From acute to chronic pain after thoracic surgery: the significance of different components of the acute pain response

@inproceedings{BlichfeldtEckhardt2018FromAT,
  title={From acute to chronic pain after thoracic surgery: the significance of different components of the acute pain response},
  author={Morten Rune Blichfeldt-Eckhardt and Claus B{\o}gelund Andersen and Helle {\O}rding and Peter Bj{\o}rn Licht and Palle Toft},
  booktitle={Journal of pain research},
  year={2018}
}
Purpose Acute postoperative pain is a strong predictor for postthoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS), but the mechanism is unknown. Even though thoracic pain is usually considered the dominating acute pain after thoracic surgery, up to 45% of patients consider shoulder pain to be dominating pain and often this shoulder pain is referred visceral pain. This study aims to examine which components of the acute pain response after thoracic surgery were associated with PTPS and if any signs of a… CONTINUE READING
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