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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 […]

Are You At Higher Risk For PONV?

Are You At Higher Risk For PONV?

At MendWell, it’s always our goal to empower patients with the information they need for a smooth surgical experience. Today, then, we’re talking about one of the most common surgical complications: postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)—and, specifically, about how to know if you’re at a higher risk for PONV. Read for our helpful breakdown on […]