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This Medication Eliminated Opioid Use After Surgery in 83% of Patients Studied

This Medication Eliminated Opioid Use After Surgery in 83% of Patients Studied

No companies mentioned in this post have provided promotional consideration to MendWell. The Research At-A-Glance  In a study funded by the biotech company Heron Therapeutics, more than 90% of patients stayed opioid-free in the 72 hours after surgery and 83% stayed off opioids the full 28-day post-op window. Patients having hernia repair surgery were given […]

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 […]

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Highly addictive and not exactly the safest option to control pain, it’s understandable that many patients choose to avoid opioids and heavy painkillers if possible. But knowing where to start with alternative pain management solutions—and ensuring you’re getting the most benefit from these methods—can be a bit tricky. Today, then, we’re breaking down all you […]

Opioids for Pain Management: An Addiction Crisis

Opioids for Pain Management: An Addiction Crisis

From back pain to lingering knee issues to sports injuries, more than one in three Americans deal with chronic or severe pain (ouch!). It makes sense, then, that patients often turn to physicians for prescription help when over-the-counter pain relievers don’t quite do the trick. But, with a slew of physicians prescribing opioids for pain […]