Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Multimodal Approach to Pain Management Reduces Opioid Use, Prescriptions After Joint Replacement

A multimodal approach to pain management (using two or more different methods or medications to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone was associated with a decrease in opioid use, opioid prescriptions and common opioid-related complications in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacements.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: American Society of Anesthesiologists Hosts PRACTICE MANAGEMENT(tm) 2018

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host PRACTICE MANAGEMENT(tm) 2018, Jan. 26-28, in New Orleans. The four-day meeting will bring together 700 leaders and subject-matter experts in anesthesia to share new research, knowledge and critical skills needed to stay at the forefront of practice management.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: American Society of Anesthesiologists Supports Trump Administrations’ Declaration of Opioid Crisis as Public Health Emergency

ASA today announced its support of President Donald J. Trump’s announcement officially declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency. The ASA applauds the president’s administration for taking this important step toward addressing drug addiction and opioid overuse and abuse.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: What’s Snow Got to Do with It? Most Elderly Hip Fractures Occur in Warm Months and Indoors

Think the shorter winter days, ice and snow put your older loved one at greater risk for a fall and broken hip? Think again. A preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting shows that the majority of falls occur during warm months, and a greater number of the falls happen indoors rather than out.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Botox(r) Injections May Provide Relief for Children and Teens with Hard-to-Treat Migraines

Hope may be on the horizon for children and teens who suffer from migraine headaches that don’t respond to traditional treatment. Injections of botulinum toxin (BOTOX(r)) may provide significant relief, suggests a small preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: After Skyrocketing, Opioid Abuse Plateaus but Remains Too High, National Analysis Shows

While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Patients Often Overestimate Postoperative Pain, Study Finds

Patients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they’ll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting. Patients who receive regional anesthesia, such as peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals or spinal anesthesia, were most likely to overestimate their postoperative pain.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Model of Care Reduces Death and Emergency Room Visits in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients

Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Diabetes Increases Risk of Cognitive Issues After Surgery, Especially in Seniors, Study Finds

Older patients with diabetes may be at an 84 percent higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Ketamine May Help Treat Migraine Pain Unresponsive to Other Therapies

Ketamine, a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression, may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting.