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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Nov 21

Cochrane Database Syst Rev



Pharmacological interventions for the prevention of acute postoperative pain in adults following brain surgery.


Galvin IM, Levy R, Day AG, Gilron I
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Nov 21; 2019(11).
PMID: 31747720.


Pain following brain surgery can compromise recovery. Several pharmacological interventions have been used to prevent pain after craniotomy; however, there is currently a lack of evidence regarding which interventions are most effective.