(Philadelphia, PA) -- Post-operative pain can be vastly decreased by beginning pain treatment before surgery. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have found that preemptive analgesia -- delivering pain medication to patients before surgery -- results in significant pain reduction long afterward. This confirms preliminary findings presented at the 1996 American Society of Anesthesiologists' annual meeting. The complete study appears in the April 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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