6 Burn pain

Kinsella, J. and Rae, C. P. (1997) 6 Burn pain. Baillière's Clinical Anaesthesiology, 11(3), pp. 459-471. (doi:10.1016/S0950-3501(97)80018-9)

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Abstract

Pain following a burn is unpredictable, can be severe and may persist even after the burn has healed. Burn pain can be divided into the pain associated with procedures and continual background pain. Opioid analgesics and general anaesthesia are the main therapies for severe pain, but a variety of other drugs including analgesics, local anaesthetics, anti-depressants and anxiolytics also have a role. Psychological morbidity is increased when the pain is severe and a variety of methods may be used to reduce this, Reducing mortality and functional impairment is the aim of current burn management, but the relief of pain and suffering must receive equal attention.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kinsella, Professor John
Authors: Kinsella, J., and Rae, C. P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Baillière's Clinical Anaesthesiology
Publisher:Bailliere Tindall
ISSN:0950-3501

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