A Practical Approach to Acute Postoperative Pain Management in Chronic Pain Patients (1.25 CH – DC)
This article aims to summarize practical considerations for acute postoperative pain management in patients with chronic pain conditions.
Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM): The New Gold Standard (1.75 CH - IC)
In this article, we comprehensively review CSSM certification and offer insights into the importance of lifelong learning and continuous professional development.
Perioperative Pain Management Strategies in the Age of an Opioid Epidemic (1.5 CH - DC)
This article reviews the pain process and outlines low-dose opioid/opioid-free pain management modalities.
Anesthetic Management of Elderly Patients With Down Syndrome: A Case Report (1.75 CH - DC)
In this report, we described the anesthetic management of a 50-year-old woman with Down syndrome undergoing major cervical spine surgery.
Perianesthesia Implications and Considerations for Drug-Induced QT Interval Prolongation (1.25 CH - DC)
This article reviews the physiology and measurement of the QT interval, the risk factors of QT prolongation, the mechanism of drug-induced QT prolongation, and perioperative considerations for patient care.
Perioperative Considerations for Patients with Major Depressive Disorder Undergoing Surgery (1.75 CH – DC)
This article reviews the pathophysiology of MDD, mechanism of action of antidepressants, and perioperative considerations for patients on antidepressant medications.
Framework to Explain Progression of Pain in Obese or Overweight Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy (1.0 CH – DC)
A framework is proposed to explain factors involved in the post-tonsillectomy pain (PTP) experience in OB and OW children.
Identification and Management of Ischemic Stroke in the Recovery Room (1.0 CH – DC)
This report details the case of a 63-year-old male experiencing a stroke in the immediate postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty.
Pharmacogenetics of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (2.5 CH – DC)
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) remains one of the most common adverse effects of anesthesia, affecting up to 80% of high-risk patients within 24 hours after surgery. Patient-related factors, surgical procedure, and perioperative medications such as opioids determine a patient's risk for PONV.
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