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Chronic post thoracotomy pain syndrome (CPTPS) is a significant problem that has important effects on patients' daily activities. The severity of postoperative pain and the central sensitization associated with it are thought to play a role in the chronification of acute pain. Gabapentin has been shown to be effective in reducing acute post-surgical pain and treating CPTPS. There is conflicting data regarding its effects on the development of chronic post-surgical pain. Although pregabalin is similar to gabapentin there are only a few studies examining its use in the modification of post-surgical pain but evidence suggests that it might be effective. There are no studies examining the effect of pregabalin on the development of chronic post-surgical pain. Our hypothesis is that perioperative use of pregabalin will decrease the incidence of CPTPS. Our ultimate goal is to conduct a multi-center study assessing the effect of perioperative oral pregabalin on the development of CPTPS. Prior to this, we will carry out a prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, double-blinded pilot study to assess the feasibility, safety, and compliance associated with perioperative use of oral pregabalin in patients undergoing video assisted thoracotomy surgery (VATS) or open thoracotomy procedures.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Kingston General Hospital
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:17:58-0400
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