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Epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica: An abridged Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:16h | UTC

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Sciatica: An Abridged Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Spine

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 


Systematic review: Intra-articular ketamine for postoperative analgesia

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:13h | UTC

A Systematic Review of Intra-Articular Ketamine for Postoperative Analgesia – American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized trial: Stable supportive shoes improve knee osteoarthritis symptoms when compared to flat flexible shoes

13 Jan, 2021 | 02:08h | UTC

The Effect of Flat Flexible Versus Stable Supportive Shoes on Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Summary for Patients: The Effect of Flat Flexible Versus Stable Supportive Shoes on Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Commentary: Stable, Supportive Shoes Better for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain – NEJM Journal Watch

 


Systematic review: Acute treatments for episodic migraine

13 Jan, 2021 | 01:56h | UTC

Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full text: Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine

Evidence summary: Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine

 


Systematic review: Treatments for acute pain

13 Jan, 2021 | 01:55h | UTC

Treatments for Acute Pain: A Systematic Review – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full text: Treatments for Acute Pain

Evidence summary: Treatments for Acute Pain

 


Randomized trial: Effect of therapeutic suggestions during general anesthesia on postoperative pain and opioid use

13 Jan, 2021 | 01:51h | UTC

Effect of therapeutic suggestions during general anaesthesia on postoperative pain and opioid use: multicentre randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

Commentaries: Can we sooth the subconscious during general anaesthesia? – The BMJ AND Ernil Hansen: Soothing words and music during surgery might reduce postoperative pain – The BMJ Opinion AND Soothing words and music during surgery might reduce postoperative pain – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort study: Concomitant use of gabapentinoids with opioids linked to increased risk of opioid overdose and other opioid-related adverse events

13 Jan, 2021 | 01:42h | UTC

Association of Gabapentinoids With the Risk of Opioid-Related Adverse Events in Surgical Patients in the United States – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Exploring the Combination of Gabapentinoids and Opioids for Postoperative Analgesia – JAMA Network Open AND Gabapentinoids Plus Opioids Up Overdose Risk After Surgery – MedPage Today

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Special Issue: Fundamentals and innovations in regional anesthesia

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Editorial: Advancing towards the next frontier in regional anaesthesia

 


Meta-analysis: Epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica are effective, although the effects are small and short-term

4 Dec, 2020 | 08:26h | UTC

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Sciatica: An Abridged Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Spine

 


Systematic review: Peripheral nerve blocks for hip fractures reduce pain on movement, risk of acute confusional state, risk of chest infection, and time to first mobilization

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:37h | UTC

Peripheral nerve blocks for hip fractures in adults – Cochrane Library

Summary: Do local anaesthetic nerve blocks provide effective pain relief for adults with a hip fracture? – Cochrane Library

 


Meta-analysis: Comparison of acetaminophen with ibuprofen for treatment of fever or pain in children younger than 2 years

2 Nov, 2020 | 02:21h | UTC

Comparison of Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) With Ibuprofen for Treatment of Fever or Pain in Children Younger Than 2 Years: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized trial: Short-term topical tetracaine is highly efficacious for the treatment of pain caused by corneal abrasions

2 Nov, 2020 | 02:17h | UTC

Short-Term Topical Tetracaine Is Highly Efficacious for the Treatment of Pain Caused by Corneal Abrasions: A Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial – Annals of Emergency Medicine

 


Meta-analysis: Most therapies for fibromyalgia are not supported by high-quality evidence

28 Oct, 2020 | 08:52h | UTC

Association of Therapies With Reduced Pain and Improved Quality of Life in Patients With Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Evidence Lacking for Most Fibromyalgia Treatments, Meta-Analysis Finds – NEJM Journal Watch

 


Systematic review: It is unlikely that magnesium improves skeletal muscle cramps in older adults

4 Oct, 2020 | 22:48h | UTC

Magnesium for skeletal muscle cramps – Cochrane Library

 


Randomized trial: Gabapentin not effective for chronic pelvic pain in women

28 Sep, 2020 | 01:25h | UTC

Gabapentin for chronic pelvic pain in women (GaPP2): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – The Lancet

Commentary: Common pelvic pain drug is ineffective, study finds – University of Edinburgh

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NICE Guideline: Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s

23 Sep, 2020 | 14:41h | UTC

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Pre-post study: Improved outcomes with an enhanced recovery approach to cesarean delivery

14 Sep, 2020 | 00:53h | UTC

Improved Outcomes With an Enhanced Recovery Approach to Cesarean Delivery – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Commentary: Enhanced recovery approach aids cesarean birth outcomes – MedicalXpress

Related: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cesarean Delivery

 


Meta-analysis of randomized trials: Effectiveness of exercise on fatigue and sleep quality in fibromyalgia

19 Aug, 2020 | 09:20h | UTC

Effectiveness of exercise on fatigue and sleep quality in fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 


Prior routine use of NSAIDs and outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:36h | UTC

Prior Routine Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Important Outcomes in Hospitalised Patients with COVID-19 – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Commentary: Study finds ibuprofen does not increase risk of death from COVID-19 – University of Aberdeen

 


ACP/AAFP Guideline: Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from non–low back, musculoskeletal injuries in adults

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:30h | UTC

Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management of Acute Pain From Non–Low Back, Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adults: A Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine

News Release: ACP, AAFP release new guideline for treatment of non-low back pain – American College of Physicians

Commentary: ACP, AAFP issue joint guideline on non-low back pain from musculoskeletal injuries in adults – ACP Internist

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Effect of sustained-release morphine for refractory breathlessness in COPD

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:25h | UTC

Effect of Sustained-Release Morphine for Refractory Breathlessness in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Health Status: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Intravenous lidocaine for the prevention of postoperative catheter-related bladder discomfort in male patients undergoing transurethral resection of bladder tumors

14 Aug, 2020 | 01:03h | UTC

Intravenous Lidocaine for the Prevention of Postoperative Catheter-Related Bladder Discomfort in Male Patients Undergoing Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial – Anesthesia & Analgesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: Systemic anticancer therapy-induced peripheral and central neurotoxicity

7 Aug, 2020 | 03:07h | UTC

Systemic anticancer therapy-induced peripheral and central neurotoxicity: ESMO–EONS–EANO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, prevention, treatment and follow-up – Annals of Oncology

 


[Abstract Only] Cohort Study: Cardiovascular and bleeding risks associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after myocardial infarction

3 Aug, 2020 | 00:17h | UTC

Cardiovascular and Bleeding Risks Associated With Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs After Myocardial Infarction – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: NSAIDs Boost CV, Bleeding Risks in Post-MI Patients – TCTMD AND Concomitant NSAID Treatment After MI – American College of Cardiology AND NSAIDs increase cardiovascular, bleeding risk in Korean heart attack patients – American College of Cardiology

 


Meta-analysis: No clinically meaningful difference in postoperative pain with perioperative gabapentinoids

24 Jul, 2020 | 09:16h | UTC

Perioperative Use of Gabapentinoids for the Management of Postoperative Acute Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Anesthesiology

 


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