patient satisfaction...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028641/postoperative-care-after-tonsillectomy-what-s-the-evidence
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Patrick Carpenter, Daniel Hall, Jeremy D Meier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current literature regarding postoperative management after tonsillectomy in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Controversy remains regarding the ideal medication regimen to manage pain after tonsillectomy. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are routinely used, although concerns of more severe postoperative hemorrhage with ibuprofen remain. Narcotics are prescribed commonly, but with extreme caution in children with severe obstructive sleep apnea...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990210/the-impact-of-practice-guidelines-on-opioid-utilization-for-injured-workers
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Christine Buttorff, Antonio J Trujillo, Renan Castillo, Andres I Vecino-Ortiz, Gerard F Anderson
BACKGROUND: Opioid use is rising in the US and may cause special problems in workers compensation cases, including addiction and preventing a return to work after an injury. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates a physician-level intervention to curb opioid usage. An insurer identified patients with out-of-guideline opioid utilization and called the prescribing physician to discuss the patient's treatment protocol. RESEARCH DESIGN: This study uses a differences-in-differences study design with a propensity-score-matched control group...
October 9, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969398/comparison-of-conventional-dressings-and-vacuum-assisted-closure-in-the-wound-therapy-of-fournier-s-gangrene
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Fatih Yanaral, Can Balci, Faruk Ozgor, Abdulmuttalip Simsek, Ozkan Onuk, Muammer Aydin, Baris Nuhoglu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to compare Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) and conventional dressings in the wound therapy of Fournier's gangrene (FG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study evaluated 54 patients, retrospectively. Following initial removal of necrotic and devitalized tissue, in Group I patients the wounds were covered with conventional antiseptic dressings and patients continued to be treated with conventional dressings. In Group II patients VAC therapy was initiated...
October 3, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958283/guideline-driven-care-improves-outcomes-in-patients-with-traumatic-rib-fractures
#15
Kathleen Flarity, Whitney C Rhodes, Andrew J Berson, Brian E Leininger, Paul E Reckard, Keyan D Riley, Charles P Shahan, Thomas J Schroeppel
There is no established national standard for rib fracture management. A clinical practice guideline (CPG) for rib fractures, including monitoring of pulmonary function, early initiation of aggressive loco-regional analgesia, and early identification of deteriorating respiratory function, was implemented in 2013. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of the CPG on hospital length of stay. Hospital length of stay (LOS) was compared for adult patients admitted to the hospital with rib fracture(s) two years before and two years after CPG implementation...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950813/a-review-on-the-antinociceptive-effects-of-mitragyna-speciosa-and-its-derivatives-in-animal-model
#16
Kok-Yong Chin, Wun Fui Mark-Lee
Mitragyna speciosa is a tropical plant with narcotic effects. The antinociceptive effects of its crude extracts, bioactive compounds and structurally modified derivatives have been examined in rodent models. This review aims to summarize the evidence on the antinociceptive effects of M. speciosa and its derivatives and explore whether they can offer an alternative to morphine in pain management. Methanolic and alkaloid extracts of M. speciosa were shown to attenuate the nociceptive response in rodents. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine offered better antinociceptive effects than crude extracts...
September 25, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944933/emergency-department-management-of-body-packers-and-body-stuffers
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Liv Heymann-Maier, Lionel Trueb, Sabine Schmidt, Pierre-Nicolas Carron, Olivier Hugli, Eric Heymann, Bertrand Yersin
Trafficking and sale of narcotics frequently involves the intra-abdominal transport of large quantities of drugs, usually cocaine or heroin ("body packing"), or, when there is a risk of being arrested, the oral ingestion of minor quantities of narcotics dedicated for immediate resale ("body stuffing"). This study aimed to describe the characteristics, complications and medical follow through of 132 cases of body packing (n = 36), cases of body stuffing (n = 83) or mixed cases (n = 13), referred by the authorities to our emergency department over the course of 12 years...
September 25, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894809/tympanic-plexus-neurectomy-for-intractable-otalgia
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Daniel S Roberts, Alisa Yamasaki, Ahmad R Sedaghat, Daniel J Lee, Edward Reardon
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to analyze whether tympanic plexus neurectomy is a successful surgical option in patients with intractable otalgia. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective single institution study from the experience of two surgeons was conducted. METHODS: Records of adult patients with intractable unilateral otalgia of likely glossopharyngeal origin were reviewed, with institutional review board approval. Patients who responded to a tympanic plexus block were considered for tympanic neurectomy...
October 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873028/randomized-prospective-evaluation-of-intraoperative-intravenous-acetaminophen-in-pediatric-adenotonsillectomy
#19
Christopher A Roberts, Shivani Shah-Becker, Ashley O'Connell Ferster, Aaron Baker, Lauren E Stahl, Khaled Sedeek, Michele M Carr
Objective To establish the safety and efficacy of single-dose intraoperative intravenous (IV) acetaminophen in postoperative pain management following adenotonsillectomy in addition to a standardized regimen of oral pain medication. Study Design Randomized, controlled prospective clinical trial. Setting Single academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients between the ages of 3 and 17 years scheduled for tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy by a single surgeon between December 2014 and November 2016 were recruited...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870310/peripheral-nerve-blocks-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Tyler W Fraser, Jesse F Doty
Postoperative pain is one of the most important factors in regard to patient outcomes. It has been linked with patient satisfaction, length of stay, and overall hospital costs. Peripheral nerve blocks have provided a safe, effective method to control early postoperative pain when symptoms are most severe. Peripheral nerve blocks, whether used intraoperatively or postoperatively, provide an alternative or adjunct to conventional pain management methods for patients who may not tolerate heavy narcotics or general anesthesia, in particular the elderly and those with cardiopulmonary disease...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
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