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121. Ultrasound-Guided Pectoral Nerve Block I and Serratus-Intercostal Plane Block Alleviate Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Modified Radical Mastectomy (Abstract)

Ultrasound-Guided Pectoral Nerve Block I and Serratus-Intercostal Plane Block Alleviate Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Modified Radical Mastectomy Simultaneous application of pectoral nerve block and serratus-intercostal plane block (SPB) is one of the most desirable multimodal analgesic strategies, with wide implementation of the enhanced recovery after surgery pathway for modified radical mastectomy (MRM).The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy and safety (...) , the duration at the postanesthesia care unit, and the incidence of adverse events were lower in group PS, compared with that of the group C. Moreover, PECS I together with SPB contributed to better sleep quality and higher patient satisfaction of pain relief.This study was limited by its sample size.These results suggest that the combination of PECS I and SPB provide superior perioperative pain relief in breast cancer surgery.Pectoral nerve block, serratus-intercostal plane block, postoperative analgesia

2019 EvidenceUpdates

122. Duloxetine as treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain Full Text available with Trip Pro

Duloxetine as treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain Duloxetine as treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain – Morsels of Evidence \t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t \t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t Share this: Like this: Like Loading... ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Michael Tam"},"image":["https:\/\/evidencebasedmedicine.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/07\/mo_female-walking-cane-istock-1135067373.jpg"]} Toggle search form Toggle navigation Evidence-based medicine for general practitioners Jul 12 2019 Duloxetine (...) as treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain By in , , 12 July 2019 Journal reference: Osani MC, Bannuru RR. Efficacy and safety of duloxetine in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Korean J Intern Med 2019 Mar 15 Link: Published: March 2019 Evidence cookie says… Duloxetine (60-120 mg daily) appears to have a small to moderate beneficial effect on knee osteoarthritis pain and function at 3 months, compared to placebo. side-effects need to be considered – around a third experience

2019 Morsels of Evidence

123. Interventions for treating neuropathic pain in people with sickle cell disease. (Abstract)

Interventions for treating neuropathic pain in people with sickle cell disease. Pain is the hallmark of sickle cell disease (SCD) and it can be severe, frequent and unpredictable. Although nociceptive pain is more common, at times, people with SCD may have neuropathic pain. The latter can occur due to peripheral or central nerve injury. This review is focused on identifying treatment of only painful sensory neuropathy in people with SCD.To determine the effectiveness and safety of any (...) pharmacological or non-pharmacological therapies for treating neuropathic pain in people with SCD.We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group's Haemoglobinopathies Trials Register, compiled from electronic database searches and handsearching of journals and conference abstract books. We also searched trial registries, the reference lists of relevant articles and reviews and contacted experts in the field.Date of last search: 31 January 2019.Randomised controlled trials (RCTs

2019 Cochrane Controlled trial quality: predicted high

124. Effect of Tanezumab on Joint Pain, Physical Function, and Patient Global Assessment of Osteoarthritis Among Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of Tanezumab on Joint Pain, Physical Function, and Patient Global Assessment of Osteoarthritis Among Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) may remain symptomatic with traditional OA treatments.To assess 2 subcutaneous tanezumab dosing regimens for OA.A randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial from January 2016 to May 14, 2018 (last patient visit). Patients enrolled were 18 years or older with hip or knee OA (...) , inadequate response to OA analgesics, and no radiographic evidence of prespecified joint safety conditions.Patients received by subcutaneous administration either tanezumab, 2.5 mg, at day 1 and week 8 (n = 231); tanezumab, 2.5 mg at day 1 and 5 mg at week 8 (ie, tanezumab, 2.5/5 mg; n = 233); or placebo at day 1 and week 8 (n = 232).Co-primary end points were change from baseline to week 16 in Western Ontario and McMasters Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) Pain (0-10, no to extreme pain), WOMAC

2019 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

125. Intradermal mesotherapy versus systemic therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain: A prospective randomized study (Abstract)

Intradermal mesotherapy versus systemic therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain: A prospective randomized study Acute musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most common painful presentation when admission to the emergency department. The aim of the study is to compare the tenoxicam mesotherapy with intravenous dexketoprofen in pain control in patients with acute musculoskeletal injury.This parallel randomized controlled trial was conducted with the patients admitted to the emergency (...) department with musculoskeletal injury. Intravenous dexketoprofen was administered to the control group, and mesotherapy treatment was performed to the other group. Differences between 10th, 30th, 60th and 120th minutes VAS scores and on the admission VAS score, clinically meaningful change in pain intensity, and adverse effect of the procedures were compared among groups.The differences in VAS scores and the presence of clinically meaningful change in pain intensity were statistically significantly

2019 EvidenceUpdates

126. Acetyl-L-carnitine in painful peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acetyl-L-carnitine in painful peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) has shown a neuroprotective effect in patients with peripheral neuropathies of different etiologies. Preclinical studies demonstrated a central anti-nociceptive action, both in neuropathic and nociceptive pain models. The present review aims to provide the knowledge on the efficacy of ALC in patients with painful peripheral neuropathy, based on the evidence. Consistent with the PRISMA statement (...) in painful peripheral neuropathy, a meta-analysis of four randomized controlled trials was performed. Mean difference in pain reduction as measured on a 10-cm VAS, and 95% CIs were used for pooling continuous data from each trial. Four randomized controlled trials tested ALC in patients with neuropathy secondary to diabetes and to antiretroviral therapy for HIV. Compared to placebo, ALC produced a significant pain reduction equal to 20.2% (95% CI: 8.3%-32.1%, P<0.0001) with respect to baseline. Clinical

2019 EvidenceUpdates

127. Virtual Reality for Pediatric Needle Procedural Pain: Two Randomized Clinical Trials (Abstract)

Virtual Reality for Pediatric Needle Procedural Pain: Two Randomized Clinical Trials To assess the efficacy and safety of a virtual reality distraction for needle pain in 2 common hospital settings: the emergency department (ED) and outpatient pathology (ie, outpatient laboratory). The control was standard of care (SOC) practice.In 2 clinical trials, we randomized children aged 4-11 years undergoing venous needle procedures to virtual reality or SOC at 2 tertiary Australian hospitals (...) . In the first study, we enrolled children in the ED requiring intravenous cannulation or venipuncture. In the second, we enrolled children in outpatient pathology requiring venipuncture. In the ED, 64 children were assigned to virtual reality and 59 to SOC. In pathology, 63 children were assigned to virtual reality and 68 to SOC; 2 children withdrew assent in the SOC arm, leaving 66. The primary endpoint was change from baseline pain between virtual reality and SOC on child-rated Faces Pain Scale-Revised.In

2019 EvidenceUpdates

128. Prolonged Perioperative Use of Pregabalin and Ketamine to Prevent Persistent Pain after Cardiac Surgery (Abstract)

Prolonged Perioperative Use of Pregabalin and Ketamine to Prevent Persistent Pain after Cardiac Surgery Persistent postsurgical pain is common and affects quality of life. The hypothesis was that use of pregabalin and ketamine would prevent persistent pain after cardiac surgery.This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was undertaken at two cardiac surgery centers in the United Kingdom. Adults without chronic pain and undergoing any elective cardiac surgery patients via sternotomy (...) were randomly assigned to receive either usual care, pregabalin (150 mg preoperatively and twice daily for 14 postoperative days) alone, or pregabalin in combination with a 48-h postoperative infusion of intravenous ketamine at 0.1 mg · kg · h. The primary endpoints were prevalence of clinically significant pain at 3 and 6 months after surgery, defined as a pain score on the numeric rating scale of 4 or higher (out of 10) after a functional assessment of three maximal coughs. The secondary outcomes

2019 EvidenceUpdates

129. Comparing intranasal ketamine with intravenous fentanyl in reducing pain in patients with renal colic: A double-blind randomized clinical trial (Abstract)

Comparing intranasal ketamine with intravenous fentanyl in reducing pain in patients with renal colic: A double-blind randomized clinical trial Kidney stones are a fairly common problem that manifests itself as symptoms of acute abdominal and flank pains in patients presenting to emergency departments.The present study was conducted to compare the analgesic effect of intravenous fentanyl with that of intranasal ketamine in renal colic patients.One mg/kg of intranasal ketamine was administered (...) in the first group, and one μg/kg of intravenous fentanyl in the second group. The pain severity was measured in the patients in terms of a visual analogue scale (VAS) score at the beginning of the study and at minutes 5, 15 and 30, and the medication side-effects were evaluated and recorded.A total of 130 patients were ultimately assessed in two groups of 65. In the ketamine group, the mean severity of pain was 8.72 ± 1.52 at the beginning of the study (P < 0.001), 5.5 ± 2.97 at minute 5 (P < 0.001

2019 EvidenceUpdates

130. Paravertebral Dexmedetomidine in Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgeries for Acute and Chronic Pain Prevention (Abstract)

Paravertebral Dexmedetomidine in Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgeries for Acute and Chronic Pain Prevention Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is considered as one of the minimally invasive surgeries. Early postoperative pain alleviation is very important to avoid complications, at the same time, proper early pain control is an established fact to decrease the incidence of chronic pain.To evaluate the efficacy of thoracic paravertebral block (PVB) by a bupivacaine/ dexmedetomidine mixture (...) on acute and chronic post-thoracoscopic surgery pain in patients undergoing VATS.A randomized prospective double-blinded trial.Assiut University Hospitals, Orman Cardiology Hospital.Sixty adult patients underwent elective VATS surgery under general anesthesia randomly allocated into 2 groups; Group I received thoracic PVB with isobaric bupivacaine 0.5% (0.3 mL/kg) and Group II received PVB with isobaric bupivacaine 0.5% (0.3 mL/kg) and dexmedetomidine (1 mcg/kg). Postoperative pain (at rest, with cough

2019 EvidenceUpdates

131. Effect of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks of the abdominal wall on pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks of the abdominal wall on pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) and rectus sheath block (RSB) combination, an ultrasound-guided posterior TAP block combined with the local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) and LAI alone on pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Patients and methods: One hundred eighty (...) patients who were American Society of Anesthesiologists class Ι or Π were included in this randomized, double-blind, non-inferiority study. All patients underwent three-port LC and were divided into 3 groups. The LAI group had ropivacaine mixed with dexmedetomidine injected around the trocar entrance site preoperatively. The TL group underwent ultrasound-guided posterior TAPB combined with LAI, and the TR group underwent ultrasound-guided TAPB combined with RSB. Postoperative pain was evaluated

2019 EvidenceUpdates

132. Investigation of the effect of the virtual reality application on experimental pain severity in healthy. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Investigation of the effect of the virtual reality application on experimental pain severity in healthy. This study aimed to investigate the effect of virtual reality application on experimental ischemic pain created with a blood pressure instrument in healthy volunteers.The research sample consisted of 172 volunteer adult students who conformed to the inclusion criteria. These individuals were assigned into an experimental (n=86) and a control group (n=86) by a simple randomization method. All (...) individuals in the experimental and control groups wereexperimentally subjected to pain for two minutes by applying 260 mmHg of pressure 3-4 cm above the antecubital region of the left arm with an aneroid adult-type blood pressure instrument. During the procedure, the volunteers in the experimental group watched virtual reality images, while those in the control group received no intervention. Immediately after the procedure, the pain levels of the individuals in both groups were assessed with a Visual

2019 Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira (1992) Controlled trial quality: uncertain

133. Association between sympathoexcitatory changes and symptomatic improvement following cervical mobilisations in participants with neck pain. A double blind placebo controlled trial. (Abstract)

Association between sympathoexcitatory changes and symptomatic improvement following cervical mobilisations in participants with neck pain. A double blind placebo controlled trial. sympathoexcitation observed with passive cervical mobilisations may imply activation of an endogenous pain inhibition system resulting in hypoalgesia. However, research is mostly in asymptomatic participants and there is very limited evidence of a relationship between sympathoexcitation and symptomatic improvement (...) in people with clinical pain.to investigate the effects of cervical mobilisations on the sympathetic nervous system in participants with neck pain, and to explore the relationship between symptomatic improvement and sympathoexcitation.double-blind randomised controlled trial.40 participants with neck pain (aged 20-69 years, 25 female) were randomly allocated to either cervical mobilisations or motionless placebo. Skin conductance was measured before, during, and after intervention. After interventions

2019 Musculoskeletal science & practice Controlled trial quality: predicted high

134. Can a brief psychological expectancy intervention improve postoperative pain? A randomized, controlled trial in patients with breast cancer (Abstract)

Can a brief psychological expectancy intervention improve postoperative pain? A randomized, controlled trial in patients with breast cancer Pain after surgery remains a major health problem, calling for optimized treatment regimens to maximize the efficacy of pharmacological interventions. In this randomized controlled trial, we tested in a routine surgical treatment setting whether postoperative pain can be reduced by a brief preoperative intervention, ie, positive verbal suggestions (...) in combination with sham acupuncture, designed to optimize treatment expectations. We hypothesized that the expectancy intervention as add-on to patient-controlled intravenous analgesia with morphine reduces patient-reported postoperative pain and improves satisfaction with analgesia. Ninety-six women undergoing breast cancer surgery were randomized at 2 stages: Before surgery, anesthesiologists delivered either positive or neutral verbal suggestions regarding the benefits of acupuncture needling

2019 EvidenceUpdates

135. Fentanyl (Actiq and other brands) and other opioids: risk of increased pain

Fentanyl (Actiq and other brands) and other opioids: risk of increased pain Prescrire IN ENGLISH - Spotlight ''Fentanyl (Actiq° and other brands) and other opioids: risk of increased pain'', 1 July 2019 {1} {1} {1} | | > > > Fentanyl (Actiq° and other brands) and other opioids: risk of increased pain Spotlight Every month, the subjects in Prescrire’s Spotlight. 100 most recent :  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |  Spotlight (...) Fentanyl (Actiq° and other brands) and other opioids: risk of increased pain Paradoxically, fentanyl, like other opioids, can exacerbate the pain it is intended to relieve. In 2018, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reported 16 cases of hyperalgesia (severe pain) in patients taking transmucosal fentanyl. Hyperalgesia is a known adverse effect of opioids. The key symptom is an increase in the intensity of pain felt, an increase associated with the effects of the opioid. It is difficult to distinguish

2019 Prescrire

136. Stimulation of the Gasserian Ganglion for Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain Refractory to Medical Management

Stimulation of the Gasserian Ganglion for Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain Refractory to Medical Management "Stimulation of the Gasserian Ganglion for Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain " by Jessica Smedley < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-10-2019 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Rights . Abstract Background: Trigeminal neuropathic pain (TNP) is an often debilitating facial pain syndrome for which there is no known cure (...) using Clinical Key, MEDLINE-Ovid and Web of Science and the following search terms: trigeminal neuropathic pain, neuromodulation and stimulation. Articles were assessed for quality using GRADE criteria. Results: Two case series studies fit all eligibility criteria. Each utilized a temporary electrode placed for a trial period to assess efficacy and determine candidacy for permanent implantation. One study found that in those with a positive trial, 96.3% at 6 months and 46.7% of patients at 24 months

2019 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

137. The Effect of Acupuncture on Pain in Inpatient Medicine

The Effect of Acupuncture on Pain in Inpatient Medicine "The Effect of Acupuncture on Pain in Inpatient Medicine" by Jessica Kolahi < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-9-2019 Degree Type Thesis Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Rights . Abstract Background : Pain management has become a controversial topic. Opioids, which once held the promise of improving quality of life for millions of Americans, have resulted in an epidemic of addiction (...) . As a result, national organizations are investigating alternative methods to treat pain, including acupuncture. The purpose of this review is to investigate the effect of acupuncture on the general symptom of pain, within the context of the controlled environment of inpatient medicine. Methods : An exhaustive search of MEDLINE-Ovid, CINAHL, and Web of Science was conducted using the search terms acupuncture , inpatient , and pain . Included studies measured pain scores before and after acupuncture

2019 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

138. Automated Self-management (ASM) vs. ASM-Enhanced Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain and Mood Symptoms: the CAMMPS Randomized Clinical Trial (Abstract)

Automated Self-management (ASM) vs. ASM-Enhanced Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain and Mood Symptoms: the CAMMPS Randomized Clinical Trial Chronic musculoskeletal pain is often accompanied by depression or anxiety wherein co-occurring pain and mood symptoms can be more difficult to treat than either alone. However, few clinical trials have examined interventions that simultaneously target both pain and mood conditions.To determine the comparative effectiveness of automated self-management (...) (ASM) vs. ASM-enhanced collaborative care.Randomized clinical trial conducted in six primary care clinics in a VA medical center.Two hundred ninety-four patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain of at least moderate intensity and clinically significant depressive and/or anxiety symptoms.ASM consisted of automated monitoring and 9 web-based self-management modules. Comprehensive symptom management (CSM) combined ASM with collaborative care management by a nurse-physician team. Both interventions

2019 EvidenceUpdates

139. Efficacy and safety of loxoprofen sodium topical patch for the treatment of pain in patients with minor acute traumatic limb injuries in Brazil: a randomized, double-blind, noninferiority trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy and safety of loxoprofen sodium topical patch for the treatment of pain in patients with minor acute traumatic limb injuries in Brazil: a randomized, double-blind, noninferiority trial Posttraumatic injury pain is commonly treated with oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause several adverse events, with topical formulations arising as an important alternative. Therefore, we aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety (...) of loxoprofen patch (LX-P) in the treatment of patients with posttraumatic pain. This phase III, randomized, double-blind, noninferiority study enrolled Brazilian patients aged 18 to 65 years diagnosed with lower and upper limb posttraumatic injury who were experiencing moderate or severe pain. Patients were assigned to active LX-P or to loxoprofen tablet (LX-T), and pain intensity was measured based on a visual analog scale score variation after 7 days of treatment. Data on clinical symptoms, rescue

2019 EvidenceUpdates

140. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) is the short-term drug of choice for orthodontic pain

Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) is the short-term drug of choice for orthodontic pain UTCAT3387, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs University: | | ORAL HEALTH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM View the CAT / Title Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) is the short-term drug of choice for orthodontic pain. Clinical Question In patients experiencing pain from orthodontic tooth movement, what is the drug of choice to relieve pain without the inhibition of orthodontic tooth movement? Clinical Bottom Line (...) Acetaminophen is comparable to systemic NSAIDs in terms of relieving orthodontic pain without the side effects of NSAIDs that could inhibit orthodontic tooth movement. Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link) PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type (level of evidence) #1) Fang et al/2016 128 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment Meta-Analysis Key results Throughout five different studies included, celecoxib, acetaminophen, and aspirin were used to determine

2019 UTHSCSA Dental School CAT Library