Article Data

  • Views 291
  • Dowloads 151

Meeting Abstracts

Open Access

Chronic Pain after hospitalization in intensive care unit

  • Dimitris Maliamanis1

1Anesthesiologist, General Hospital of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.205 Vol.17,Issue S1,September 2021 pp.63-63

Submitted: 26 August 2021 Accepted: 06 September 2021

Published: 15 September 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Dimitris Maliamanis E-mail: dmaliamanis@gmail.com

Abstract

Patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) suffer from critical illness and have the highest mortality rates among hospitalized patients. For those who survive, recovery is often a prolonged rehabilitation period with physical, cognitive and psychological dysfunction. Pre-existing chronic pain, previous impairment in quality of life due to health problems, but also the critical illness itself and organ support with multiple interventions, predispose to the development of chronic pain in the post-critical period, making it difficult to return to the pre-disease functional status. Opioid administration during mechanical ventilation is a common practice, frequently without reliable or systematic assessment of pain and individualized titration of dosage. Multimodal analgesia, including dexmedetomidine, ketamine, adjuvant medication and regional analgesia techniques can prevent chronic pain and treat withdrawal symptoms during opioid weaning. Early mobilization and physiotherapy as soon as the patient’s condition becomes stable, continuous assessment of pain and its corresponding treatment during hospitalization and the following period, individualized titration of opioids and follow-up by a team of specialists during rehabilitation, comprise a successful management plan for early recognition of complications and effective aftercare treatment of these patients.


Cite and Share

Dimitris Maliamanis. Chronic Pain after hospitalization in intensive care unit. Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(S1);63-63.

References

Abstracted / indexed in

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) Created as SCI in 1964, Science Citation Index Expanded now indexes over 9,200 of the world’s most impactful journals across 178 scientific disciplines. More than 53 million records and 1.18 billion cited references date back from 1900 to present.

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition aims to evaluate a journal’s value from multiple perspectives including the journal impact factor, descriptive data about a journal’s open access content as well as contributing authors, and provide readers a transparent and publisher-neutral data & statistics information about the journal.

Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource that can quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.

IndexCopernicus The Index Copernicus International (ICI) Journals database’s is an international indexation database of scientific journals. It covered international scientific journals which divided into general information, contents of individual issues, detailed bibliography (references) sections for every publication, as well as full texts of publications in the form of attached files (optional). For now, there are more than 58,000 scientific journals registered at ICI.

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organization established in 2002 and it works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the Foundation are to promote and develop health education and research programs.

Scopus: CiteScore 0.5(2019) Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 Inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.

Embase Embase (often styled EMBASE for Excerpta Medica dataBASE), produced by Elsevier, is a biomedical and pharmacological database of published literature designed to support information managers and pharmacovigilance in complying with the regulatory requirements of a licensed drug.

Submission Turnaround Time

Conferences

Top