Evaluation of perfusion index as a tool for pain assessment in critically ill patients

@article{Hasanin2016EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of perfusion index as a tool for pain assessment in critically ill patients},
  author={Ahmed Hasanin and Sabah Abdel Raouf Mohamed and Akram El-adawy},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={961-965}
}
Pain is a common and undertreated problem in critically ill patients. Pain assessment in critically ill patients is challenging and relies on complex scoring systems. The aim of this work was to find out the possible role of the perfusion index (PI) measured by a pulse oximeter (Masimo Radical 7; Masimo Corp., Irvine, CA, USA) in pain assessment in critically ill patients. A prospective observational study was carried out on 87 sedated non-intubated patients in a surgical intensive care unit… CONTINUE READING