Pain management in the hospitalized patient.

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Pain management in the hospitalized patient.

Med Clin North Am. 2008 Mar;92(2):371-85, ix

Authors: Li JM

Effective management of acute pain should be a primary goal of each health care provider. Acute pain is a complex medical problem with multiple possible etiologies. This article describes the pathophysiology of pain, discusses the ways to assess pain, and reviews the principles of acute pain management, including the use of both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures to treat pain.

PMID: 18298984 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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