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Total Hip Replacement, Insurance Status, ASRA, Regional Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

Study Finds Insurance Status Affects Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Receiving Total Hip Replacement

A study by Hannah Xu and colleagues at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College has been selected as an ASRA Best of Meeting Abstract. The research found higher mortality, readmission rates, and postoperative complications in patients with Medicaid and non-private insurance undergoing total hip replacement than those with private insurance.

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Opioids, Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia, Hysterectomy, Bariatric Surgery, Length Of Stay, Readmission, Healthcare Costs

Opioids Before Surgery Means Higher Costs, More Problems Afterward

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Surgery patients often go home from the hospital with a prescription for painkillers to take as they recover. But a new study suggests that doctors should also focus on patients who were taking such medicines before their operations, because people prescribed opioids in the months before elective operations have longer hospital stays.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week, Patient Safety, Opioids, non-opioids, Pain Management, Pain Relief, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Patient Safety Awareness Week: Nurse Anesthetists Encourage Patients to Learn About Pain Management Options Available During and After Surgery

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) across the country are urging surgical, obstetric, and chronic pain patients to join with their anesthesia professionals to learn about the risks and benefits of the pain relief options available to them, which may include opioid and non-opioid treatments.

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Muslim, Prayer, Back Pain, body pain, pain, body movement, Lower Back Pain, prayer ritual, muslim prayer, salat, Muslims, human modelling, Islam, Islamic, islamic prayer, Systems Engineering, Health, Stress, Anxiety, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, Binghamton University, Praying, Religion, Joints, Kneeling

Proper Movements in Muslim Prayer Ritual Can Reduce Lower Back Pain

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Five times a day, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow, kneel, and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as part of the Islamic prayer ritual, the Salat. The ritual is one of the five obligatory elements of the faith set forth by the holy book, the Qur’an. According to research at Binghamton University, State University of New York, the complex physical movements of the ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly.

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Infant, infant safety, infant travel, Travel, travel advice, travel health

How to Keep an Infant Safe While Flying: Plan Ahead, Think Ahead, Go Ahead

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Opioid Crisis, alternative pain management, Pain Relief, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, heroin epidemic, Anesthesia, American Association Of Nurse Anesthetists

Anesthesia and Pain Management Expert Available for Interviews on Fighting Opioid Crisis

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Sex Differences, Brain Activity, pain therapies, opioid pain medication , Microglia, Pain Relief

Sex Differences in Brain Activity Alter Pain Therapies

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A female brain’s resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers.

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Opioids, Liver Transplantation

Opioid Pain Medications May Affect Liver Transplant Patients’ Survival

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Researchers report that the use of opioid pain medications may play a significant role in patient outcomes following liver transplantation.

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Study: Wireless Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain as Well as Drugs

A preliminary study suggests that a new, wireless patch that you wear on your arm may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs. The study is published in the March 1, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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opioid abuse, Opioid, Epidemic, Chronic Pain, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Cedars-Sinai to Study Most Effective Ways for Doctors to Discuss Opioid Use with Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain

Cedars-Sinai investigators are gearing up to study the most effective ways for doctors to discuss opioid use with chronic pain patients in an effort to reduce the impact of pain while curbing overuse of these addictive drugs. The research team has received $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct the study, which will launch in 2017.







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