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2020 Aug




Patient-controlled analgesia and morphine consumption in sickle cell anemia painful crises: A new protocol.


Bakır M, Atıcı Ş R, Yıldırım H U, Tiftik E N, Ünal S
Agri. 2020 Aug; 32(3):115-119.
PMID: 32789826.


The sudden and rapidly increasing severity of pain in sickle cell anemia painful crises frequently requires the use of strong opioids. Patients require continuous administrations of various doses (increased/decreased) within the following hours. This study aims to retrospectively evaluate the effects of a structured protocol based on standardized Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) patient demand count on morphine consumption in painful crises.