Preclinical Pain Research: Can We Do Better?

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Abstract

(Abstracted from Anesthesiology, 125(5):846–849, 2016)

This special review article addressed the current state of acute and chronic pain research and treatment. A recent survey suggested that more than 60% of patients experience moderate to extreme levels of pain postoperatively and 25% of the US population suffers from chronic pain, a problem costing the economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually.

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