JAMA Ng PY, Ng AK et. al.
Feb 7th, 2018 - Perioperative stroke is a major complication for patients undergoing surgery. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) represents a possible anatomical link between venous thrombosis and stroke. To determine whether a preoperatively diagnosed PFO is associated with increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke. Retrospective cohort study from Massachusetts General Hospital and 2 affiliated community hospit...
Nov 30th, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new system for the delivery of tympanostomy tubes, commonly referred to as ear tubes, that can be inserted into the eardrum to treat recurrent ear infections (i.e., otitis media). The Tubes Under Local Anesthesia (Tula) System is the first ear tube delivery system that can be performed in young children using local anesthesia in a physician...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Jun 19th, 2019 - Addressing the crisis of opioid addiction is an issue of great concern for our nation and remains a top public health priority for the FDA. The agency continues to take new steps to confront this crisis, while also paying careful attention to the needs of patients in accessing appropriate pain management. Opioids present unique challenges: they have benefits when used as prescribed yet have ver...
American Family Physician; Raetz, J. et. al.
May 31st, 2019 - Varicose veins are twisted, dilated veins most commonly located on the lower extremities. The exact pathophysiology is debated, but it involves a genetic predisposition, incompetent valves, weakened vascular walls, and increased intravenous pressure. Risk factors include family history of venous disease; female sex; older age; chronically increased intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, pregn...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 30th, 2018 - Cancers are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, responsible for 18. 1 million new cases and 9.
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.
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.
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.