Analgesia and sedation in critically ill patients.

  title={Analgesia and sedation in critically ill patients.},
  author={Bernhard Walder and Martin R. Tram{\`e}r},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  volume={134 23-24},
In critically ill patients, adequate analgesia and sedation increase comfort, reduce stress response and facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Analgesia and sedation may also have a beneficial impact on morbidity, particularly by reducing pulmonary complications such as atelectasis and pneumonia, and delirium or agitation with subsequent accidental extubation. The method and depth of analgesia and sedation should be adapted to the needs of the individual patient. While evaluation of… CONTINUE READING


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