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Signos comportamentales de dolor en gatos: consenso de expertos

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Descripción: La observación de gatos con dolor por diferentes expertos ha permitido identificar 25 comportamientos indicativos de dolor en gatos

TITULO FUENTE ORIGINAL:

Behavioural Signs of Pain in Cats: An Expert Consensus

AUTORES:

Merola I, Mills DS

REVISTA ABREV.:

PLoS One

AÑO:

2016

REFERENCIA:

11(2): e0150040

DOI:

10.1371/journal.pone.0150040

RESUMEN ORIGINAL:

Objectives: To identify where a consensus can be reached between veterinary experts in feline medicine on the core signs sufficient for pain (sufficient to indicate pain when they occur, but not necessarily present in all painful conditions) and necessary for pain (necessary in the presence of pain, but not always indicative of pain). Methods: A modified Delphi technique was used,... + Leer más

Objectives: To identify where a consensus can be reached between veterinary experts in feline medicine on the core signs sufficient for pain (sufficient to indicate pain when they occur, but not necessarily present in all painful conditions) and necessary for pain (necessary in the presence of pain, but not always indicative of pain).

Methods: A modified Delphi technique was used, consisting of four rounds of questions and evaluation using nineteen participants during the period December 2014 and May 2015. Agreement was considered to be established when 80% of the experts concurred with the same opinion.

Results: Twenty-five signs were considered sufficient to indicate pain, but no single sign was considered necessary for it.

Discussion: Further studies are needed to evaluate the validity of these 25 behavioural signs if a specific pain assessment tool is to be developed that is capable of assessing pain in cats based on observational methods alone. The signs reported here may nonetheless help both vets and owners form an initial evaluation of the pain status of cats in their care.

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COMENTARIO

Interesante artículo que recoge 25 signos comportamentales que podrían ayudar a identificar procesos dolorosos en gatos.

COMENTARIO DE IGNACIO, ?LVAREZ G?MEZ DE SEGURA

Los autores han identificado veinticinco signos fiables y sensibles de comportamiento felino para la evaluación del dolor en diferentes situaciones clínicas. Algunos de estos signos ya han sido descritos pero otros son nuevos y amplían su conocimiento. En cualquier caso, su eficacia debe ser validada aún.

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