Chronic Pain Patients: Opioid Induced Constipation a Serious Concern After Surgery
Jonathan Jahr, MD, DABA, FASA
Dr. Jonathan Jahr is an anesthesiologist in Los
Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area,
including UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica. He received
his medical degree from New York Medical College and has been in practice for
more than 20 years.
PainRelief.com: What is the
background for this study? Why is it important?
Response: I have
worked in the hospital setting for the past 25 years and have conducted
multiple studies on different opioid and non-opioid strategies for managing
both chronic and acute pain. I also co-edited a textbook entitled Essence
of Analgesia and Analgesics. My background and the research I’ve done
sets the stage for newer pain management protocols that can provide patients
with significant pain relief, and improved satisfaction and outcomes due to
fewer or avoided opioid related side effects (ORADS) such as opioid-induced
The “Women and Weed Survey”, conducted online by CVI (Canadian Viewpoint Inc.), on behalf of Van der Pop, found women used cannabis ‘for wellness reasons versus for social experiences’, with many regular users citing their primary reason for doing so was “to manage stress or relieve anxiety, followed by to manage pain or to combat symptoms of a medical condition (27%) and to relax (17%).”
This study is systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of intranasal sumatriptan for the treatment of acute migraine attacks. Taste disturbance was a leading side effect.
Intranasal sumatriptan for acute migraine attacks: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Menshawy A1,2,3, Ahmed H2,4,5, Ismail A1,2,6, Abushouk AI7,8,9, Ghanem E1,2, Pallanti R1,10, Negida A2,4,5.
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Medtronic announces the U.S. launch of the Intellis platform for management of certain types of chronic intractable pain which can be managed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet interface.
A presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics this week discusses the increase in adverse effects of opioids among hospitalized children, with withdrawal symptoms being the most common.
Conclusion of study: “Periarticular infiltration is a viable and safe alternative to femoral nerve block for the early post-operative relief of pain following TKA”
(TKA – total knee arthroplasty).
Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:904–11.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) improved functioning with reduced depression in a study of patients with chronic pain.
Helen R. Gilpin, Alexandra Keyes, Daniel R. Stahl, Riannon Greig, Lance M. McCracken. Predictors of Treatment Outcome in Contextual Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review. The Journal of Pain, 2017; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.04.003