Items Tagged ‘pain management’

March 31, 2019

Going above and beyond

By vnguye19 vtnguyen

Dr. Robert Eldridge helped start an IV on a very hard stick patient. It was not his patient and he stayed after his shift to help out. The patient was very thankful that Dr. Eldridge got it on the first attempt, thus saving him unnecessary pain. Thanks again Dr. Eldridge for going above and beyond […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Robert Eldridge, pain management, patient stories, UCLA Anesthesiology


Ask the Doctors - Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

March 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I’m finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can actually feel the pain of another person, but we can see the suffering that […]

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Tags: anti inflamatory, cbd, Chronic Pain, codeine, decrease inflammation, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocodone, immune system, marijuana, morphine, muscle spasms, opioids


Ask the Doctors - Should I take CoQ10 with my statin?

March 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I take CoQ10 with my statin?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Many doctors in my area recommend CoQ10 in conjunction with statin drugs to reduce or eliminate muscle pain. It has worked for my wife, and we have heard lots of anecdotal evidence from friends who use it. What’s the evidence behind the use of CoQ10 with statins? Dear Reader: First, let’s take a […]

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Tags: acute kidney failure, atherosclerosis, coenzyme, CoQ10, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attacks, lower cholesterol levels, muscle, pain, pain management, statin, strokes


Codeine isn't safe for kids. Here's how doctors can ease pain instead

December 7, 2017

Codeine isn’t safe for kids. Here’s how doctors can ease pain instead

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Five years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared codeine unsafe for treating post-surgical pain in children, such as surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. But years later, some doctors still prescribe codeine for children, a potentially dangerous practice, says Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Codeine […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, codeine, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ibuprofen, oxycodone, pain, pain management, pain medication, tonsillectomy, tonsils


Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

June 26, 2016

Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

By Phil Hampton phampton

As we’ve seen from the much-reported rise in abuse of prescription opioids, use of the painkillers can be fatal when not properly managed. But even under the careful supervision of a physician, opioid use can cause a less severe problem – opioid-induced constipation, leading to delays in a patient’s discharge after surgery. Now, UCLA physicians […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, bowel function, colorectal surgery, Dr. Aman Mahajan, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Maxime Cannesson, morphine, narcotics, opioid prescription, opioid-induced constipation, opioids, pain management