Pain Management

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May 18, 2018

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the major causes of disability throughout the world. OA was designated as the fourth leading cause of years lived with disability at global level reporting for 3.0% of total global years lived with disability (YLDs) in 2000 according to the World Health Report. The loss of hyaluronan in the synovial fluid and cartilage of the knee cause joint pain and stiffness in knee OA patients.

HA CW et al. executed a randomized, multi-center, double-blind, non-inferiority study to investigate the efficacy and safety of a cross-linked hyaluronate (XLHA, single injection form) distinguished with a linear high molecular hyaluronate (HMWHA, thrice injection form) in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis patients.

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May 18, 2018

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is major surgery and liable to post-operative complications and infection is one of the worst and most feared issues. It represents an actual challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon since it is complicated and lengthy to treat. In navigation-assisted TKA, the bone cuts were extramedullary-guided and mapped via navigation and infrared-based systems as per the manufacturer’s instructions. In case of conventional TKA, the femoral bone cuts (distal and chamber cuts) were directed by an intramedullary system and guiding instruments.

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May 18, 2018

Patients undergoing surgical procedures experience acute or sometimes chronic postoperative pain.  This pain can be managed through certain pain relief medicines such as Ketoprofen and Dexketoprofen. Both these drugs are analgesic non-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Theoretically, Dexketoprofen at half the dose as compared to Ketoprofen imparts equivalent analgesic effect with lower gastrointestinal adverse events. This review was executed to evaluate individual reviews brought together in two overviews to provide information about the relative efficacy and harm of various interventions.

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May 17, 2018

Recently, a study published in "European Journal of Pain" demonstrated a significant reduction in spinal nociception of chronic back pain patients and also improved their descending pain inhibition under nociceptive flexor reflex (RIII reflex) feedback training.

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May 17, 2018

Lately, a study conducted by Van den Berg R and colleagues demonstrated the association between disc space narrowing and neuropathic pain for the very first time. However, no significant relationship was found between osteophytes and LBP.

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