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Article ID: 702344

New Terminology for Cognitive Change Associated with Anesthesia and Surgery in Older Adults

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

An international working group has proposed a new set of terms to better describe and define cognitive changes related to surgery and anesthesia in older adults. The new consensus document has been simultaneously published by Anesthesia & Analgesia and five other international specialty journals.

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Article ID: 702287

NYU’s Brian Schmidt and Columbia’s Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate the Role of Protease-Activated Receptors in Chronic Pain

New York University

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology at Columbia University, a joint $2.7 million, 3.5-year grant to study Protease-Activated Receptor 2 (PAR2) and pain signaling. The study will help determine whether PAR2 can be exploited as a therapeutic target to treat chronic pain.

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Article ID: 701702

Unlike obese adults, obese children don’t have more pain after surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

SAN FRANCISCO – While obese adults often report more pain after surgery, the same does not appear to be true for obese children, according to the largest study of its kind, being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

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Article ID: 702282

“Love Your Spine” - Tips for Better Spine Health

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

In recognition of World Spine Day, spine surgeons at the Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian offer tips on how to be proactive about spine health.

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Article ID: 701609

Patient-controlled epidural anesthesia after C-section may reduce oral opioid use

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Women who deliver their babies via cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to need opioids to manage post-delivery pain if they receive ongoing epidural analgesia (pain relief) that they can control, suggests first-of-its kind research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

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Article ID: 701606

Pain disruption therapy treats source of chronic back pain

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

People with treatment-resistant back pain may get significant and lasting relief with dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation therapy, an innovative treatment that short-circuits pain, suggests a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

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Article ID: 701723

Postpartum depression linked to mother’s pain after childbirth

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

SAN FRANCISCO – While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, suggests new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

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Article ID: 701683

Despite crisis, patients perceive opioids as superior and expect them for postsurgical pain

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Even with concerns about addiction, side effects and the other risks of opioids dominating headlines, a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting found people expect to be prescribed opioids and perceive them to be the most effective form of pain relief after surgery. Interestingly, other research presented at the meeting found opioids led to complications such as increased pain, poorer quality of life and dependence following back surgery.

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