Chapter 4. Acute Pain

  1. Martin R Tramèr
  1. Henry J McQuay

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750582.ch4

Evidence-based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition

Evidence-based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition

How to Cite

McQuay, H. J. (2003) Acute Pain, in Evidence-based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition (ed M. R. Tramèr), BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750582.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Division of Anaesthesiology, Geneva University Hospitals, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917867

Online ISBN: 9780470750582

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Keywords:

  • acute pain;
  • postoperative care;
  • healthcare;
  • evidence;
  • Paracetamol

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A minor lament

  • Amassing useful evidence

  • Non-opioids: paracetamol, combinations, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs

  • Injected analgesics – opioids and NSAIDs

  • Pulling all this efficacy evidence together

  • Even if patients can swallow, is it best to give drugs by injection or suppository?

  • The patient can't swallow analgesics

  • Peripheral opioids

  • Regional analgesia

  • Other techniques

  • Pain that persists: prophylaxis or wait until it happens?

  • Preemptive analgesia

  • TENS and acupuncture

  • Psychological methods

  • Conclusions

  • References