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Development and Validation of a Prediction Model for Chronic Post-Surgical Pain After Thoracic Surgery in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Friday, September 30, 2022

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Wu XD, Zeng FF, Yu XX, Yang PP, Wu JP, Xv P, Wang HT, Pei YM
Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is especially prevalent after thoracotomy but is not well-studied in elderly adults. The authors of this study surveyed thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery patients to establish a prediction model for CPSP in those sixty-five and older. Advanced age, BMI, blood loss, longer hospital stays, and higher pre-operative neutrophil count were all associated with CPSP, establishing information on the condition in older adults.

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