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Acute pain: combination treatments and how we measure their efficacy.

Abstract:

Perioperative analgesic strategies are frequently tested using analgesic consumption as an outcome measure. This outcome measure is intuitive and superficially attractive, but has not been evaluated rigorously. Flaws in its use may be one explanation of continuing controversies surrounding the efficacy of analgesic strategies tested by this method. We contend that the analgesic consumption outcome measure is valid only when treatment groups achieve similar pain scores. A meta-analysis of peri...

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10.1093/bja/aen108

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Journal:
British journal of anaesthesia More from this journal
Volume:
101
Issue:
1
Pages:
69-76
Publication date:
2008-07-01
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EISSN:
1471-6771
ISSN:
0007-0912
Language:
English
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pubs:241100
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uuid:a690d79a-cd8e-4d55-8a20-e2ee83b3d09c
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pubs:241100
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241100
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2012-12-19

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