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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 46, No 3, Oktobar, 2005
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478





Olivera Andrejić
Medicinski fakultet
Rudnička 69
34000 Kragujevac, Srbija i Crna Gora
Tel.: 034/331-147, mob. 063/88-28-476

treatment of pain in aCUte abdomen

Olivera Andrejiċ i Slobodan Jankoviċ

Katedra za farmakologiju Medicinskog fakulteta u Kragujevcu


Acute abdomen is an urgent pathological condition developing within a few hours or minutes and threatening patient’s life. Numerous reserches in the world about analgetic influence in patients with acute abdominal pain on diagnosis and treatment justify their application. By making survey, we want to ascertain if physicians in Serbia apply analgetics in patients with acute abdominal pain, and which factors influence that decision. The anonymous poll was conducted among physicians working in Emergency Medicine Service and Emergency Centers on the territory of central Serbia and Vojvodina. Our results show that 51,5% physicians apply analgetics in patients with acute abdominal pain, and 48,5 % do not. The most prescribed analgetic is diclofenac, and masking of symptoms is the main factor influencing the decision not to apply analgesic. Acta Medica Medianae 2005; 44 (3): 43 – 46.

Key words: acute abdomen , analgetics, pain