Non-opioid postoperative analgesia.

  title={Non-opioid postoperative analgesia.},
  author={Vegard Dahl and Johan C Raeder},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  volume={44 10},
Although significant improvement has been made in the treatment of pain in the postoperative period, many patients still experience unnecessary discomfort resulting in distress, higher morbidity and prolonged stay in hospital. The standard pillar of postoperative treatment of severe pain is the use of opioids. However, adverse reactions to opioids make their use unfavourable. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of pain has helped clinicians to a more balanced approach to postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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