Surgery

Ibuprofen doesn't increase bleeding risk after plastic surgery

Patients are often instructed not to take ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before or after surgery because of increased bleeding risk. But available evidence suggests that ibuprofen does not ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Easing "phantom limb" pain

Amputees sometimes experience shooting pains or burning sensations in limbs that are no longer there. These sensations seem to originate in the spinal cord and brain, perhaps because neural pathways are receiving mixed signals ...

Neuroscience

New study aimed at diminishing phantom pain suffered by amputees

A new clinical trial conducted by Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital interventional radiologist J. David Prologo, MD is studying a minimally invasive investigational treatment known as cryoablation therapy, hoped to help relieve ...

Cardiology

Visualizing a safe place reduces procedural pain

Visualising a safe place reduces operative pain, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2014. Nurses guided patients into a trance and found it helped patients cope with pain and anxiety during ablation of ...

Pediatrics

Most pediatric procedural pain guidelines of average quality

(HealthDay)—Most clinical practice guidelines for procedural pain in children are of average quality and most do not provide tools to help clinicians apply the recommendations in practice settings, according to research ...

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