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Opiates & the Acute Abdomen

Martyn Hodson trauma-list@trauma.org
Fri, 11 Apr 2003 10:06:56 +0100

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Wigle MD FACS" <rlwigle@yahoo.com>
To: <trauma-list@trauma.org>
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: Opiates & the Acute Abdomen

> I'm with you Caesar
> I realize that once again you and I are going to be called
> Nazis, some one is going to write and say they hope never
> to see you or me, or have their relatives, friends, distant
> cousins etc etc see us in the emergency department.
> If we examine the responses that this discussion has
> generated in the past almost all "medicate" responses are
> from specialties where they don't have to deal with the
> long term care of the victim.
simple answer time -

what do you aim to achieve by leaving your patient in pain ? with the
consequent problems this brings to effective patient management and also
effective relative / significant other management ?


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