PCA

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PCA

(geophysics)
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PCA

Abbr. for “Portland Cement Association.”
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PCA

(tool, programming)
A dynamic analyser from DEC giving information on run-time performance and code use.
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Johnston, "Patient-controlled analgesia plus background opioid infusion for postoperative pain in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials," Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol.
The intravenous form of paracetamol is a suitable drug in the treatment of mild and moderate postoperative pain and can be administrated intermittently or by patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump.
morphine alone for patient-controlled analgesia following bowel surgery", Pain Practice, vol.
Gouverneur, "Effects of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with morphine, continuous epidural analgesia, and continuous three-in-one block on postoperative pain and knee rehabilitation after unilateral total knee arthroplasty," Anesthesia & Analgesia, vol.
All patients were provided with paracetamol 1.0 g QID (orally or intravenous) and fentanyl patient-controlled analgesia (bolus 10 to 40 [micro]g, lockout time five minutes, no background infusion) as part of a multimodal approach that did not include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Thoracic epidural analgesia versus intravenous patient-controlled analgesia for the treatment of rib fracture pain after motor vehicle crash.
"New TrakCare functionality supports global best practices in medication management with significant enhancements in intravenous prescribing and patient-controlled analgesia. These provide clinicians with industry-leading levels of control over intravenously delivered medications and new calculation methods, which reduce the risk of errors," said Christine Chapman, TrakCare chief operating officer at InterSystems.
Pharmacologic approaches to pain management include oral (PO), intramuscular (IM), continuous intravenous (IV) infusion, and IV or subcutaneous (SQ) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) (Solomon, 2010).
A high therapeutic index opioid : Because ARX-01 uses the high therapeutic index opioid sufentanil, it offers post-operative pain patients the potential for effective patient-controlled analgesia with a low incidence of drug-related side effects.

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