G J P Williams

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BACKGROUND The potential for pain at home in children following day case surgery has long been recognized. Pain has also been associated with behavioral disturbances and sleep disruption in children following surgery and may also impact negatively on recovery, parental and patient satisfaction, family life, healthcare use, and have an economic cost. AIM(More)
Persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP) or chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a recognized complication following surgical interventions in adults. There is nouniversally agreeddefinition of PPSP; however, the working definition proposed by Macrae and subsequently refined byWerner is commonly used ie, PPSP is pain persisting at least 3 months after surgery(More)
There have been significant advances in the treatment of acute pain in children alongside increased academic interest in the field. This has led to improvements in both efficacy and safety alongside the development of multidisciplinary pain services. Despite this, however, there are still high rates of acute pain reported in children in both inpatient and(More)
1. Name the 4 main classes of analgesic drugs. 2. How does paracetamol work? 3. By what routes may paracetamol be given? 4. What is the oral loading dose of paracetamol? 5. Paracetamol may be used to treat: a. mild pain? b. moderate pain? c. severe pain? 6. How do NSAID’s work 7. In what situations should you be cautious about using NSAID’s? 8. By what(More)