Pain Med 2013 Nov 25;14(11):1786-96. Epub 2013 Jul 25.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena, Germany.
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Clin J Pain 2014 Nov;30(11):978-86
Departments of *Otorhinolaryngology ‡Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Jena University Hospital, Thuringia †Pain Research Laboratory, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany.
Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess postoperative pain within the first 24 hours after otorhinolaryngologic surgery and to identify factors influencing postoperative pain.
Methods: A total of 8447 patients from 65 German hospitals were included in a prospective evaluation using a web-based multicenter registry. On the first postoperative day, patients were asked to rate their pain using the questionnaires of the German-wide project Quality Improvement in Postoperative Pain Treatment including numeric rating scales (0 to 10) for the determination of patients' pain on ambulation, maximal pain, and minimal pain. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014 Jul 9;271(7):2049-60. Epub 2014 Feb 9.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Lessingstrasse 2, 07740, Jena, Germany,
The purpose of this study was to describe postoperative pain within the first day after pediatric otorhinolaryngologic surgery and to identify factors influencing postoperative pain. Using a prospective evaluation and a Web-based multi-center registry, children ≥4 years of age (n = 365) rated their pain using questionnaires of the project Quality Improvement in Postoperative Pain Treatment for Children including faces numeric rating scales (FNRS, 0-10) for the determination of patient's pain on ambulation and his/her maximal and minimal pain within 8 h after day case surgery or at the first postoperative day for inpatient cases. Additionally, functional interference and therapy-related side effects were assessed. Read More
Anaesthesist 2013 Sep 20;62(9):707-10, 712-9. Epub 2013 Sep 20.
Klinik für Anästhesie, Intensivmedizin, Rettungsmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Schweiz,
Background: For the evaluation of postoperative pain therapy, nausea and vomiting (PONV), the Children's Hospital in Lucerne acts as a member of the postoperative quality improvement project QUIPSi for children. Initial results and the potential for evaluation of the postoperative pain therapy and PONV are presented here. The central questions are whether the postoperative therapy concept is sufficient and if QUIPSi serves as an ideal tool for postoperative quality improvement?
Methods: Over a period of 1. Read More
Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 2010 Sep 13;45(9):592-4. Epub 2010 Sep 13.
Klinischen Abteilung für Anästhesie, für Herzund Gefässchirurgie und Intensivmedizin, Medizinische Universität Graz.
Outcome-focussed benchmarking has been shown to be a successful tool in adult quality improvement of postoperative pain management in adults. We report on feasibility and first results of a similar project in operated children (quality improvement of postoperative pain management in infants, QUIPSI). Our results show that outcomes in postoperative pain management can be measured and compared in routine clinical practice. Read More