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pain treatment, therapeutic tactics of pain relief, gunshot wounds, mine-explosive wounds, stages of treatment

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Kuchyn , I., & Horoshko , V. (2023). EFFECTIVENESS OF THERAPEUTIC TACTICS FOR ANALGESIA OF PATIENTS WITH GUNSHOT AND MINE-EXPLOSIVE WOUNDS AT THE STAGES OF TREATMENT. Medical Science of Ukraine (MSU), 19(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.32345/2664-4738.1.2023.01


Background. The effectiveness of the use of therapeutic tactics for pain relief at the stages of treatment is important considering the fact that chronic pain is diagnosed in 83.3% of patients with mine-explosive wounds, and in 70% of cases with gunshot wounds. In civilian life, among injured patients, this diagnosis occurs in 11-40% of cases. There is not enough data on the reasons for such a high frequency of chronicity. Thus, the study of the effectiveness of treatment tactics for pain relief in patients with gunshot and mine-explosive wounds at the stages of treatment will play an important role and contribute to improving the results of treatment of this category of patients.

Aim: To investigate the effectiveness of therapeutic tactics of analgesia in patients with gunshot and mine-explosive wounds at the stages of treatment.

Materials and methods. The treatment of 1166 patients with injuries was analyzed. Pain intensity was diagnosed using a visual analog scale. Group comparisons were performed using the Mann-Whitney test and the chi-square test with allowance for continuity correction, Kruskal-Wallis, and post hoc comparisons were performed using Dunn's test.

Results. In patients with gunshot wounds, during the analysis, it was found that VAS data significantly depend on the type of anesthesia. Using regional anesthesia, VAS data are the lowest at all measurement points (p<0.05). In patients who received landmine-explosive injuries, VAS data are weakly dependent on the choice of anesthetic support, however, this indicator still has higher values (p<0.05) when using general anesthesia. Two-factor analysis showed a relationship between the dynamics of VAS data and the type of injury (p<0.001), type of anesthesia (p<0.001).

Conclusion. Admission of a patient with a wound to a medical center with subsequent analgesia using regional anesthesia methods has the best outcome in terms of pain management and pain control in such patients.

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