• A replacement for fentanyl in outpatient recoveries

    Intravenous hydromorphone has been acknowledged as an effective alternative for IV fentanyl in complex outpatient and ambulatory extended recovery cases, according to an Aug. 25 report from Anesthesiology News.
  • 3-drug combination versus standard opioids for arthroscopy

    Using multimodal analgesia, comprising zopiclone, gabapentin and or celecoxib, did not improve results over the standard opioid-based approach in patients after undergoing hip arthroscopy, according to an Aug. 18 report from Anesthesiology News.
  • Anesthesiologists say virtual reality helps with pain

    Virtual reality may decrease rates of pain, distress and anxiety in patients hospitalized with acute pain, according to an Aug. 10 report from Anesthesiology News.
  • Pain management PA charged in alleged fraud scheme 

    Fort Worth, Texas-based physician assistant Ray Shoulders has been charged with healthcare fraud after allegedly injecting amniotic fluid into patients' joints in an attempt at pain management. 
  • ASA publishes new guidelines for patients with substance use disorder

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists developed new guidelines for health professionals to follow when choosing post-surgery pain management for individuals with a history of addiction, according to a July 18 report from legalreader.com.
  • NSAIDs trump codeine in post-op pain management, study says

    After outpatient surgery, adults treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs self-reported lower pain scores and fewer side effects than those treated with codeine, a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal reported. 
  • Phoenix pain clinic touts new office as 'lower-cost' alternative to ASCs 

    Arizona Pain recently launched an office-based procedure suite in Phoenix that the company's CEO and founder called a lower-cost alternative to ASCs in an April 6 LinkedIn post. 
  • $134,000 forfeited by pain physician whose patient died from opioids

    Scranton, Pa., pain management physician Kurt Moran, MD, agreed to forfeit $134,000 as part of a plea agreement for allegedly distributing opioids illegally, the Justice Department said Dec. 6.
  • Arizona pain practice opens 2nd location

    Gilbert-based Pain Experts of Arizona opened a second location in Goodyear, Ariz., recruiting Marc Soloman, MD, to the location, the practice reported March 9.

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