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A total of 200 patients scheduled for lateral thoracotomy will be randomly assigned to receive either placebo or 150 mg pregabalin (Lyrica)1 hour prior to surgery, 12 hr after surgery and then every 12 hr for an additional 10 days. While in the hospital, patients will be assessed for pain intensity, satisfaction and side effects. Patients will be re-assessed at 2, 4 and 6 months following surgery.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Dr. Jorge E Zamora
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:33-0400
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Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
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