Search Tag: post-operative

ICU Management

Acute pain estimation, postoperative pain resolution, opioid cessation, and recovery

2019 14 Mar

Acute postoperative pain is associated with persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP). The incidence of PPSP ranges from 10 to 50% while severe, chronic pain after surgery is reported by 2 to 10% of patients. Both the severity and duration of postoperative pain are influenced by other factors including pre-existing pain.   A secondary analysis of the... Read more

ICU Management

Protocol Overhaul: Rethinking Pre-Surgical Routines

2014 27 Jun

Despite the trauma associated with invasive surgery, standard surgical protocols often restrict a patient’s diet and exercise before and after an operation. Doctors are beginning to question the wisdom behind such procedures, which were probably originally put in place to benefit surgeons more than patients. If patients are able to prepare for and... Read more