Category: Research At-A-Glance

Research At-a-Glance: What Painkillers During Surgery Might Mean For Your Recovery

Research At-a-Glance: What Painkillers During Surgery Might Mean For Your Recovery

Did you know?  This study found that high doses of fentanyl (an opioid) during surgery caused higher levels of post-op pain and post-op vomiting. Similarly, this 2018 study found that the high use of remifentanil (another opioid patients are given during surgery to relieve pain) increased the need for early post-op painkiller consumption. In other […]

Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]