Surgical Procedures, Operative

Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Clinical evidence for the effectiveness of hypnosis in the treatment of acute procedural pain was critically evaluated based on reports from randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs). Results from the 29 RCTs meeting inclusion criteria suggest that hypnosis decreases pain compared to standard care and attention control groups and that it is at least as effective as comparable adjunct psychological or behavioral therapies. In addition, applying hypnosis in multiple sessions prior to the day of the procedure produced the highest percentage of significant results.

Author(s): 
Kendrick, Cassie
Sliwinski, Jim
Yu, Yimin
Johnson, Aimee
Fisher, William
Kekecs, Zoltán
Elkins, Gary
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Clinical Practice

AIM: Several systematic reviews (SRs) of acupuncture for surgical conditions have recently been published with sometimes contradicting results. The aim of this overview was to summarise recent SRs of acupuncture for surgical conditions. METHOD: Thirteen electronic databases were searched for relevant reviews published since 2000. Data were extracted by two independent reviewers according to predefined criteria. RESULTS: Twelve SRs met our inclusion criteria. They related to the prevention or treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting as well as to surgical or postoperative pain.

Author(s): 
Lee, M. S.
Ernst, E.
Publication Title: 
The Practitioner
Author(s): 
Blackburn, E. K.
Publication Title: 
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
Author(s): 
Daniel, O.
Swan, H. T.
Blackburn, E. K.
Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

Surgery for the aged presents a special challenge for all members of the hospital team. The tone of a geriatric hospital is unique. It has usually been adapted specifically for the needs of the elderly. Quiet kindness replaces excessive urgency; a slower time scale allows unrushed opportunities for patient care and contact; and a friendly family spirit helps replace what is missing in the lives of many elderly patients.

Author(s): 
Moore, A. R.
Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

Surgery for the aged presents a special challenge for all members of the hospital team. The tone of a geriatric hospital is unique. It has usually been adapted specifically for the needs of the elderly. Quiet kindness replaces excessive urgency; a slower time scale allows unrushed opportunities for patient care and contact; and a friendly family spirit helps replace what is missing in the lives of many elderly patients.

Author(s): 
Moore, A. R.
Publication Title: 
Anaesthesia
Author(s): 
Mason, A. A.
Publication Title: 
L'unión Médicale Du Canada
Author(s): 
Guertin, P. L.
Publication Title: 
The American Surgeon
Author(s): 
Hoffman, E.
Publication Title: 
Surgery
Author(s): 
Doberneck, R. C.
Griffen, W. O.
Papermaster, A. A.
Bonello, F.
Wangensteen, O. H.

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