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Fixed hydromorphone protocol effective for emergency pain management

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -In the emergency department, a standardized protocol of hydromorphone administration is more efficacious than usual care for controlling acute severe pain, a team at Montefiore Medical Center in New York reports. As described in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online April 20,...

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Preoperative local anesthetic combos do not ease post-tonsillectomy pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In children undergoing tonsillectomy, preoperative injection of lidocaine plus bupivacaine, with or without clonidine, does not reduce the use of analgesics in the following week, according to a report in the Archives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, published online...

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Calcium deposits in rotator cuff can be removed arthroscopically

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- Arthroscopic removal of calcium deposits in the rotator cuff can be a safe and effective treatment over the long term, but should only be considered after non-operative methods fail, according to a new study. The findings were published in The American Journal of Sports...