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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

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Volume 5, Issue 4


Persistent post-surgical pain (PPP) reduced by high-quality management of acute pain extended to sub-acute pain at home

Harald Breivik
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  • University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Departments of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management and Research, Nydalen PB 4950, 0424 Oslo, Norway
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Published Online: 2014-10-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2014.08.005


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Published Online: 2014-10-01

Published in Print: 2014-10-01

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 237–239, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2014.08.005.

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