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Randomized Trial: Gastrointestinal Complications After Pancreatoduodenectomy With Epidural vs. Patient-Controlled Intravenous Analgesia

29 May, 2020 | 03:05h | UTC

Gastrointestinal Complications After Pancreatoduodenectomy With Epidural vs Patient-Controlled Intravenous Analgesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery

 

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Randomized Trial: Comparison of 3 Treatment Strategies for Medication Overuse Headache

28 May, 2020 | 09:40h | UTC

Comparison of 3 Treatment Strategies for Medication Overuse Headache: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

 


Chest Trauma: Current Recommendations for Rib Fractures, Pneumothorax, and Other Injuries

26 May, 2020 | 09:18h | UTC

Chest Trauma: Current Recommendations for Rib Fractures, Pneumothorax, and Other Injuries – Current Anesthesiology Reports

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Haloperidol Effective for the Treatment of Headache in the Emergency Department

25 May, 2020 | 01:33h | UTC

Treatment of Headache in the Emergency Department: Haloperidol in the Acute Setting (THE-HA Study): A Randomized Clinical Trial – The Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


Randomized Trial: Acupuncture for Postprandial Distress Syndrome

13 May, 2020 | 01:42h | UTC

Effect of Acupuncture for Postprandial Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine

Commentary: Acupuncture may offer some relief for postprandial distress syndrome, study finds – ACP Internist

 


Consensus Recommendations: Caring for Patients with Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

10 Apr, 2020 | 03:13h | UTC

Caring for patients with pain during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consensus recommendations from an international expert panel – Anaesthesia

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Physical Therapy versus Glucocorticoid Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

9 Apr, 2020 | 03:13h | UTC

Physical Therapy versus Glucocorticoid Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Knee – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Visual Abstract: Physical Therapy vs. Glucocorticoid Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Global, Regional, and National Burden of Neck Pain in the General Population

27 Mar, 2020 | 03:43h | UTC

Global, regional, and national burden of neck pain in the general population, 1990-2017: systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The BMJ (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Acupuncture Reduces Frequency of Migraine Days and Migraine Attacks

27 Mar, 2020 | 03:20h | UTC

Manual acupuncture versus sham acupuncture and usual care for prophylaxis of episodic migraine without aura: multicentre, randomised clinical trial – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Manual acupuncture for migraine – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Does acupuncture relieve migraines? – News Medical (free)

 


Guideline: The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer

16 Mar, 2020 | 07:42h | UTC

The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)

 


Review: Other Primary Headaches—Thunderclap-, Cough-, Exertional-, and Sexual Headache

8 Mar, 2020 | 20:34h | UTC

Other primary headaches—thunderclap-, cough-, exertional-, and sexual headache – Journal of Neurology (free)

 


Study: People Leave Hospital After Surgery Sooner if Hospitals Follow ‘Enhanced Recovery Protocols’

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:55h | UTC

People leave hospital after surgery sooner if hospitals follow ‘enhanced recovery protocols’ – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Study: Multicomponent hospital-led interventions to reduce hospital stay for older adults following elective surgery: a systematic review – Health Services and Delivery Research (free)

 


A Practical Approach for the Management of the Mixed Opioid Agonist-Antagonist Buprenorphine During Acute Pain and Surgery

16 Feb, 2020 | 20:44h | UTC

A Practical Approach for the Management of the Mixed Opioid Agonist-Antagonist Buprenorphine During Acute Pain and Surgery – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

 


Guideline: Enhanced Recovery After Lung Surgery

4 Feb, 2020 | 08:00h | UTC

Clinical guidelines on perioperative management strategies for enhanced recovery after lung surgery – Translational Lung Cancer Research (free)

Related: Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery: recommendations of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) – European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (free) AND Enhanced recovery programs in lung cancer surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Cancer Management and Research (free)

See also other Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Cannabinoids Not Effective for Cancer-Related Pain

31 Jan, 2020 | 01:26h | UTC

Cannabinoids for adult cancer-related pain: systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Cannabinoids No Help for Cancer Pain, Concludes Meta-Analysis – Medscape (free registration required)

Related: NICE Guideline: Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products (free guideline and resources on the subject)

 


Randomized Trial: Early Surgery vs. Endoscopy-First Approach on Pain in Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis

23 Jan, 2020 | 09:43h | UTC

Effect of Early Surgery vs Endoscopy-First Approach on Pain in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis: The ESCAPE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Tracing the Evidence to Address Painful Chronic Pancreatitis With Surgery (free)

See also: Visual Abstract

 


Evidence-based Guidelines on the Therapeutic use of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

23 Jan, 2020 | 02:05h | UTC

Evidence-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS): An update (2014–2018) – Clinical Neurophysiology (free)

 


Pain and Delirium: Mechanisms, Assessment, and Management

22 Jan, 2020 | 09:04h | UTC

Pain and delirium: mechanisms, assessment, and management – European Geriatric Management (free)

 


Editorial – Back to Basics: 10 Facts Every Person Should Know About Back Pain

21 Jan, 2020 | 03:04h | UTC

Back to basics: 10 facts every person should know about back pain – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)

Commentary: Myths may worsen low back pain and promote ineffective treatments – Reuters (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Electrocatheter-mediated High-voltage Pulsed Radiofrequency of the Dorsal Root Ganglion in the Treatment of Chronic Lumbosacral Neuropathic Pain

21 Jan, 2020 | 01:07h | UTC

Electrocatheter-mediated High-voltage Pulsed Radiofrequency of the Dorsal Root Ganglion in the Treatment of Chronic Lumbosacral Neuropathic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Study – The Clinical Journal of Pain (free)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Opioids Not Beneficial for Chronic Osteoarthritis Pain

14 Jan, 2020 | 00:23h | UTC

Opioids for chronic osteoarthritis pain. An updated systematic review and meta‐analysis of efficacy, tolerability and safety in randomized placebo‐controlled studies of at least four weeks double‐blind duration – European Journal of Pain (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related Systematic Review: Oral or transdermal opioids for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Continuous Transversus Abdominis Plane Block, Epidural or Patient‐controlled Analgesia for Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery

14 Jan, 2020 | 00:19h | UTC

Randomized clinical trial of continuous transversus abdominis plane block, epidural or patient‐controlled analgesia for patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery – British Journal of Surgery (free)

 


Special Issue: Practical Aspects of Palliative Care

12 Jan, 2020 | 21:25h | UTC

Homepage: Palliative Care – Medicine (free articles)

– Palliative care: introduction

– Pain control in palliative care

– Interventional management of pain in cancer and palliative care

– Nausea and vomiting in palliative care

– Constipation and malignant bowel obstruction in palliative care

– Breathlessness in advanced disease

– Psychiatric conditions in palliative medicine

– Emergencies in palliative care

– Palliative care in non-malignant disease

– Management of less common symptoms in palliative care

– Complications of systemic anti-cancer treatment

– Care in the last hours and days of life

– Advance care-planning and clinical decision-making

– Ethical principles in end-of-life care

 


ACR Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee

9 Jan, 2020 | 01:29h | UTC

2019 American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee – Arthritis & Rheumatology (free)

News Release: ACR and Arthritis foundation release updated treatment guideline for OA – American College of Rheumatology (free)

 


Review – Beyond Depression: Other Uses for Tricyclic Antidepressants

9 Jan, 2020 | 01:21h | UTC

Beyond depression: Other uses for tricyclic antidepressants – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (free)