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The investigators theorize that the application of a lidocaine-prilocaine cream 5-10 minutes prior to the administration of a paracervical block could decrease pain associated with its administration and pain with abortion overall.
The goal of the proposed study is to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to address pain management in the inpatient setting while appropriately managing pain and optimizing patient safety in the inpatient setting. This strategy involves developing a new health Information Technology tool in the Omnicell and electronic medical record, implementing a "menu" of pain management and relaxation strategies, and developing educational materials for staff and patients to change the culture of pain management.
The purpose of this study is to identify the optimal dosing strategy for low-dose ketamine infusions in adult acute burn injury patients when used with usual pain medications.
The overall objective of this proposal is to explore the association between the administration of the prebiotics GOS (trade name: Bimuno Travelaid; generic name:B galacto-oligosaccharides) with pain, anxiety, and cognitive function in the perioperative period. The investigators' central hypothesis is subjects who consume GOS in the perioperative period will demonstrate lower levels of salivary cortisol before, during, and after their operative procedures. In addition, the investigators expect subjects who consume GOS to have lower perceived levels of anxiety during the perioperative period. Finally, the investigators hypothesize that subjects who consume perioperative GOS will perform better on tests of cognition in the postoperative period. Such a finding would be beneficial in that administration of GOS in the perioperative period offers a safe and inexpensive adjunct to current medical management of perioperative anxiety.
Children with burn injuries experience severe pain intensity during medical procedures despite the increasing doses of analgesics. Current guidelines on pediatric procedural pain management recommend the combination of non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions to enhance pain management and decrease the numerous side effects of analgesics. Virtual reality (VR) has gained growing consideration as a non-pharmacological method as it engages multiple senses and allows interactions with a virtual world. Oculus Rift ® is a new technology in VR that provides more immersiveness, at a relatively low cost, and could probably improve the management of pain and anxiety in burn care. It also has the potential, with appropriate custom software designed for burn pediatric patients, to reduce the cybersickness symptoms (nausea, dizziness) associated with VR. To the knowledge of the investigators, none of the pediatric hospitals across Canada have tested VR as a method of pain and anxiety management in children with burn injuries. Overall hypotheses: VR distraction via Oculus Rift ® could be an effective method to relieve pain, and anxiety, as well as a less traumatizing hospital experience, while promoting a more humanistic care environment by combining new technologies (VR via Oculus Rift ®) to standard analgesic interventions administered to these children. The expected results will have a direct effect on physical (pain) and psychological (anxiety, pain memories) health of the child. In addition, clinical implications may include other indicators of quality of care and economic benefits such as a wider range of motion of burned limbs and reduction in dosage of opioids and anxiolytic drugs administered.
A chronic renal disease can results in the development of cardiovascular complications, including chronic arterial disease ; but a cardiovascular disease may be from a kidney malfunction that will end in end stage renal disease (ESRD). Two thirds of the chronic hemodialysis patients taken in charge in Grenoble in the last years suffered from an arterial disease at a symptomatic stage. Breakthrough pain can appear during the hemodialysis sessions. These sessions induce sudden hemodynamic changes and a peripheral vasoconstriction reaction that increases in particular all pain phenomena related to chronic low limbs ischemia. Therefore, patients have to face pain, sometimes chronic but also breakthrough pain, during the dialysis sessions, in all its dimensions. The analgesic balance through the classical drug treatment is extremely complex, as they are both at risk of overdose and of partial effectiveness. Strict medical treatment remains unsatisfactory, as it takes into account only the expressions of symptoms during dialysis sessions, when most of the time pain is already installed and analgesic treatment is not completely effective. The combination of classic pharmacological treatment with hypnosis, already used in other indications (chronic pain, analgesia, depression and anxiety), may mitigate the painful feeling on patients suffering from arterial disease during the dialysis sessions, with a beneficial impact on their overall quality of life. There is also evidence to suggest that hypnosis may be more effective treating neuropathic or vascular pain, those experienced by our patients, than musculoskeletal pain, like back pain. Hypnosis is a mind-body approach focused on the subject, and not on the disease or the act of dialysis. It can be described at the same time as a modified state of consciousness and a particular intersubjective relation between a practitioner and his patient. The practice of this kind of hypnoanalgesia by the nurses is particularly relevant in hemodialysis, as the trust developed during regular chronic treatment can become an asset to shorten the induction phase and help to install this intersubjective relation. The high incidence of this complication, the difficulties of current pain management and the impact on everyday life for the patients, justify the choice of this approach, where more further research is needed.
A medical approach that warrants continuous and reliable local administration of non-opioid analgesic drugs might substantially improve post-surgery pain management in CS, while decreasing the necessity of staff-dependent invasive procedures and the probability of untoward effects following systemic drug exposure. ReadyfusOR® is a formulation comprising a Ropivacain-loaded single-use pump which has been approved for regional application of the analgesic drug, also comprising obstetric interventions. There is, however, scarce scientific information on the efficacy and benefit of this anesthetic drug formulation for pain management following CS by means of continuous wound infiltration.
The purpose of this research study is to see if pain can be better controlled with fewer side effects. The new drug regimen will study several different medicines that have different ways of treating pain.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and effectiveness of Hydrocodone Bitartrate (HYD) tablets in children with moderate to severe pain requiring around-the-clock opioid analgesics.
The purpose of the study is to test auricular (ear) acupuncture for the acute management of patient pain in the Emergency Department as an alternative and adjunct to standard medical treatment. Currently, physicians who practice medicine here in the United States only have pharmacological intervention at their disposal as the only available treatment tool they have for the treatment and management of pain, and as a result, painkiller misuse, overdose, and death has become the leading health epidemic in America. American healthcare is in desperate need of alternative and safer ways to prevent prescription painkiller overdoses and to better manage pain. If prescription painkiller dependencies can be avoided at the source, potentially many lives and healthcare dollars can be saved. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that has been effectively used to treat pain for thousands of years in countries around the world. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for the management of pain. Supported by many studies illustrating seventy-five to ninety-nine percent effectiveness in treating pain with an instantaneous drop in pain by twenty-five to eighty percent, acupuncture appears to be the safest and most effective option available to manage pain syndromes in the emergency department. Auricular acupuncture has demonstrated beneficial effects to reduce acute and chronic pain intensity. Specifically, for the thesis of this clinical trial, the investigators hypothesize that auricular acupuncture can be an effective alternative and/or adjunct treatment tool in the civilian emergency department for the acute management of pain. In order to test the safety and efficacy of using auricular acupuncture in the emergency department, people presenting to the emergency department with pain who are willing to participate in the study will be randomized into three separate groups: 1. Standard medical group (tape on ear + standard medical drug) 2. Standard medical group plus auricular acupuncture (acupuncture + standard medical drug) 3. Auricular acupuncture group (acupuncture + placebo pill) The design of these groups will allow the investigators to best test the efficacy of auricular acupuncture versus the placebo effect and standard medical care as well as an adjunct to standard medical care. To accomplish the objective of this proposal, the investigators will pursue the following specific aims: Specific Aim 1: To prove the efficacy of auricular acupuncture over a placebo group in the management of pain syndromes. By having the acupuncture group and sham acupuncture group, the investigators will be able to effectively compare the difference in pain levels with a placebo-group. Specific Aim 2: To prove that auricular acupuncture is an effective alternative and/or adjunct to standard medical care in the Emergency Department. By testing the efficacy of acupuncture in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the investigators expect to see a potentiation of analgesic effects, and this will be noted by an increased reduction in pain between the standard medical plus acupuncture group versus the standard group and acupuncture group. Specific Aim 3: To prove that auricular acupuncture as an effective pain management alternative that decreases short-term prescription painkiller dependency. Through a series of follow up questionnaires and a medication diary that the investigators will give to the patient prior to discharge, the investigators will track the patient's need and use of additional pain medications post treatment. These surveys will give a good indication as to the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture to reduce a patient's dependency on painkiller drugs in the short-term setting.