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Current status of preemptive analgesia.
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002-08)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The controversy over preemptive analgesia continues unabated, with studies both supporting and refuting its efficacy. The timing of an analgesic intervention and presence of a placebo control may have ...
Systematic review of persistent pain and psychological outcomes following traumatic musculoskeletal injury
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 09/01/2013)
Background: Persistent pain and psychological distress are common after traumatic musculoskeletal injury (TMsI). Individuals sustaining a TMsI are often young, do not recover quickly, and place a large economic burden on ...
Early but no long-term benefit of regional compared with general anesthesia for ambulatory hand surgery.
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2004-08)
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine whether either regional anesthesia (RA) or general anesthesia (GA) provided the best analgesia with the fewest adverse effects up to 2 weeks after ambulatory hand ...