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Choices in Pain Management Following Thoracotomy*

Christine Peeters-Asdourian, MD; Sanjay Gupta, MD
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*From Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Correspondence to: Christine Peeters-Asdourian, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215



Chest. 1999;115(suppl_2):122S-124S. doi:10.1378/chest.115.suppl_2.122S
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Effective analgesia and blockade of the perioperative stress response may improve outcome and accelerate recovery following thoracic surgery. Although different approaches can achieve the same goal, it seems that a multimodal pain management based on the use of synergistic drugs provides better analgesia. The route of administration of the postoperative analgesic drugs is important, and epidural analgesia plays a role in the reduction of pulmonary complications.


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