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Postoperative Pain and Subsequent Ptsd-Related Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Lung Resection for Suspected Cancer

Monday, February 24, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic Oncology


Jeantieu, Morgana; Gaillat, Françoise; Antonini, François; Azoulay, Elie; Martin, Claude; Thomas, Pascal; Leone, Marc
The authors hypothesized that major lung surgery may predispose patients to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 47 pts were evaluated prospectively. 50% were identified as having an elevated PTSD risk score 3 months posteroperatively. Predictors included excess preoperative anxiety and increased acute postoperative pain.

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