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Letters Analgesic failure and success

Don’t ignore non-pharmacological aspects of analgesia while pursuing analgesic success

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 02 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4173
  1. Nitin Gupta, associate professor of psychiatry1
  1. 1Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh-160030, India
  1. nitingupta659{at}

Moore and colleagues’ analysis was informative, pragmatic, and realistic.1 They suggest a radical rethink of achievable analgesic effects, and that anticipating and recognising analgesic failure will help improve the management of pain.

Despite the lack of robust evidence …

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