Navigation Links
No pain after the operation: The QUIPS Project

Postoperative pain can be reduced. This has been shown by four of the six hospitals which took part in the project for quality improvement in postoperative pain management (QUIPS). The data from this project from the different hospitals can be compared using a benchmark server, allowing hospitals to identify deficiencies in the care they provide and to learn from other centers. Winfried Meissner and his colleagues present QUIPS in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105 [50]: 865-70).

The scientists evaluated a total of 12 389 questionnaires, which patients had to complete on the first day after their operations. This covered parameters such as maximal pain, functional impairment, therapeutic side effects and the patient's individual evaluation, as well as clinical data, such as the type of operation, the anesthesia, and the analgesia. Cruciate ligament reconstruction was rated as the most painful operation. Forearm fracture osteosynthesis and partially cemented knee arthroplasty shared the second place. Next came laparoscopic appendectomy and laparoscopic sigmoid resection. It was surprising that patients regarded laparoscopic appendectomy as very painful, even though this is seen as a minor surgical procedure. According to the authors, this project indicated inadequate care and specified groups of patients at risk.


Contact: Elke Bartholomaeus
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction
2. Mercy Ship Sails On From Liberia After Four-Year Rebuilding Effort
3. Uninsured Face Worse Outcomes After Diverticulitis
4. AVMA Calls for Increased Veterinary Oversight in Meat Production; Cites USDA Audit Report Initiated After Hallmark/Westland Recall
5. Heart regenerates after infarction -- first trials with mice
6. Returning to the Road Tricky After Injury
7. Steroid After Tonsillectomy Raises Bleeding Risk
8. Its A Merry Christmas for Baby John After Mother Michelles Life-Saving Transplant
9. Intense chemotherapy wards off recurrence in half of mantle cell lymphoma patients after seven years
10. Ten Ways You Can Help a Family During the Holidays After a Child Dies
11. Older age doesnt affect survival after bone marrow transplant
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Secura Consultants has prided itself for not only fulfilling the needs of advisers ... solutions at an affordable price and providing top-tier customer service. However, there's always ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD ... Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography ... CAAHEP accredited colleges, as only one of twelve colleges and universities in the state ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Northern California Medical Associates, Inc. and Dr. Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine ... dinner meeting. They observed that both STEMI and Sepsis conditions present in similar ways ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft ... announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite ... LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Inevitably when people think ... customers choose to buy during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday massage chair ... to search the Internet high and low to find the best massage chair deals, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 ... the  "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country ...  report to their offering.  --> ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the European Cell Surface Marker ... Emerging Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: