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The Opioid Crisis: 'What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here'?

Anesthesiology and pain medicine should play a leading role in developing effective alternatives and solutions to the US opioid crisis, according to the November issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia—a special thematic issue presenting information on the "background, problems, and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic."

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Botox® Injections May Provide Relief for Children and Teens with Hard-to-Treat Migraines

Hope may be on the horizon for children and teens who suffer from migraine headaches that don’t respond to traditional treatment. Injections of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) may provide significant relief, suggests a small preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Expert Available to Discuss How White House Plan Could Impact Back Pain Patients Trying to Avoid Opioids

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After Skyrocketing, Opioid Abuse Plateaus but Remains Too High, National Analysis Shows

While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Mutant Gene Fueling Cancer, Nerves Driving Prostate Cancer, African American Breast Cancer Patients, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Women Who Give Birth in Winter or Spring Less Likely to Have Postpartum Depression

Study finds higher gestational age is protective, and not having anesthesia increases risk

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Patients Often Overestimate Postoperative Pain, Study Finds

Patients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they’ll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting. Patients who receive regional anesthesia, such as peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals or spinal anesthesia, were most likely to overestimate their postoperative pain.

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Length of Incision May Affect Pain After Cesarean Delivery

Both short and long surgical incisions for cesarean births are associated with increased pain after delivery, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Model of Care Reduces Death and Emergency Room Visits in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients

Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Hip and Knee Replacement Patients Using Fewer Opioids to Manage Pain After Surgery

Study is the first to examine progress in shifting to other therapies to combat pain







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