Category Archives: Studies

Military Chronic Pain to Receive 5 Year, $22 Million Research Project

Federal agencies will work together across 13 separate research trials In order to combat the treatment of chronic pain in the U.S. military, a new five year, $22 million research project is underway, and will be spread across multiple federal agencies and … Continue reading

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Regional Anesthesia Cuts Pain and Hospital Stay in Half

Study shows femoral nerve block effective in younger patients with knee surgery According to a study by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedure called a femoral nerve block can significantly reduce postoperative pain many young patients experience … Continue reading

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Less Pain, Speedy Recovery With Regional Anesthesia Procedure

Femoral nerve block shows positive results for pediatric knee surgery  A recent study showed that an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia technique called a femoral nerve block is both effective and highly beneficial for pediatric knee surgeries. The study, published in an … Continue reading

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For Teething Pain, No Lidocaine

FDA warns against using prescription lidocaine for teething infants and children  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against the use of prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution to treat infants and children with teething pain. They’ve … Continue reading

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Calming Kids Before Surgery: Give Them an iPad

Tablet-based games could help decrease anxiety before an operation  A new study reports that children who played games on an iPad mini before going under anesthesia for surgery had reduced levels of anxiety compared to regular sedation. The study, published … Continue reading

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Pain and Itch Could Be a Sign of Skin Cancer

New research shows both factors could be deadly in suspicious skin lesions  In a new study published online in JAMA Dermatology, research indicates that pain and itching could point to several different types of skin cancers. The study, conducted by … Continue reading

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New Video Glasses Reduce Patient Anxiety in IR Procedures

Video glasses worn by patients undergoing interventional radiology procedures help reduce anxiety without disruption to medical staff According to an article published on the Radiological Society of North America’s website, new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, … Continue reading

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CRNAs Need No Supervision

According to an article from HealthDay News, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists do not need to be supervised during procedures.  A recent study showed that patients were not at greater risk for complications or death from anesthesia when CRNAs performed the work … Continue reading

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Nerve Block Related Complications Reduced by Ultrasound Guidance

AS REPORTED IN OUTPATIENT SURGERY: Study Shows Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks Ultrasound guidance improves the accuracy of identifying anesthetic spread when placing peripheral nerve blocks and reduces the incidence of block-related complications, according to new research. Physicians at the … Continue reading

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Reduce Risk of Surgical Site Infection by Using Epidural & Spinal Anesthesia

A recent article in Outpatient Surgery explains the findings of a study published in the latest issue of the journal Anesthesiology.  In 3,081 patients in Taiwan who underwent total knee or hip replacement surgeries, the likelihood of developing an SSI 30 days after … Continue reading

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