oa South African Family Practice - Analgesic strategies : review

Volume 56, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Acute postoperative pain remains a major problem. Undertreatment can lead to serious consequences including persistent postoperative pain, impaired rehabilitation, and increased length of hospital stay, sympathetic overdrive and immunosuppression. Overtreatment can lead to serious adverse events related to analgesic use such as sedation and respiratory depression. It is therefore imperative to prevent and treat postoperative pain, but at the same time not to cause harm from our treatment.

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