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A liposomal bupivacaine incisional block at the time of cesarean delivery does not improve pain scores in the first 48 hours postoperatively

Liposomal Bupivacaine Block No Aid for Cesarean Pain

Pain scores, opioid use in the first 48 hours post-surgery were similar compared to placebo

July 2018 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for July 2018. This roundup includes the...
Acupuncture may cut joint pain among postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer and aromatase inhibitor-related pain

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors

Clinical significance of the pain reduction remains uncertain
Factors to be considered when choosing the correct nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug for arthritis include effectiveness

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAID for Arthritis

Effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use of NSAID should be considered
Intravenous acetaminophen does not decrease opioid utilization to a clinically significant threshold among colectomy patients

IV Acetaminophen Minimally Helpful for Colectomy Pain

IV acetaminophen has similar effectiveness to oral doses and doesn't meaningfully cut opioid use

June 2018 Briefing – Pain Management

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pain Management for June 2018. This roundup includes the...
New laws and regulations designed to limit the use of prescription narcotics may further constrain doctors' ability to treat patients

New Rules May Constrain Docs’ Ability to Treat Chronic Pain

Limitations on the use of prescription narcotics could complicate patient treatment
The European League Against Rheumatism has released recommendations -- published in the June issue of the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases -- for health professionals to use in approaching pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.

New Recommendations Guide Arthritis Pain Management

Patient-centered recommendations released by the European League Against Rheumatism
In back-related leg pain and sciatica patients

Various Factors Affect Progress in Back-Related Leg Pain, Sciatica

Belief in a long recovery, many symptoms attributed to pain negatively tied to improvement
Liposomal bupivacaine use in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty is not associated with clinically meaningful reductions in inpatient opioid use

Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned

No clinically relevant reduction in inpatient opioid use, costs for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty