Choices in Pain Management Following Thoracotomy*

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Abstract

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.

(CHEST 1999; 115:122S-124S)

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