Pain assessment and general approach to management.

@article{Mathews2000PainAA,
  title={Pain assessment and general approach to management.},
  author={Karol A. Mathews},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          729-55, v
        }
}
  • K. Mathews
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
To manage pain successfully, assessment of the presence and degree of pain is essential. This article describes the various signs and behaviors that may be presumed to be associated with pain of varying degrees. Conditions that are associated with pain and situations that influence the severity of pain are also discussed. The general approach to management of these situations is outlined, with an introduction to the various articles in this issue dealing with specific mechanisms and modalities… Expand

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