Read by QxMD icon Read


Young Dong Yu, Jin Ho Hwang, Young Eun Seo, Byung Do Song, Yeon Soo Jung, Dong Hwan Lee, Sung Kyu Hong, Seok-Soo Byun, Sang Eun Lee, Jong Jin Oh
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of ketorolac, a commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) as patient controlled intravenous infusion analgesia (PCIA) for the patients underwent radical cystectomy (RC) due to bladder cancer regarding post-operational indices of recovery. Total seventy patients who underwent radical cystectomy for the treatment of bladder cancer were included in the study. 35 patients received ketorolac as PCIA (NSAIDS group) and 35 patients had morphine infusion as PCIA (morphine group)...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yana Mikhaylov, Brielle Weinstein, Travis P Schrank, Jennifer D Swartz, Jason P Ulm, Milton B Armstrong, Kevin O Delaney
BACKGROUND: Ketorolac tromethamine (Toradol) is an effective a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and a powerful analgesic for patients undergoing breast surgery. However, the potential for postoperative bleeding has not yet been explored specifically in women undergoing implant-based breast reconstruction. There is concern that an increased risk of bleeding exists in this population due to the lack of tissue apposition as a result of implant placement. We therefore seek to assess the associated risk of bleeding complication in implant-based breast reconstruction at our academic institution...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Omid Ahmadi, Amir Shirvani Dehkordi, Farhad Heydari, Mohammad Nasr Esfahani, Behzad Mahaki
Background: Renal colic is a painful medical emergency, needs urgent intervention to reduce pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and entonox are pain-relieving agents. This study was aimed to compare fentanyl + entonox (nitrous oxide + O2 ) versus fentanyl + oxygen. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty patients with acute renal colic presenting to the emergency department were enrolled. First, 50 μg fentanyl was infused for all patients...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Jonathan Tersur Orasugh, Nayan Ranjan Saha, Gunjan Sarkar, Dipak Rana, Roshnara Mishra, Dibyendu Mondal, Swapan Kumar Ghosh, Dipankar Chattopadhyay
Non-toxic nanocomposites based bio-films obtained from methylcellulose (MC) can reduce environmental problems associated with synthetic polymers. A new facile route for the isolation of cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) from jute waste is successfully utilized here. The fabrication of CNC reinforced MC nanocomposites by film casting technique and the studies of the effect of CNC on the properties of the MC based nanocomposites have been reported. The synthesized nanocomposites have shown improved UV resistance, mechanical, barrier, and thermal properties...
May 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
N Solheim, I Gregersen, B Halvorsen, V Bjerkeli, A Stubhaug, T Gordh, L A Rosseland
BACKGROUND: Ketorolac is an effective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, commonly used with local anaesthetics as part of local infiltration analgesia protocols following orthopaedic surgery. However, systemic uptake and drug action may be the major mechanism after local infiltration. The aims of this project were to study the effects of a small, systemically ineffective dose of ketorolac given intra-articularly for post-operative pain and also to study synovial inflammatory biomarkers...
March 7, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Drayton A Hammond, Laura Baumgartner, Craig Cooper, Elisabeth Donahey, Serena A Harris, Jessica M Mercer, Mandy Morris, Mona K Patel, Angela M Plewa-Rusiecki, Alia A Poore, Ryan Szaniawski, Deanna Horner
PURPOSE: To summarize selected meta-analyses and trials related to critical care pharmacotherapy published in 2017. The Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update (CCPLU) Group screened 32 journals monthly for impactful articles and reviewed 115 during 2017. Two meta-analyses and eight original research trials were reviewed here from those included in the monthly CCPLU. Meta-analyses on early, goal-directed therapy for septic shock and statin therapy for acute respiratory distress syndrome were summarized...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
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
S J Pulikkotil, V Nagendrababu, S K Veettil, P Jinatongthai, F C Setzer
This systematic review (SR; PROSPERO database: CRD42017075160) and network meta-analysis (NMA) identified the most effective oral premedication for anaesthetic success of inferior alveolar nerve blocks (IANB) in cases of irreversible pulpitis. Medline and Ebscohost databases were searched up until 10/2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) studying the effect of oral premedication, alone or in combination, on the success of IANB for cases of irreversible pulpitis, compared to placebo or other oral premedications, were included...
February 26, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
You Na Oh, Kyu Nam Kim, Mi Ae Jeong, Dong Won Kim, Ji Yoon Kim, Hyun Seo Ki
Background/aim: We performed this prospective randomized double-blind study to compare the effects of nefopam versus ketorolac in intravenous fentanyl-based patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) after shoulder arthroscopic orthopedic surgery. Materials and methods: Ninety-two patients were randomly divided into two groups to receive intravenous PCA. Patients were assigned to either the nefopam group (nefopam 120 mg and fentanyl 20 µg/kg) or the ketorolac group (ketorolac 2 mg/kg and fentanyl 20 µg/kg). Pain was assessed on a visual analogue scale (VAS) and a numeric rating scale (NRS)...
February 23, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
R Serene Perkins, Maura Boyce, Megan C Byrtek, Regina C Ellis, Cindy Hill, Paul S Fitzpatrick, Shaban Demirel
Background: Randomized trials on clinical outcomes of music are conflicting, with few performed in the postoperative pediatric population. We aimed to determine if there was a benefit of a live, customized bedside music delivery program (MyMusicRx® ) for children hospitalized after pediatric surgery. We present our perspective on the utility of music medicine, review others' work in this area, and discuss future directions. Methods: All admitted postsurgical patients aged between 5 and 18 years were considered...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
William R Vincent, Paul Huiras, Jennifer Empfield, Kevin J Horbowicz, Keith Lewis, David McAneny, David Twitchell
PURPOSE: Results of an interprofessional formulary initiative to decrease postoperative prescribing of i.v. acetaminophen are reported. SUMMARY: After a medical center added i.v. acetaminophen to its formulary, increased prescribing of the i.v. formulation and a 3-fold price increase resulted in monthly spending of more than $40,000, prompting an organizationwide effort to curtail that cost while maintaining effective pain management. The surgery, anesthesia, and pharmacy departments applied the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Model for Improvement to implement (1) pharmacist-led enforcement of prescribing restrictions, (2) retrospective evaluation of i...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Ana Topete, Andreia S Oliveira, A Fernandes, T G Nunes, A P Serro, B Saramago
Although the possibility of using drug-loaded ophthalmic lens to promote sustained drug release has been thoroughly pursued, there are still problems to be solved associated to the different alternatives. In this work, we went back to the traditional method of drug loading by soaking in the drug solution and tried to optimize the release profiles by changing the temperature and the time of loading. Two materials commercially available under the names of CI26Y and Definitive 50 were chosen. CI26Y is used for intraocular lenses (IOLs) and Definitive 50 for soft contact lenses (SCLs)...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mabel Qi He Leow, Aik Siew Robyn Hay, Shu Li Ng, Muntasir Mannan Choudhury, Huihua Li, Duncan Angus McGrouther, Shian Chao Tay
We assessed the efficacy of ketorolac trometamol injections compared with triamcinolone acetonide injections in trigger digits. Patients with trigger digits were randomized to receive either ketorolac or triamcinolone. They were followed up at 3, 6, 12 and 24 weeks, and monitored for resolution of triggering, pain and total active motion. One hundred and twenty-one patients with single trigger digits were recruited (59 ketorolac, 62 triamcinolone). At 6 weeks, 54% of patients in the triamcinolone group had complete resolution of trigger, whereas no patients in the ketorolac group had resolution...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Maria Bautista, Meilyn Muskus, Adolfo Llinás, Guillermo Bonilla, Carlos Guerrero, Jairo Moyano
BACKGROUND: Previous studies of soft tissue infiltration in hip arthroplasty present variable results. The purpose of this study is to identify whether injection of an analgesic mixture improves pain management during the immediate post-operative period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort study compared 129 patients that received peri-articular soft tissue injection with 20 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine and 2 ml of ketorolac (30 mg/1 ml) in 28 ml of saline solution, with 71 patients who did not received injections...
February 13, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Denise Visco
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of intracameral phenylephrine/ketorolac (1%/0.3%) during cataract surgery on the use of iris fixation ring and surgical time in patients with poor pupil dilation (≤5.0 mm) or intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS). Setting: Private practice outpatient surgical center. Design: This retrospective analysis was conducted from January 1, 2014 to October 7, 2015. Materials and methods: The use of iris fixation rings was evaluated in a retrospective analysis of 46 patients who underwent cataract surgery from January 1, 2014, to October 7, 2015, and who were identified before surgery to be at risk for intraoperative miosis...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Bassel M Elfokery, Sahar A Tawfic, Abdelrahman M Abdelrahman, Dina N Abbas, Ikramy M Abdelghaffar
INTRODUCTION: Acute ipsilateral shoulder pain (ISP) is a common complaint in patients after thoracotomy. The incidence ranges from 21% to 97%. Unfortunately, clinical studies did not put enough focus on ISP post thoracic surgery. AIM OF THE WORK: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of suprascapular nerve block (SNB) and phrenic nerve infiltration (PNI) for controlling ISP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five lung cancer patients (135) scheduled for open-lung surgery were randomly allocated into three equal groups; control group: received thoracic epidural with general anesthesia, suprascapular group: (SNB) one hour before the operation with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia and phrenic nerve group: (PNI) was performed by the operating surgeon with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
Chandrakanth Boddu, Ashley Genza, Peter D McCann
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with a bridging multimodal pain management program that provides comprehensive 48-hour pain control in patients undergoing total shoulder replacement (TSR). METHODS: The study included all patients undergoing unilateral TSR by 1 surgeon between May 2015 and April 2017. There were 62 patients (23 men, 39 women) with an average age of 68 years (range 38-92 years). Of these, 31 underwent standard nonconstrained TSR and 31 underwent reverse TSR...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Parisa Taheri, Farnaz Dehghan, Sahar Mousavi, Reza Solouki
Objective: Subacromial impingement syndrome is the most common cause of shoulder pain and restriction in range of motion in the world. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of subacromial injection of ketorolac with the injection of corticosteroid for the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. Methods: A total of forty patients were randomly allocated into two groups. Group A received 40 mg of methylprednisolone and Group B received 60 mg of ketorolac as a subacromial injection along with lidocaine...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Mercedeh Shanechi, Onyinyechi Eke, Michael Gottlieb
Clinical question Does the analgesic effect of intravenous ketorolac differ if given in doses of 10, 15, or 30 mg to patients presenting to the emergency department with acute pain? Article chosen Motov S, Yasavolian M, Likourezos A, et al. Comparison of intravenous ketorolac at three single-dose regimens for treating acute pain in the emergency department: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med 2017;70(2):177-84.
February 8, 2018: CJEM
Qian Jun Tong, Yean Chin Lim, Huae Min Tham
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with significant pain post-operatively. Our hypothesis is that adductor canal block (ACB) would be superior to local infiltration analgesia (LIA) in terms of providing analgesia, while still preserving quadriceps strength and enabling early postoperative rehabilitation. DESIGN: A prospective, blinded and randomized clinical trial between LIA and ACB was conducted. SETTING: Tertiary care urban hospital...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"