Surgery

Peripheral nerve block may cut opioid use after amputation

(HealthDay)—Peripheral nerve blockade with regular local anesthetic and liposomal bupivacaine is associated with lower oral morphine equivalent (OME) use at 72 hours after major lower extremity amputation (MLEA), according ...

Surgery

Regional anesthesia tied to lower opioid use in TKA, THA

(HealthDay)—Regional anesthesia is associated with a lower opioid consumption in both knee and hip replacement surgeries, compared to general anesthesia, according to a study published May 14 in PAIN Practice.

Surgery

Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress ...

Medications

Tips for finding opioid alternatives for surgical pain

Headed for surgery? Specialists say talking to your doctors ahead of time may turn up ways to control post-operative pain while minimizing use of those problematic painkillers called opioids. Among the advice:

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