Fannie Gaston Johansson

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In 47 patients admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU) at Sahlgren's Hospital because of acute myocardial infarction (MI), we evaluated the intensity of pain before admission and during the first 24 hours in the CCU and the delay time between the onset of symptoms and the decision to go to the hospital. Pain was assessed according to a modified visual(More)
AIM To compare pain levels reported by patients with those documented by ward nurses and to find out to what extent the amount of opioids given correlated with the pain level. Secondly, to study if pain management and nurses' approaches to this task had improved during a two-year period, including an educational pain treatment program for ward staff. (More)
BACKGROUND Inadequate management of postoperative pain is common, and postoperative pain is a risk factor for prolonged pain. In addition to medical and technical factors, psychological factors may also influence the experience of postoperative pain. METHODS Pain was measured postoperatively at 24, 48, and 72 hr in hospital and after 3 months at home in(More)
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