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Pain in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome patients: a review for nurse anesthetists.

Authors
  • Yermal, S J
Type
Published Article
Journal
CRNA : the clinical forum for nurse anesthetists
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1999
Volume
10
Issue
3
Pages
101–106
Identifiers
PMID: 10723286
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pain is the most common reason for the hospitalization of people with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). The epidemiology of this disease and limitations of available therapies suggest that HIV/AIDS pain will be a treatment challenge within and beyond the perioperative realm for some time to come. This paper examines HIV/AIDS pain by major body systems. Suggestions are provided for pain assessment in HIV/AIDS patients. Both pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment of pain in this complex population are described.

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