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Chronic postoperative pain: ubiquitous and scarcely appraised – narrative review

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Alexandre Lopes [1] ; Miriam Seligman Menezes [2] ; Guilherme Antonio Moreira de Barros [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Universidade Estadual Paulista. Departamento de Especialidades Cirúrgicas e Anestesiologia - Brasil
[2] Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. Departamento de Cirurgia - Brasil
[3] Universidade Estadual Paulista. Departamento de Especialidades Cirúrgicas e Anestesiologia - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology; v. 71, n. 6, p. 649-655, 2021-08-09.

Abstract The International Association for the Study of Pain chose pain prevention as the theme for the 2020 Global Year. Chronic postoperative pain is one the many types of pain that can be potentially prevented. It develops or increases in severity after a surgery, persists for at least three months, even after ruling out all other possible causes of pain. To perform the present narrative review, the authors searched the PubMed database using the following keywords “postoperative pain” OR “postsurgical pain” AND “chronic” OR “persistent”. The present review focused on the incidence, pain development and chronification, and predisposing factors. It also discusses prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic postoperative pain. Awareness of occurrence of chronic postoperative pain and recognizing risk factors is crucial for the day-to-day practice of the anesthesiologist. Hence, numerous surgical patients can have their outcome improved by preventing chronic postoperative pain, a condition scarcely identified and without a well-established treatment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/16158-0 - Evaluation of the incidence of postoperative chronic pain in patients undergoing surgery for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases
Grantee:Guilherme Antonio Moreira de Barros
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants