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Is There a Difference in Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates After Surgery With Regional vs General Anesthesia?
ASCO Post; Stenger M

Nov 11th, 2019 - In a trial reported in The Lancet, Sessler et al found no difference in breast cancer recurrence after surgery with regional anesthesia-analgesia using paravertebral block and propofol vs general anesthesia with the volatile anesthetic sevoflurane and opioid analgesia. They also found no difference in persistent incisional pain between approaches.

2019 Supportive Care: Anxiety, Depression, and Low Social Support Are Significant Factors in Cancer Pain Intensity

Oct 21st, 2019 - Pain is one of the most common symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment, and feelings of anxiety and depression can intensify the level of pain patients experience, according to the results from a study by Galloway et al that will be presented at the 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium (Abstract 76). However, authors also reported that having greater social support can help miti...

Risk of rhabdomyolysis with donepezil compared with rivastigmine or galantamine: a population-based cohort study

Sep 15th, 2019 - BACKGROUND: Donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine are popular cholinesterase inhibitors used to manage the symptoms of Alzheimer disease and other dementias; regulatory agencies in several countries warn about a possible risk of rhabdomyolysis with donepezil, based on information from case reports. Our goal was to investigate the 30-day risk of admission to hospital with rhabdomyolysis associ...

Joint Statement on Pediatric Dental Sedation

Jul 29th, 2019 - The late 20th and early 21st centuries have seen a continuous reduction in mortality and morbidity from intraoperative and periprocedural accidents involving sedation and general anesthesia for children. In the last 31 years, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have separately created guidelines for the management of children and adults b...

Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force Report

May 7th, 2019 - Patients with acute and chronic pain in the United States face a crisis because of significant challenges in obtaining adequate care, resulting in profound physical, emotional, and societal costs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 million adults in the United States have chronic daily pain, with 19.6 million adults experiencing highimpact chronic pain that interf...

NCCN 2019 Annual Conference Includes Focus on Patient Experience with Innovative Therapies, Plus Updates on Biomarkers, Biosimilars, and the Latest Research on Cancer Care

Mar 3rd, 2019 - More than 1,500 cancer care professionals are meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 21-23, for the NCCN 2019 Annual Conference, presented by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—an alliance of 28 leading cancer centers. The conference offers more than 25 sessions presenting the latest treatment recommendations for lung, breast, prostate, colon, and other cancers, including new and em...

Subacromial decompression surgery for adults with shoulder pain: a clinical practice guideline
Vandvik, P.,et al

Feb 5th, 2019 - Clinical question: Do adults with atraumatic shoulder pain for more than 3 months diagnosed as subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS), also labelled as rotator cuff disease, benefit from subacromial decompression surgery? This guideline builds on to two recent high quality trials of shoulder surgery. Current practice: SAPS is the common diagnosis for shoulder pain with several first line treatment op.

Challenges with Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Guideline: A Consensus Panel Report
Kroenke, K. et. al.

Jan 24th, 2019 - A national crisis of opioid-related morbidity, mortality, and misuse has led to initiatives to address the appropriate role of opioids to treat pain. Deployment of a guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the risks of opioid therapy has raised substantial clinical and public policy challenges. The agency anticipated implementation challenges and committed to ree...

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists/European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthet...
Muehlschlegel, J.

Dec 31st, 2018 - Postoperative atrial fibrillation (poAF) is the most common adverse event after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and hospital and intensive care unit length of stay. Despite progressive improvements in overall cardiac surgical operative mortality and postoperative morbidity, the incidence of poAF has remained unchanged at 30%–50%.

Opioids in Nursing Homes

Dec 3rd, 2018 - AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has two primary policies related to opioids in nursing homes: 1. Provide access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to improve or maintain function, and 2. Promote opioid tapering, discontinuation and avoidance of opioids when the above goals are not achievable, to prevent adverse events, dependence and diversion.

MORPHABOND™ ER (morphine sulfate) Prescribing Information

Nov 30th, 2018 - MORPHABOND ER is an opioid agonist indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.

ROXYBOND (oxycodone hydrochloride) Prescribing Information

Nov 30th, 2018 - ROXYBOND is an opioid agonist indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.

WHO Guidelines for the Pharmacological and Radiotherapeutic Management of Cancer Pain in Adu...

Nov 30th, 2018 - Cancers are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, responsible for 18. 1 million new cases and 9.

Guidelines for the safe practice of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA)
Nimmo, A.,et al

Oct 30th, 2018 - Guidelines are presented for safe practice in the use of intravenous drug infusions for general anaesthesia. When maintenance of general anaesthesia is by intravenous infusion, this is referred to as total intravenous anaesthesia.

ANA Position Statement: The Ethical Responsibility to Manage Pain and the Suffering It Causes

Oct 28th, 2018 - The purpose of this position statement is to provide ethical guidance and support to nurses as they fulfill their responsibility to provide optimal care to persons experiencing pain. The national debate on the appropriate use of opioids highlights the complexities of providing optimal management of pain and the suffering it causes.

Nurse Staffing in Interventional Radiology
ARIN Clinical Practice and Research Committee

Oct 27th, 2018 - The role of the nurse in procedural areas is collaborative and care is provided simultaneously with other members of the procedure room team which differs from settings where nursing care is often delivered independently. Procedural nursing care is multidisciplinary with a proceduralist, a nurse, a radiologic technologist and, if the patient is receiving general anesthesia or monitored anesthes.

Distinguishing Monitored Anesthesia Care (“MAC”) From Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (Consciou...
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Oct 16th, 2018 - Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (Conscious Sedation, hereinafter known as Moderate Sedation) is a physician service recognized in the CPT procedural coding system. During Moderate Sedation, a physician supervises or personally administers sedative and/or analgesic medications that can allay patient anxiety and control pain during a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure.

Guidelines for Neuraxial Anesthesia in Obstetrics
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Oct 16th, 2018 - These guidelines apply to the use of neuraxial anesthesia administered to the parturient during labor and delivery and are intended to encourage quality patient care but cannot guarantee any specific patient outcom.

Persistent Postsurgical Pain: Pathophysiology and Preventative Pharmacologic Considerations
Richebe, P. et. al.

Aug 31st, 2018 - The development of chronic pain is considered a major complication after surgery. Basic science research in animal models helps us understand the transition from acute to chronic pain by identifying the numerous molecular and cellular changes that occur in the peripheral and central nervous systems. It is now well recognized that inflammation and nerve injury lead to long-term synaptic plastici...

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, ...
Devlin, J.

Aug 31st, 2018 - To update and expand the 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the ICU. Design: Thirty-two international experts, four methodologists, and four critical illness survivors met virtually at least monthly.