Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

Mini ReviewVolume 2 Issue 5

Pain Management with Opiates in the Emergency Department

Ozgur Karcioglu1* and Banu Arslan2

1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
2Emergency Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Marmara University, Pendik Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Ozgur Karcioglu, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.

Received: July 19, 2018; Published: July 31, 2018

Citation: Ozgur Karcioglu and Banu Arslan. “Pain Management with Opiates in the Emergency Department”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.5 (2018).

  Pain is recorded as the commonest complaint on admission in the acute setting [1]. In 2008, roughly, 45% of ED visits were noted to have involved either moderate or severe pain [2]. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) describes pain as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’ [3]. Early and expedient treatment of pain is important to alleviate both short-term and long-term consequences of acute pain, whichis known to respond to the management of the underlying condition [4].

  Pain is what the patient describes it is. A wide array of psychological, sociocultural, temporal and situational variables impacts how human being perceive and express pain he or she feels. Age, sex, ethnicity, accompanying psychological and economic status of the individual are the factors that have an impact the way a patient transmits complaints. Females are likely to describe the degree of pain higher than males and are administered more painkillers [5].

Copyright: © 2018 Ozgur Karcioglu and Banu Arslan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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