Behavioral Neurobiology of Chronic Pain

  title={Behavioral Neurobiology of Chronic Pain},
  author={Mark A. Geyer and Bart A Ellenbroek and Charles Alexander Marsden and Bradley K. Taylor and David P Finn},
  booktitle={Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences},
The prevalences of severe persistent postsurgical pain (PPP) following breast cancer surgery (BCS), groin hernia repair (GHR), and lung cancer surgery (LCS) are 13, 2, and 4–12 %, respectively. Estimates indicate that 80,000 patients each year in the U.S.A. are affected by severe pain and debilitating impairment in the aftermath of BCS, GHR, and LCS. Data across the three surgical procedures indicate a 35–65 % decrease in prevalence of PPP at 4–6 years follow-up. However, this is outweighed by… CONTINUE READING
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