Preventive Analgesia : Quo Vadimus ?

  title={Preventive Analgesia : Quo Vadimus ?},
  author={Joel Katz and Hance Clarke and Ze’ev Seltzer},
The classic definition of preemptive analgesia requires 2 groups of patients to receive identical treatment before or after incision or surgery. The only difference between the 2 groups is the timing of administration of the drug relative to incision. The constraint to include a postincision or postsurgical treatment group is methodologically appealing, because in the presence of a positive result, it provides a window of time within which the observed effect occurred, and thus points to… CONTINUE READING