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Acute pain in chronic opiate users

Sanjay Bajaj

Edited by Brigitta Brandner

in Acute Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199234721
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0017

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Acute pain in chronic opiate users

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The main goals in treating perioperative pain are effective analgesia and prevention of withdrawal.

An acute pain management plan should be formulated and agreed with the patient.

Discharge planning is only successful if the psychosocial background of the patient is considered.

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Subjects: Critical Care ; Pain Medicine

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