Postoperative Pain Challenge

  • F. Giunta
  • A. Paolicchi
Conference paper


Acute postoperative pain treatment leads to prompt patient recovery and a faster reinstatement in society. Acute Pain Service (APS) outcomes are: patient’s comfort and pain relief, morbidity reduction and shorter hospitalization with a faster patient recovery. This project needs a multidisciplinary intervention based on anesthetic and analgesic techniques, which allows faster alimentation and mobilization, and less-invasive surgery [1, 2]. Acute postoperative pain treatment is very important because, when inadequate, hospitalization may be longer and morbidity increased.


Visual Analog Scale Mean Arterial Pressure Motion Sickness Psychomotor Agitation Acute Postoperative Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Giunta
    • 1
  • A. Paolicchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CarePisa UniversityPisaItaly

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