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Large Spinal Needle Gauges Do Not Increase Incidence of Headaches in Orthopedic Patients

Spinal anesthesia is a common intervention for lower-body orthopedic procedures. A potential side effect is post-dural puncture headache (PDPH). Clinicians often use larger needles when performing this technique on older patients. This study found...
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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Provides an Alternative to Opioids for Post-Amputation Pain

Patients undergoing lower body amputations who received PNS implants were able to be discharged home or to rehab earlier with better pain control, required fewer opioids overtime, and were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital in 30 days.
6-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Erector Spinae Plane Block Provides Significant Pain Relief for Patients with Acute Pancreatitis

Erector spinae plane (ESP) blocks enable injection of local anesthetics and steroids along a protective layer surrounding the muscles that support the spine to achieve numbing effects. In this study, patients with acute pancreatitis who received ESP...
6-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Provides New Insights on Optimal Volume of Local Anesthetic Needed in Erector Spinae Plane Blocks

Researchers work to identify optimal volume of local anesthetic needed for erector spinae block in patients with low-back pain.
6-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Find Link Between ABCB1 Gene and Long-Term Opioid Use

In a study of hundreds of patients undergoing total knee or hip replacement, researchers identified a gene called ABCB1 that may predict long-term pain and opioid use.
10-May-2021 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Model Pinpoints Predictive Factors for Long-Term Opioid Use

Researchers have developed a statistical model to predict the use of long-term opioids after total joint replacement.
10-May-2021 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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F. Kayser Enneking, MD Will Receive ASRA’s Prestigious Gaston Labat Award

The award honors Gaston P. Labat, MD (1843-1908), a pioneer in regional anesthesia and the first president of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia founded in 1923 (later abandoned and then “re-founded” in 1975).
27-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ASRA Names Dr. Taif Mukhdomi the 2021 Resident/Fellow of the Year

Dr. Mukhdomi is a resident in anesthesiology at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital where he has been chief resident since 2020. ASRA’s Resident/Fellow of the Year Award is given annually to a resident or fellow member of ASRA who has...
27-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Need surgery? Here’s why regional anesthesia is safer than general anesthesia during the coronavirus pandemic

If you don’t have COVID-19, you probably want to stay as far away from a hospital as possible right now. However, the fact is that some people still need emergency surgery. If you or a loved one are in this situation – for any reason – you...
16-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT

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Chronic pain physician provides guidance for patients during COVID-19

3-Apr-2020 11:40 AM EDT

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ASRA Position Addresses Use of Cannabis for Pain. Dr. Samer Narouze is available for interviews

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Anesthesiologist Links Antidote Resistance to Killer Synthetic Opioid W-18

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