Author(s): Breivik H
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Abstract Intuitively it seems obvious that unrelieved, severe acute pain after surgery may have a number of undesirable effects . Many experienced clinicians maintain that the immediate postoperative course as well as long-term outcome may be influenced by the quality of pain relief after surgery or trauma [1, 2]. However, there are conflicting data from published clinical studies concerning the beneficial effects of postoperative pain management on short-term and long-term outcome of surgery .
This article was published in Eur J Anaesthesiol
and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research