Are preoperative experimental pain assessments correlated with clinical pain outcomes after surgery? A systematic review.

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Summary of "Are preoperative experimental pain assessments correlated with clinical pain outcomes after surgery? A systematic review."

Pain after surgery is not uncommon with 30% of patients reporting moderate to severe postoperative pain. Early identification of patients prone to postoperative pain may be a step forward towards individualized pain medicine providing a basis for improved clinical management through treatment strategies targeting relevant pain mechanisms in each patient. Assessment of pain processing by quantitative sensory testing (QST) prior to surgery has been proposed as a method to identify patients at risk for postoperative pain, although results have been conflicting. Since the last systematic review, several studies investigating the association between postoperative pain and more dynamic measures of pain processing like temporal summation of pain and conditioned pain modulation have been conducted.


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Name: Scandinavian journal of pain
ISSN: 1877-8879
Pages: 44-52


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