oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Pain management in the outpatient surgical setting : commentary

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... COMMENTARY 24 Pain management in the outpatient surgical setting Robert S. Wolf MD American Sports Medicine Institute Birmingham, AL USA emptive and post-operative setting. These medications inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, promote analgesia, and consequently decrease the post-operative demand for opioids. This is beneficial as excess opioid use can result in significant morbidity in terms of gastrointestinal side effects, mental status changes, and potential for addiction. However, traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have side effects including platelet inhibition and gastric ulceration which may prevent their use in the pre-operative setting. Moreover, ketorolac is contraindicated before major operations due to the increased ..

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