Tag: opioids

Opioid consumption patterns after lumbar microdiscectomy or decompression

Francis Lovecchio (Hospital for Special Surgery , New York, USA) recently gave a presentation on opioid consumption patterns after lumbar microdiscectomy or decompression at...

Opioid medication use before and during transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgery...

New retrospective studies led by Charla Fischer, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of quality and patient safety at NYU Langone’s Spine Center...

Enhanced recovery protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

A novel enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine (Philadelphia, USA) for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use....

Use of opioids before surgery hinders post-surgical improvements

New results suggest that patients treated with chronic opioids prior to spine surgery are “significantly less likely” to achieve meaningful improvements at one-year in...

Vertiflex announces 85% reduction in patients using opioids after treatment with...

  Vertiflex has announced additional results from a randomised, controlled trial of its Superion Indirect Decompression System in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The...

Opioid dependence in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis more likely to occur...

“Decompression and fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis is associated with reduced risk of opioid dependency”, says Mayur Sharma (Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville,...

Sustained use of opioids before spine surgery increases risk of continued...

Patients who take prescription opioids for a longer period before spinal surgery are more likely to continue opioid use several months after surgery, reports a...

New spinal stimulation technology more effective in reducing pain in patients...

Spinal stimulation increases the odds of pain relief more than medical therapy when patients are faced with intractable spine or limb pain. This is...

Chronic opioids linked to increased complications after spinal fusion surgery

Patients who have been taking opioids as pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery are at increased risk of complications after their...

Few patients maximise opioid-sparing medications after orthopaedic surgery

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers adds to growing evidence that patients underuse non-opioid pain relievers to supplement opioid pain management after...

Stark increase in opioid-related admissions, deaths in US ICUs

Since 2009, hospital intensive care units (ICUs) in the USA have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths. This is a finding...
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DePuy Synthes to co-promote Pacira’s Exparel non-opioid analgesic

DePuy Synthes has signed an exclusive agreement in the US between DePuy Synthes Sales and Pacira Pharmaceuticals to co-promote Exparel, a long-lasting, non-opioid, local...