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2022 Sep




Perfusion index versus visual analogue scale: as an objective tool of renal colic pain in emergency department.


Gulen M, Satar S, Acehan S, Yildiz D, Aslanturkiyeli E F, Aka Satar D, Kucukceylan M
Heliyon. 2022 Sep; 8(9):e10606.
PMID: 36148281.


Perfusion index (PI) has use to monitor sympathetic response changes to pain. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the utility of using perfusion index as an objective marker of pain relief and of the need for rescue analgesia in ED patients with documented renal colic.