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Monday, June 5, 2017

Analgesic for critically ill patients

PulmCrit (EM Crit)
PulmCrit - June 5, 2017 - By Josh Farkas
"We all want to alleviate pain and suffering. Most critically ill patients are treated with opioids for this reason. Unfortunately, opioids have numerous side-effects including delirium, constipation, vomiting, and delayed extubation. Opioid infusions may eventually lead to withdrawal, causing pain, nausea, and depression. This post explores the optimal use of systemic medications to control pain while minimizing complications (1)..."