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...
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...
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 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.
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...
May 31st, 2018 - MORPHABOND ER is: A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require daily around-the clock, long-term treatment with an opioid, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines or immediate-release opioid medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
Burcher, K. et. al.
May 10th, 2018 - The use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain is one of the most controversial topics in medicine today. Many studies have proposed that the postoperative period is a vulnerable time for patients at risk for developing an opioid use disorder. Many patients are prescribed opioids for management of their postsurgical pain and continue using them for prolonged amounts of time following their...
Oct 31st, 2017 - The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Academy, formerly the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), has developed a laboratory medicine practice guidelines (LMPG) for using laboratory tests to monitor drug therapy in pain management patients. The scope and purpose of this guideline was to compile evidence-based recommendations for the use of laboratory and point-of-ca...
May 30th, 2017 - Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Inspirion Delivery Sciences LLC (Inspirion) announced today that Daiichi Sankyo will lead the U.S. commercialization of FDA-approved RoxyBond™ (oxycodone hydrochloride) immediate-release tablets, for oral use, CII with Inspirion providing additional salesforce as part of Inspirion’s co-promotion rights under the License Agreement. RoxyBond is indicated for the managemen...
May 11th, 2017 - There is a great deal of evidence to support the effectiveness of various cognitive-behavioral interventions for reducing pain intensity and improving a patient’s coping skills. Behavioral medicine approaches aim to modify the overall pain experience, help restore functioning, and improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from chronic pain. The most common interventions include accepta...
Mar 31st, 2017 - ROXYBOND is: A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require an opioid pain medicine, when other pain treatments such as nonopioid pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
Huang, A. et. al.
Jul 5th, 2016 - Aim: To identify the 3-month incidence of chronic postsurgical pain and long-term opioid use in patients at the Toronto General Hospital. Methods: 200 consecutive patients presenting for elective major surgery completed standardized questionnaires by telephone at 3 months after surgery. Results: 51 patients reported a preoperative chronic pain condition, with 12 taking opioids preoperatively. 3...
Kral, L. et. al.
Apr 30th, 2015 - Tapering opioids is one of the most daunting dilemmas in clinical practice today. The decision to taper opioids is based on many factors, including a lack of efficacy, unacceptable risk, perioperative management, noncompliance, or patient preference. Tapering in the perioperative setting is quite common, though more complex in patients previously taking chronic opioid therapy. Outside of a medi...