Acute pain management for patients undergoing thoracotomy

Roy G. Soto, Eugene Fu

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Abstract

Management of thoracotomy pain can be difficult, but the benefits of effective pain control are significant. A variety of modalities for treating postoperative pain after thoracotomy are available, including systemic opiates, regional analgesics, and new oral and parenteral agents. This work provides a review of the literature and recommendations for the clinician.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1349-1357
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Acute Pain
Thoracotomy
Pain Management
Opiate Alkaloids
Postoperative Pain
Analgesics
Pain

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Acute pain management for patients undergoing thoracotomy. / Soto, Roy G.; Fu, Eugene.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 75, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 1349-1357.

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