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Opioids' Effect on Healing of Venous Leg Ulcers.
Posted Date: 9/17/2018 6:19:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - September 2018 - Vol. 48 - No. 4
Author(s): Rashmi Unwala, MD, FAAD
Patients on opioids have delayed healing of venous leg ulcers.
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Guideline for Discharge Opioid Prescriptions After Inpatient General Surgical Procedures.
Posted Date: 9/12/2018 2:03:00 PM
Issue: General Surgery - September 2018 - Vol. 48 - No. 2
Author(s): Raminder Nirula, MD, MPH
Decision for home opioid prescription is best predicted by the amount of narcotics required the day before discharge.
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Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population.
Posted Date: 9/7/2018 4:22:00 PM
Issue: Internal Medicine - September 2018 - Vol. 56 - No. 7
Author(s): Kim O'Connor, MD

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Efficacy of 8 Different Drug Treatments for Patients With Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Network Meta-Analysis.
Posted Date: 9/7/2018 4:22:00 PM
Issue: Internal Medicine - September 2018 - Vol. 56 - No. 7
Author(s): Kim O'Connor, MD
For the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, carbamazepine (CBZ), botulinum toxin type A, and topical lidocaine are the most effective, with CBZ being the easiest to prescribe in the outpatient setting.
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Dripped Lidocaine: A Novel Approach to Needleless Anesthesia for Mucosal Lacerations.
Posted Date: 8/30/2018 2:13:00 PM
Issue: Emergency Medicine - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 12
Author(s): Steven B. Abrams, MD

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An Educational Intervention Decreases Opioid Prescribing After General Surgical Operations.
Posted Date: 8/24/2018 6:35:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 48 - No. 3
Author(s): Alexander L. Colonna, MD, FACS
Educating surgeons about the number of opioid pills that patients actually need for postoperative pain control have been found to significantly decrease overprescription of opioids.
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Defining Optimal Length of Opioid Pain Medication Prescription After Common Surgical Procedures.
Posted Date: 8/24/2018 6:35:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 48 - No. 3
Author(s): Marta McCrum, MD, MPH
Optimal length of postoperative opioid prescriptions may lie between the median prescription length and early nadir of refills for a particular procedure.
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Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population.
Posted Date: 8/22/2018 9:19:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 16 - No. 6
Author(s): Joseph R. Sweigart, MD, FACP
A retrospective study of Medicare Part D that analyzed the impact medical marijuana laws have on opioid prescribing found the largest reductions in states with dispensaries. The most affected medications were morphine and hydrocodone.
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A Multimodal Analgesic Protocol May Reduce Opioid Use After Third Molar Surgery: A Pilot Study.
Posted Date: 8/22/2018 3:05:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 36 - No. 3
Author(s): Joseph Bruce Bavitz, DMD
Implementation of a multimodal analgesic protocol may be an effective strategy for a wider range of patients and procedures.
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Using Feeding to Reduce Pain During Vaccination of Formula-Fed Infants: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Posted Date: 8/14/2018 7:12:00 PM
Issue: Pediatrics - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 45 - No. 9
Author(s): Mark F. Ditmar, MD
Allowing infants aged 4 to 10 weeks to formula-feed during administration of vaccinations results in shorter durations of crying and faster reduction in pain compared to infants who are not fed during the procedure.
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Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients With Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial.
Posted Date: 8/1/2018 9:47:00 PM
Issue: Family Practice - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 10
Author(s): Jennifer J.M. Wright, MD
Opioid treatments are not more effective than nonopioid treatments for chronic musculoskeletal back, hip, or knee pain.
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Analgesia of Combined Femoral Triangle and Obturator Nerve Blockade Is Superior to Local Infiltration Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty With High-Dose Intravenous Dexamethasone.
Posted Date: 7/27/2018 9:33:00 PM
Issue: Anesthesiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 10
Author(s): Jacob Hutchins, MD
The combination of a femoral triangle and obturator block provides improved analgesia and reduced opioid consumption postoperatively when compared with local infiltration in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.
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Comparison of Paravertebral Block by Anatomic Landmark Technique to Ultrasound-Guided Paravertebral Block for Breast Surgery Anesthesia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Posted Date: 7/27/2018 9:33:00 PM
Issue: Anesthesiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 10
Author(s): Jacob Hutchins, MD
Ultrasound-guided paravertebral blocks results in improved analgesia and a higher rate of success when compared to landmark-guided in breast surgery.
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Monoclonal Antibodies for Migraine Prevention: Progress, but Not a Panacea.
Posted Date: 7/24/2018 3:36:00 PM
Issue: Neurology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 24 - No. 12
Author(s): John Schwankhaus, MD
Monoclonal antibodies may be a good treatment choice for a select subset of patients with chronic migraines.
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Is It Time to Reconsider Postoperative Epidural Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Elective Ventral Hernia Repair? An AHSQC Analysis.
Posted Date: 7/17/2018 3:20:00 PM
Issue: General Surgery - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 12
Author(s): Raminder Nirula, MD, MPH

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Opioids' Effect on Healing of Venous Leg Ulcers.
Posted Date: 7/17/2018 3:17:00 PM
Issue: Dermatology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 35 - No. 1
Author(s): Rashmi Unwala, MD, FAAD

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Anatomical Study of the Innervation of Anterior Knee Joint Capsule: Implication for Image-Guided Intervention.
Posted Date: 7/11/2018 2:33:00 AM
Issue: Anesthesiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 9
Author(s): Jacob Hutchins, MD
According to an anatomical study of the innervation of anterior knee joint capsule by Tran et al, the innervation of the anterior capsule of the knee has been found consistent between cadavers with little crossover among the 4 quadrants.
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Dexamethasone as an Adjuvant to Femoral Nerve Block in Children and Adolescents Undergoing Knee Arthroscopy: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Posted Date: 7/11/2018 2:33:00 AM
Issue: Anesthesiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 9
Author(s): Jacob Hutchins, MD
Neither perineural nor intramuscular dexamethasone provide any additional analgesic benefit above a femoral nerve block in pediatric patients undergoing knee arthroscopy.
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Effect of Epidural Infusion Bolus Delivery Rate on the Duration of Labor Analgesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Posted Date: 7/11/2018 2:33:00 AM
Issue: Anesthesiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 9
Author(s): Andrew D. Sedivy, MD
Despite differences in infusion rates, no difference has been found in the percent of supplemental boluses for breakthrough pain.
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Pectoral I Block Does Not Improve Postoperative Analgesia After Breast Cancer Surgery: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Dual-Centered Controlled Trial.
Posted Date: 7/11/2018 2:33:00 AM
Issue: Anesthesiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 9
Author(s): Jacob Hutchins, MD
The addition of a Pectoralis 1 block with bupivacaine to local wound infiltration and multimodal analgesia provides no additional analgesic benefit in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery.
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