Postoperative Functional Pain Management

  • F. Nicosia
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Despite all the improvements in anaesthesia and surgery, patients still have problems after the operations. Many of them have injured, induced organ dysfunction (surgical stress syndrome). All patients have pain and many experience nausea and vomiting, which may limit oral feeding; fatigue and inability to work are very common. A few patients suffer major postoperative complications al though the operation was technically successful. Pulmonary, thrombo-embolic and cardiac complications are among the most common life-threatening consequences of surgery.


Radical Prostatectomy Regional Anaesthesia Fast Track Major Postoperative Complication Thoracic Epidural Analgesia 
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