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Analgesia and anaesthesiology

Experience with nutraceutical supplements in the treatment of pelvic pain in gynaecology: case reports

Authors: Francisco Nohales Alfonso

This article examines three cases of pelvic pain, in each case clinical investigations were conducted and a multimodal approach to therapy was introduced. Nutraceutical supplement lead to pelvic pain and associated dyspareunia being largely resolved.


Transdermal buprenorphine for pain management in children

Authors: Giorgio Attinà, Alberto Romano, Silvia Triarico, Stefano Mastrangelo, Palma Maurizi, Antonio Ruggiero

This review aims to analyse the clinical advantages of transdermal buprenorphine in the paediatric population and the possible side effects registered in daily clinical practice.


Refractory symptoms in paediatric palliative care: can ketamine help?

Authors: Franca Benini, Sabrina Congedi, Luca Giacomelli, Simonetta Papa, Aashni Shah, Gregorio Milani

This narrative review analyses the use of ketamine in children and the potential extension of its applications in paediatric palliative care in order to provide new options for treatment in the paediatric palliative care setting.


The multiple faces of ketamine in anaesthesia and analgesia

Authors: Silvia Natoli

This article provides information for the clinical use of ketamine in anaesthesia, in both conventional and special circumstances.


Pain reduction induced by tapentadol in patients with musculoskeletal chronic pain fosters better sleep quality

Authors: Renato Vellucci, Gianluca De Rosa, Emanuele Piraccini

This article explores whether tapentadol-induced pain relief may drive improved sleep quality via a pooled analysis of real-world data collected from 487 patients with chronic pain suffering from a wide range of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions and treated with tapentadol.