Special Issue "Postoperative Pain Treatment and Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: perioperative medicine; intensive care medicine; pharmacology; fluid therapy; nutrition
Interests: regional anesthesia; neurotoxicity of anesthetic drugs; obstetric anesthesia
Interests: minimally invasive cardiac surgery; ERAS protocol in cardiac surgery; acute postoperative pain; postoperative chronic pain prevention
We are a multi-disciplinary team of anesthesiologists and surgeons devoted to delivering patient-focused care. We aim to launch a Special Issue on Postoperative Pain Treatment and Prevention in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of health sciences and public health. For detailed information about the journal, please refer to the journal website (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph).
Over 200 million major surgeries are performed annually worldwide. Even though the World Health Organization proclaimed pain relief and management as a fundamental human right, many patients experience moderate or severe pain in the postoperative period. According to different variables (e.g., type of surgery, pain measurement tool, time of assessment, and patient sex and age), acute postoperative pain may be categorized as moderate or severe in approximately 60% to 80% of cases. A significant number of patients are also likely to suffer from chronic postsurgical pain, which is one of the most common complications following surgery, with increasing evidence of both its prevalence and intensity. Surprisingly, the introduction of new analgesic techniques and drugs and the implementation of national guidelines for pain management did not significantly influence inadequately treated pain, both acute and chronic postoperative. This Special Issue aims to present the latest findings on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, management, and prevention of perioperative pain. We are also open to any other subject area related to acute and chronic pain in the perioperative setting. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Dr. Mirosław Czuczwar
Dr. Michał Borys
Dr. Kazimierz Widenka
Dr. Paweł Piwowatrczyk
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- postoperative pain management
- multimodal analgesia
- chronic postsurgical pain
- regional anesthesia
- enhanced recovery after surgery pathway
- neuropathic pain