This drug utilization study uses data from the Veterans Affairs Medical System to evaluate the effect of local infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty.
This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of a transversus abdominis plane block with dexamethasone and preperitoneal instillation of local anesthetic with dexamethasone vs control on postoperative quality of recovery following a bilateral total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.
Pappas et al review their experience with the Frey procedure for the management of chronic pancreatitis related to pancreas divisum. See Invited Commentary by Nath et al.
Dingeman et al compare the efficacy of ultrasonography-guided bilateral rectus sheath block (BRSB) and local anesthetic infiltration in providing postoperative analgesia after umbilical hernia repair in children. An invited critique by Warner follows.
This population-based study uses data from a large health claims database to evaluate the incidence of bone fracture and characteristics that may be associated with nonunion of the fractures.
This meta-analysis reports that compared with alternative analgesic techniques, epidurals may be associated with superior pain control. However, this does not translate into improved recovery or reduced morbidity when used within an enhanced recovery protocol.
This study evaluates the association between preoperative use of narcotics and postoperative outcomes in patients with Crohn disease.
This retrospective cohort study finds a significantly increased risk for anastomotic complications after colorectal resection when postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed.
Chen et al evaluate laparoscopic triple neurectomy of the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerve trunks in the retroperitoneal lumbar plexus for treatment of refractory inguinodynia.