Patient-controlled analgesia and morphine consumption in sickle cell anemia painful crises: A new protocol

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Bakir M., Rumeli Atici S., Yildirim H. U., Tiftik E. N., Unal S.

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.32, no.3, pp.115-119, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: The sudden and rapidly increasing severity of pain in sickle cell anemia painful crises frequently requires the use of strong opioids. Patients require continuous administrations of various doses (increased/decreased) within the following hours. This study aims to retrospectively evaluate the effects of a structured protocol based on standardized Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) patient demand count on morphine consumption in painful crises.