Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Opioid‐free Anesthesia Found to Improve Pain Control After Surgery

People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) who undergo surgery to fix joint problems experience less pain when given opioid-free anesthesia and post-surgery pain management, a study reports. The study, “Opioid-free anesthesia for patients with joint hypermobility syndrome undergoing craneo-cervical fixation: a case-series study focused on anti-hyperalgesic approach,”…

Rare Dental Lesions Found in Young Girl with EDS

A young girl diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) exhibited a rare case of so-called odontogenic keratocysts — benign cystic lesions characterized by aggressive growth — in her jaw, according to a case report. The report highlights the importance of an interdisciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment of such complex…

Routine Heart Tests Not Needed for Hypermobile EDS Patients Unless Cardiac Problems in Family, Study Suggests

Routine heart tests and echocardiography — a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of the heart — may not be necessary for patients with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) who have no family history of heart problems, a small study reports. The study, “Utilization of echocardiography in Ehlers‐Danlos syndrome,”…