alexa Analgesia nociception index: evaluation as a new parameter for acute postoperative pain.
Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Author(s): Ledowski T, Tiong WS, Lee C, Wong B, Fiori T,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: A means of identifying the presence and severity of pain that is not reliant on the subjective assessment of pain is desirable whenever a patient self-rating of pain cannot be easily obtained (e.g. sedated patients, very young children, individuals with learning difficulties). The heart rate variability based analgesia nociception index (ANI) has been proposed to reflect different levels of acute pain. The aim of this study was to compare ANI scores with a numeric rating scale (NRS, 0-10) based on self-assessment of pain in the recovery room. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients after non-emergency surgery were included. On arrival in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) and subsequently at 5 min intervals, patients were asked to rate their level of pain on a 0-10 NRS. ANI values 0-100 points (low values indicating higher levels of pain) were recorded simultaneously. RESULTS: Eight hundred and sixteen pain ratings from 114 patients were included in the analysis. A small but statistically significant negative correlation was found between ANI and the NRS scores (ρ=-0.075; P=0.034). A small but significant difference in ANI was found comparing the extremes of pain [mean (se): NRS 0: 63 (1.4) vs NRS 6-10: 59 (1.4); P=0.027]. However, a receiver-operating analysis testing the value of ANI to distinguish between NRS 0 and NRS 6-10 revealed only low sensitivity and specificity. CONCLUSION: ANI did not reflect different states of acute postoperative pain measured on a NRS scale after adult sevoflurane-based general anaesthesia. This article was published in Br J Anaesth and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords