Persistent pain — which is common in survivors of critical illnesses — may not be associated with opioid exposure during intensive care unit stay.
A recent study evaluated the prevalence of persistent pain after pediatric ambulatory surgery 1, 3 and 6 months, as well as risk factors for persistent pain.
The most promising tools to predict acute pain after cesarean delivery are local anesthetic infiltration before placement of spinal anesthesia, and asking patients simple questions about anticipated pain and analgesic needs.
Older adults with persistent pain showed more rapid memory decline and greater dementia probability compared with adults without persistent pain.
An association was found between sleep quality and next-day pain intensity in children undergoing major surgery.
Opioids prescribed for pain following a motor vehicle collision do not reduce the likelihood of developing persistent pain.
Explaining the neurophysiological basis of pain has been found to positively affect pain levels.
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