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IV. POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIA Predicting Severity of Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery

A Narrative Review

Gamez, B.H.; Habib, A.S.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000547328.63084.f6
Anesthesia and Analgesia: Postoperative Analgesia

(Anesth Analg. 2018;126(5):1606–1614)

Severe acute pain after cesarean delivery (CD) triples a women’s risk of developing postpartum depression. Consequently, preoperative identification of women at greater risk for severe postoperative pain may be helpful in identifying more effective and intensive analgesic interventions for this population. In this narrative review, the authors evaluated the utility of various existing tools to predict severe pain and/or opioid consumption in the first 48 hours after CD.

Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Women's Anesthesia, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

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