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Anesthesiol Clin. 2011 Jun;29(2):311-27. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2011.04.001. Epub 2011 May 5.

New concepts in acute pain management: strategies to prevent chronic postsurgical pain, opioid-induced hyperalgesia, and outcome measures.

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Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Catholic University of Louvain, St Luc Hospital, 10 Avenue Hippocrate, 1200 Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a pain syndrome that has attracted attention for more than 10 years. CPSP is a pain syndrome that develops postoperatively and lasts for at least 2 months in the absence of other causes for pain (eg, recurrence of malignancy, chronic infection, and so forth). Pain continuing from a preexisting disease is not considered as CPSP. In this article, the authors discuss the etiopathogenesis of CPSP and interventions that can help prevent and treat this condition.

PMID:
21620345
DOI:
10.1016/j.anclin.2011.04.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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