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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/agri.2020.46354
  • Title of Journal : AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-119

Abstract

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.