Surgery

Predicting poor pain control following elective spine surgery

Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed and validated a clinical prediction scale that can be used to determine which patients are more likely to experience inadequate pain control following elective spine ...

Surgery

Nonopioid pain protocol feasible after sports orthopedic surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing common orthopedic sports procedures, a multimodal, nonopioid pain protocol featuring little or no use of opioids is feasible for managing postoperative pain, according to a study published ...

Surgery

Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces hernia formation

(HealthDay)—Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces the incidence of hernia formation among patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery but increases early postoperative pain and leads to prolonged wound healing ...

Surgery

Preemptive analgesia may cut post-op pain in anorectal surgery

(HealthDay)—Preemptive pain medication is safe and reduces pain in the early postoperative period for patients undergoing anorectal surgery, according to a study published in the July issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Surgery

Eight factors predict pain after spine surgery

(HealthDay)—Eight factors contribute to postoperative pain after spine surgery, according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.

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