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Pre-emptive analgesia: evidence, current status and future directions
(Greenwich Medical Media, 1995)
Although some studies of pre-emptive analgesia have reported small reductions in post-operative pain or analgesic consumption in favour of pre-incisional vs. post-incisional or post-operative treatment, most have not ...
Acute pain after thoracic surgery predicts long-term post-thoracotomy pain
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 1996)
Objective: Long-term pain is a common sequela of thoracotomy, occurring in approximately 50% of patients 2 years after thoracic surgery. Despite this alarming statistic, little is known about the factors responsible for ...
Psychophysiological contributions to phantom limbs
(Canadian Psychiatric Association, 1992)
Recent studies of amputees reveal a remarkable diversity in the qualities of experiences that define the phantom limb, whether painless or painful. This paper selectively reviews evidence of peripheral, central and ...
Pain Control after Thoracic Surgery: A Review of Current Techniques
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 1994)
Preemptive analgesia. Clinical evidence of neuroplasticity contributing to postoperative pain.
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 1992-09)
Recent evidence suggests that surgical incision and other noxious perioperative events may induce prolonged changes in central neural function that later contribute to postoperative pain. The present study tested the ...
Postoperative analgesia and patient satisfaction
(Springer Verlag, 1994-01)
Opioids continue to be the mainstay of postoperative pain control after surgery. "As required" (PRN) scheduling of intramuscular (or intravenous) opioid administration by health care attendants has been shown to be inadequate ...
Effect of neonatal circumcision on pain response during subsequent routine vaccination
Circumcised infants showed a stronger pain response to subsequent routine vaccination than uncircumcised infants. Among the circumcised group, preoperative treatment with Emla attenuated the pain response to vaccination. ...
Epidural ketamine for postoperative analgesia
(Springer Verlag, 1998-02)
Two factors have increased interest in ketamine for postoperative analgesia. The first was the discovery of the N-Methyl-D-asparrate (NMDA) receptor and its role in central pain processing and spinal cord neural plasticity.1 ...
Statistical practices of educational researchers: An analysis of their ANOVA, MANOVA, and ANCOVA analyses
Articles published in several prominent educational journals were examined to investigate the use of data-analysis tools by researchers in four research paradigms: between-subjects univariate designs, between-subjects ...
High dose alfentanil pre-empts pain after abdominal hysterectomy
This study tested the hypothesis that high dose systemic alfentanil administered before and during abdominal hysterectomy would pre-empt post-operative pain to a greater extent than administration of either low dose ...