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Prise en charge de la douleur chronique chez la personne âgée

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 2, no. 71, p. 1629-1633
Publication date2006
Abstract

Chronic pain is common in older adults and its consequences are often severe. Several studies have demonstrated that pain in older adults is poorly controlled because they underreport pain and caregivers often underestimate patient's pain. Analgesics can be used safely and effectively in this population. Start with the lowest effective dose, monitor frequently on the basis of expected absorption and pharmacokinetics of the drugs and then titrate on the basis of clinically demonstrated effects and the side effects. Other aspects of the management of pain in older persons will be described in the article.

Keywords
  • Aged
  • Analgesics/therapeutic use
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Pain/psychology
  • Pain Management
Citation (ISO format)
PAUTEX, Sophie Marie, VOGT-FERRIER, Nicole Barbara. Prise en charge de la douleur chronique chez la personne âgée. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2006, vol. 2, n° 71, p. 1629–1633.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379
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