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[The potential of the analgetic placebo effect - s3-guideline recommendation on the clinical use for acute and perioperative pain management].

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Klinger R. Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2010.


The effectiveness of the analgetic placebo effect has been confirmed by several meta-analyses: not only can substances without active agents (placebos) achieve (hypo-) analgetic effectiveness, but also the effectiveness of active analgetics can be increased by added placebo effects. For this reason the new AWMF-S3 guidelines (DIVS 2009, ) on the "treatment of acute and perioperative pain" recommend the clinical use of placebo effects and the avoidance of nocebo effects. The point is not to use placebos as a substitute for analgetics, but rather to add placebo effects on to those of analgetics.

(c) Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart New York.


20091473 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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