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1 Extradigital glomus tumor--A rare cause for undiagnosed chronic pain in unusal sites Indian Journal of Surgery, April 17, 2014

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2 Safety of epidural analgesia in the perioperative care of patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy Annals of Surgical Oncology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Postoperative analgesia in morbid obesity Obesity Surgery, April 14, 2014    Review Article

4 Wide resection of inguinal nerves versus simple section to prevent postoperative pain after prosthetic inguinal hernioplasty: our experience World Journal of Surgery, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Improving postoperative pain management: Continuous wound infusion and postoperative pain European Journal of Pain Supplements, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

6 The value of continuous wound infusion systems for postoperative pain control following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: An analysis of outcomes and cost Obesity Surgery, April 7, 2014    Review Article

7 Postoperative pain control: Videothoracoscopic versus conservative mini-thoracotomic approach European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 3, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Comparative effectiveness of advanced wound dressings for patients with chronic venous leg ulcers: A systematic review Wound Repair and Regeneration, April 2, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

9 Organ protection in allograft recipients: Anesthetic strategies to reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, April 2, 2014    Review Article

10 A systematic review of peripheral nerve interventional treatments for chronic headaches Annals of Plastic Surgery, March 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

11 Acute pain services and postsurgical pain management in the Netherlands: A survey Pain Practice, March 25, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Successful management of postoperative pain with pregabalin after thoracotomy Surgery Today, March 25, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Thromboses of the pampiniform plexi after subinguinal varicocelectomy Pediatric Surgery International, March 24, 2014    Review Article

14 The comparison of complication, pain, quality of life and performance after lung resections with thoracoscopy and axillary thoracotomy European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 20, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Perioperative gabapentin for the prevention of persistent pain after thoracotomy: a randomized controlled trial European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 19, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Percutaneous stereotactic radiofrequency lesioning for trigeminal neuralgia: Determination of minimum clinically important difference in pain improvement for patient-reported outcomes Neurosurgery, March 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Outpatient management of biliary colic: A prospective observational study of prescribing habits and analgesia effectiveness International Journal of Surgery, March 14, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Efficacy of combination of 0.2% GTN and lignocaine ointments in wound healing and pain relief after Milligan Morgan hemorrhoidectomy - A comparison with lignocaine and 0.2% GTN ointments separately International Journal of Surgery, March 14, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Combined incisional ropivacaine infiltration and pulmonary recruitment manoeuvre for postoperative pain relief after diagnostic hysteroscopy and laparoscopy Full Text Chinese Medical Journal, March 12, 2014

20 Barriers to the use of morphine for the management of severe postoperative pain - A before and after study International Journal of Surgery, March 10, 2014    Clinical Article

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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