Lumbar spinal fusion ED readmissions affect HCAHPS scores: 5 key trends
Jul24

Lumbar spinal fusion ED readmissions affect HCAHPS scores: 5 key trends

A new study published in The Spine Journal examines emergency department visits among lumbar spine surgery patients. The study specifically targets how the ED visits associate with Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys. The study covers patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery between 2013 and 2015, excluding patients with spinal malignancy or scoliosis.

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Study characterizes ED visits after total joint procedures
Jun28

Study characterizes ED visits after total joint procedures

Emergency department (ED) visits after total joint procedures were numerous and mostly for pain-related diagnoses, and Medicaid patients had almost double the risk of an ED or pain-related ED visit, this study finds.

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Regional Anesthesia Offers Alternative to Opioids for TJR
May12

Regional Anesthesia Offers Alternative to Opioids for TJR

Although anesthesiologists have been performing regional blocks with nerve stimulation for years, the introduction of ultrasound guidance has improved efficiency dramatically, leading to faster block placement and onset in skilled hands.

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Pain Management Modalities after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Network Meta-analysis of 170 Randomized Controlled Trials
Apr25

Pain Management Modalities after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Network Meta-analysis of 170 Randomized Controlled Trials

Optimal analgesia for total knee arthroplasty remains challenging. Many modalities have been used, including peripheral nerve block, periarticular infiltration, and epidural analgesia. However, the relative efficacy of various modalities remains unknown. The authors aimed to quantify and rank order the efficacy of available analgesic modalities for various clinically important outcomes.

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Free Webinar: Regional Anesthesia and Bundled Payments – Opioid-sparing Pain Management for Optimal Outcomes
Apr18

Free Webinar: Regional Anesthesia and Bundled Payments – Opioid-sparing Pain Management for Optimal Outcomes

Speaker: Sonia Szlyk, MD, Director of Regional Anesthesia, Mid-Atlantic Division, North American Partners in Anesthesia
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe

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Music Therapy Increases Comfort and Reduces Pain in Patients Recovering From Spine Surgery
Apr04

Music Therapy Increases Comfort and Reduces Pain in Patients Recovering From Spine Surgery

At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, we conducted a mixed-methods study addressing the effects of music therapy interventions on the recovery of patients after spine surgery. The study combined standard medical approaches and integrative music therapy.

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