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evidence mounts that daily opioid users may fare worse after spine surgery, stud




in a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe postop disability, compared with those who did not use opioids p...



chronic opioids linked to increased complications after spinal fusion surgery




march 21, 2018 - patients who have been taking opioid pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery are at increased risk of complications after their surgery, reports a study in the journal spine, published by wolters kluwer.patients on chronic opioid therapy before spinal fusion a...



opioids before surgery means higher costs, more problems afterward, u-m study fi




ann arbor, mi - surgery patients often go home from the hospital with a prescription for painkillers to take as they recover. but a new study suggests that doctors should also focus on patients who were taking such medicines before their operations. people who received prescriptions for opioid paink...



physician education and guidelines lead to drop in opioids prescribed after hand




image: a study by dr. osei and colleagues at hospital for special surgery found that an educational session on opioid abuse and new prescription guidelines led to a 45 percent decrease... view more credit: hospital for special surgeryan educational session on opioid abuse and new prescription guid...



opioid use before knee replacement surgery results in worse pain outcomes for pa




boston, ma-- there is growing concern regarding opiod use prior to a total knee replacement (tkr), and recent research has suggested that preoperative opioid use may lead to worse pain outcomes following surgery. a team of investigators at brigham and women's hospital evaluated pain relief associate...



frequent, public drug users may be good candidates for overdose-treatment traini




in response to america's opioid crisis, public health departments and community organizations across the country have started to train opioid users to reverse overdoses in other users with the opioid-blocker naloxone. the most frequent and public opioid users may be the best available candidates for...



1 in 5 surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after




image: opioid use gradually increases following bariatric surgery, until 1 in 5 patients are using prescription opioids. view more credit: nicole santo/upmcpittsburgh, june 5, 2017 - while the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months afte...



first dynamic spine brace -- robotic spine exoskeleton -- characterizes spine de




new york, ny--april 9, 2018--spine deformities, such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis (also known as "hunchback"), are characterized by an abnormal curvature in the spine. the children with these spinal deformities are typically advised to wear a brace that fits around the torso and hips to corr...



pre-surgery counseling, non-opioid pain relievers shown to reduce post-surgery o




new orleans, la. (march 6, 2018)-two new studies presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons (aaos) demonstrated that pre-operative counseling resulted in a significant decrease in opioid use after hand surgery and patients who used non-opioid pain relievers ...



degree of spinal deformity affects hip replacement surgery success




image: lead study author aaron j. buckland, m.d., assistant professor of orthopedic surgery director of spine research at nyu langone medical center. view more credit: nyu langone medical centerpeople with spinal deformity also requiring a total hip replacement are at greater risk for dislocation o...



scoliosis surgery in children with cerebral palsy -- quality of life benefits ou




april 4, 2018 - for children with severe cerebral palsy (cp), surgery for scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine) significantly improves the quality of life (qol) for them and their caregivers, reports a study in the april 4, 2018, issue of the journal of bone & joint surgery. the journal is pub...



location of spinal correction influences risk of pjk development




image: this is frank schwab, md. view more credit: hospital for special surgerythe surgical correction of adult spinal deformities often involves realigning the lower portion of the spine, or the 'lumbar' spine. yet despite significant advances in spinal surgery, modifying the curvature of the lowe...



plastic surgeons get tips on managing opioid addiction risk




oct. 2, 2017 - opioid medications prescribed for pain management after plastic surgery may contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to a special topic paper in the october issue of plastic and reconstructive surgery®, the official medical journal of the american society of plastic surge...



patients who get opioids in the er are less likely to use them long-term




image: a study in annals of emergency medicine finds that emergency physicians prescribe fewer opioids than other physicians and fewer of their patients become long-term users. view more credit: american college of emergency physicianswashington -- compared to other medical settings, emergency pat...



first dynamic spine brace—robotic spine exoskeleton—characterizes spine deformit




spine deformities, such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis (also known as "hunchback"), are characterized by an abnormal curvature in the spine. the children with these spinal deformities are typically advised to wear a brace that fits around the torso and hips to correct the abnormal curve. braci...



study documents opioid abuse following urologic surgery




maywood, il - about 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery for conditions such as prostate cancer and kidney stones experience opioid dependence or overdose (odo), a loyola medicine study has found.patients at highest risk for odo were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospi...



opioid use linked to increased risk of falls, death in older adults




opioid use linked to increased risk of falls, death in older adults recent opioid use is associated with an increased risk of falls in older adults and an increased risk of death, found new research in cmaj (canadian medical association journal).falls are a leading cause of injury and death in older...



study finds obese patients don't need to lose weight before total joint replacem




there's good news from umass medical school for overweight people with painfully arthritic hips and knees: a new study finds that obese patients who underwent knee or hip replacement surgery reported virtually the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight joint replacement patients six...



surgery recovery program slashes opioid use, benefits patients, cuts costs, stud




image: the university of virginia medical center in charlottesville, va., has designed and implemented a thoracic surgery recovery program that benefits patients while reducing opioids and cutting costs, a new study... view more credit: uva health systema special recovery program for thoracic surg...



postsurgery guideline could reduce opioid prescriptions by as much as 40 percent




chicago (november 30, 2017): rising rates of opioid prescriptions have been linked to the opioid epidemic, and a significant number of opioid deaths have been linked to prescriptions written by surgeons. however, new study results suggest that a more vigilant prescribing guideline for surgeons could...



transgender patients not electing as much gender-affirming surgery as many belie




researchers from boston medical center (bmc) have conducted the first study in the u.s. to determine the prevalence of gender affirming surgeries among a defined group of transgender patients, and found that most patients did not elect to have surgery. the study is published online in endocrine prac...



study cautions against use of bone morphogenetic proteins in children's spine su




image: this is emily dodwell, md. view more credit: hospital for special surgerybone morphogenetic proteins, commonly used off-label to enhance pediatric spinal fusion (spinal arthrodesis), did not improve revision rates for pediatric spinal fusion, according to a study presented on march 14 at the...



patients taking opioids prior to acl surgery more likely to be on pain medicatio




toronto, ontario, canada - more than 130,000 anterior cruciate ligament (acl) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. however, researchers presenting their work at the american orthopaedic society for sports medi...



kids from low-income areas fare worse after heart surgery, finds study




new york, ny (february 23, 2018)--children from low-income neighborhoods had a higher mortality rate and higher hospital costs after heart surgery compared with those from higher-income neighborhoods, found a national study of more than 86,000 kids with congenital heart disease. the magnitude of the...



study finds knee surgery holds even in heavier patients




meniscal repairs are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in the u.s., but about 15 percent of them fail, requiring the patient to undergo a second surgery. many have assumed that an increased body mass index (bmi) is a good predictor of whether a meniscal repair will fail, since more weight ...