Intensive Care Unit

Exposure to Opioids in the ICU May Not Be Associated With Persistent Pain

Exposure to Opioids in the ICU May Not Be Associated With Persistent Pain

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Persistent pain — which is common in survivors of critical illnesses — may not be associated with opioid exposure during intensive care unit stay.

Clinical Pain Assessment Tools May Not Be Useful in Sedated Patients in the ICU

Clinical Pain Assessment Tools May Not Be Useful in Sedated Patients in the ICU

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The Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool and the Behavioral Pain Scale may not be optimal tools to assess pain levels in agitated or sedated patients in intensive care units.

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