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Pain Measurement in Mechanically Ventilated Patients After Cardiac Surgery: Comparison of the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) and the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)

Rijkenberg, S.; Stilma, W.; Bosman, R. J.; van der Meer, N. J.; van der Voort, P. H. J.

doi: 10.1097/SA.0000000000000330
Critical Care

(Abstracted from J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 31:1227–1234, 2017)

Postsurgical pain is common in critically ill patients, such as cardiac surgery patients, and can have a negative effect on recovery. The experience of severe pain during intensive care unit (ICU) stays has been linked to the development of posttraumatic stress disorder–related symptoms.

Department of Intensive Care Medicine, OLVG, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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