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Perioperative predictors of long-term pain following surgery

Perioperative predictors of long-term pain following surgery

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Title: Perioperative predictors of long-term pain following surgery
Author: Katz, Joel
Abstract: Most patients undergoing major surgery heal within weeks and do not
develop long-term pain. Certain surgical procedures, however, are followed
by a relatively high rate of long-term pain and discomfort. For example,
follow-up studies of patients years after surgery have reported prevalence
rates of 30-55% for arm pain after axillary node dissection for breast cancer
(Maunsell et al. 1993), postmastectomy scar pain (Kmner et al. 1992; Tasmuth
et al. 1996), postamputation phantom limb pain, and post-thoracotomy. chest
wall pain (Dajczman et al. 1991; Katz et al. 1996b).
Sponsor: Supported by Grant MT # 12052 and a Research Scholar Award from the Medical Research Council of Canada.
Subject: pain, postoperative, central sensitization, phantom limb pain, postthoracotomy pain, preemptive analgesia
Type: Book chapter
Rights: http://www.iasp-pain.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=IASP_Press_Books2&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=7506
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/26587
Citation: In T.S. Jensen, J.A. Turner, & Z. Wiesenfeld-Hallin (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Pain. Progress in pain research and management (pp. 231-240). Seattle, WA: IASP Press.
ISBN: 978-0-931092-18-3
Date: 1997

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