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Preoperative coping strategies and distress predict postoperative pain and morphine consumption in women undergoing abdominal gynecologic surgery
Objectives The aim of the present study was to predict postoperative pain and morphine consumption based on preoperative psychosocial factors. Methods One hundred and twenty-two women completed measures of distress and ...
Postoperative Morphine Use and Hyperalgesia Are Reduced by Preoperative but Not Intraoperative Epidural Analgesia: Implications for Preemptive Analgesia and the Prevention of Central Sensitization
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2003)
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the postoperative morphine-sparing effects and reduction in pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia after preincisional or postincisional epidural administration of a ...
Evaluation of Pain Measurement Practices and Opinions of Peripheral Nerve Surgeons
(Springer Verlag, 2009)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the opinions and practices of peripheral nerve surgeons regarding assessment and treatment of pain in patients following nerve injury. Surgeons with expertise in upper extremity ...
The effect of tactile and visual sensory inputs on phantom limb awareness
(Oxford University Press, 2003)
Multiple sensory stimuli contribute to the conscious awareness of the body. It is well known that limb amputation can result in abnormal body awareness, but the manner in which the CNS constructs and updates a body schema ...
Influence of repeated painful procedures and sucrose analgesia on the development of hyperalgesia in newborn infants
This study determined the effects of cumulative exposure to painful needle procedures and sucrose analgesia on the development of remote hyperalgesia in newborn infants, defined as an increase in response to a normally ...
Pain, opioid tolerance and sensitisation to nociception in the neonate
Pain is commonplace in newborn infants. Opioid analgesics have become increasingly used to reduce different types of pain in neonates, including pain from surgery, medical procedures and chronic conditions. Adverse effects ...
Chronic Pain in Hospitalized Infants: Health Professionals' Perspectives
Potentially significant numbers of infants hospitalized in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) experience chronic pain. However, the phenomenon of chronic pain in infancy has ...
A meta-analysis of the analgesic effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for inflammatory joint pain
Between 40% and 60% of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine to manage medical conditions, prevent disease, and promote health and well-being. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs) have been used ...
A randomised, controlled study of peri-operative low dose s(+)-ketamine in combination with postoperative patient-controlled s(+)-ketamine and morphine after radical prostatectomy
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004)
In a randomised, double-blind prospective study we compared the effects on postoperative pain and analgesic consumption of intra-operative s(+)-ketamine (100 μg.kg−1 bolus and a continuous infusion of 2 μg.kg−1.min−1) ...