Review: Opiate administration may alter physical examination findings, but does not increase management errors in acute abdominal pain

Edmonds, Marcia
January 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 146 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effects of administering opiate analgesics to patients suffering from acute abdominal pain. Studies revealed that opiate analgesics change the physical examination results of patients with abdominal pain. Differences were also compared between the use of opiate analgesics and placebo for treating acute abdominal pain.


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