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Psychological correlates of phantom limb experience
(BMJ Publishing, 1992)
Phantom limb phenomena were correlated with psychophysiological measures of peripheral sympathetic nervous system activity measured at the amputation stump and contralateral limb. Amputees were assigned to one of three ...
Pre-emptive lumbar epidural anaesthesia reduces postoperative pain and patient-controlled morphine consumption after lower abdominal surgery
The present study tested the hypothesis that patients receiving epidural bupivacaine before surgery would require less morphine postoperatively and/or report less intense pain than patients receiving epidural bupivacaine ...
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 ...
Multimodal analgesia before thoracic surgery does not reduce postoperative pain
(Oxford University Press, 1994)
Several reports have suggested that preoperative nociceptive block may reduce postoperative pain, analgesic requirements, or both, beyond the anticipated duration of action of the analgesic agents. We have investigated, ...
Perioperative predictors of long-term pain following surgery
Most patients undergoing major surgery heal within weeks and do not develop long-term pain. Certain surgical procedures, however, are followed by a relatively high rate of long-term pain and discomfort. For example, follow-up ...
Phantom limb pain
(Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 1999)
A Randomized, Double-blind Comparison of Lumbar Epidural and Intravenous Fentanyl Infusions for Postthoracotomy Pain Relief: Analgesic, Pharmacokinetic, and Respiratory Effects
(Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 1992)
Although epidural opioids frequently are used to provide postoperative analgesia, several articles have suggested that the analgesia after epidural fentanyl is similar to that after an equal dose of fentanyl given ...
Pain In Public and Private Places
(Elsevier Inc., 1995)
In the focus article, Sullivan challenges a commonly held view that pain is a private, subjective experience. He argues that our experience of pain Is inescapably conceptual, as It arises into our consciousness having been ...
Use and efficacy of low-dose ketamine in the management of acute postoperative pain: a review of current techniques and outcomes
Ketamine hydrochloride is a well known general anesthetic and short acting analgesic in use for almost 3 decades. The role of the NMDA receptor in the processing of nociceptive input has led naturally to renewed clinical ...